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Department of Health

The Ho-Chunk Nation | Wisconsin


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Services

The Ho-Chunk Department of Health provides public health care services throughout different divisions in order to improve the health and well being of its tribal members.

  • Preventative Care
  • Well Child Exams
  • Sports Physicals
  • Diabetic Care
  • CDL Physicals
  • Food Distribution
  • Nutrition Education
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Contraception
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. Getting 150 minutes of exercise a week might seem like a lot, but breaking it down into smaller intervals can help make it feel more manageable.

Fitting physical activity into your daily schedule can make a significant difference in:

  • > Reducing your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers
  • > Managing your weight and preventing obesity
  • > Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
  • > Strengthening your muscles, bones, and joints
  • > Helping you live longer

Make time for physical activity throughout your day. Consider taking:

  • > The stairs instead of the elevator
  • > A brisk walk at lunchtime
  • > A hike instead of going to the movies
  • > A yoga or boxing class at your local fitness center instead of playing video games or watching television

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