Worcester's Division of Public Health, along with the CDC, encourages everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle incorporates many different aspects, such as exercise, food safety, nutrition and sexual health. Learn about staying healthy and safe by clicking on each section below.
Physical activity fosters normal growth and development, can reduce the risk of various chronic diseases and can make people feel better, function better and sleep better. Some health benefits start immediately after activity, and even short bouts of physical activity are beneficial.
Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. The CDC tracks foodborne illnesses and collaborates with state and local health departments and other federal agencies to investigate foodborne outbreaks.
Good nutrition is essential in keeping current and future generations of Americans healthy across the lifespan.
The Harmful Effects of Poor Nutrition
The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships.
Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases