CHW Health Tip of the Week

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vegetables: By Eric Griffith, NEON Community Health Worker It’s something we all grew up hearing- “eat your vegetables!”  For a lot of us, a stigma developed at an early age that it is unpleasant to eat vegetables.  Most everyone understands that vegetables are healthy, but many of us don’t want to endure eating them, and would rather reach for that third dinner roll with a thick layer of margarine.  Here is another reminder of just how perfect vegetables are as a food, and some ideas of how to take a little struggle out of eating...

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CHW Health Tip of the Week!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Newsletters, Uncategorized | 0 comments

CHW Healthy Tips: Summer Fitness – Beat the Heat! Don’t let the summer heat stop you from getting in your exercise time!  You can beat the heat if you follow these tips when keeping your exercise routine: Always hydrate – before, during and after any physical activity. Water is best; no caffeine or alcohol, as they are diuretics that can further dehydrate your body. Wear appropriate workout clothing - Light-weight and light-colored cotton materials are best for maintaining perspiration, temperature, and overall comfort during your...

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CHW Tip of the Week: Stay Hydrated

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Newsletters, Uncategorized | 0 comments

July 18th, 2014 Here in the northeastern corner of Oregon, for better or worse, we are in full swing of summer heat.  Some of us thrive in this weather, while others struggle a little bit.  One of the best ways to help your body function in high heat is to make sure there is plenty of H2O running through your veins.  Working hard in hot weather can burn off more than a quart of water every hour, and once you’re running low, it’s hard to catch up again. Thirst isn’t a great measure of hydration.  If you feel thirsty, you’re likely...

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