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Get Healthy CT Offers Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers, is wishing area residents a happy — and healthy — holiday season.

Visit and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about healthy holiday recipes, avoiding weight gain, staying fit and managing stress. Access is available at:

Get Healthy CT focuses on a different obesity prevention topic each month and provides resources in print and online. Printed information packets are also available at Bridgeport area libraries, community centers, regional health departments and other locations.

Get Healthy CT is a community coalition that works in the greater Bridgeport, New Haven and Greenwich regions to make the “healthy choice the easy choice.” Get Healthy CT provides information about being healthy and connects people to local resources to support healthy eating and physical activity.

The obesity rates in the United States and greater Bridgeport region are increasing due to many factors such as portion sizes, food choices, lack of convenient supermarkets in neighborhoods, consumer advertising, food costs and more sedentary lifestyles, the organization said.

According to the Greater Bridgeport Community Health Assessment (March 2013), survey respondents in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull report obesity rates ranging from 16% to 32%.

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