Take Action

Join the movement to make Montana a healthier and happier place to live. Here are some helpful resources to get informed about healthy lifestyle choices – such as eating better and making regular physical activity a part of your daily life. Together, we can make changes to improve our own health, the health of our families and the health of others in our community.

In the News
Obesity and Chronic Disease

Ignoring Doctor’s Orders: The Price of Noncompliance

KPAX: Montana Among States with the Lowest Rates of Obesity, Work Still Needs to be Done

Billings Gazette: Montana Just Keeps Getting Fatter, Study Shows

Time: States with highest, Lowest Youth Obesity Rates

PBS: More Americans Exercise, But More U.S. Adults Also Edge Closer to Obesity, Survey Says

The Hill: Rural America Struggles with Obesity Epidemic

Montana Standard: Walking, Stretching Throughout the Day Vital for Desk-Bound Workers

The Atlantic: The Obesity Cure Is Out of Reach in the Heaviest States

Nutrition

Vox: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

New York Times: The Heartbreakers at Chain Restaurants

New York Times: How to Read a Food Label

KBZK: Eating with class – Butte elementary students start the day on a full stomach

Montana Ledger: Secret to Eating Healthy Diet is in the Basics of Nutrition

PBS: To Lose Weight, Focus on What You Eat, Not How Much

MSU: Dietetic Interns, WWAMI Medical Students Collaborate to Learn About Food as Medicine

U.S. News: Most Americans Don’t Pay Attention to Calorie Counts on Restaurants Menus

Popular Science: Updated Nutrition Labels Could Improve Health – If You Know How to Read Them

Helena IR: Kids Cooking Camp Aims to Help East Helena Become a Food and Cultural Hub

Exercise

U.S. News: How to Exercise Outside This Winter – and Make it Fun

Great Falls Tribune: Senior Fitness – It’s Both Physical and Social

New York Times: More Fitness, Less Fatness

24/7 Wall St: Huge Study Shows American Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

PBS: More Americans Exercise, But More U.S. Adults Also Edge Closer to Obesity, Survey Says

Inc: Montana 29th on List that Ranks States By How Much Healthy Exercise Workers Get

Thrillist: These Are The States Where People Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise

Billings Gazette: Trainers Aim to Create Gym to Help Veterans Heal Minds Through Exercise

Science: How Does Exercise Keep Your Brain Young?