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Wellness Works!

March is Month of Choices

Choosing wisely for living healthy. Eating protein-rich Foods — foods low in FAT… and more fruits and vegetables is the secret.

Fresh Fruits … oranges, melons, and grapefruit are now found in juices that have less sugar. Vegetables — fresh with no added butter, grains, cereal, bread, rice, corn, bagels, noodles, popcorn, and pretzels.

Try snacking on some of these and choose wisely!

 

Putting your money where your Mouth is ..

Oral Health is key to one’s overall health. A sparkling smile and white teeth is now possible with a chemical wash, but good hygiene which includes brushing and flossing regularly is the first step toward ensuring overall health.

When proper dental care is lacking, periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and the bones that support teeth, may develop. Bacteria associated with periodontal disease can travel into the blood stream and create significant health risks to other parts of the body. Scheduling cleaning visits twice yearly to a dentist or hygienist is one of the best practices promoting good oral health.

March is Dental Health Month.

 

What is Influenza?

Also known as the FLU, influenza is a common viral respiratory infection. It is not “stomach flu”, a term used by some to describe illnesses caused by vomiting or diarrhea. Symptoms include chills, body aches, fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose and a sore throat.

Contagious Period: during the 24 hours before and 7 days after the illness begins. Once exposure to the virus it may take 1-4 days for symptoms to start. Influenza is spread through the droplets of coughing, sneezing, touching of contaminated hands, objects or surfaces. If anyone in the home, especially children have a high fever and coughs a lot—Call your Health Care provider.

PREVENTION: COVER NOSE/MOUTH WHEN sneezing or coughing! Use a tissue or your sleeve and be sure to dispose used tissue.

HAND WASHING is the most effective prevention. Wash both front, back and be-tween the fingers. March is FLU Prevention Month.

 

Change Your Salty Ways!

On average, adults eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium (salt) daily -- more than double the American Heart Association’s recommended limit of 1,500 mg. If your face, feet, or belly feel puffy, jeans feel tighter - Change YOUR SALTY INTAKE. In three weeks you can actually change your sodium palate and start enjoying foods with less sodium which should reduce bloating. Look for lower sodium items, check sodium content in processed foods, cured meat, breads, and rolls. Your taste for salt begins when foods are first introduced early, often before eight months.

American Health Association recommends -- CHANGE YOUR SALTY WAYS!

 


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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 

- 2 Corinthians 5:17