RESOURCES FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Welcome to our Healthy Living Resource page! The resources listed below are listed for your convenience and easy access. Some of the resources included on this page have been referenced in different posts on the “In The Know” blog page here on our website as part of our Healthy Living ministry. If you have questions about any of these resources, please feel free to contact Kim Runge, St. Timothy’s Faith Community Nurse by email at krunge@sttimothylutheran.
Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
— Proverbs 15:30
The information provided is for the purpose of education and resource only and should not be taken as advice and is not a substitute for professional advice. Any links enclosed are for the sole purpose of reliable research and are in no way a reflection of products or companies endorsed by St. Timothy Lutheran Church. I have no disclosures and any information provided is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. Although I am a professional I reserve the right to change the focus or content of this blog or how I manage or run this blog at any time.
—Kim Runge, RN and St. Timothy Lutheran Faith Community Nurse
Just click on the topic title or + sign to expand the resource list under each topic.
What to do if you are sick with the Corona Virus –
How you can help prevent the spread – https://www.cdc.gov/
How to prevent for getting sick – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
How CDC Protects and Prepares Communities –
Dupage Resources During Covid FINAL COVID-19 Community Resources
IDPH website http://www.dph.
CDC Stress and Coping: https://www.cdc.gov/
Mental Health - Emotional and Spiritual Wellness
Quick Reference Info – Help Nearby – View / Print
Anxiety / Depression
Article / flyer – About Anxiety – Myths and Facts – Read / View
Article / Flyer – Shining a Light on Depression – Read/ View
Center of Disease Control – Covid related stress management.
Dept. Human Services Free options – Call4Calm
Text “talk” to 552020 for English, Text “hablar” to 552020 for Spanish
Text “unemployment” to 552020
Text “food” to 552020
Text “shelter” to 552020
Covid-19 Stress and Family Wellness: https://sttimothylutheran.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Covid-19-parental-guide.pdf
Physical Health - Diabetes and Heart Health
The Mayo Clinic – https://www.mayoclinic.org/
American Diabetes Association – https://www.diabetes.org
DIET AND NUTRITION:
Healthy Living 5 Worst Foods for Longevity – https://www.livestrong.com/article/13767213-worst-foods-for-longevity-healthy-aging/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – We Can! https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Recipes https://healthyeating.nhlbi.nih.gov/default.aspx
Physical Health - Fit4Life, Exercise, Diet and Nutrition
Diet and Nutrition:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics https://www.eatright.org/
American Society for Nutrition https://nutrition.org/
The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical activity and Obesity https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/state-local-programs/nutrition.html
U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.nutrition.gov/
U.S. Department of Agriculture My Plate https://www.myplate.gov/
U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn
U.S Department of Health and Human Services- My Health Finder https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/everyday-healthy-living/nutrition
National Institute on Aging: Healthy Eating Resources https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/healthy-eating
Five Day – Stretch and Exercises:
The following program(s) are provided by NIU Interns working with St. Timothy in response to our Lead A Healthy Life survey.
Day 1 – Chest and Shoulders Stretches & Exercises PDF with YouTube Video included. Day 1 – Chest and Shoulders
Day 2 – Arm Stretches & Exercises PDF with YouTube Videos included – Day 2 – Arms
Day 3 – Back Stretches & Exercises PDF with YouTube Videos included – Day 3 – Back
Day 4 – CORE Stretches & Exercises PDF with YouTube Videos included – Day 4 – CORE
Day 5 – Leg Stretches & Exercises PDF with YouTube Videos included – Day 5 – Leg
Fit 4 Life:
– LAHL Upper Body Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Kkvqd0eWlnOCmthT_baDV_ezCh396WT
– LAHL Lower Body Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Kkvqd0eWlknUjewUfwsw-iaZfP9D2e9
– LAHL Abs and Core Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Kkvqd0eWlloZ4pHkwFFkuSeurLCvVxV
– LAHL Full Body Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Kkvqd0eWlm3chg746nLDdj7OsjCfUv1
– LAHL Older Adults Strength Training: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9Kkvqd0eWlkc3b0MzHjm_qBuvi5fwK6Q
In-Home Fall Alert Systems
Medical Alert Systems