Tag: Health

THRIVE: Focus on a better version of you in 2018!

Join us in Beloit to participate in an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the 3-week program over the lunch hour in January, participants will explore strategies to embrace each day and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – are encouraged to participate. The program is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch while they learn! Complete details are posted at http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/

By:  Nora Rhoades

Focus on the “Stars” For your Holiday Cooking!

Ashley Svaty
Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Agent

Many favorite holiday entrees, sides, and desserts are filled with added fat, sugar, and sodium.  There’s good news though, we can do something about it!  Focus on the healthy “star” ingredient of each dish and cut out the extras that usually bring on the added unnecessary calories. For example, there is a recipe featured in this newsletter for a fall apple crisp.  Compare the nutrition facts with a traditional apple pie and you save 180 calories, 11 fat grams and 18 carbohydrates per serving!

For more information about healthy holiday cooking, view our Focus on the Stars Cooking Healthy for the Holidays publication here.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas 2018

Mark your calendars for K-State Research and Extension’s annual health initiative, Walk Kansas! This motivating, team based 8-week challenge will be held from March 18th– May 12th 2018.  More details will come, but there’s no better time than the present to put yourself-and your health first!  You can start now by talking with coworkers, friends, and family to gather your team.

Visit the Post Rock District Walk Kansas page for program details.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Do You Wash Your Hands Enough?

Regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and running water is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Use a hand sanitizer or hand wipe only if soap and water are not available.

These are key times to clean your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage
  • Clean your hands anytime they are dirty.

Source: http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/when_to_wash.aspx

By:  Ashley Svaty

Be a Role Model for your Child

Research shows that when parents increase their physical activity, their children will do the same.  This also rings true for Fruit and vegetable intake. Your children look up to you, so be positive about how your decisions to eat healthier and move more make you feel better. Feel free to follow these links for more information to becoming a healthier role model for your children.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Strength Training Class Coming to Lincoln

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program to help individuals learn basic balance and strength-training exercises.  All equipment is provided.  This is a great opportunity to take better care of your health and join others in our community for this fun program!

Two classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00 or 3:30-4:30 at the Lincoln Senior Center. The program will run from August 14th-October 11th. Registration for this program is $20 and is due August 9th to reserve your spot.  Please contact the Lincoln office at (785) 524-4432 for program details.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy flier is available here

By:  Ashley Svaty

August You Asked It!

You Asked It! is a monthly newsletter published each month by the K-State Research and Extension Rapid Response Center. News articles are based on questions received, current food safety issues, or information based on the time of year. Topics featured in the August newsletter include:

    • The Science of Freezing Food
    • Why do home canned green beans get cloudy liquid?
    • Chia Seeds in Jam
    • What is Pearled Barley?
    • Can I add bacon to green beans before canning them?
    • Mayonnaise Mix-Ins!
    • Advancing Awareness of Accident Prevention in the Home
    • Bake for Good: Kids

  • Safety Tips for Handling and Preparing Common Foods
  • It’s Back to School Time!

Enjoy the August newsletter here http://bit.ly/2uyPbMr

By:  Ashley Svaty

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Coming to Lincoln

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program to help individuals learn basic balance and strength-training exercises.  All equipment is provided.  This is a great opportunity to take better care of your health and join others in our community for this fun program!

Two classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00 or 3:30-4:30 at the Lincoln Senior Center. The program will run from August 14th-October 11th.  Registration for this program is $20 and is due August 9th to reserve your spot.  Please contact the Lincoln office at (785) 524-4432 for program details and to register.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy flier is available here

By:  Ashley Svaty