Kick Start Walking Plan

I have decided to make a change in my life to seek a healthier, better me. Where do I start? What should I do? There are plenty of motivational tips, menus and choices out there but where do I begin? Here is plan to increase activity at a level and time-frame you control and provide information for making wiser menu choices. https://www.livestrong.com/article/13726189-walking-plan-to-lose-weight/

Any change involves establishing a routine that works for you so it can be part of your daily agenda. Take some time to review this plan and choose to make it a part of your daily routine. Anytime is a good time to start. Why not now?  Kim R. RN

Resource:  Livestrong.com

Exercise Your Brain

Exercise Your Brain

Knowledge is the one of the best exercises for your brain. Health experts advise that thinking about activity is the first step to a healthier you. Having a plan for being active gets you closer to living each day to the fullest. Do you know why health experts advise that we walk more? Did you know walking on a regular basis promotes overall body health and can help you feel your best? Take a moment to view this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ka7B3hCg08. The information provided will help you understand how walking can improve your physical and mental well-being. When you have the knowledge, the plan and the incentive to feel and live better, the benefits can be endless! For more resources on being active and having a plan, go to Resources for Healthy Living.

Good luck and get moving!

Kim Runge RN

What you need to know about Shingles and how to protect yourself and others!

What you need to know about Shingles and how to protect yourself and others!

 

Did you know that if you have had chickenpox you can still get Shingles? Do you know the signs and symptoms of Shingles? Did you know you can protect yourself and others from getting Shingles?

Shingles is a virus and anyone who’s had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine can get shingles. A weakened immune system is the main factor associated with getting shingles. Stress, autoimmune disease, smoking, alcohol, age, and poor nutrition are some factors that can lead to a weakened immune system. You’re most likely to get shingles if you’re 50 or older. Take a few minutes to explore the attached document. You will learn important information that will help you recognize your risk for getting Shingles and what you can do to prevent having an outbreak. Knowledge is one of the greatest tools for prevention. Feel free to email krunge@sttimothylutheran.com with any questions.

Shingles post

Informative Interview about COVID-19

There are still many unanswered questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Will adults who were vaccinated need a booster? What are the recommendations about vaccinating adolescents ages 12-18 years old? When will elementary age children be vaccinated? Will elementary age children have to wear masks to school in the fall? What will spring of 2022 look like? The recommendations are ever-changing. Below is a video link featuring Chief Medial Officer John Whyte M.D. from WebMD interviewing Rochelle P. Walensky M.D., MPH Director of the Center for Disease Control addressing these questions. Stay educated and stay safe! Kim R. RN

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952645?src=mkm_covid_update_210608_MSCPEDIT&uac=329013CY&impID=3429137&faf=1

Fit 4 Life

Coming in the fall we will be restarting our weekly exercise class with Dina Kartsonas OT from Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers. Throughout this past year, besides the exercise videos and resources on our website ‘In The Know’, some of our congregants have been receiving weekly you tube videos to promote activity, balance and muscle toning. I am happy to announce that Dina is hosting a free online zoom class every Tuesday and Thursday at 1-1:45p. now through July 8. You can participate in this free activity by clicking the link below at the time of the class or searching on facebook Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers Naperville. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to stay active and fit. Please send an email krunge@sttimothylutheran.com if you would like to be included in our weekly you tube video activity.
Kim Runge RN