Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy. Using a fluorescent gel that simulates germs, participants rub the gel on their hands, then wash their hands and return to see how well they washed. Participants are taught proper hand washing technique and provided educational information on when and how to wash properly.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women. Learn about your cardiovascular risk factor, how to modify your risk factors and recognize a heart attack or stroke. Basics of cardiovascular health, types of cardiovascular disease, risk factors are covered and goals for heart health. Includes blood pressure measurement and educational information on heart health.
Are you confused by the new Food Pyramid? Learn about the new Food Pyramid. How much from each food group you should be eating every day and set guidelines for your dietary intake. Learn about food labels and the role of fat, water, fiber, vitamins and minerals in your diet. Educational handouts included.
Physical Activity and Fitness
Exercise is a major key to a long healthy life. Learn why exercise is so important to your health, how to make exercise a fun part of your daily life, and how to develop a lifelong exercise habit. Learn about the role of the two types of exercise for your body, and exercise safety. As part of the display, there will be samples of popular at-home exercise accessories to show what they are, how to use them properly and where to purchase them. Educational handouts include information on fitness, metabolism and nutrition.
Diabetes is a serious and increasingly common disease. Learn what you should know about diabetes. Types of diabetes, your risk factors, symptoms of diabetes, complications of untreated diabetes and diagnosis and management of diabetes will be covered. Educational handout included on diabetes prevention and management.
Did you know stress can affect your health? Learn about the kinds of stress, why we get stressed, how it affects your health and how you can manage your stress. Includes stress dots and stress testing as well and educational handouts on stress management and prevention.