Take the Florida Health 60-Days to Better Health Challenge!

Take the 60-Days to Better Health Challenge! Experts say it takes about 60 days to form a new habit. To assist, the Florida Department of Health has created a downloadable tool to help easily track daily healthy habits; something you and your family can use together.

This tool allows Floridians to track their progress and create long-term healthy habits related to the following recommendations:

Eat your colors. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Drink 8oz of water 8 times a day. Water is essential to good health. Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight.

Engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Work on quitting tobacco. Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help tobacco users quit. The Florida Quitline and Web Coach® are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

• De-stress. Using healthy ways to cope with stress and getting the right care can put problems in perspective and help stressful feelings and symptoms subside.

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