The Health and Wellness(H&W) Ministry's purpose is to help strengthen the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual state of our members in order to improve their well-being and overall health. The ministry provides counseling, referrals, resources and health related materials. Health fairs and educational webinars are also provided for the church and community.
Wellness Benefits in 5 Minutes - Did you know that you can create long-lasting positive change in your life in just 5 minutes? Consider the power of 5! 5 minutes of focused effort can build consistency in a new practice, spark confidence, and better efficiency when it comes to managing your time. Instead of stressing out about not having enough time to tend to your health and well-being during the holidays set aside just 5 minutes a day to move and meditate. Try some or all of the practices on the wellness graphic provided by our Health & Wellness team and let us know how you feel!
February is American Heart Awareness Month - American Heart Month is observed in February to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy heart and to encourage healthy habits that help reduce the risk of heart disease. Click here to read an Article on Eating Vegetables
The Benefits of Physical Activity on Immunity- Physical activity with moderate intensity and frequency can improve our immune system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggests adults should get at least 150 – 300 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity each week. This recommendation also mentions at least 2 days per week of muscle-strengthening activities. Click here to read an Article on Physical Activity
Health awareness for April is Colon Cancer- We may ask why should we listen or get information about Colon Cancer? What is so significant about Colon Cancer? Thanks to screening tests, early treatment and new kinds of treatment, fewer people are dying from colon cancer. This is the one Cancer that no one has to die, and it is preventable. Healthcare providers have screening tests that detect pre-cancerous polyps before they can become cancerous tumors. Click here to read more.
Christian Senior Living - Christian senior living is becoming more popular, but it can still be difficult to find a community that fits your faith and care needs. A guide for Christian Living describes the most common standard senior living options and compares them to Christian senior living, highlighting the unique services and amenities available in faith-based communities.
Allergy and Asthma Awareness - Did you know that there is a connection between allergies and asthma? Allergies and asthma can both be caused by external disturbances such as pollen, dust, pet hair, and other airborne pollutants. However, while the causes might look similar, the symptoms usually look different. Standard allergies usually showcase themselves through sneezing, itching, sinus problems, coughing and watery eyes. Most of the symptoms start in the head. Asthma begins in the lungs, so will cause difficulty breathing. Click here to read an article on Allergy and Asthma.