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Health & Wellness  

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Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases.

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 We all want to thrive, not just survive in life. Being healthy can help make that happen by making us feel good and preventing disease.

But it’s not always easy to be healthy. We here at Jefferson want to help. This guide provides straightforward information on healthy behaviors. It also provides guidance on where to find more in-depth health information here at Jefferson’s Scott Memorial Library. The library offers a wide collection of books on nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention, and provides access to valuable health information from databases like UpToDate and ACP SmartMedicine.

This guide includes advice from experts and links to books, journals, videos, and healthy lifestyles recommendations on the following topics:

• Exercise

• Nutrition

• Smoking

• Sleep

• Preventive medicine

Explore the information to learn more about ways to be healthy!


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