HEALTH MINISTRY TEAM checks blood pressure on 1st and 3rd Sunday each month immediately following morning worship services in the Health room.
HEALTH ALERT! Heatstroke occurs when the body’s sweating mechanism quits, the skin become hot and dry, and the body loses most of its fluids. This condition can be life threatening. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers these suggestions for exercising safely in the hot weather:
- Drink plenty of fluids even when you’re not thirsty, and take frequent breaks during exercise.
- Get your body in good shape before hot weather hits.
- Limit outdoor exercise to early in the morning or late in the evening, avoiding the midday hours.
- Exercise slowly and less vigorously for longer periods.
- Wear lightweight clothing and avoid heavy gear.
|Dr. Stanley Dowell||Director|
|Rosita B. Brewster||Staff|
|Dr. Rene J. Jeffery||Staff|
|Rev. Devena Y. Porter||Staff|
|Brenda Partee Taylor||Staff|
|Carl Johnson, Sr.||Staff|
|Dr. Barbara Hawkins||Staff|
EXCERPTS FROM . . . A PRESCRIPTION
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Getting enough sleep is absolutely critical for maintaining a strong immune system. Lack of sleep causes a decline of natural killer cells. Deep sleep actually helps to strengthen the immune system and repair any tissue damage.
In fact, colds flu and sinus infections tend to make us feel sleepy for a good reason. When the immune system is battling these germs and viruses, it produces chemicals called cytokines, which causes the body to feel tired and sleepy. Our body works to conserve energy so that the immune system can mount up an attack against the infection.
Unfortunately, too many of us work forty-plus hours a week; when we catch a cold, come down with the flu or develop a sinus infection, we keep pushing ourselves. Does that wound like you?
When you keep pushing yourself when your body is signaling you to sleep, you are undermining your immune system and sabotaging your health. God created principles of health within your body that you obey. Cheating your body again and again ultimately can cause disastrous consequences.
When you’re ill, make sure that you take time to rest so that your body can heal!