Last month we told you about the Michigan Health & Wellness 4×4 Plan in which you do 4 things and know 4 things to improve your health. We hope that you’ve had a chance to look at the helpful information the state has put together.
Now, we’d like to introduce you to MI Healthier Tomorrow which encourages Michiganders to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight. Losing just 10 percent can provide significant improvement to both physical and mental health. After taking the online pledge, residents can receive a free “Getting Started Kit” in the mail along with the option to sign up for healthy texts and/or emails with motivational messages, reminders, tips, or recipes to help keep them focused on reaching their goal of losing weight and becoming healthier.
Did you know that …
*Losing just 10% of your body weight can make significant improvements to both your physical and mental health. A 10% weight loss for those who are overweight can:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Improve heart health
- Decrease risk of Type 2 diabetes
- Strengthen the immune system
- Decrease back and joint pain
- Improve breathing and sleep
- Increase energy and stamina
- Improve mood and self-confidence
- Improve blood pressure
*from the MI Healthier Tomorrow website
– Eunice B., Reference Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing