Take charge of yourhealthto put yourself on the path towellness. Health and wellnessmeans living life fully with vitality and meaning. Wellness looks different for each individual and evolves as our lifestyles change.
See below for five easy tips to enhance your wellness!
Stay Up-to-Date on Immunizations
August is Immunization Awareness Month! A perfect time to focus on the importance of proactive immunizations for you and a great reminder to book and appointment for your kids so they are ready to go back to school!
Vaccines are our best protection against a number of serious, and sometimes deadly diseases. Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other medical experts update vaccine recommendations for children, teens, and adults based on the latest research and evidence-based science on vaccine safety, effectiveness and patterns of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Fun & Healthy Lunches for Back-to-School
The start of the school year is a great time to encourage healthy changes and lunch is a smart place to start.
A kid-friendly lunch doesn't have to be peanut butter and jelly. Foods like fruit kabobs, chicken burritos and veggie and hummus wraps are just as easy to make as a PB&J. You may be surprised by how much kids (and you!) enjoy these healthier choices.
Aim for a lunch with lots of fiber and whole grains, some protein and healthy fat, a veggie and just a bit of natural sugar, like a piece of fresh fruit.
Burn Calories in the Pool
Swimming is easy on the joints, good for the heart, cooling in the middle of the heat and best of all, your kids can easily join! Jumping in the water with the kids is a great way to learn about their day while getting some great exercise.
What Does Wellness Mean to You?
For Sherry, Wellness is the realization of the true potential to live a healthier, happier and more successful existence. It's the evolving, never-ending self-directed process of achieving physical, mental and social well-being.
How long have you been at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health?
Do you have a wellness goal?
My wellness goals include achieving healthy wellness numbers (blood pressure, waist size, weight, cholesterol and blood sugar level), starting each day with passion of purpose, energy and a happy heart.
Which challenges do you face in achieving your goal?
Carving out time for myself continues to be challenging.
How has your workplace helped you achieve your wellness goals?
The supportive environment and flexible work schedule has made a huge difference in achieving my wellness goals.
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