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Fort HealthCare
MARCH 2017 • VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
MAIN NEWS
Slimdown Wellness Challenge 2017
The time is now to improve your health! Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure, eat well, move more, reduce stress, or feel better, the sixth annual Slimdown Challenge is your opportunity to make it happen. This time around, we are all about celebrating small successes. The challenge is online-based, providing you with the tools and motivation to live a healthier lifestyle and achieve your goals. Remember - the steps you take today will determine how you feel tomorrow!
FAMILY HEALTH NEWS
Is your teen feeling stressed out?
We all feel stress. And children aren’t immune to the pressure. They may struggle with school, sports, and other daily demands. A recent national survey shows stress can be especially troubling for teenagers. Is your teen stressed? Do you know what to look for? Try these tips for helping your child cope.
Is it the flu?
The influenza virus is still hitting Wisconsinites hard lately. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and it can be very serious. Here are some tips for determining if you or your child has the flu, and some steps you can take.
HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWS
March is colorectal cancer awareness month: Screening saves lives
March is recognized as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, during which, individuals age 50 or older who have never had a screening colonoscopy, or those with a family history of the disease, are encouraged to speak with their primary care providers about the procedure. Colorectal cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but is also one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, if caught early.
National Nutrition Awareness Month
It's March and that means it's National Nutrition Awareness Month! Learn more about ways to find fresh, healthy food close to home by visiting our Locally Grown Foods page.
Join us in Whitewater for W3's W3LLFEST 2017!
Download an event flyer or visit their website at: www.w3wellness.org.
FROM OUR BLOG
What are shin splints?
Spring is almost here! With the change of seasons comes a change in high school sports. Local high schools will be beginning their spring sports in the upcoming weeks. As a Licensed Athletic Trainer, I see a lot of athletes in the spring with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or better known as shin splints.
RECIPE
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Click "read more" to view ingredients and directions for making this healthy and delicious smoothie from our online collection of healthy recipes.
Fort HealthCare is proud to sponsor a number of community events. All year long, you can find a number of health and fitness related events and classes for the whole family. Check out Health365Events.com to find more activities throughout the community.
American Heart Association
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Update (Renewal) Course
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Recognition Course
AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Renewal Course
Fitness Classes
Absolute Arms
Aqua Zumba®
Body Blast
Glutes & Abs
Zumba®
Fitness Class Punch Pass
Health Education & Training
Brother, Sister: Sibling-to-Be
Fort HealthCare Concussion Seminar
Jefferson County School Garden Summit
Movin' and Losin' Adults
Movin' and Losin' Families Lake Mills
Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar
Stepping On
Look Good...Feel Better
Health Events
Jefferson County School Garden Summit
Performance Enhancement & Athletic Training
Early Season Golf Tactics
Get N Fit
EDGE Training
Three Ways to Register: • Online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes
• Call (920) 568-5475
• Visit the Registration Desk at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson
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