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Use the Dietary Guidelines to Help Your Patients Eat Healthy in the New Year

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is filled with resources that professionals can use to help patients make healthier food choices and establish healthy eating patterns. Get started by reviewing For Professionals: Recommendations At-A-Glance (also available in Spanish). Then follow the tips below to help your patients get 2017 off to a healthy start!

Out with the Old: Making Physical Activity Resolutions Stick

Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, but like most things in life, consistent follow through is what may create results and sustain positive change. People of all ages and abilities benefit from physical activity. As a health care professional, you’re in a good position to encourage patients and clients, including those with physical disabilities, to get the New Year off to a healthy start.

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TOOLKIT: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including American Heart Month.…

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