Physical & Behavioral Healthy Life Choices
MOTIVATING PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTHY LIFE CHOICES FOR ALL IN OUR REGION
“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.” – Marcus Valerius Martialis (40 – 103 AD)
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.” – C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our community.
Examples of Specific Initiatives
- COMMUNITY EXERCISE PROGRAM: Is there a community exercise program in another region that could be studied and implemented in our region to encourage physical exercise and lifelong healthy habits? The NFL has a program called Play60 that encourages youth to exercise daily in their community. Are there tie-ins for our region to leverage? It might include pedometer/digital monitoring bracelet distribution and weight loss awards that could be sponsored by a regional health provider.
- OTHER PROJECTS RELATED TO HEALTHY CHOICES: Partners with innovative ideas and/or successful projects from other regions related to healthy life choices are encouraged. Other ideas might address innovative outreach for youth educational programs to teach good eating & exercise habits; programs to encourage positive youth choices related to avoiding smoking, alcohol consumption, illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs and youth pregnancy, etc.