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Caregiver's Alert: Reduce Holiday Stress Prayer and Good Health
Did you know that most Americans don’t wait for December holidays to pray? A leading resource indicates that 55% pray every day. While prayer’s effect on health is still being investigated, there have been many encouraging reports.
One of the latest, from Duke University, found that those who are older and attend prayer services--versus watching TV or even golfing--have a lower level of a certain blood protein. That’s good, ‘cause as the protein rises it affects immune systems and then the risk increases for developing (or worsening) conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Other studies have focused on a different kind of spirituality: meditation. Like more traditional prayers, it can help reduce stress and diminish physical issues like high blood pressure.
Even those who aren’t ardent prayers but are truly active in a religious group can glean all sorts of benefits. There’s less isolation, in turn alleviating loneliness and depression. The physical activities can increase balance and muscle strength, and lower risks of conditions such as diabetes and heart conditions. Even when someone can’t get out, religious relations can bring all sorts of help, from meals to simple company.
DECEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
A WALK OF HEALING - March 2018
The end of year holidays are stressful enough, but add in caregiving responsibilities, and extra tensions can arise. Here are some quick tips for minimizing hassles and anxieties.
Be realistic--Admit what you can really handle that absolutely needs to be done. Fight feeling guilty for not doing everything.
Put aside pride--Maybe another family member/friend can help with food preps, like baking and/or appetizers. Maybe they can provide temporary caregiving; e.g., transporting a loved one to/from special events, or stopping by a few hours to give you time for shopping...or even personal relaxations like movies or massage.
Create (and stick to!) a budget--With events like Cyber Monday and today’s 24/7 sales, it’s easy to be enticed and spend way too much. Whether it’s on foods, presents, travel, even holiday cards, be realistic about what’s affordable for YOU, not on keeping up with Joneses!
Find a helpline--Reached the point where you’re totally frayed? Admit it and get help. There are dozens of local and national helplines.
If you’re a veteran or family member contact 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255.
Looking for a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall
with cooler temperatures,
beautiful fall foilage 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, March 16, 2018, 10:30 am 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 December 1- 31, 2018
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Handwashing Awareness Week
Influenza Vaccination Week
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
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:firstname.lastname@example.org