Better Health- What’s Happening in October

Halloween is just around the corner. Come learn about candy carb counting with one of the School Health Advisory Council partners, Better Health. In the month of October, take advantage of free diabetic clinics, free exercise classes, and much more. Check out the Diabetic Clinic Calendar to learn more information.

Wellness Tip: Spring Has Sprung

Ghost shoesAlthough the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Wellness Tip: Give Your Water Some Personality

Water Infused RecipesWhat you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Wellness Tip: Liven Up Your Meals

Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Take Charge of Diabetes in the New Year

Better Health of Cumberland CountyPuzzled by Diabetes?
We can help …
“Take Charge of Diabetes”
Free 7 -Week Program Offered to Adults with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes.
  
Come discover the Keys to a Happier and
Healthier Life with Diabetes and learn about:
* Managing Blood Sugar * Exercise * Managing Stress
* Medications * Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
* Carbohydrate Counting * Eye & Dental & Foot Care.
  
New Classes offered January 8-February 26, 2018
From 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  
Class Location: Better Health 1422 Bragg Boulevard
(next to old IHOP)
  
Deadline to Register: January 5, 2018
Call Patti at: 483.7534 for more information.

Better Health in December

Better Health of Cumberland CountyCheck out what’s happening at Better Health during the month of December.
  
Take advantage of free exercises with Better Health at 1422 Bragg Boulevard (next to old IHOP).
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Dec. 14th- Cooking Demo at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 19th- Cooking Demo at 8:00 a.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 20th- Gray’s Creek Diabetes Clinic from 9:30-11:45 a.m.
                  (@2364 School Rd. 28348)
Dec. 21st- Why Moving More is So Good for You at 5:30 p.m. 
                  (@Better Health)
Dec. 25th-Dec. 27th- Office Closed for the Holiday
Dec. 28th- Diabetes Goals and Resolutions at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)

Here’s a printable calendar version of December activities.

 

Tip of the Week: Prep Portions Ahead of Time!

Meal PrepDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.