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Wellness Works!

Here are Some Salt FACTS

Eating too much sodium (SALT) can lead to increased blood pressure, which can rise your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions, including kidney disease.

Reducing sodium (SALT) can help to lower these risks. To help protect your health, make a commitment:

  • Try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • Check nutrition labels on package foods;
  • Eat at home more and prepare more meals from scratch;
  • Ask restaurants not to add salt to your meal;
  • Check the sodium (SALT) content in hot sauce, pickles, tomatoes, raw meat, soups, pizza;
  • Retrain your taste buds - over time the less salt you eat, the less you want.

 

 

Memory Health

The following facts about brain health are being taken from research in Boost Your Brain & Memory, program developed by Institute of Aging:

Get a move on! Regular physical activity can prevent or delay signs of dementia. People who have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease may be helped the most by physical activity.

Ooohhhmm! Meditation increases gray matter in areas of the brain associated with short-and long-term memory and complex cognitive processes.

Seek the Spiritual! In people with Alzheimer’s Disease, those who practiced religion or spirituality are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.

1,2,3, Relax! Stress is bad for the brain and the body. Learn to counter it by activating your relaxa-tion state. Example sit quietly and focus on slowing your breathing.

Work your Body! Then Work your Brain! People perform better on tests from memory when they take them after period of physical exertion.

To Err is Human… Forgiveness is good for the brain. Letting go of grudges and anger can reduce stress and depression and increase feelings of well-being—all brain health benefits!

 

February Is Healthy Heart and Stroke Prevention Month

Join the Health Ministry and support the following stroke prevention pledge:
 
To not just survive—but to thrive.  We will learn how to live healthier, stronger and longer-for ourselves, our family and our community.  We will join the Stroke Movement to prevent and overcome stroke.
 
I will call 9-1-1 immediately if I or someone I know experience the signs of stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of a face, arm or leg, especially on one side
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing, in one eye or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with  known cause.

Knowledge is POWER!  Visit the FMBC Health Table and check-out the Health Display Board for more information.

 

Rising Kidney Disease Rate ‘Alarming’ Among Blacks

African American are three times more likely to be impacted by kidney failure, according to a recent article announced by the NAACP. Baxter International Inc, has launched a series of town hall events to improve knowledge about kidney disease and dialysis treatment options for African Americans. The plan is to bring needed information about prevention and treatment of kidney disease to African Americans, whose rates of chronic end stage renal disease continue to rise at alarming rates. “We must focus on disease management while not putting aside basic prevention.” (NAACP)

 


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"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

- John 13:34-35 (niv)