We know that eating right and staying fit are good for you, but do you know the impact they can have on your overall health and your risk for chronic disease and disability? In this episode of the Health Matters at Work® video podcast series, our host Jerry Franz talks with representatives from three Community Health Charities members:
- Kate Link, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Katie Sperberg, Arthritis Foundation
- Dr. James Lacey, City of Hope
Physical activity, a healthy diet and key lifestyle habits are so important to our overall health. This episode focuses on the impact of a healthy weight on cancer risk, chronic conditions like arthritis and the many implications for our children.
Click below to watch this podcast and learn what the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Arthritis Foundation and City of Hope are doing to help promote a healthy weight for better health at any age.
About Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices and communities. For more information, please visit www.healthiergeneration.org.
About Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The Arthritis Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution. For more information, please visit www.arthritis.org.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for their compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies.
At their park-like campus just northeast of Los Angeles, researchers advance ideas into discoveries, physicians bring emerging therapies to patients and students learn to transform the landscape of modern medicine – all supported by the generosity of philanthropists from across the country. As an independent medical and research institution, they break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. They work with urgency because time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year.
For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins. To learn more, please visit www.cityofhope.org.
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