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You don’t have to suffer alone

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1 in 6 are hungry

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You may encounter many defeats

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Success is born from struggle

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Productive Ways to Use Your Time

Productive Ways to Use Your Time

 

In order to lead a healthy and positive life, one must engage in positive activities. For people struggling with the many stressors that life throws our way, there are other things to keep our positive focus. The following is a list of ways to utilize your time productively:

  1. Listen to music. Music can put you in a great mood. Avoid music that makes you feel sad or angry.
  2. Watch TV. It’s ok to be a couch potato sometimes. This is a great time to catch up on shows that you missed.
  3. Read. It could be the newest magazine to hit stands or a steamy romance novel. Engaging in reading not only helps pass time but it stimulates the mind and increases your vocabulary.
  4. Play a game. This could include a crossword puzzle, solitaire, cards, or checkers.
  5. Create a new recipe/cook for your family. If you like to cook this is a great for you. This is also a great time to bond with your family.
  6. Exercise. Exercising is good for your mind, body, and is a great way to boost energy…and pass time.
  7. Take a bubble bath/aroma therapy bath. This is a great way to relax.
  8. Call and speak to a long distance friend or family member.
  9. Clean up your house. This is the best time to get caught up on some house chores, such as laundry.
  10. Make a list of things that you want to do before you die. This may sound a little morbid, but this can be a really fun activity. Think of all the places you want to visit and different foods you want to try. Get those cognitive juices flowing!

 

*For more information and more ideas of ways to spend you down time go to:

http://www.danielbranch.com/50-things-to-do-on-a-boring-day-at-home/

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Nutrition and Ways to Stay Healthy

Nutrition and Ways to Stay Healthy

 

Having good nutrition carries with you throughout life. Something that we eat today could have a negative effect on us in the future. A balance diet consists of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables. Be sure to choose lean meats like poultry and fish, as well as other proteins like beans, eggs, and nuts. Avoid whole milk and foods that are high in cholesterol, trans-fats, saturated fats, high sodium (salt), or added sugar.

Tips for Maintaining a healthy Diet

  1. Set yourself up for success

  2. Moderation is the key

  3. Fill up on colorful fruits and vegetables

  4. Eat more healthy carbs and whole grains

  5. Enjoy healthy fats, avoid unhealthy fats

  6. Reduce sugar and salt

  7. Add calcium foe bone health

  8. Bulk up on fiber

Staying healthy doesn’t stop there. All too often we are faced with the reality of being diagnosed with a health problem that could have otherwise been avoided. By increasing physical activity, these problems can decrease and be less problematic. Physical activity can be anything from going to the gym or simply dancing to your favorite song. The following are a list of age-appropriate activities to promote good health:

Children and Adolescents:

  1. Aerobics: brisk walking and running

  2. Muscle-strengthening: gymnastics and push-ups

  3. Bone-strengthening: jumping rope and running

Adults and Older Adults:

  1. Aerobics: brisk walking

  2. Muscle-strengthening: activities that target all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)

 

*For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Transmission of HIV

Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Transmission of HIV

 

1)     I can get HIV by being around other people who are HIV positive.

2)     I don’t need to worry about contracting HIV, new medication will keep me well.

3)     I can get HIV from mosquitoes.

4)     I have been infected with HIV, my life is over.

5)     AIDS is the new holocaust.

6)     If I am receiving treatment then I cannot spread the HIV virus.

7)     I am a heterosexual and I do not use IV drugs, therefore I will not contract HIV.

8)     My partner and I are both HIV positive; therefore there is no need to practice safe sex.

9)     I would be able to tell if my partner was HIV positive.

10) You can’t get HIV through oral sex.

11) HIV can be cured by having sex with a virgin.

12)  HIV is the same thing as AIDS.

 

 

 

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*For more information about common myths and facts please visit:

http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/top-10-myths-misconceptions-about-hiv-aids

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W.O.R.T.H.: Dinner & Discussion

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AIDS Memoir – Book Review

Catherine Wyatt-Morley, while refusing to play a victim, presents the physical, psychological and social reality of living with HIV/AIDS. Her story is one of love, faith and hope in the direst circumstances. Separating disease fact from fiction, she provides a rare view into an adverse world that must simultaneously be combated and embraced.

 

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*W.O.M.E.N. would like to thank the Old Wilmington Road Neighborhood Resource Center Book Club for making this book part of their collection and current focus. Thank you all for your support.

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