Gov. Snyder recently released his special message on health and wellness for the state of Michigan. Governor Snyder’s message focuses on what we can do at a personal level to increase our own health, and how our focus on a healthier life must start in childhood. Governor Snyder focuses on four key healthy behaviors, which are maintain a healthy diet; engage in regular exercise; annual physical examinations; and avoidance of all tobacco use. Along with these four behaviors he focuses on four health measures that are tied to chronic disease, these are body mass index (BMI); blood pressure; cholesterol level; and blood sugar level. These four behaviors and measures make up the 4x4 plan, which emphasized by Governor Snyder, will lead us all to healthier lives and in turn equal lower healthcare costs.
The Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) supports the Governor’s message.