March is National Nutrition Month
March 03 2021
March is National Nutrition Month, a great opportunity to learn about healthier food choices and incorporate physical activity to your daily schedule. Improving your diet and being active could reduce the chances of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.
The CDC recommends that children participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day while adults should do 150 minutes/week. For ideas to remain physically active while social distancing, click here.
According to the American Diabetes Association, physical inactivity can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 13.5% of adults in Houston have been diagnosed with diabetes. Preventative check-ups can help find illnesses and medical problems early. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider today.
Are you worried about the cost?
At Avenue 360, we believe income or insurance status should not determine the quality of health care you receive. As a community health center, we use a sliding fee discount program. If you are uninsured, you may be eligible for this discount program. Call (713) 426-0027 for more information.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatrightpro.org), and Houston State of Health (www.houstonstateofhealth.com), and American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
The information contained in this Avenue 360 Web site is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, and Avenue 360 recommends consultation with your Avenue 360 doctor or health care professional.