Our mission is to improve the health of our community. Among the ways we promote wellness is by providing information and encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle. Better lifestyle habits can help you prevent heart disease, fight cancer, reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Join us on the path to a better, longer life.
Healthy foods give your body the fuel it needs to function properly. Choose a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products and whole grains. A proper, balanced diet will help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
We offer nutrition services to help you plan a diet around your needs.
It doesn’t take much to be active. Going for a walk will do.
Studies show 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a big difference in increasing your energy level, managing your weight and reducing the risk of many diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
To get moving, check out what the Portage Health Fitness Center has to offer. For more information about local exercise opportunities and for help in finding the right exercise regimen for you, please call our Fitness Center at (906) 483-1149 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).
Reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke by monitoring your cholesterol levels. Exercise, eat a proper diet and schedule a cholesterol screening.
To schedule a cholesterol screening, keep an eye on our healthy living events or ask your primary care provider.
Along with improving your ability to taste and smell, you will reduce your risk of contracting lung cancer, heart disease and other cancers if you quit smoking. It's never too late to quit. Kick the habit today!
Ask your primary care provider for assistance if you need help with reaching your goal to stop smoking.
Head off colorectal cancer or breast cancer with regular checkups and mammograms. Be aware of your body’s changes and talk with your doctor about all of the age- and gender-appropriate screenings available to you.
Read more about screenings to consider.
Getting the proper amount of sleep can make a big difference in how you feel. Make sure you get up to eight hours of sleep. If you have restless nights, get checked for sleep apnea.
For more information about how we can help you get a better night's sleep, please call our Sleep Disorders Center at (906) 483-1950 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).
Limiting the amount of alcohol you drink can decrease your chances of developing a variety of diseases. Too much alcohol can also lead to physiological and social problems.
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