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Governor Rick Snyder is committed to creating a healthier Michigan, and reducing obesity is a key priority.

Michigan has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation; 32 percent of adults and 17 percent of youth are obese. Obesity is about more than "just being overweight." Obesity directly impacts a person's overall health and is the root cause of many chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also takes a toll financially.

The good news is we can do something about it, each one of us.

The Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Plan lays out strategies for reducing obesity and improving health and wellness. Central to the plan is the 4 x 4 tool.

The Michigan 4 x 4 tool incorporates four key healthy behaviors with four key health measures. If each of us practice the Michigan 4x4 Plan, we will improve our quality of life and reduce health costs.

Each of us can improve our personal health by:

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Practicing four key healthy behaviors: 

  • maintain a healthy diet
  • engage in regular exercise
  • get an annual physical examination
  • avoid all tobacco use
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Being aware of four key health measures that are closely tied to several chronic diseases:

  • body mass index (BMI)
  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol level
  • and blood sugar (glucose) level
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