Health and Wellness Committee
Presented by Diana Bejarano
Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, America On Track
on January 8th 2015
Review By Joe Lopez
Diana did a great job talking with us on how to stretch our dollars when shopping, and what to buy when making healthy choices. Some of the topics were "How to plan a trip to the store"
Some things Tribal members suggested were:
1. Eat before you go shopping (If you are hungry you tend to buy more junk)
2. Make a list of just what you need. (You won't forget stuff and it helps to stay to the plan)
3. Weekly Calendar will help you shop for the whole week (Cutting back on the number of trips you shop)
4. Were do you shop? (Look around for the best prices example: Fresh Vegetables at 99 cent store)
5. Control yourself in the store (Carry small basket, no cart. Don't over buy)
We hope to see you at the next Health& Wellness Event, keep checking the calendar and website to future events planned for us.
Stay Fit! Walks and Activities in and around Orange County that promote Wellness:
Yorba Linda Community Center Health And Resource Fair
Saturday, October 25th
Free Flu Shots, Screenings, and More
4501 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda
Wellness Tip of The Month
Regular walking lowers blood pressure, promotes better sleep and gives you more energy! Regular walkers have fewer heart attacks and strokes, lower blood pressure and higher levels of HDL (healthy cholesterol) than non-exercisers. And the reason is simple: Daily physical activity- including walking- can lower blood pressure and LDL (lousy Cholesterol), decrease the risk of many cancers and improve immune system function. Plus, it improves quality of sleep and keeps you energized. Yet another amazing perk: For every hour a person walks, she adds an hour to her life!
Health & Wellness Director:
I have been in the Health Care field for 23 years. I am a Medical Assistant, certified in CPR, and am currently employed with a local hospital as the Community Relations Specialist. I coordinate and attend health fairs, health related lectures, and community wellness events throughout North Orange County. I promote education and wellness, which also encompasses injury prevention, to the community at large, including the underserved. I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and have a special love for preventing unintentional injuries. My goal is to promote wellness and to educate both tribal members and our local communities via mind, body and spirit. I am here to serve. Please let me know what your needs and health concerns are, so that we can work together to gather and provide appropriate information to stay well, and live long, enriched lives with those we love.
Classes and Information Sessions
Classes are offered the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Classes are open to Tribal members and to the general public.
Check out the Tribal calendar on our home page for class topics and details.
Also, please visit the resource library at Tribal Hall for printed Health and Wellness materials on various health topics such as:
Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Dental Care, Suicide Prevention, Women's Health and Breast Care, Care-giving, Flu Season, Prescription Medication Abuse
To reach our Health & Wellness team.