At Sunshine Health, our goal is to make it easier for you to get healthy and stay healthy!
We know that there are lots of things that can get in the way of making healthy choices. We want to make it easier for you to get the care you need and take steps to be healthier.
The first step is getting to know your body. Next is understanding the major components of health. Learn more about them below.
Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. It pumps blood to all the different parts of your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients along the way. Two of the biggest threats to your heart’s health are high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Managing stress, getting exercise, and eating the right foods are some of the things you can do to make sure your heart stays healthy.
Without your brain, no part of your body would function. Your brain is always active, even when you’re sleeping. Starting at a young age, it’s important to take good care of your brain by keeping your blood pressure in check. Also, get plenty of exercise, avoid nicotine, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body uses glucose, a sugar that acts as your body’s main source of fuel. As you digest your food, your pancreas creates insulin. Your pancreas has the job of moving glucose from your blood to your cells. People with diabetes either don’t make insulin, or their insulin doesn’t work. This causes your blood sugar level to get higher, which can make you very sick.
Social Determinants of Health
Did you know that where you live plays a role in your health? Things like access to grocery stores, places to exercise, or the distance between you and your doctor can affect your health. Each community is different and has its own challenges and strengths. Sunshine Health’s Community Resource Database is a tool you can use to find resources in your community. This includes free (or reduced cost) programs related to food, housing and transportation.
Want more? Visit your nearest higi Health Station to access the following educational programs:
A program made for women – by women
Empowering women to live our best through trusted knowledge, resources and products
A program that uses education to help people ages 64 and above stay healthy and connected to the people and activities they love most
Diabetes Risk Assessment
By taking one minute to take our diabetes risk assessment, you can add years to your life
A program focused on men’s health issues that provides them with the resources, knowledge and products to live their best