Health Ministry

Health Ministry

EXERCISE CLASS

Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Center. Please join us for low impact exercise, friendship and laughter. Everyone is welcome!

Thanksgiving and American Diabetes Month

 November is American Diabetes Month.  Risk factors include age (over 45), family history, being overweight and exercising less than three weekly. Not everyone has symptoms, but if you have to urinate often; feel thirsty, hungry , or are losing weight even though you’re drinking/eating; feel tired a lot; have blurry vision; or have tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet, talk to you healthcare provider ( Learn more at http://www.diabetes. org)

 Controlling diabetes is important to prevent future problems. To stay healthy with diabetes, work with your healthcare provider to create a diet plan to lower carbohydrate intake, exercise every day, stop smoking, take medicine as prescribed, and frequently examine your eyes and feet. (Learn more at http://www.diabetes.org)

 Thanksgiving is fun, but can be stressful. Plan ahead for sharing the work. Ask each guest to contribute a food item. Remember food safety: Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator not the counter and cook to 165 degrees Fahrenheit using a meat thermometer. And don’t forget clean-up assignments, as many hands DO make light work! 

(Learn more at http://www.foodsafety.gov/kee/types/turkey/index.html

 Flu season can start to peak in late November. Did you get vaccinated? Although similar to a “cold” the flu comes on faster and can make you sicker. Symptoms include fever or feeling feverish, chill, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, tiredness, and vomiting and diarrhea. If you’re sick, stay home and don’t contaminate other. Contact your healthcare provider to diagnose flu. (Learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm)