Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Food Allergy Action Month

Everyone Should Know the Importance of Food Allergen Awareness

Did you know? Food allergies affect 4-6% of children in the U.S.? Avoiding the food allergen/s is the best way to prevent an allergic reaction. Remember to act fast if you or someone around you is having a reaction. Learn how to identify the symptoms and the steps to take. It's important to learn how to manage food allergies for yourself and your friends and family. Try some of the allergy-friendly recipes below, as well. When buying food remember to read the labels and know what to check for.

Top Food Allergens:

  • Milk
  • Tree nuts
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Fish
  • Wheat
  • Shellfish
  • Soy beans

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Protect Your Skin!

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.

During the month of May, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.

Take simple steps today to protect your skin:

  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Put on sunscreen every 2 hours and after you swim or sweat. 
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat. 
  • Check your skin regularly for changes.

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  Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Getting Started Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet Ohio ranks 46 out of 50 in health value. Meaning, Ohioans are living less healthy lives.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:

  • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!

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