Health & Wellness

Local Health & Wellness Initiatives

At the local level, the Bristol Norfolk Public Health Partners (BNPHP) strives to promote the benefits of healthy eating, living, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. We often offer physical fitness and wellness opportunities for our communities. View our Calendar for the latest events. We encourage you to sign up for "Notify Me", to be informed when wellness opportunities are added to the calendar.

Physical Activity

Active People Healthy NationAt the National Level, the Active People, Healthy Nation initiative led by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) hopes to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. Why? According to the CDC, regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of at least 20 chronic diseases and conditions and provide effective treatment for many of these conditions.

Physical activity is important at all ages and the benefits are many. View the following CDC infographics about the immediate and long-term benefits of physical activities for adults and children:

You've seen the benefits, now how can you begin (or increase) your physical activity? Whether you are a child, older adult, or someone with a disability, CDC's Physical Activity Basics can help you find the best ways to be physically active.

Healthy Eating

Just like physical activity, healthy eating has many benefits to your overall health and is one way to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. View the following CDC infographics about the benefits of healthy eating in adults and children:

For general information about healthier eating, visit CDC's Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight. On this page, you can also narrow your search for more information with several additional healthy eating topics like how to reduce sodium in your diet, meal planning, and cutting calories.

Additional healthy eating resources include CDC's Tips for Parents to help children maintain a health weight and the United States Department of Agriculture's MyPlate Kitchen for recipes.