Eating healthy and staying active are some of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and improve your personal well-being. With the sun shining bright, it’s the perfect time to take your workout outside! The American Heart Association suggests How to Keep Cool During Warm Weather Workouts.
What 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.
Our little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
Basic movements we do everyday can add up to physical activity. The American Heart Association offers tips on how to Make Every Move Count. For more health tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
Better Health offers free diabetes and blood pressure screenings as well as diabetes support. Check out what’s happening oat Better Health during the month of February.
|Tuesday and Thursdays
||8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Better Health 1422 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville, NC
Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Gray’s Creek Rec Center 2964 School Road Fayetteville, NC
Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is a normal part of life, however, too much stress can be harmful. The American Heart Association recommends how to Fight Stress with Healthy Habits. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group comprised of community members from the health and education segments of Cumberland County. Collectively, the council represents the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community Whole Child, or WSCC model, for addressing health in schools (Physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, health education, social and emotional climate, physical environment, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, employee wellness, community involvement, and family engagement). The council provides advice to our school system on aspects of school health programs, as well as review and update the local wellness policy.
SHAC meets at least four times a year. To learn more about SHAC’s meeting dates, time and location, visit the link below.
National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 2-8, 2018. Washing our hands is important no matter the time of day. Clean hands help prevent sickness by reducing the spread of germs. Personal hygienve begins and ends with your hands!