Improve your health with simple changes this New Year

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 29, 2015) –Want to find out what kinds of resolutions you could make to be healthier this New Year? Take the Shape Your Future “Goal Getter” quiz at ShapeYourFutureOK.com to find tips that are right for your lifestyle in 2016.Before the ball drops this New Year’s Eve, find out if you’re a Keeper-Upper, a Substituter or a Ready-Set-Goer and learn more about the simple tips that are tailored to work for you. From taking the stairs to doing yoga, Shape Your Future offers tips for all fitness levels in the New Year.

Shape Your Future is a statewide campaign sponsored by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), with the goals of encouraging Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco-free.

This year Shape Your Future encourages Oklahoma adults to meet their New Year’s goals for getting physical activity every day. Just 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for kids, helps families helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Power up your New Year by filling half your plate with fruits and veggies this year and choose fresh water over sugary beverages.

“Small changes add up,” said Tracey Strader, executive director of TSET. “Put on some music and dance with the kids, and try adding fruits and veggies to every meal for a weekend let each family member choose a favorite vegetable. Make one healthy choice at a time this New Year. And before you know it, your entire family will be helping to set healthy new goals.”

No matter where you begin, Shape Your Future has the tools and resources to help everybody to have a happy, healthy New Year. For more information and to take the Goal-Getter quiz, visit ShapeYourFutureOK.com. Or connect on Facebook or Twitter at ShapeFutureOK.

 

Media Contact:
Elyse Maxwell
Office: 405-522-4775
Cell: 405-568-8568
elysem@tset.ok.gov

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Shape Your Future encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free to improve community health. By leading healthy lifestyles, Oklahomans can decrease the number of citizens who fall victim to death and disease while increasing community health, physical activity and quality of life. For more information, go to ShapeYourFutureOK.com.

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more go to: www.tset.ok.gov.