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Our Health Policy, Health and Wellness Program, annual health screening, and health seminars work together to help maintain good health for Department of Commerce employees and provide a healthy workplace.

For more information on Health and Wellness please see the resources below:

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director, John Berry, is joining with other federal agency leaders to raise awareness of the value of wellness and prevention. FedsGetFit (FGF) is an interactive and fun way for federal employees to participate in activities that will promote a healthy lifestyle. FGF will highlight all four pillars of a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, nutrition, healthy choices, and prevention.

    With My Life Check, you can learn the state of your heart and the simple steps you may need to take to improve your heart health and quality of life.

    My Life Check was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have--to live a long, productive healthy life.

    Once you are on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 Action Plan webpage, click on Get Healthy – Start Now.

    The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President's Challenge can help motivate you to improve.

    Various articles and web sites devoted to wellness and disabilities.

    The Let’s Move! campaign

    First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let’s Move! will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that will engage every sector impacting the health of children and will provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. The Task Force’s recommendation focus on the four pillars of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign: (1) empowering parents and caregivers; (2) providing healthy food in schools; (3) improving access to healthy, affordable foods; (3) increasing physical activity




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