January 2015 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar Presented by the National Wellness Institute Blood banks are always in need of donations during the holidays and winter months. Celebrate National Blood Donor Month by organizing a blood drive in your community. Cervical Health Awareness Month National Cervical Cancer Coalition www.nccc-online.org National Birth Defects Prevention Month March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation www.marchofdimes.com or Center for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov National Blood Donor Month American Association of… read more →
This is under 200 calories, Weight Watchers friendly at 5 points, gluten-free, low-carb, clean and can easily be adapted for Paleo.
Water is one of the most essential components of the human body. Water regulates the body’s temperature, protects vital organs, aids the digestive system, acts within each cell to transport nutrients and dispel waste. The body requires water daily to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors.
As the end of the school year approaches, I felt we it would be beneficial to discuss the benefits of a stress management plan. We have dedicated several emails over the last year on tips to alleviate stress (mindfulness, exercise, healthy eating habits, time management, etc.), but we’ve never really discussed the importance of understanding and managing stress. It is truly multifaceted and starts with awareness and education and ends with action. The American Psychological… read more →
The impact of social support should not be underestimated. I’m not talking about the actual number of friends you have, but rather the people in your life who are there to pick you up when you stumble, those who help promote positive behaviors and growth, and the ones you would surround yourself in a time of need. The fact of the matter is that social support helps carry us through life. Think of it as… read more →