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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

Step into a Healthier Lifestyle!



Walking Recommendations

Adults: 30 minutes 5 days a week
Children: 60 minutes a day


Why Walk?

Reach or maintain a healthier weight
Make the heart healthier
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels
Lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer
Build strong bones and muscles
Increase energy level
Improve mood
Improve sleep


Getting Started

Good Walking Posture and Techniques
How to walk 30 minutes a day: Overcoming Barriers
How you can get a Free Pedometer!


Walking Resources

Videos, inpiration, and tools:
www.everybodywalk.org
www.startwalkingnow.org

Keep track of walks and milage!
www.mapwalk.com
Fit Feet Exercise Log