Our Health Ministry Team is dedicated to supporting the goal of wholeness in body, mind and spirit that enables us to love and serve others in the Name of Christ.
Some of us are previous or present healthcare workers; others have experience as patients or caregivers in illness, injury and rehabilitation. Together we have access to current information on healthcare issues, facilities and medical advances. We meet regularly to address specific needs and topics of interest to parishioners.
Our health-promoting efforts include:
- Blood-pressure screenings the first weekend of every month
- Regular Sunday Health Forums on major health topics by expert speakers
- Health tips and news in the weekly announcement sheet and on our bulletin board in the Narthex of the church
- Monthly article in the Tribune
- Response to specific health questions
- Personal visits or consultation on request
HEALTH NEWS AND EVENTS
Blood Pressure Screenings are available the first weekend of every month. Our plan is to have one or possibly two health professionals available on the west end of the Narthex (behind the screens) to do the screenings. Sign in when you arrive, and we'll then record your blood pressure and give you an information sheet if you desire. Your time invested is about eight minutes a month to know your numbers. The time schedule will be: Saturdays at 4:30 - 6:30pm, and Sundays from 8:15am - 12:45pm.
Yoga for Health – a weekly class on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:15pm in Lewis Hall. In order to participate, you must be able to move from the floor to standing without assistance. Call Peggy Snead (321-242-9425) with questions. Sign up by calling the church office at 321-723-5272. The suggested donation per class is $5.
Chair Yoga is returning to Holy Trinity! We are excited to announce our new instructor, Talancia Pea! Classes are $3 each, and will begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00pm in Lewis Hall.
Exercise Class continues on Mondays at 2:00pm in Lewis Hall. IT'S FREE!
Health Forums: The Health Ministry sponsors regular health forums on a variety of topics. Check the NEWSLETTERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS for upcoming forum information.
The Health Ministry has an extensive Lending Closet which includes a variety of medical supplies, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, portable commodes, etc. These supplies are loaned out to parishioners and friends of parishioners as needed. Should you need any supplies, please contact the Parish Nurse, Carolyn Wilt, R.N., or the church office at 321-723-5272.
- HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: For a lot of information to help you and your loved ones stay healthy, visit the US Department of Health and Human Service's Health Finder website.
- COLORECTAL CANCER ALLIANCE
- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- MAYO CLINIC
What you do and don't do daily can make a significant difference in how your skin feels and looks. Healthy skin is evenly colored, smooth, well-hydrated and sensitive to touch, pressure and temperatures. Skin that is damaged and unhealthy has lost moisture and elasticity and can look dry, rough, cracked, or saggy; Even if your skin has already suffered the effects of sun damage and lack of care, you can still make it better.
While there are cosmetic and medical treatments for aging skin, simple daily care like applying a moisturizer can go a long way in improving the appearance of your skin. Says Lorraine Young, M.D. at UCLA Dermatology, "Other than protecting themselves from sun damage, the biggest mistake people make--men and women-- is not using moisturizers to treat dry skin. Moisturizers should be applied right after bathing while the skin is still damp and will minimize dry skin."
The skin on the face can receive a boost in hydration by using a serum before the moisturizer. Serums are highly concentrated formulations that are designed to sink into the skin quickly and deliver an intensive dose of skin plumpers and fillers, which reduce the signs of aging.
A healthy diet is a mighty weapon in the war on wrinkles. Condition your skin from the inside out by eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and other foods. Whenever possible get your nutrients from food and not just supplements since many foods have high amounts of other nutrients. Oranges an ample amount of vitamin C and also have fiber and potassium. Vitamin A is vital for the growth and repair of cells, skin, and tissues. Eggs, milk, sweet potatoes, fruits, and vegetables are high in this vitamin. Vitamin B helps retain skin moisture, speed cell turnover, and relieve overall stress. Whole grains, spinach, fish, eggs, and dairy are high in vitamin B.
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help you hydrate your skin (and body) from the inside out.
For more information, please see https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Womens_Health_Watch, http://www.belvoir.com/titles/, and WebMD.com.