The Health Ministry team conducts and promotes programs such as stop-smoking plans, cooking schools, health screenings and classes, stress-control classes, weight management programs, emergency prepardness, and other related activities.
We accept the responsibility of helping people obtain optimal levels of physical, mental, and spiritual health. This includes ministering to those who are ill and extends to the prevention of disease through effective health education and leadership in promoting optimum health.
A Parish/Faith Community Nurse program has been established to assist our members and the community. The parish nurse is available in the church lobby on the first Sabbath (Saturday) of each month. Contact: Parish/Faith Community Nurse, at 301-672-9257.
Free Health Screening - Attend our annual health screening event on October 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the church lobby. We will be screening for high blood pressure, bone density, PSA, cholesterol, BMI/body fat, diabetes, depression, spiritual assessment and alcohol awareness. Flu shots will also be available by special arrangement. All are invited. FMI, contact our Parish/Faith Community Nurse.
Make safety your priority. Download this list of tips for your care and safety during the winter months and in case of an emergency. These procedures will be helpful if you are snowed in or if you have to evacuate. Download EB Emergency Procedures.
Functional Training Adult Exercise Class
Sundays 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. FREE
Impact, core-strengthening exercises - Certified Trainer Mike Acham
"HEALTHY LIVING" - Answers to Life's Tough Issues and Questions
Often we don't think about our health until we've either lost it, or we have a problem. Whether you presently enjoy optimum health or have a specific disease, here are some items that may be helpful. As always, consult your physician to determine what's best for you!
I love to hike. It’s one of those activities that feeds my soul. But when my knees started hurting a few months ago, I went to see an orthopedic doctor who took x-rays.
Downsizing Your Waistline
One thing that is nice about being human is that when we identify problems, then we make resolutions to solve problems. We write them down, talk about them and convince ourselves that at the turn of a new year, we’re going to solve problems. The downside of being human is that we sometimes teeter out by the second or third month. And when the year is half over, we forget that we resolved to do better. One reason for this is we set impossible goals.
Controlling Blood Sugar
About 11 million Americans have diabetes, a disease that takes a heavy toll. Medical costs attributed to diabetes exceed $15 billion a year. Diabetes, which is associated with cardiovascular disease and kidney complications, claims over 130,000 lives a year.
Laugh a Little
We cannot escape illness entirely. It is a normal part of life. However, research has revealed that laughter is a useful factor for combating the negative effects of illness. Laughter can promote good health by increasing the number of disease-fighting immune cells. Laughter can also combat the negative effects of stress.
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