APRIL HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
IT'S ALL ABOUT HEALTH AND BUSINESS
Did you know... April is National African-American Women’s Fitness month? Many health issues are more prevalent in this race. For example,1 in 4 Black women, ages 55+, develop adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes. African-Americans are also at higher a risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Here are good pointers on African-American eating:
Some beloved veggies are a great part of this population’s diet, like collard greens. The key: sautéing in light olive oil, vs. boiling out nutrients or frying to death.
Think healthful eating means candied yams are out of reach? Think again! A government booklet offers “Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style.” There’s not an expensive item in these delicious recipes.
There are programs designed to educate and institute fitness in this group across the U.S. One I found instantly: the African American Health Program in Maryland’s Montgomery County.
Remember, it’s never too late to learn. It took Patti LaBelle’s passing out on stage for her to check diabetes. Look up Patti Labelle’s Lite Cuisine.
Check out Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) to determine your risk factors (whatever your race/age). Take the CDC’s prediabetes test (very easy, short - Yes/No).
Recognizing Sexual Assault
It’s great that there’s an empowering #MeToo movement. But still, not everyone understands the complexities of true sexual assault. To honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has created a #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest. Every day has one prompt winner receiving a special prize pack.
Here are some of their Daily Prompts:
Thursday, April 11th: Show your SAAM companion from 2- to 4-feet (or other)
Friday, April 19th: Find a way to illustrate, then post, a stat about sexual harassment, assault or violence
Tuesday, April 23rd: Offer insight on healing and resiliency
Friday, April 26th: Fill in the blank, “I feel supported when….”
You can offer anything most days; photos, vids, poems, and more, as long as they’re ORIGINALS. And tags must include @NSVRC.
Find more great resources for both consumers and health pros on NSVRC’s site.
Empowering Black Women on Health Issues
A WALK OF HEALING - APRIL 2019
Looking for a great way to celebrate the beginning of spring with warmer temperatures,
beautiful spring flowers, and fresh air?
If so, join us on our Walk of Healing, in a truly amazing and magnificent park!
Our next Walk of Healing is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. at the Benjamin Banneker Historic Park - 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
ALL WALKERS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE, BEFORE THE WALK
We will meet promptly in front of the museum, which is the first building to your right, after entering the park.
If interested in joining us on this Walk of Healing, becoming a volunteer or starting your own Walk of healing group, register by visiting: www.partnersinhealth.biz/walk-of-healing-info.
For more information, call: (443)742-5669 or (410) 404-8026.
Registration includes a Walk of Healing T-shirt that may be purchased on-line or on-site, the day of the walk.
We Walk to Reflect, Release and Receive God's Blessings!
Gail Dixon & Wendy Meyeroff
PARTNERS IN HEALTH AND BIZ RADIO SHOW
Every 2nd & 3rd Sat. of each month from 9 - 9:30 a.m. with Gail
Every 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. with Wendy
If you have a business and would like to be interviewed on either or both of our radio shows, would like a customized radio commercial for your business, or you need comprehensive writing and/or editing services,visit: www.partnersinhealth.biz or www.wmmedcomm.com and contact us.
The following are a few of the National Health Observances for April 1- 31, 2019
Alcohol Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
Donate Life Month
Foot Health Awareness Month
Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month
If you have a background and expertise in any of the above topics, please contact: 443-742-5669 to schedule an interview and or a customized radio commercial for your website or commercial radio promotions. Email:email@example.com