April Community Health Corner

April Community Health Corner

Today, we are bringing you even more information that is going to help all of us live healthier lives. To start, Dr. Bob I talking all about blood pressure. What do those numbers mean and how can you manage your blood pressure. After Dr. Bob shares this important information, Cozell will cover the different types of alcohol abuse as well as some resources that anyone struggling with their relationship with alcohol should check out. will kick us off by discussing alcohol abuse and how to get help. Then, he’s going to hand things over to Ursula, who is going to share methods to cut back on sodium consumption, as well as a spice blend that is a great alternative to salt. At the close of the show we also cover the proper ways to cut the most common herbs and explore whether it is actually possible to save money by growing your own food. We hope you enjoy the show! 

See Your Doctor

Check out this great animated video from TED-ED that explains blood pressure and why high blood pressure matters.

Download the American Heart Association’s infographic that shows you how to measure you blood pressure properly at home and their handy discussion guide for your next doctor’s appointment.

Take Care

Below is a visual representation of what one serving of alcohol looks like depending on the source of alcohol you choose.

If you or a family member is looking for options to address alcohol problems the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s guide to treatment can help you understand what treatment choices are available and what to consider when selecting among them.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also offers a free national hotline for people struggling with different types of substance use disorders at 800-662-HELP.

Georgia specific resources through the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities are also available here.

Eat Better

Download our herb and spice recommendation printout to keep handy when replacing salt with herbs and spices in your cooking.

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The all purpose spice blend feature in the show is also available below.

Move More

Gardening is cross-training program where you and your yard get fitter. While gardening does wonders for your sense of calmness, psychological well being, and creativity, it also has measurable benefits when it comes to exercise.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is considered moderate cardiovascular exercise. If you spend time in your garden, weeding, digging, planting, raking, hoeing, for 30 to 45 minutes a day, you can expect to increase your heart rate and burn 150 to 300 calories.

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