MONTHLY PREVENTIVE CARE

January

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Mini-Challenges-January 5, 2022:   (The deadline to complete challenges is January 26, 2022. )

  1. Read the "Make Eye Health a New Year's Resolution" Flyer- https://drive.google.com/file/d/10cq-Vak-MK2Bijq75yxFXCVHieKQBnSY/view?usp=sharing.
  2. Read the "Sneak Thief of Sight" Flyer- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RRaZlo6etjcngjBERWgsaBHTh1b9LzPM/view?usp=sharing.
  3. Watch the "Take Control" Video- youtu.be/CggGEzA9L6A
  4. Take the "Eye-Q test-See How Much You Know About Glaucoma!"- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hs4appt_WVw-m8-8QTsks3SMDumnh6nF/view?usp=sharing
  5. Schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam with your Optometrist/Ophthalmologist. 
  6. Share on our WCSDWellness Facebook group your 2022 New Years' Resolutions for your health and wellness journey. 
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Thyroid Awareness Month

Mini-Challenges-January 12, 2022:   (The deadline to complete challenges is January 31, 2022. )

  1. Read the "Had It Up to Here With Not Feeling Like Yourself" Poster- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XPEGAdTjAHN5k2eR9TS-6KbmbDeBPZgi/view?usp=sharing.
  2. Read the "Ten Questions to Ask About Your Thyroid Health" Flyer-   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gf7cmP7BUS81g4Q3e7IGpbRexEXuADfJ/view?usp=sharing.
  3. Take the "Thyroid Awareness Neck Check!"- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QURG5pI3_CGe2J4JzDh--thHaKNR3Qr2/view?usp=sharing
  4. Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician or Endocrinologist to check your thyroid. 
  5. During the week of January 17th-21st, be creative on showing support for thyroid Awareness Month using butterflies, paisley, or the color blue. 
  6. Share on our WCSDWellness Facebook page pics of your support for Thyroid Awareness. Continue to share your goals and progress! 

RESOURCES:

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SUPPORT & SPOTLIGHTS

Mini-Challenges-January 19, 2022:   (The deadline to complete challenges is January 31, 2022. )

1. Read Lucinda L. Ross's NP Newsletter "Hypothyroidism, What It's All About."- 
2. Share on Facebook those things you are doing for your health. 

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February

American Heart Month

Mini-Challenges -February 2, 2022:   (The deadline to complete challenges is February 28, 2022. )

  1. Watch the "Steal Your "ME TIME" Back From Stress" Video- and do something this week to take time for yourself. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKQs8V_tfM  
  2. Read the "Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.!" flyer- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oTuHwUNPCnCBHCB1P7keKf53u7V-cnEt/view?usp=sharing.         
  3. Read the "What Are the Warning Signs of Heart Attack" Flyer-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K52Siruzve6UaH00k2EREcm0YWbeKcNI/view?usp=sharing. 
  4. Friday, February 4, wear red in support of "National Wear Red Day" for women's heart health.
  5. Monday, February 7th-Monday February 14th-Show support for Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and love by "Heart Attacking" someone's door with pink, blue and red hearts!
  6. Schedule a wellness check with your primary care physician or cardiologist if you are not seen regularly.
  7. Share on our WCSD Wellness Facebook page your support for "Women's Heart Health" and "Congenital Heart Disease (CHD.")
  8. Participate in 30 minutes of physical activity 3x's per week.

 Mini-Challenges -February 9, 2022:   (The deadline to complete challenges is February 28, 2022. )

1. Read the "Answers by Heart" Patient Information Sheets that will help you improve and maintain your health.- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10ry6EWSp5OnvBVOW9ysqdQJAqmrNbrWF?usp=sharing
2. "Spread the Love" by completing 5 of the 10 acts of kindness.-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T822vSX8nVy0REWODtqxmuh_bwYsRIPV/view?usp=sharing 
3. Monday, February 14, is "National Donor Day" Read the "Why I should Consider Being a Blood Donor" flyer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3ak25rYtOO2frnvxAN3TMN2G8zdpUN_/view?usp=sharing    
4. You can mark this mini-challenge completed if you have donated blood or plasma within the past six months.
5. If you have "Organ Donor" on your driver's license (Marked with a red heart or dot), mark this mini-challenge complete.
6. If you have a "Donate Life" license plate, mark this mini-challenge completed. 
7. Post pictures on our W.C.S.D. Wellness page and why you keep your heart healthy or things you have done to improve your heart health. #Ourhearts.

 

ORGAN DONOR & RECIPIENT SPOTLIGHTS

 Mini-Challenges -February 16, 2022:  (The deadline to complete challenges is February 28, 2022. )

1. Read the "Donor's Spotlights" inspiring stories.-
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MARCH

National Kidney Month

Mini-Challenges -March 2, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is March 30, 2022. )

1. Read the "Get to Know Your Hard-Working Kidney's" flyer.-  
2. Play the "Kidney Bingo" game and have fun improving your kidney health!- 
3. Read the "Helpful Hints for Managing Your Kidney Disease" flyer.- 
4. Watch the "Manage Chronic Kidney Disease and Take Control of Your Health" video. -https://youtu.be/3wQupeZITRA                                                            
5. Participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity 3x per week.
6. Share on our W.C.S.D. Wellness Facebook page your "Kidney Bingo" progress. 

 

wORLD sLEEP dAY

Mini-Challenges -March 2, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is March 30, 2022. )

1. Read the "Rules for Healthy Sleep" flyer.- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GwXA-KxdmO9SNCFz_-5XWGpNYDstAHxf/view?usp=sharing         
2. Watch the "Effects of Sleep Deprivation" video.-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqONk48l5vY.   
3. Track your sleep for two weeks using a sleep tracker- 
4. Try adding 30 minutes of sleep to your night or morning routine for one week.
5. Share on our W.C.S.D. Wellness Facebook page your experience and results of getting more sleep. 

 

wORLD nUTRITION mONTH

Mini-Challenges -March 23, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is March 30, 2022. )

1. Read the "Are You Struggling in Your Relationship with Food" flyer.- 
2. Take and score the "Self Help" Quiz. (Found in the "Are You Struggling in Your Relationship with Food?" Newsletter.)   
3. Monitor your "Hunger-Satiety Scale" for one week. (Found in the "Are You Struggling in Your Relationship with Food?" Newsletter.)
4. Utilize the "Weekly Menu Planner" or one like it to monitor your food intake for one week. -https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-62DqX45G6CE5vBb1u7COxdr0oZYvwYK/view?usp=sharing
5. Try a new healthy recipe this week.
6. Share a healthy recipe with a coworker or friend this week.
7. Share your favorite healthy recipe this week on the WCSD Wellness Facebook page.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SUPPORT & SPOTLIGHTS

Mini-Challenges -March 23, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is March 30, 2022. )

1. Read the "What is Chronic Kidney Disease" Dr. newsletter-  
2. Read the "Dyalisis and Kidney Donor Recipient Spotlights." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PN3-83ornaYRTAYm7TndgI30GeoCAdfb/view?usp=sharing
 

RESOURCES:

Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center

Home - Southern Utah Kidney & Hypertension Center

WHO AND WHEN TO REFER:

  • ANY patient with kidney disease.
  • ANY patient with an auto-immune disease
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Recurrent kidney stones.
  • Difficult to treat edema.
  • Persistent electrolyte abnormalities. DESPITE intervention
  • Acid-Base disturbances require assistance.
  • Vasculitis with renal manifestations.
  • Hereditary kidney disease
  • Hypertension refractory to treatment with 4+ antihypertensive agents
  • Urinary red cell casts are not explainable.
  • Progression of CKD.
  • Proteinuria/Albuminuria is independent of ANYY eGFR.
  • Albumin/Creatinine Ratio > 30 mg/g.  

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April

National Public Health Week

Mini-Challenges -April 6, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  April 27, 2022. )

1. Participate in the "Learn How to Take Steps to a Healthier YOU!"
https://southwest-utah-public-health-department.thinkific.com/courses/steps-to-a-healthier-you
2. Read the "Safety Matters: What is Public Health" Flyer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/112kN5nqfK6S8e_dDTXjGEgWDEQFrr9Lj/view?usp=sharing
3. Get involved by learning about the daily themes of "National Public Health Week."
4. Share on our WCSD Wellness Facebook page ways that you can help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy.
5. Participate in 30 minutes of physical activity 3Xs per week.

 

MOVE YOUR WAY CAMPAIGN

 Mini-Challenges -April 13, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  April 27, 2022. )

1. Utilize the “Move Your Way” activity, planner. https://health.gov/moveyourway/activity-planner 

2. Watch the “Move Your Way-Too Tired for Physical Activity” video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i1lCNHaxhs 
3. Watch the “Move Your Way-Too Busy for Physical Activity” video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61p1OIO20wk
4. Read the “Move Your Way What’s Your Move” fact sheets for your age group.

 Mini-Challenge -July 20, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  July 27, 2022. )

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MAY

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

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June

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH-PREVENT SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS

Mini-Challenge -June 1, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  June 29, 2022. )

1. Practice these seven tips to help you prevent slips, trips, and falls, and write down three resolutions you will make to stay safe. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PEInulIEE02OR3ga9kUgU6ButBrir7P1/view?usp=sharing 2. Participate in at least 30 minutes of 3X per week physical activity. 

    

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH-AVOIDING ACCIDENTS

Mini-Challenge -June 8, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  June 29, 2022. )

  1. Practice the 5 “Avoiding Accidents” tips throughout this week and write down three resolutions you will make to stay safe. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eTmiF97v39_75JMFX2XfcB5zJhx7Ufgs/view?usp=sharing

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH-STAY AWAKE & ALERT

Mini-Challenge -June 15, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  June 29, 2022. )

  1. Practice the six “Stay Awake & Alert”  tips this week and write down three resolutions you will make to stay safe.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t3041YDCOmrxPYifqNgqyMW-kTWUB6pc/view?usp=sharing

NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH-PREVENT ERGONOMIC INJURIES

Mini-Challenge -June 22, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  June 29, 2022. )

  1. Practice the  10 “Prevent Ergonomic Injuries” tips throughout this week and write down three resolutions you will make to stay safe. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15KtYYh73GbQ3L_fYb0dD_btJljqGxOAy/view?usp=sharing 

 

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July

National Stay Out Of The Sun Month

Mini-Challenge s-July 6, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  July 27, 2022. )

1. Read and practice the “Summer Sun Essentials-Foolproof Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun”  newsletter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14imeo52Y6ca21AmwNmIsWtW-WyClZYyx/view?usp=sharing

2. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to check your moles if you haven’t within the past six months. 3. Participate in at least 30 minutes, 3X’s per week of physical activity. 

Mini-Challenge -July 13, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  July 27, 2022. )

  1. Watch the “Despicable Me-Spend Time in the Shade” video for tips and the importance of sun safety for children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxAsoBXmCJk

World Hepatitis Day

Mini-Challenge -July 20, 2022   (The deadline to complete challenges is  July 27, 2022. )

1. Read the “Global Pandemic of Hepatitis” newsletter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LmYvmonHkP7Jawcsmv0L1NyAstEn3q-K/view?usp=sharing

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AUGUST

Health & wellness in the Workplace

Mini-Challenges-August 3, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022. )

  1. Read the “Sleep: Don’t Skimp on Your Zzz’s” newsletter.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kRxDlUvtHYubiwUTdYqoW9EWDFlQHN1U/view?usp=sharing
  2. Participate in 30 minutes of physical activity 3Xs per week.

__Mini-Challenge-sAugust 10, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

  1. Read the “Diet: You Are What You Eat” newsletter and pair up with an “accountability partner'' using the “Meal Tracker & Healthy Eating Challenge” to help you stay on track when choosing healthy foods.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1StfqRC1ck56e_Ojp8Dchm1UbN-mJe9mx/view?usp=sharing  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W7kSKVMeNFS8h3byHK4b-EoHZYW4OoUa/view?usp=sharing 
  2. Read the “7-Day Hydration Challenge” newsletter and track your water using the “Weekly Water Tracker” and replace all of your unhealthy drinks for seven days with water, as well as drink the correct ounces of water for your body weight each day. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-4mTa_ESL1tMDoBBJa5dTUpMWlxBTox9/view?usp=sharing                                                                                        https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HwNdD1BlvezDNIEwTx6s-7vl884Ev1M3/view?usp=sharing

Mini-Challenge-August 17, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

1. Watch and share the “1,000 Acts of Kindness” video with your students and find ways to show kindness to others.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TuhhaStlLWDNSOTtCIP03-ZEIxAHshcE/view?usp=sharing

Mini-Challenge-August 23, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

  1. Read the “Exercise: Move Your Body Daily” newsletter and utilize the “Weekly Work-out Plan” or one like it.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lgsM1ldyYxOjmyeKg_MEtGpNoEvBvjIm/view?usp=sharing   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hd9JvwAw8zwLppapD17CjAPQqZ91-cjK/view?usp=sharing
  2. Log and track your exercise this week using the “Fitness Planner” or one like it.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVKKYCqJe-raSISsNr2MLB69lFhxbeoN/view?usp=sharing

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SEPTEMBER

National Cholesterol Education Month

Mini-Challenge-September 7, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

1. Read the “National Cholesterol Education Month” newsletter.

2. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to check your cholesterol if you haven’t within the past six months. 

3. Participate in 30 minutes of physical activity 3Xs per week. 

Importance of workplace relationships

Mini-Challenge-September 14,  2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

1. Read the “Importance of Building Relationships in the Workplace”  newsletter and play the “Find Someone Who…” game. 

Good Posture is good business.

Mini-Challenge-September 21, 2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  August 31, 2022.)

  1. Watch the “There Is Nothing Good About Bad Posture” video and add the Posture class dates to your calendar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mstmlSV4M.

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October

Healthy Posture is Good Business

Healthy Posture Classes Lorri Soqui-Drawing for those that attend classes. 

Date

Time

School

Room

Items Needed

Thursday, October 6th,

4-5:00 pm

Hurricane Middle School

Main Commons

Yoga or Pilates Mat. 

Wear Comfortable Clothing. 

Thursday, October 20th, 

4-5:00 pm

Snow Canyon Middle School

Main Commons

Yoga or Pilates Mat. 

Wear Comfortable Clothing. 

Thursday, October 27th,

4-5:00 pm

Desert Hills Middle School

Main Commons

Yoga or Pilates Mat. 

Wear Comfortable Clothing. 

Thursday, November 3rd,

4-5:00 pm

Dixie Middle School

Main Commons

Yoga or Pilates Mat. 

Wear Comfortable Clothing.

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NOVEMBER

World Diabetes Day-No Prize Drawing

Take the “Pre-Diabetes Risk Test.”    
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i8K0hcawZxpzIx-hUm4BJZ42WLVCHSiw/view?usp=sharing                                                                                                                                                                                    
“Diabetic Informational Help Guides” 
 

Be Like a Tree

Print or save the “Be Like a Tree” poster to your desktop and use it as a reminder to stay grounded in the things that bring you joy. 
 

Thanksgiving Wellness Tips

Read the “Thanksgiving Wellness Tips” newsletter.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/168SE_5hO_NkusrhPyU2Tutg8narUyVUf/view?usp=sharing                                                   
 
Go for a walk or play a game on Thanksgiving Day that gets your body physically active. 

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DECEMBER

12 Days of Christmas a Self-care Resource for the Holidays

Mini-Challenge-November 30th & December 7th,  2022  (The deadline to complete challenges is  December 12th, 2022.
1. Read the “12 Days of Christmas to the One I Love Self-care Resources for the Holidays.” Then, complete and print the “Health Pledge," bring it in, or send it through district mail to Mitzi Lytle at the District Office by Monday, December 12th,  to be added to this month's prize drawing. I will announce the winners on Wednesday, December 14th.