Keep Flower Mound Healthy
KFMH is a subcommittee of Keep Flower Mound Beautiful (KFMB), a non-profit organization.
The subcommittee consists of the following members:
- Dixie Mayfield, D.C.,Chair
- Jennifer Romaszewski, MPH, member
- Pat Lawson, member
- Jovan Johnson, CPT, member
Our next fair has been scheduled for September 26, 2015. Carter BloodCare will be at the fair holding a blood-drive, so please stay tuned for the sign-up link! If you or someone you know in the Flower Mound area have a business geared towards healthy living, you're encouraged and welcomed to join us for the Spring 2015 Fair!
ATTENTION PERSONAL TRAINERS!This year's fair will feature a relay-style obstacle course. Each trainer will have the opportunity to coach their clients in teams of 4 participants for only $50 per team! It's not too late to begin training!
4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY SUMMER
1. Give Your Diet a Berry Boost
If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries -- blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries -- every day. They'll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich.
A big bonus: Berries are also tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers.
2. Get Outside to Exercise
Pick one outdoor activity -- going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming-- to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts.
And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together -- it's also a great way to create bonding time.
3. Be Good to Your Eyes
To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.
And when playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about the best type; some are sport-specific.
4. Sleep Well
Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime
It's also a good idea to avoid naps during the day unless you take them every day at the same time, for the same amount of time.
There they are: Eight super simple ways to boost your health this summer. Try one or try them all. They're so easy you won't even know they're -- shhhh -- good for you.
STAY HEALTHY, FLOWER MOUND!