Monthly Resources and Information

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraines are a disabling disease. For over 36 million Americans, the reality is more than just agonizing pain. The American Migraine Foundation has a website with great information you can share with your faith community in June on migraines and headaches (use the link above to access all that is listed below):

  • Living with migraine resources
  • Treatment options as well as a ‘Find a Healthcare Professional in Your Area’ search
  • Understanding migraine resources
    • Types of headache disorders
    • Treatment
    • Managing migraine
    • Migraine triggers
    • And more
     

Additional Website Resources

June: Men’s Health Month

June: Cataract Awareness Month

June: National Safety Month

July: National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Aug: National Immunization Awareness Month

To see additional health topics for June, July, August and more visit Healthfinder.gov.

Great Recipes: Mediterranean Tuna Chef Salad & Mason Jar Taco Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

Here are two great recipes for summer – enjoy!

Mediterranean Tuna Chef Salad

Servings: 8
Price per serving: $1.13

Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories: 101
Sat. Fat: 1.1g
Tot. Fat: 5.1g
Sodium: 216mg
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 10g

Mason Jar Taco Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

Serves: 4
Serving size: 1 jar

Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories: 448
Sat. Fat: 1.5g
Tot. Fat: 12g
Sodium: 406mg
Fiber: 17g
Protein: 27g

Smart Phone Apps to Help You Live Healthier

Smart phone apps have changed the way we live. While countless apps are available to choose from, selecting a few can be overwhelming. Below are a few suggestions of apps that may motivate, educate, and support you on your journey to better health. These are free apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Go to your app store for more detailed descriptions. Some have the option to upgrade to a higher version for a fee.

General Health:

  • Health Tap: Get help by talking to a live doctor anytime from anywhere. Also provides personalized answers, tips and news directly from doctors.
  • iTriage: Search your symptoms and learn possible causes. Find an appropriate treatment facility or doctor. Lookup information about diseases, medications, procedures, treatments and more.
  • QuitNow!: Track the length of time since your last cigarette and how much money you have saved. Get tips and tricks from others and offer your own support.
  • Sleep Bug: Provides ambient sound to help you calm your mind and sleep better. Choose from 24 different sounds such as weather, lullaby, classical, water, forest and more.
  • Drugs.com Medication Guide: The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records.

Physical Activity:

  • Endomondo: Use GPS to track your activity, speed, distance, etc. Also log indoor workouts, keep a training log, send audio pep talks to friends, and share results on social media.
  • Map My Fitness: Log over 600 different types of workouts and record GPS-based activities to see detailed stats. Connects to 400+ fitness devices to import and analyze your data in one place.
  • Run Keeper: Find and follow pre-planned routes, set and follow a training plan. Sync to Bluetooth heart rate monitors. You can also add indoor cardio and gym activities.
  • Moves: Track the distance you travel by bicycle or foot each day. The distance traveled will appear onscreen and the routes you’ve chosen to take will be highlighted on a map. Your progress will be recorded daily.

Nutrition:

  • Fooducate: Learn more about what you are eating by scanning a product barcode for nutrition and product analysis. Also track food intake and activity, and save frequently eaten meals and foods.
  • My Fitness Pal: Track your exercise and link to other fitness apps. Includes a database of 5 million foods. You can import recipes from websites and track steps from iPhone.
  • Noom Coach: A personalized weight loss coach which offers a daily plan, focused guidance, tips, and inspiration. Also gives reminders to help develop lifelong healthy habits.
  • Shopwell: Manage weight and health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and celiac disease. Also scan barcodes to choose foods that will help you reach your goal.

Fitness Trackers:

  • Fitbit: Wirelessly sync to any Fitbit device to track steps, active minutes, calories burned and distance. Log foods and compare against calories burned for the day.
  • Jawbone Up24/Up3: Uses data from UP devices to provide guidance from the smart coach for ways to reach goals faster. Set goals and log foods and activities to stay on track.
  • Garmin Connect Mobile: Access all your Garmin Connect data from your smartphone. See charts, graphs, maps and more to view activities, and track progress towards goals.
  • Zipongo: Get daily deals at grocery stores near you, find healthy recipes tailored to your preferences, create shopping lists, and get eating tips.

Mental Health

  • Calm: Use guided meditation sessions to help improve sleep, relaxation, creativity, energy and focus. Allows you to select length of time, music and sounds.
  • Fig: Choose from over 300 wellness activities in 6 holistic categories: eat, move, refresh, connect, feel and go further. You can create activities to fit your needs.
  • Headspace: Use proven meditation and mindfulness techniques to train your mind for a healthier, happier and more enjoyable life.
  • Lumosity: Play games to train your brain to improve memory and attention, developed by neuroscientists.