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• Population: 86,211
• Land area in square miles: 67.79
• Persons per square mile: 1,272
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FEBRUARY: Heart Health Month
Do you know your numbers? Your Blood Pressure is a critical number to keep tabs on. Often called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms, high blood pressure puts you at high risk for heart attack and stroke.
Regular exercise, limiting salt, reducing stress, losing weight and limiting alcohol can help lower blood pressure. Knowing your numbers and what they mean - can save your life.
What the numbers measure:
What the numbers mean:
Get your numbers checked by your doctor at least annually (if not more regularly) as part of a routine annual physical. You CAN prevent heart problems by knowing your numbers and keeping them in check.
DON'T HIBERNATE - LOSE THAT WINTER WEIGHT!
Looking for a reason to lose or just need a little extra motivation? Jump into the Winter Weight Loss Challenge by February 5th! All the details can be found HERE.
LAKE SUPERIOR (BAYFIELD FOODS) CSA ORDERS OPEN FOR 2018! - First of all for those of you who are new to this, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You’ll receive the freshest and tastiest produce you can ever imagine through a CSA (unless you have your own garden, and then it’s hard to compare), along with the option to purchase meats, baked goods and other locally sourced items. The best part (in my opinion) is that you are supporting local farmers who use organic methods to raise their crops/animals/etc. Clean, real food.
The City of Duluth is a drop-site for the Bayfield Foods/Lake Superior CSA and if you choose to order, you will be able to pick up your food box from City Hall on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis. We also receive a 5% discount for being a host. To learn more or place and order check out Bayfield Foods and if you place an order they have an early bird special until March 15th for current members! Use coupon code "CSALOVE" at checkout for 5% off your order.
HEART HEALTH LUNCH & LEARN - Join us Wednesday, February 28th at 12:15pm in Green Room of the Main Library for this one hour information session on the new blood pressure guidelines, cardiovascular disease, strokes, how to prevent heart disease and ways to keep your heart healthy and happy! Dr. Catherine Benziger, Essentia Health Vascular Medical Doctor, will be addressing all of these topics and more. If you have questions about your heart, please feel free to submit an "Ask the Expert" question to Angel for Dr. Benziger. If you have questions or would like to RSVP for the event, contact Angel Hohenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 730-5201.
Are you Ready to Quit?
We are here to support you. If you are contemplating quitting tobacco, there are many FREE resources available to help you:
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM - if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease, this FREE program is for you! Classes began on September 28th, but there will be another round offered in the spring. The course is FREE, and is designed to help you establish healthy habits that will stay with you for life. Topics range from healthy eating, stress management, physical activity, sleep, and more. Angel is the Lifestyle Coach for this program. Contact her at email@example.com or 218-730-5201.
Check out the Lunch and Learn calendar for 2018 (locations for presentations to be announced) coming soon!
Diabetes Prevention Program
What Is the Diabetes Prevention Program? It is a lifestyle change intervention program where groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, a lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:
If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes. You may also take this quick test to determine if you are at risk.
If I am prediabetic, how do I enroll?
Contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein at 218-730-5201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or ask more question.
When and Where will the class take place?
Next class will take place on Thursdays from 5-6pm at City Hall in room 106A beginning September 28th.
For more information regarding course curriculum please visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention
If you missed the Tobacco-Free Services presentation by Essentia Health representatives, please contact Angel. If you or someone you know is trying to quit any form of tobacco, Essentia is here to help. Please contact Angel at email@example.com or 218-730-5201 with any questions.
VIRTUWELL - By HealthPartners
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Vision StatementTo create a supportive environment that will reinforce a safe, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; leading to healthier and productive lives.
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