SPRING CREEK SENIOR PARTNER NEWS – January 30th, 2015
FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
WEAR RED ON FEBRUARY 6th
and Help Raise Awareness
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Spring Creek Senior Partners is proudly participating in American Heart Month.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
Making even small changes in daily habits such as using spices to season food instead of salt.
Make physical activity a part of your daily activity. Even moderate exercise such as walking half an hour can make a difference. Join our Walking Group or our Dancercise Group
GET MOVING, GET HEALTHY
Our Community Health Nurse is also available all day every Tuesday and Thursday. She can monitor your blood pressure, provide information and help you manage your health care needs.
WALKING GROUP MEETS EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY at 10:00 a.m.
DANCERCISE GROUP MEETS EVERY FRIDAY AT 10:00 a.m.
The Benefits of Walking are Well Documented
Walk Towards a Healthier You
There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health.
Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Improve blood lipid profile
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well being
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
- Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity and it is fun. Bring a friend and walk with us. Join us and make new friends.
In April, Our second annual BIG APPLE SENIOR STROLLERS PROGRAM will kick off on April 1st, 2015. Stay tuned for more details.
Free SNAP Screening Dates: February 2nd and March 2nd. 2015
Tuesdays 10:00 am Indoor Walking Group Blood Pressure Monitoring
Wednesdays 3:00 pm English/Russian Classes
Thursdays 10:00 am Indoor Walking Group Blood Pressure Monitoring
Fridays 10:00 am Dancercise