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Sometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 25, 2017

        


Red and white logo for Poison helpline with a photo of a red pill bottle, you can reach them at 1.800.222.1222 or go to their website at poison.orgIn 1961, the United States Congress designated the third week in March each year as National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about poisoning in the U.S. and highlighting specific ways to prevent it.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), poisoning remains the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  Jointly, America’s 55 poison centers provide services to the entire U.S. population in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Poison centers save lives and protect the health of Americans through direct medical services, data collection and monitoring, and educational outreach, at no cost to the public.  Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1.800.222.1222.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 12, 2017

        


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Plan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 23, 2017

        


Image of a plate of food in a buffet lineTip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Planning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 13, 2017

        


Image of a red heart with a stethoscope captioned; go red for heart health month What is Go Red For Women?

In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 7, 2017

        


Image of woman pushing shopping cart in the grocery store.Tip of the day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Save time and money by planning your plate before you even leave for the grocery store. Check out MyPlate’s tips for shopping and meal prep. Start planning with these resources and learn more about meal planning made easy.

Check out the Wellness Tip of the Day!

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 1, 2017

        


Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids from the American Heart Association with a little boy holding his dog on a leash from a pile of saltThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 5, 2017

        


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The American Heart Association wants to help you stay heart healthy.  For starters, check out the six most popular foods that can add high levels of sodium to your diet, “Sodium-Did You Know?”  Learn more about how much sodium you should eat, how to reduce sodium and much more by visiting Sodium Break Up.  

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 27, 2016

        


Image of child laying in bed sick with mother's hand on forehead

What is Influenza (also called Flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 27, 2016

        


Image of Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control on blue backgroundYour children may have heard about the Zika virus disease (Zika) outbreak and may have questions about it. Children can better cope with any disease outbreak when they know more about what is happening and that they can do something to help protect themselves, family, and friends.

It’s important that children understand anyone living in or  traveling to an area with Zika may be at risk for getting sick.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 26, 2016

        


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