Excessive sedentary time has adverse health effects, and studies reported by the National Institutes of Health indicate US children are sedentary about 8 hours per day. (These are waking hours – not counting hours they are sleep).
Dollar to donuts many of the Christmas gifts our youth received encourage or increase sedentary time.
Let’s step up and take an active role in getting our youth up and active.
Make it a family affair. Exercise with your children.
Here are a few easy, enjoyable ideas:
Take a walk and explore your neighborhood and nature.
Go on a bike ride.
Play active games. Go old-school with some Red Light/ Green Light, Tag, Hopscotch, Double Dutch, Chinese Jump Rope, or Kick the Can.
Put on some music and dance.
Go school PE away from school with some calisthenics or sports (dodgeball!!!) .
Or get some chores accomplished by engaging them in active work like serious house cleaning, snow shoveling, or the raking of leaves.
What are some ways you get your kids active?
Set the intention and make it happen – together.
It’s good for everyone’s health.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. These and many other health conditions impact people of color at higher rates and/or cause more deaths and suffering, compared to other groups. This can and must change.
I’m grateful to participate in two events that raise awareness about health disparities – how differences in people contribute to different health statuses, and steps we can take to improve health outcomes.
This week’s #WellnessWednesday Facebook Live shares more.
Wellness Wednesday October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. These and many other health conditions impact people of color at higher rates and/or cause more deaths and suffering, compared to other groups. This can and must change. Change starts with knowledge. Learn about two free upcoming education events that can help us live better. The Addressing Minority Health Disparities Lunch N Learn and All Of Us Journey Exhibit will be at New Hope Baptist Church of Baton Rouge October 17th. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information go to http://nettyejohnson.com/wellnesswednesdayPosted by Nettye Johnson on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Addressing Minority Health Disparities” workshop is one the most impactful and well received health education sessions I offer, and my Pastor and home church are excited to host the National Institutes of Health All of Us Journey Exhibit. The information shared in these events can truly save and improve lives.
If you are in the Gtr Baton Rouge area, we’d love to see you Wednesday, October 17th. If you are out of the area of can’t make it, please share the events/topics as health improvement (for individuals and communities) starts with knowledge. I appreciate and thank you for help spreading the word.
Also check out, share, and apply (as applicable) the information, tools and resources made available by related organizations and programs. These folks are doing great work to help many.
For breast cancer education, research and advocacy
For domestic violence prevention, support, and advocacy
Take care, God bless, be informed and be well!