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Women's Health Screenings

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The Health and Wellness Committee want to share some information for you as we start the new year.

Do you not know that your bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God. you are not your own, Therefore honor God with your bodies. 
-1 Corinthians 6:19-20

January 2019- we are focusing on Women’s Health /Issues -specifically, women screenings 

What are the benefits of health screenings?

  • Assess risks for future medical problems
  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle
  • Important to update vaccinations
  • Helps you get to know your provider in case of an illness

Recommended Health Screening and Ages:

  • Cholesterol 20-45 years old
  • Cervical cancer 21 + yo
  • Monthly Self breast exams 21 + yo
  • Pelvic and pap screening after 21, every 3 years, if normal
  • Colon Cancer screening 50 +
  • Flu shot every year after 6 months old and older
  • Pneumococcal vaccine 65+
  • Bone density screenings 65+

(Referenced from

If there are any questions- first contact your health care provider.

Physical Activity Tips

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Did you know that any activity is important to keep us healthy? Walking to your car, using the stairs rather than the elevator, even stretching – reaching for the stars is beneficial. So the Health and Wellness Ministry wants you to start moving. Let us know how you are doing with your physical activity. Make it a family affair- who can walk- ( not run) the fastest to the church building?
Here are FIVE potential benefits of Physical Activity...

1. Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
2. Controls weight
3. Strengthens bones and muscles
4. Improves mental health and mood
5. Improves ability to perform daily activities such as walking, thinking and mental clarity!

It is advised to be physically active 3-5 days a week for about 30 to 60 minutes an exercise workout.
Great exercises are: walking, running, swimming, weight or body resistance training, bicycling, etc.
Get moving! You can do it!!