Tag: Health

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is coming to Beloit and Jewell

This eight-week program can help you get started on the road to better health.  The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength-building Exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind.  It’s not difficult or complicated, you will start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over 50.  All equipment is provided.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Sessions will be held at the following two locations beginning February 21st through April 23rd.

Jewell Christian Church
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

NCK Wellness Center
Monday & Wednesday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost for 16 sessions is $20. No class will be held on March 26th or April 4.

Please call (785) 738-3597 for more information or to register before February 16th.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas is Almost Here!

Post Rock District is gearing up for Walk Kansas 2018, are you ready? We are excited to announce some changes and additions to this year’s program! This year Walk Kansas will provide a focus on stretching exercises and the many benefits a stretching program can provide including: a decrease in chronic pain, better circulation, improved joint mobility, efficient muscular function and enhanced posture.

Participants and teams will have the choice of registering for the challenge only for $8, registering for any challenge and a t-shirt for $17, or any challenge and a new baseball style t-shirt for $22.  These are new styles of t-shirts so samples will be available in each office once registration opens on February 22nd.  Your registration gets you access to the interactive Walk Kansas website, weekly newsletters to keep you motivated and on track with your goals, and chances to win Walk Kansas prizes!

This year we are adding Poker Walks in each Post Rock District county so be sure to watch for updates in our next newsletter!

Registration will begin Mid-February. Find the Walk Kansas Event on the Post Rock Extension Facebook Page to stay in the know!

For more information about this motivating health program visit http://www.walkkansas.org/ or email Ashley at asvaty@ksu.edu

By:  Ashley Svaty

The Powerful Potency of Plant Foods

For years, nutrition experts have touted the benefits of eating plant foods to combat inflammation and chronic diseases.

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered the power of plant foods rich in anthocyanins may have in preventing or reducing colorectal cancer cell growth. Anthocyanins are color pigments that include purple, red, and blue hues.

The research included in vitro studies. They found that the anthocyanin extracts induced apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells. Apoptosis is essentially the destruction of cells so they die. Therefore, the growth of colon cancer is inhibited.

Foods rich in anthocyanins include blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, purple corn, red cabbage, red beets, and many more.

Source: www.ift.org/IFTNEXT/010918.aspx

By:  Ashley Svaty

THRIVE – Beloit & Osborne

Make your 2018 resolutions a reality!

Join us in Beloit and Osborne to participate in an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the 3-week “lunch and learn” series, participants will explore strategies to embrace each day and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Topics we will be focusing on include:

  • Action Plan for Healthy Living
  • Know Your Health Numbers
  • Stress Management

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/.

BELOIT
Municipal Building, Trail Room
12:10-12:45PM
Fridays — January 12, 19, 26

OSBORNE
Public Library
12:10-12:45PM
Mondays — January 22, 29, February 5

By:  Nora Rhoades

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is coming to Beloit and Jewell

This eight-week program can help you get started on the road to better health.  The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength-building Exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind.  It’s not difficult or complicated, you will start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over 50.  All equipment is provided.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Sessions will be held at the following two locations beginning February 21st through April 23rd.

Jewell Christian Church
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

NCK Wellness Center
Monday & Wednesday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost for 16 sessions is $20. No class will be held on March 26th or April 4.

Please call (785) 738-3597 for more information or to register before February 16th.

By:  Ashley Svaty

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