Healthy Life Style

The Need for a Healthy Lifestyle

PTMA-MC Healthy LifestyleObesity is increasing at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania. According to the 2001 Pennsylvania Department of Health's Pennsylvania Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan, over 60 percent of Pennsylvania adults and 18 percent of Pennsylvania youth were overweight. Obesity increases the risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular mortality. This has a significant impact on our economy with soaring health care costs and increased sick leave.

Now is the time to provide your employees with the information and activities to help them make some changes in their lifestyle in order to conquer this ever-growing challenge.

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Your company can offer its employees access to a healthy lifestyle by selecting to have a Healthy Lifestyle Program onsite. The program is administered through the Partnership Transportation Management Association (PTMA) in co-operation with the North Penn Visiting Nurses Association (NPVNA). The Healthy Lifestyle Program can include one or all of the following:

  • Set up and maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Center which provides information on exercise alternatives such as biking and walking, nutrition, exercise and alternative forms of transportation
  • Organize Bike or Walk-to-Work days
  • Establish and provide information for an employee walking club
  • Coordinate a healthy lifestyle fair
  • Provide access to a speakers' bureau on healthy lifestyles
Partnerships for a Healthier Life

The PTMA, in existence since 1993, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase mobility, improve access to work, establish the link between land use and transportation and inform and educate individuals on the benefits of alternative forms of transportation.

The North Penn Visiting Nurses Association's Department of Community Health Education Programs has been providing health care screenings, health care support groups, school programs, senior programs, lectures and immunizations for years to the North Penn community.

Both organizations are now working together to bring you a complete healthy lifestyle program.

If you are interested in participation in conquering these growing challenges, call the PTMA at 215-997-9100 or email mobilitymanager@ptma-mc.org.

What Are The Costs Involved?

A Healthy Lifestyle Program and Center is available for your place of employment for $300 for members of the Partnership TMA and $600 for non members.

Save and become a member of the PTMA today! For more information on membership, call the PTMA office at 215-997-9100.

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