Welcome to the Health Ministries page!
Health is a dynamic process that encompasses the spiritual, psychological, physical & social dimensions of the person. A parish nurse focuses on the whole person to emphasize wellness, disease prevention and health promotion, including healthy spirituality. Care is based on the belief that health is growth toward wellbeing and emphasizes the interrelationship of body, mind and spirit. Health is related to everything a person does, thinks, and feels and is not merely the absence of disease. Christ Lutheran Church is dedicated to the health and wellness of its members, the community, and of those in faraway places.
Check back here for monthly healthly lifestyle tips.
If you have a health concern or would like to talk to a parish nurse, contact Beth Olejniczak at email@example.com
February is American Heart Health Month!
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had heart disease or stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. These conditions are also leading causes of disability preventing people from working and enjoying family activities. Cardiovascular disease is also very expensive—
(read morehttp://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/ )
5 Medication-free Strategies to
Help Prevent Heart Disease
Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
2. Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week.
3. Eat a heart-healthy diet.
4. Maintain a healthy weight.
5. Get regular health screenings.