Health and Safety
Este grupo se enfoca en aprender juntos formas prácticas que mejoran nuestra mento, nutrición, salud física. Queremos ser miembros activos y sanos en nuestra familia y comunidad.
A New Year. A New You. Eating Healthy.
Small steps - Don’t dive into the deep end! Take small steps, like adding a salad to your diet once a day, as opposed to a big drastic change. Slowly the small changes will soon become a habit.
Drink lots of water - Replace your soda or juice with water. Water helps to flush your body of waste and toxins. Staying hydrated will help combat fatigue, low energy, and headaches. Some mistake thirst for hunger. The more hydrated you are the more likely you are to stay satisfied and make better food choices.
Keep it simple- Counting calories may be too overwhelming. Instead, try a different approach. Incorporate a variety of colorful fresh food. Avoid packaged, canned, and processed foods.
Moderation is key - Avoid the food coma, usually induced by inhaling large amounts of food causing extreme lethargy. Eat smaller portions. Many restaurants serve enormous portions. If you are dining out, eat only half. Your serving of meat, fish, or chicken should be the size of a deck of cards. Your serving of a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta should be the size of a light bulb.
Timing is everything- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can help jumpstart your metabolism. Continue to fuel your metabolism by eating small meals throughout the day. This helps to keep up your energy and makes it easier for the body to break down and digest the food you have ingested.
For more information on how to eat healthier go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
Emergency Kits and preparations
Maintaining your emergency kit is just as important as getting one put together. Take note to replace items that spoil or will expire such as water and canned foods. Replace and change out batteries especially if it is corroded. Storing your emergency kit in a cool dry place will help prolong the life of your supplies as well.
For more information go to www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Online Security with Social Networks
It is important for both adults and kids to understand the risks involved when participating in social networking and media. Some popular social networking sites include: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. Many users do not understand the impact a posting can have on their privacy and the privacy of others in their network.
A diamond is forever…and so are your social network postings. Once information is posted to a social networking site, it is no longer private. The more information you post, the more vulnerable you may become. Check out the Settings for your Social Media Apps.
For additional help, the following organizations and websites details how to protect you from social networking