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March 28, 2013

National Public Health week

National Public Health Week

An upcoming week is one that everyone should be aware of. From April 1 through 5 is National Public Health Week. The theme of this year’s week is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” This theme was developed to show the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending. There are many steps that we can take as individuals to help create a better lifestyle, not only for us but for those around us as well. The most important step of creating this lifestyle is prevention.

Did you know that having smoke alarms in your home can nearly double your chances of surviving a fire? Public Health is all around your home, and home is where good prevention starts. Installing smoke alarms or buying fruits and vegetables instead of junk foods are small ways to kick off your new healthy lifestyle.

Did you know that every day, nearly 4,000 young people try their first cigarette and about 1,000 of them will become daily smokers? Or that 12.5 million or children and teens ages 2 to 19 are obese? Healthy children learn better. By starting small, such as advocating for smoke and tobacco-free policies at school or speaking up about the importance of physical education in school, are both ways to encourage healthy lifestyles in children.

Not only do we need prevention techniques displayed at home and school, but in the workplace and on the go as well. Buckling your seatbelt and knowing safety regulations at your job are actually examples of public health. If each of us as individuals take the time to make one small change this week in our lives, we can take the step together in bettering our community.

Dayna DeCristofaro

Plaistow

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