Arkansas Health Initiative

Healthy LifeA healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. Although multiple healthy lifestyle characteristics are important, specific healthy lifestyle characteristics may explain much of the variation for several of the biomarkers,” the researchers write. Although there are measures we can take to help us live a long and healthy life, there may be an element of luck involved – depending on our DNA.

Healthylife is part of Compass Groups’ health and lifestyle program known as Tastelife. This award-winning program is aimed at teaching people about good nutrition and leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Healthylife becomes the identity for specific programs available to clients on a fee for service basis.

You’ve come to the right place! The Sleep, Eat, Exercise campaign is part of the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus’ Healthy Monday program, which uses Monday as the day of the week dedicated to increase health awareness and action. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to starts diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day. And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week. It’s part of the Healthy Monday movement, a national network of health advocacy organizations, government agencies, hospitals, health and fitness facilities, schools, businesses, and individuals are rallying together to make Monday the start of a healthier life.

Paying attention and making changes to aspects of your life, such as stress management, physical fitness, medical treatment, relationships, and daily job or volunteer activities, can have far-reaching positive effects on your mental and physical health. There is no right or wrong way to go about making these changes and you can make them at your own pace. The right healthy lifestyle plan is the one that works best for you.

This web page was developed from a survey of DBSA support group members—people living with a mood disorder just like you—as a resource on the lifestyle issues they said were of greatest concern. Add a few ideas of your own, or ask for suggestions from your doctor or DBSA support group. Use the checklist found at the end of this page to periodically evaluate your lifestyle. Many of the suggestions detailed here may become habits after a period of time, and healthy habits help build a healthy life.