SMART Guide for a Healthier Life

Healthy Steps to a Healthier You! No matter where you are in your journey to better health, Healthier Jupiter is here to help. In this guide, you will find useful resources to support your progress. The information in this page is simply a start. *

Why Does a Healthy Lifestyle Matter?

A healthy lifestyle is one way that you may be able to prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases with which many Americans are diagnosed each year, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and lung disease. You have a lifelong relationship with your health and well-being! It is best to pay attention to your health needs and address them as soon as possible. Just by reading this guide, you are already moving in the right direction!

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About Chronic Diseases  –  Click Here

  • World Health Organization: Be Healthy - Click Here

  • Jupiter Medical Center  –  Click Here

Start with a Health Assessment

Know your numbers to assess your own health risks – your blood pressure, your blood sugar, your heart rate, complete blood count (CBC), your weight and Body Mass Index (BMI). Meet with your doctor(s) to learn more about your risks and create your personal health goals. Whether you have a primary care physician, health insurance, or neither, this SMART Guide can assist you in locating medical care and services.

  • 211 Community Helpline  –  Click Here

    • Phone: 211 or 561-383-1112

  • Jupiter Medical Center  –  Click Here

    • Phone: 561-263-2234

  • MyClinic  –  Click Here

    • Phone: 561-203-7511

  • Your Disease Risk - Click Here

  • You can also contact your Insurance Provider for additional resources

Make Healthier Food Choices

It is always smart to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet and to reduce processed foods and sugars. The number of calories or amount from each food group you should eat is based on your age, gender, and level of physical activity. Keeping track of what you eat can have a positive impact on your health.

Best Websites

  • Fruit & Veggies – More Matters  –  Click Here

  • USDA ChooseMyPlate  –  Click Here

  • Eat Right –  Click Here

  • MyFitness Pal Food Tracker  –  Click Here

  • Mayo Clinic: Sample Menus for the DASH DIET**  –  Click Here

    • **The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is an AHA recommended diet aimed at lower or controlling high blood pressure that has also been showed to be effective in people with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

  • Palm Beach County Food Bank –  Click Here

    • Phone: 561-607-2518

Add Realistic Goals

Making any lifestyle change, such as losing weight or quitting smoking, can be challenging. Having a realistic goal in mind will give you something to work toward, motivate you to stay on track and provide a measure of how well you are doing. Remember to start with small consistent changes and celebrate your success.

Best Websites

  • Be Tobacco Free – Click Here

  • HealthyForGood: Eat Smart. Add Color. Move More. Be Well  –  Click Here

Go to your app store & download the following apps…

  • Lose it!

  • Health Passport

  • My Fitness Pal

Remember to be Mindful

Keep a positive attitude and stay mindful. Be aware of your thoughts, feelings and body as your work to improve your health. Being mindful may help you handle difficult situations and make better decisions. Remember, your mental health is a very important part of your overall health. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, seek professional help immediately

Best Websites

  • 211 Community Helpline  –  Click Here

    • Phone: 211 or 561-383-1112

  • NAMI Helpline –  Click Here

    • Phone: 800-950-6264

  • Mind Body Green –  Click Here

Take Time for Physical Activity

The recommended amount of physical activity is 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping activity per week. If you are inactive, start exercising 5 to 10 minutes a day and increase gradually over time. Find activities that you love to do, maybe with a partner, and try moving your body every day. Every little bit helps! You’ll see your ability and energy improve over time.

Learn more through the resources below:

  • Exercise at Any Age  –  Click Here

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity  –  Click Here

  • American Council on Exercise: Exercise Library  –  Click Here

  • Town of Jupiter Parks and Recreation  –  Click Here

  • Palm Beach County Parks: Park Locator  –  Click Here

  • Healthier Jupiter Get Fit Map  –  Click Here

*The information in the SMART Guide is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We suggest seeking the help of trained medical professionals and always encourage you to follow their advice. All content including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this pamphlet is for general information purposes only and does not endorse one entity or provider over another.


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