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The Time for the FAMILY Act is Now
April 20th, 2015

By Elyce Nollette, Public Policy Associate

Every day, 11% of our workforce shows to up work hoping to not get sick. 

These workers probably also hope their children, parents, and dependents don’t get sick as well. That is the daily reality of American workers who do not have access to paid sick or family leave.

For many parents, having a job and having a family are mutually exclusive. If they need to take care of a family member or themselves, they could lose wages, face disciplinary action, or even worse, get fired. All Americans, including diverse Americans, want to have strong families— be there for their children and parents when they need them most. They also want to have the resources and support to be successful in their jobs. However, many often find themselves forcing to choose one over the other because the alternative doesn’t solve their need. Millions of workers who are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act don’t take it, or use it sparingly— despite the job protection safeguards— mostly because it is still unpaid leave, wages that working parents simply can’t afford to lose.

Such decisions weaken our country, and wreak havoc among diverse families who tend to live in intergenerational households and rely on informal caregiving to take care of each other.

On election night last year, several paid sick leave initiatives were ushered in with ample margins in the state of Massachusetts, and the cities of Oakland, CA, Montclair, NJ and Trenton, NJ. While these were significant wins, there are still millions of workers in other states who deserve the same access. The good news is we can change this though through the FAMILY Act, also known as the Healthy Families Act. The bill creates a national paid family and medical leave program, which was recently re-introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CN). The bill is based on already successful and effective state paid leave laws and would reduce economic inequality and improve economic opportunities for all Americans, while simultaneously help hardworking women and men meet their caregiving needs.

The FAMILY Act is a game changer for Latinos and other diverse communities.

  • According to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, an additional 5.6 million Latino workers would have access to paid sick leave under the Healthy Families Act, equating to a 78% employee coverage increase.
  • Paid sick and family leave helps to increase worker productivity, promote preventive care, and decrease the spread of contagious illnesses and diseases, which in turn has a positive effect on the economy.

The FAMILY Act has gotten off to a slow start, but together we can change this. 

The bill was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, and needs to be voted on so it can then have a chance at a vote on the House and Senate floors. The only way action will be taken to move the Healthy Families Act and make it a reality for all working Americans is by speaking up and taking action. The best way to encourage the committee to act is by emailing and calling the Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as reaching out to its members individually so they know that diverse communities want and need this important piece of legislation.


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Dear Governor Cuomo: Women Leaders Are Hungry for Paid Leave
March 17th, 2015

This letter was sent to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week on behalf of 23 female leaders and advocates, including NHCOA President and CEO Dr. Yanira Cruz, who are asking for the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program to be expanded to include paid family leave:

As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is “the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers.” In fact, only one other nation – Papua New Guinea – stands with us on this particularly embarrassing list.
Yet recently you declared that New York lacks the “appetite” to pass paid family leave legislation. According to you, Albany’s appetite for change has been filled by other policies that seek to advance women’s equality, and which deserve to be addressed first.
As representatives of national organizations who work every day for policies that promote gender justice, we have to disagree.  Pitting paid family leave against an agenda for women’s equality is like saying we can’t build bridges because we need to build roads. In fact, affordable leave is key to economic security for women, for communities and for families. New York should step forward as a leader.
From wage discrimination to paid family leave, policies that advance gender equity work hand in hand. In fact, the lack of paid family leave is a key contributor to women’s lower pay and inequality.  The glass ceiling is held in place by thick maternal walls.
Paid leave is also not only a women’s issue. Men want to be good fathers, sons and husbands, but are punished on the job for doing exactly that. Research underlines the importance of paid leave for babies’ development and early learning – something we all have a stake in. The issue also deeply impacts seniors, the chronically ill, and our economy as a whole. Given the disproportionate impact of lack of leave on workers of color, such a policy is also critical for achieving racial justice.
Voters on both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly agree on the need for paid leave and also that government has a responsibility to provide policies that reflect the realities of today’s families. Nationally, 81 percent – 94 percent Democrats, 80 percent of Independents and 65 percent of Republicans – say workplace rules to ensure equal pay, paid time off to care for family members and affordable child care are “good for our nation.”
Doctors have also found that policies allowing family members to be with their loved ones through an illness boost the health of their patients. And economists know that affordable leave keeps women in the workforce and increases their earning potential – without hurting businesses small or large.
Today New York is the only state besides Hawaii that has a Temporary Disability Insurance program that has not been expanded to include paid family leave. The other three – California, New Jersey and Rhode Island – have all established such programs, with benefits for families and for business. Unlike other states working hard to find funds to create a new paid family leave program, New York has an existing structure that can easily be expanded to include care of new children and family members. Creating this program will not bring additional costs to the state, while providing critical support for families.
Paid family leave would ensure that no New Yorker has to choose between the health and economic stability of her family. It would mean that major life moments we all share – the arrival of a new child, or a close relative needing care – do not have to mean debt or bankruptcy.
We need New York to be a pacesetter for the nation. We know that the appetite for paid family leave in New York State is robust. We call on you to join in supporting and pressing for a paid family leave policy that not only advances women, but all of New York while paving the way for change in other states and nationally.
Signed,

Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work

Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable

Yanira Cruz, President and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging

Margot Dorfman, President US Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Eve Ensler, Playwright and Activist

Olivia Golden, President, Center on Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice

Saru Jayaraman, Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families

Linda Meric, Executive Director, 9to5

Debra Ness, Executive Director, National Partnership for Women & Families

Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner, Co-Founder and Executive Director/CEO, MomsRising

Elizabeth H. Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Jessica Valenti, Author

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women


February 2015-19

It’s Time to Act on the FAMILY Act
March 17th, 2015

This week Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) plan to reintroduce the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act in Congress. 

NHCOA joins several other national organizations– which have supported the FAMILY Act since its historic introduction in 2013– in urging members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass this legislation, which would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

Show Congress your support for the FAMILY Act

You can support the FAMILY Act by sending this customizable email to your state senators and representative:

Dear Senator/Representative [INSERT LAST NAME],

Only 13% of the nation’s workforce has employer-provided paid family leave and less than 40% has employer-provided paid medical leave. This time for Congress to take notice and act is now so that millions of hardworking women and men don’t have to face financial instability when a new child arrives or a serious illness strikes, harming families, businesses and the economy. 

Paid leave champions, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), plan to reintroduce the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act this week, and I urge you to co-sponsor this common sense bill. 

Everyone needs time to care for a new child, help sick loved ones or handle a serious illness, and we’re counting on your leadership to help make it happen.

Respectfully yours,

[YOUR NAME]

Want to take more action on paid leave?

Be a part of the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #TimeforFAMILY and #FAMILYAct.

Learn more about paid family leave and share your story here.

 


Speaking Up on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 9th, 2015

nwghaad-logo-ribbonCurrently, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States are women ages 13 and older.  Of these, roughly half of the women living with HIV are in care, and only 4 in 10 have the virus under control

On March 10, we observe an annual nationwide event called National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to talk, and raise awareness about, the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls throughout the country, especially older women who face increasing risk of HIV.

While many milestones have been achieved in terms of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, there are still too many women in the U.S. who are affected by the disease. They are mothers, sisters, teammates, colleagues, caregivers, and friends. There are also many women who don’t have HIV or AIDS, but carry the burden of the disease as a caregiver and provider for a loved one.

We need to shed light on their stories and experiences so we can reduce the stigma and encourage our communities and families to take action, whether it’s getting informed, getting tested, or spreading the word to others.

Use your social networks to get involved

  • Share this video with advice from Latina older adults:

 

  • Pin these memes:

Follow NHCOA’s board National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Pinterest

      • Post a picture wearing red with the hashtag #Redon10
  • Repost these word clouds on Facebook:

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  • Tweet about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the hashtag #NWGHAAD

 

Additional Resources

CDC’s One Conversation campaign (English)

CDC’s One Conversation campaign (Spanish)

HIV Among Women fact sheet (CDC)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day fact sheet (English)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day fact sheet (Spanish)

NWGHAAD website (Spanish)


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Tell your State Senators to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act
February 25th, 2015

The Older Americans Act is the single most important piece of legislation for older Americans that supports senior centers, long-term care programs, transportation services and other essential assistance services for older adults. Yet, the OAA, which was last reauthorized in 2006, was up for reauthorization in 2011. Since 2011, NHCOA has advocated tirelessly for the OAA reauthorization as many of its key programs underfunded and misaligned with the changing demographics.

Given the growth and diversification of the U.S. aging population, the OAA needs to be reauthorized to reflect our current reality, as well as meet the needs of our most vulnerable seniors across the country.

This past November, several members of NHCOA’s Hispanic Aging Network travelled from different corners of the country to attend the NHCOA Capitol Hill briefing and advocate on behalf of the Hispanic older adults they serve on a daily basis. These leaders shared their personal stories and a petition signed by more than 5,000 people asking the Senate to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (S.192). Thanks to their efforts and those of advocates, family members, caregivers, and seniors across the country, S. 192 is expected to be discussed on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.

Now more than ever we need to send the U.S. Senate a clear, united message to reauthorize the Act, which is why we are asking for 5 minutes of your time to make two phone calls. Act Now. Call both your state senators.

Dial 1-888-277-8686 and follow the prompts to be connected to your state Senator. Once you are connected you can leave the following message for each of your senators:

I understand the Senate will be discussing the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in a few weeks. I urge Senator [YOUR SENATOR’S LAST NAME] to reauthorize the bill so that it is updated to better serve the needs of diverse older Americans. Thank you for your consideration.

Spread the word. (Pase la Voz.)

We also ask that you forward this message to all your friends, family members, and colleagues. The more people who call, the more attention the Older Americans Act will get from our lawmakers.

Thank you for using your voice to advocate for older Americans across the country!

 

 


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Salud y Bienestar: How to Prevent Heart Disease if you are Diabetic
February 10th, 2015

During the month of February, we commemorate American Heart Month to promote heart health awareness and prevention. If you or a loved one is diabetic there are several steps you can take to prevent heart disease, one of several health complications that can result from having diabetes:

Keep your blood glucose under control.

You can see if your blood glucose is under control by having an A1C test at least twice a year. The A1C test tells you your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months. The target for most people with diabetes is below 7. In some people with heart disease or other special circumstances, their doctor may recommend slightly higher levels of A1C.

Keep your blood pressure under control.

Ensure to have it checked at every doctor visit. The target for most people with diabetes is below 140/80, unless their health care provider sets a different target.

Keep your cholesterol under control.

Have it checked at least once a year. The targets for most people with diabetes are the following:

  • LDL (bad cholesterol): below 100
  • HDL (good cholesterol): above 40 in men and above 50 in women
  • Triglycerides (another type of fat in the blood): below 150

Make sure you are eating “heart-healthy” foods.

Include whole foods, especially those high in fiber, such as oat bran, oatmeal, whole-grain breads and cereals, as well as fruits and vegetables. Cut back on foods high in saturated fat or cholesterol, such as meats, butter, dairy products with fat, eggs, shortening, lard, and foods with palm oil or coconut oil. Limit foods with trans fat, such as snack foods and commercial baked goods.

If you are a smoker, quit.

Your doctor can tell you about ways to help you quit smoking.

Ask your doctor whether you should take a daily aspirin. 

Studies have shown that taking a low dose of aspirin every day can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Take your medicines as directed by your doctor.

 

NHCOA’s signature diabetes prevention and management program, Salud y Bienestar, is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.

 

*These guidelines were taken from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).

Working to Stop HIV/AIDS on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

Working to Stop HIV on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
February 4th, 2015

Saturday, February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a day which elevates the importance of getting tested and treated in the African American community through community mobilization. The NBHAAD theme, I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!, reminds us that it will take everyone’s involvement and support to stop HIV together, especially in diverse communities that are disproportionately affected as are Hispanics and African Americans.

While African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44% of all new infections in 2010. This makes them the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. By the end of 2008, an estimated 260,800 African Americans living with AIDS have died in the United States.

As a proud Hispanic/Latino partner of the CDC’s Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), NHCOA encourages everyone reading this to get informed, get tested and get involved as we join nationwide efforts to stop HIV together, especially among diverse populations.

Break the stigma that often persists in the Latino community surrounding HIV/AIDS

One of the best ways to fight HIV is by speaking up against the silence, fear, and myths that far too often dominate the issue. As grandparents, caregivers, and family members we have the power to inform ourselves and our loved ones. Grandchildren can have the kind of relationship with their grandparents that allows them to talk about issues they might not feel comfortable bringing up to their parents. Grandparents, especially those who live with or close by their relatives, have the authority and wisdom to not only help eliminate stigma, but also beat down discrimination and phobias that continue to persist in our communities.

In addition to raising HIV awareness, abstinence, mutual monogamy, regular and consistent condom use and HIV treatment are all key to preventing or reducing the incidence of HIV in our communities. Also, during yearly check ups talk to your doctor about the risk of HIV and whether you should get tested or not. You can find your nearest testing site near you by clicking on this link, calling 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), or texting your ZIP code to KNOW IT (566948).

Lastly, adding your voices to the online conversations surrounding HIV/AIDS issues and awareness days, such as NBHAAD can help spread your message to all your networks and beyond. The official NBHAAD Twitter account is @blackaidsday. Leading up to Saturday, NHCOA (@NHCOA) and Act Against AIDS (@talkHIV) will also be posting messages regarding NBHAAD that you can re-tweet and share with your networks.

For more information on NBHAAD, visit the CDC NBHAAD feature. To learn more about how you can get involved in the fight against HIV, visit the Act Against AIDS website.

NHCOA is one of three national Hispanic/Latino partners of the CDC’s Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), a multi-year national communication initiative to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among diverse communities.


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Salud y Bienestar: Taking Action to Fight Heart Disease and Diabetes
February 3rd, 2015

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women of most ethnicities in the United States, as well as a main cause of disability. Among Latinas, heart disease is the second leading cause of death, following cancer. Hispanic women face high rates of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity, which in turn increases the risk of developing heart disease.

The month of February is dedicated to raising heart health awareness through American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign that focuses specifically on the impact of heart disease on U.S. women of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Given that heart disease and diabetes are so closely related, and that diabetes disproportionately affects U.S. Hispanics, NHCOA is joining the millions of people throughout the country who are raising heart disease awareness this month.

While heart disease is scary for both patients and family members, there are ways to control it from worsening as well as preventive measures that can be taken to lower the risk of heart disease.

In order to know what steps to take to help improve your heart health, we must first understand what heart disease entails and what the specific risk factors are.

What is heart disease?

There are several forms of heart disease, the most common form being coronary heart disease or CHD. It is usually referred to as “heart disease” and consists of a disorder in the heart’s blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack. Heart attacks usually occur when an artery is blocked, keeping oxygen and nutrients from reaching the heart. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the affected section of heart muscle begins to die.

Heart disease is a lifelong condition. Once you get it, you will always have it. However, sustainable changes in your daily habits can improve your heart health and the progression of the disease. 

What are the risk factors for heart disease among Latinos and Latinas?

Risk factors are conditions or habits that increase the chances of either developing a disease or the disease worsening. In the case of heart disease, having one or more risk factors dramatically increases the chance of developing it because risk factors tend to worsen each other’s effects. There are two types of heart disease risk factors: those you can control and those you can’t.

Among the risk factors you can’t change are:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Age
  • History of preeclampsia
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity

The risk factors you can change are those that are affected by healthy lifestyle changes, and in some cases, taking medication. These include smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and diet, stress, sleep apnea, and diabetes and prediabetes.

The link between heart disease and diabetes

An estimated 30% of Hispanics adults have diabetes, but as many as half don’t realize it. When untreated, diabetes can lead to serious complications, which includes and is not limited to heart disease. Many of the risk factors for diabetes are the same for heart disease, so it is safe to say that leading a healthy lifestyle that helps you prevent or manage diabetes also protects you from heart disease. Given that the risk of diabetes among Hispanics is almost twice as high than non-Hispanic whites of similar age, protecting your heart and overall health is particularly important.

How to reduce the risk of heart disease and other complications from diabetes

Salud y Bienestar is centered around sustainable healthy lifestyle changes, which includes eating a variety of whole, unprocessed foods that are low in salt and fat, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Food preparation is also key as the Latino diet is inclined towards frying food instead of steaming, baking or grilling. Lastly, portion control and scheduled meals help you nourish your body and help maintain your blood glucose as leveled as possible throughout the day.

Physical activity is another aspect of achieving a healthier lifestyle. Exercise should fit each person’s specific needs and limitations, but also be fun and appealing. Brisk walking, dancing, tai chi, and low-impact aerobics are some of the activities that are appropriate for Hispanic older adults.

Finally, scheduling and attending regular check-ups with your doctor as well as measuring your blood glucose and blood pressure are key to staying healthy. If you have a prescription, take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Also, ask your doctor about aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease, and if it works for you.

Outreach and education is another important component of Salud y Bienestar. Through interactive presentations and popular education games, Latino seniors learn about diabetes prevention and management, as well as how to implement the lifestyle changes to improve their health.

Together, we can lead healthier lifestyles to protect ourselves from, or effectively control, diabetes and heart disease.

NHCOA’s signature program Salud y Bienestar (Health and Well-Being) provides participants with culturally and linguistically appropriate tools to prevent and manage diabetes. Salud y Bienestar is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation. 


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CDC Issues Measles Outbreak Alert
January 28th, 2015

The U.S. is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, which started in California and has spread to six additional states and Mexico. This is a great public health concern because of all infectious diseases, measles is one of the most contagious. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 people who do not have immunity against the disease and come into contact with an infected patient will develop measles. Therefore, the CDC is disseminating information to empower communities to raise awareness in their homes, workplaces, and places of faith.

While measles is considered a child’s disease, adults who are not immune to measles can catch and spread it. 

Therefore, everyone should take precaution, especially if you are planning on traveling abroad or have small children at home.

Vaccine Immunity

There are some ways to know if you have immunity against measles, such as having written documentation that states you have received one or two doses of the vaccine or laboratory evidence of immunity. If you do not have documentation or are unsure, always consult with your trusted healthcare provider or doctor as each person’s health situation is unique.

Vaccine Recommendations

The measles can be prevented with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The CDC recommends that if you were born during or after 1957 and do not have evidence of measles immunity, you should get at least one dose of the vaccine. Recommendations vary for children, students at higher education institutions, and international travelers.

Getting Vaccinated

If you aren’t sure where to get vaccinated, check out vaccine.gov’s Adult Vaccine Finder and interactive map that lists immunization requirements and information by state.

Spreading the Word

Here are some bilingual resources you can use to help spread the word about the measles:

Measles: Questions and Answers (IAC, reviewed by CDC)

Hoja Informativa para los Padres (CDC)

Sarampión: asegúrese de que su hijo haya recibido todas las vacunas (CDC)

El Sarampión Puede Viajar (CDC Podcast)


Salud y Bienestar: How to Stick to Your Health Resolutions and Keep Them
January 27th, 2015

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“No more junk food!”

“Cakes, sweets, and chocolates are so 2014.”

“This year will be different.”

You might identify with one or all of these statements. The start of a new year is almost synonymous with resolutions of all kinds, especially those related to exercise, fitness and nutrition. Usually one of the main goals is to shed the extra pounds gained during the holiday season. This is why January is the peak month for gym memberships subscriptions and renewals, but attendance usually tapers off several weeks later along with the willpower to eat “healthier” foods. There are a couple of things to consider if you want to not only keep your resolution, but create a lifestyle change:

Change your mindset

Think about the why instead of the what. Why do you want to lose weight or eat healthier or do more exercise? Motivation is an important part of achieving a goal. If that motivation is finite— that is, tied to an event or situation— you may reach that goal, but afterward there is no reason to keep at it. But what if your motivation focused on a broader and more fulfilling end goal, such as good health in your golden years? If we start to see health, fitness, and exercise as important factors that support the aging process, we are able to pursue a lifestyle that ensures we are in the best health possible at every stage of life— not just for a party or a trip. Your heart will thank you!

Cultivate healthy habits

Lifestyle changes are challenging, but not impossible. And, if your mindset is focused on long-term, life-long health, half the battle is won. The other equally important half is creating— and more importantly, sticking to— habits that will support the lifestyle change. So why can’t many who embark on ambitious resolutions at the beginning of the year make the transition from resolution to habit? The answer is in our brain. While each person is different, science points to a magic number of days needed for our brains to process and adopt a new habit: 21. Curiously, this is usually about the time it takes many people to give up on their resolution. While the reasons may vary, what we can gather from this is that even though we are jogging at a marathoner’s pace, we still need to mark short-term goals to ensure we experience progress.

Keep realistic short-term and long-term goals

Any lifestyle change requires developing and keeping new habits. Goals help us keep up and strengthen these habits. For example, you may want to include weekly exercise as a habit that supports the lifestyle change you are seeking. You can reinforce that habit by setting up short-term goals (I want to walk in the park three times a week) and long-term goals (I want to train for a 5k race). In creating goals we not only appreciate our own progress, but can track it as well.

Keep good company

Lifestyle changes aren’t easy, as we mentioned before. But, if you find family members or friends who share your desire to lead healthier, more active lives, you can keep each other motivated and accountable. Whether it’s your spouse, children, friends, or even grandchildren, having someone to do exercise or cook with helps keep you on course with your goals.

Keep it real

Lastly, we suggest to “keep it real.” Don’t deprive yourself or push yourself too hard. Burn out is one of the reasons many people fail to keep their resolutions. The key here is moderation and the understanding that just because we didn’t walk one day or ate too much cake, we haven’t failed. Each day is a new beginning!

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This Friday, February 6, NHCOA will “go red” for National Wear Red Day, created by the American Heart Association (AHA). Wear something red, snap a selfie and share it through your social media channels with the hashtag #GoRedCorazon. To learn more about the National Wear Red Day and AHA’s Go Red for Women Campaign, visit www.goredforwomen.org.


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