The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Special THANKS to Laura Golino Delavato, Director of Development and Jeff Horne, Volunteer Service Manager of the Oregon Food Bank for being guests on the show!OFB works with a cooperative, statewide network of partner agencies to distribute emergency food to hungry families.
If you'd like to be donate or volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank, go to www.oregonfoodbank.org for details on how you can get involved.
Susan G Komen Oregon CEO Thomas Bruner and Marketing and Communications Manager Devon Downeysmith stopped by to instruct Tra'Renee, Producer Drea and listeners how to properly examine your breast (male and female)! They even brought by a "friend"
See fun pics below!
Get ready for some Gospel! Self Enhancement Inc will be hosting their 4th annual Gospel Brunch on Sunday, February 17th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Featured guests include: Community Mass Choir, Devin Phillips, Jarrod Lawson and Special Student Performances.
Tickets are on sale NOW!
For more infomation please visit www.selfenhancement.org
SEI PR and Media Manager Jeanette Lewis joined Situations and Conversations host Tra'Renee to promote this uplifting event.
Fitness Instructor, LaTosha Wilson stopped by Situations and Conversation to educate listeners and host Tra'Renee and producer Drea on some healthy eating and fitness tips for the new year!
Tips from Tosha:
1. Drink more water - Your body needs water. More times than not, your body is dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration can cause dry skin, headache, constipation, and dizziness. Dehydration can also cause thirst, sleepiness or tiredness and dry, sticky mouth. These 3 symptoms could lead to weight gain if you choose to drink soda, get a latte or eat a candy bar. Some of your cravings can be minimized or eliminated if you try drinking water first.
2. Move your body - If you are moving, you are working out. Working out is about consistency. Do something good for your body everyday. If you are a beginner, commit to something easy like 30 squats or jumping jacks. You can do 10 in the morning, 10 during lunch and 10 at night. It doesn't sound like much, but after 365 day, you will have completed over 10,000 squats or jumping jacks. And who knows, you might enjoy it and do more. Also, find activities that you think you would enjoy. There are a ton of group classes such as Zumba®, Yoga, Dance, and Boot Camp style classes. There are even running and cycling groups. Tip: If trying something new, give it 3 tries before you decide it is not for you. And as always, please consult with you physician before starting any exercise program.
3. Create your diet - The definition of the word diet according to Merriam-Webster is a food and drink regularly provided or consumed or habitual nourishment. What things can you do to create good eating habits for a lifetime? Start with the foods that you like. Can you find a healthy alternative or a better option? For instance, you can still go to fast food places. Instead of getting a super deluxe burger, get one plain cheeseburger or have a salad. The salad would be a healthy alternative and the cheeseburger is a better option. It's your diet, so create one that you can live with for a lifetime.
4. Sugar or no sugar? - Natural sugars can be a healthier alternative to processed corn syrups. Try to keep your sugar intake to a minimum. Find beverages that have a sugar-free option. Avoid eating candy bars and packaged sweets. If you are going to have sugar, save the calories for those homemade treats on special occasions.
5. Track your progress - You will be more successful with hitting any fitness goals if you track your progress. Tracking your progress is like creating a budget for your body. You need to know what is coming in and how are you going to use it. MyFitnessPal is a wonderful app that you can use on your smart phone. It is a free app that helps you log your water intake, the food you eat and any activities that you do. You can also add your own food and recipes. MyFitnessPal will help you create a healthy diet that is your own and that you can maintain for a lifetime.
Join host Tra'Renee for another edition of Situations and Conversations. She will be joined by Charlotte Mitchell Reese to discuss Homelessness in Portland especially over the holiday season. Charlotte will give our listeners housing options for the homeless, tips on how to prevent homelessness and more.
Show air date 12/23/12