At the beginning of the year is the ideal time to make lifestyle changes to support general wellness. Wellness is very broad and include different aspects of our lives that contributes to good health but also great quality of life. There are many different definitions for wellness. It can all boil down to healthy activities, […]
November 7, 2016 | Houston Health Department | Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management It’s been over 50 years since the publication of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. 50 Years ago, smoking was a social norm; it was ordinary to smoke indoors and in communal areas. Smoking was commonly advertised […]
Mayor Sylvester Turner announces in an exciting new press release Houston’s drive to promote healthy living and activity with Let’s Move! Outside. City and Government officials join the kids from Houston’s YMCA in this community effort.
The US obesity rate for adults has climbed to 37.7%, up from 32.2% 10 years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And after nearly a decade of women and men having similar rates, women now have higher rates (38.3% vs 34.3%), said lead author Cynthia […]
More than 40 businesses, hospitals and advocacy organizations have joined the Houston Health Department to kick off the ‘#Houston Boots Smoking’ campaign and raise awareness about the smoking cessation resources available to help Houstonians kick the cigarette habit.
Houston Chronicle Houston may get its first dedicated, on-street bike lane as early as October, as city officials prepare to convert one lane of Lamar Street downtown to a two-way cycling route connecting the popular Buffalo Bayou trails west of downtown to Discovery Green and points east. The nearly three-quarter-mile path, from the edge of […]