Faith with Heart & Hope &
Health Ministry: Purpose: to minister to the congregation
by promoting health and wellness through
programs of advocacy, education & support;
praying, being available, assisting individuals
in acquiring resources & knowledge; preventative
health; learning & practicing healthy
QUICK TIPS for healthy families: Be a positive role model
Encourage physical activity while
limiting video games, computer time, and
Get the whole family active
Don’t reward a child with food
Plan fun things together
Make dinner Family Time.
Help children learn food labels, healthy
FAST FACT Go NUTS for health…
Eating 1 oz. of nuts a day, particularly
walnuts or almonds contributes to heart health.
THOUGHTS OF THE MONTH
There are a lot of things you can do to keep
your blood pressure in a healthy range.
Have your blood pressure checked on a regular
basis; be smoke free; maintain a healthy
body weight; eat a healthy, balanced, reduced
fat diet, reduce your salt intake and many
more things not listed.
According to the National Institute on Aging,"if
exercise could be packed into a pill, it
would be the single most widely prescribed,
and beneficial, medicine in the nation."Many
times exercise is prescribed for disease
improvement as well as prevention.
Six common diseases that respond
1. Heart Disease. TheAmerican Heart Association reports that
physical inactivity is one of the risk
factors for cardiovascular disease.
can decrease blood pressure,
obesity-resulting in a 40%less
risk of dying
2. Osteoporosis. A disease that affects millions of
postmenopausal women and elderly
Both weight resistance and impact
assist in preventing bone loss.
3. Diabetes. Particularly low-impact walking, when
done consistently, helps with
4. Arthritis. Exercise. Endurance,muscle strength, joint
flexibility and range of motion exercises
can lead to improvement of motionand reduction
5. Backaches. Orthopedic physicians support the concept
that one of the most important factors in
back/spine health is overall
Cardiovascular fitness helps
bone mass that is important to
Other key areas are limber ham-strings
hip-flexor joints, and toned
6. Depression. This mostcommon mental illness can
be greatly reduced with consistent
Exercise is sometimes called
a natural "high."
This is due to the affect of
flow which appears to increase
of well-being, improve self-image
how stress is handled. This is
good, costeffective treatment
winters or the long rainy seasons
RAISE HEALTHY CHILDREN Plan family outings and vacations that involve
vigorous physical activities
Limit computer/video games and television
to 1 hour a day or none at all.
You can live without television in your
home.It will encourage reading
Give your children household chores that
require physical exertion
Choose a variety of foods and avoid processed
foods and sugared beverages
BE A GOOD EXAMPLE:
**Learn Scripture by memory.
**Hide God’s Word in your heart.
Include an abundance of plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans)
along with low-fat or nonfat dairy products,
fish, and poultry, and occasional servings
of lean meats.
Make a list of all your blessings.
Tell the people you love why they are special
Patch up old arguments and renew friendships
Thank God for your blessings.
Be playful like a child and enjoy life’s
Reach out and touch someone today.
Laugh. Laughter can lower your heart rate
and help maintain normal blood pressure levels.
Take some time to act silly, see a funny movie, read a funny book, tell some funny jokes.
2 Timothy 1:7
BIBLE VERSE OF THE MONT H
Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you
who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
MINISTRY of MEMORY-ASSIST
Pray out loud with person with memory problems
Provide opportunities for them to pray out
Ask person to read Scripture aloud to you
Develop familiar Scriptures you read to,.or
recite with, him/her.
Discover and help them recite Bible memory
verses from the past.
Enable reconnection with established rituals
of faith, such as the familiar hymns, creeds
Regularly bring her/him to worship service
QUESTION OF THE MONTH How do we wash our hands to prevent spread
• Use soap and water.
Rub your hands together
for 20 seconds
with soap and rinse for
• Do not use antibacterial soap.
These products can lead
to antibiotic resistance.
• Dry your hands with a towel, preferably
then turn the tap off with
the paper towel.
"My soul thirsts for God, for the living
".One's life does
not consist in the
abundance of his possessions.”
"Only do not use your
freedom as an
opportunity for the flesh,
but through love
serve one another. For
the whole law is fulfilled
in one word: “You shall
love your neighbor
Give yourself a break. Go for a walk. Get
a good night’s sleep. Get away from it all.
Eat a healthy diet.
Talk it out.
Spend time with family and friends
Take a course for fun or self-improvement.
Relax with a good book, a great movie or
your favourite music
Exercise. Walk, jog swim, dance, go to the
Schedule your time
Find alternate sources of satisfaction.
Increase your awareness of what causes you
-Address the person or
situation that’s causing
C. S. Lewis
"The great thing, if one can, is to
stop regarding all the unpleasant things
as interruptions of one's 'own', or 'real'
life. The truth is of course that what one
calls the interruptions are precisely one's
real life—the life God is sending one day
by day: what one calls one's 'real life'
is a phantom of one's own imagination."
—from a letter to Arthur Greeves, 20 December
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
One of the teachers of the Law (scribe) approached
Jesus with an age-old question
"What is the most
This teacher was not baiting
He just wanted an opinion.
And Jesus helped him.
The answer was the Shema.
This is scripture which
many have memorized:
"You have only one
Lord and God. You
must love God with all
your heart, soul,
mind and strength."
Jesus added a second thought
"Love others as much
as you love yourself."
Love is the overwhelming
gift from God. Wholeness is found in obeying these two commandments.
The purpose of Health Ministry Teams of Congregational
Registered Nurses is to promote health and
wellness through programs of advocacy, education
and support.We are available upon request as a health
resource, (not for medical treatment or personal
See you next month!
Congregational Nurses Linda Shewey, Debra
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