Arizona Department of Health Services
Women's Health Week is celebrated from May 12-18 this year with Monday, May 13, being National Women's Checkup Day. It's good to take time and think about your health (or the women in your life's health). You can use some of the ideas below about healthy living or visit the CDC's website.
ADHS has resources and information that can help you make positive changes for you and your family in 2012. Want to stop smoking? Introduce more fruit and veggies into your family's diet? Lose weight? Stop drinking? All of these things will help you be a healthier person for yourself and your family.
ADHS provides resources like healthy recipes, a smokers' helpline, ideas for activity plans, and the current season for fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Arizona.
What is the Weight of the State?
In Arizona, one in every three adults is overweight or obese. Arizona ranks 15th in the nation for childhood obesity. The weight of our state is not healthy and to get it healthy, we all have to do our part. Learn more about what Arizonans are doing to fight obesity and make Arizona the healthiest state in the nation.
- Health Benefits of Hiking Fact Sheet
- Let's Move Outside
- Arizona Hiking Trails
- Arizona Trail Resources
Ideas for Getting Active
Ideas and activities to get yourself and your family active by having fun, playing sports and getting moving!
How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?
Get info on physical activity recommendations for kids, adults, older adults, pregnant and postpartum women. Check out activity ideas and guidelines to help the whole family.
The Arizona Nutrition Network's website, which focuses on nutrition to get kids involved and get them eating better. There are recipes, games, and videos to help find new ways to eat fruits and veggies, whole grains, and more!
Plant Your Own
Find out all you need to know about growing your own vegetables, including a planting calendar designed specifically for Maricopa County, that provides specific timelines (1st and 15th of each month).
Get information on healthy eating, nutrition, disease management and prevention, food safety and much more from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. In 2012, help your family make healthier choices with by building a healthy kitchen.
The USDA's new version of My Pyramid shows you how to make a balanced plate with fruits, veggies, protein and grains. It also offers tips, videos, recipes and info on budget-friendly healthy meals.
Find a market near you and support locally grown agriculture and the farmers that bring it to various part of Arizona for your family to enjoy. The USDA's new version of My Pyramid shows you how to make a balanced plate with fruits, veggies, protein and grains. It also offers tips, videos, recipes and info on budget-friendly healthy meals.
10 Realistic Resolutions
Get information on simple yet interesting ways to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Also find tips on meal planning, shopping, cooking, and learn how to get kids involved in the kitchen.
AZ WIC, Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and SNAP
Having trouble making ends meet? AZ WIC and CSFP provide nutritious foods to children under age five, to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and those who recently gave birth and their infants, together with nutrition education and referrals. CSFP also provides assistance to the elderly. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, also provides food assistance to households who qualify.
Healthy Recipe Substitutions
Use this guide to work in healthier options when cooking or baking for yourself or your family.
Staff can get you on the path to quitting tobacco, offer info on nicotine replacement therapies, and may be able to help you get a free patch or prescription.
Quitting tobacco is tough, get on-the-go support right on your iPhone.
Alcohol Awareness Fact Sheet
Know when you've had too much to drink, how to recognize if there is a problem and how to be safe when enjoying some spirits this holiday season.
Employee Wellness Profiles
Many ADHS employees have gotten themselves on a path to better health. We have recently started highlighting them in our Healthy Habits profiles. Check out the current profiles and check back monthly for more stories about employees who have gotten healthy and how they did it.