Scientists and health care professionals have sounded the call: Americans need to embrace healthier lifestyles, or the costs to our quality of life and our health care system will be devastating.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Kaiser
Family Foundation, as many as 58 percent of all Virginians are
overweight or obese, 23 percent do not exercise on a regular basis, and an
estimated 25 percent of Virginians smoke or use other tobacco products. In
fact, obesity in Virginia has jumped 10 percent in just the last decade – more
than any other state in the nation.
The Healthy Virginians program works
healthy lifestyles in our workplaces, our schools and among families who receive
health care through Medicaid. With
public and private partners from around the state and beyond, Healthy Virginians
wants to make YOU the healthiest you can be.