Weekly Health Message – Benefits of “Belly breathing”

Weekly Health Message – Benefits of “Belly breathing”

Diaphragmatic breathing, sometimes called abdominal or belly breathing, is a deep breathing technique that engages your diaphragm, which is the large, dome-shaped muscle that runs horizontally across your abdomen, under your ribcage.

Belly breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.

Belly breathing is easy to do and very relaxing. Try this basic exercise anytime you need to relax or relieve stress.

  1. Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
  2. Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.
  3. Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move.
  4. Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling. Feel the hand on your belly go in and use it to push all the air out.
  5. Do this breathing 3 to 10 times. Take your time with each breath.
  6. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/longhourstraining/relax.html

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/uz2255

 

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!

FLU SHOT CLINIC ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

St. Timothy Lutheran, in conjunction with Walgreens, will be hosting a flu shot clinic Sunday, Oct. 18 from 8a-12p

While walk-ins are welcome, scheduling an appointment is appreciated. You can schedule your appointment now by going to the St. Timothy’s Event page and clicking on the SignUp Genius link.

Whether you are scheduling an appointment or plan to just walk-in on the day of the clinic, please print out the following forms, fill them out and bring them with you to the clinic to shorten the process.  

Flu Shot Clinic Required Forms

Please also bring your insurance card and wear a face mask.

If you have questions please contact Kim Runge at  krunge@sttimothylutheran.com.

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!

TODAY – Free Immunization Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CST

Please join us this evening for a Immunization Webinar 7:00 p.m.

Kaviya Murali, one of our former NIU interns will be hosting a webinar on Wed., Sept 30 at 7p. addressing information about the flu vaccine as well as other immunizations and why they are important. The Webinar Zoom link information is below. We encourage you to try to attend this informative webinar.

If you have questions about logging into the Webinar, please contact Beth Squires at esquires@niu.edu

 

ZOOM WEBINAR SIGN IN INFORMATION

Topic: Immunization Webinar

Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/94600644086?pwd=UkxOdmpWajhMZEVYNys3a1NOMFh2dz09

Meeting ID: 946 0064 4086

Passcode: 289417

Flu Shot Clinic – Schedule your appointment now!

Flu Shot Clinic – Schedule your appointment now!

St. Timothy Lutheran, in conjunction with Walgreens, will be hosting a flu shot clinic Sunday, Oct. 18 from 8a-12p

While walk-ins are welcome, scheduling an appointment is appreciated. You can schedule your appointment now by going to the St. Timothy’s Event page and clicking on the SignUp Genius link.

Whether you are scheduling an appointment or plan to just walk-in on the day of the clinic, please print out the following forms, fill them out and bring them with you to the clinic.

Flu Shot Clinic Required Forms

Please also bring your insurance card and wear a face mask.

If you have questions please contact Kim Runge at  krunge@sttimothylutheran.com.

Flu Shot Clinic – Schedule your appointment now!

Free Immunization Webinar – Next Wednesday

Immunization Webinar – Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Kaviya Murali, one of our former NIU interns will be hosting a webinar on Wed., Sept 30 at 7p. addressing information about the flu vaccine as well as other immunizations and why they are important. The Webinar Zoom link information is below. We encourage you to try to attend this informative webinar.

If you have questions about logging into the Webinar, please contact Beth Squires at esquires@niu.edu

 

ZOOM WEBINAR SIGN IN INFORMATION

Topic: Immunization Webinar

Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/94600644086?pwd=UkxOdmpWajhMZEVYNys3a1NOMFh2dz09

Meeting ID: 946 0064 4086

Passcode: 289417

How has COVID affected you or your loved ones emotionally?

How has COVID affected you or your loved ones emotionally?

As we continue to survive in this world-wide pandemic, we have been innovative in changing our daily lives to fit the recommended protocols for safety and health. How has this affected you emotionally? How has this affected those you love? How do you continue to cope with this ongoing challenge? Who can you talk to?
 
In the link provided below you will find signs and symptoms to help you recognize increased stress and resources for simple at-home strategies of self-care and support for your loved ones. Please reach out to one of our pastors, our faith community nurse or other professionals if you need assistance.

We are here to help! 

 
Peace and Blessings,

Kim Runge RN

Faith Community Nurse
 

To learn more about mental health and COVID, click below and you will be transferred to resources and articles on the Mental Health First Aid website. Once there, if you choose you can subscribe to the site.