Your Health Matters

Joe Quinones is like many of us in Philadelphia. Heart disease runs in his family. He struggles with obesity. And he doesn’t have a lot of spare money. But he knows that if he wants to be around to dance at his daughter’s wedding, he has to start taking care of himself now.

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it” 
~ Joe Quinones

Make small changes daily for bigger impact!

Eating more fruits and vegetables helps lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
30 minutes per day of walking:

  • Lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
  • Improves mood
  • Helps you live longer

Start with 3 small changes you can keep up!

  1. Eat a vegetable or fruit with each meal. For help finding low-cost healthy food in your neighborhood, click here
  2. Fit in 5 minutes of activity every day. Make it a habit. Build your activity level up to 30 minutes per day, but even when you’re busy, fit in your 5 minutes.
    To learn about free and low cost activities near you, see Move More and PhillyPowered
  3. Drink water or skim milk in place of sweet drinks like sodas, iced teas, and juices.
    Drinking sweetened drinks raises your risk of diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay. Water is free and healthy. So Rethink Your Drink!