When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4 Where: VFW Post 5265, 199 W First Ave Spring Grove, PA 17362
11:30 a.m. – Medicare in Plain English Presentation by Country Meadows 12:45 p.m. – Veteran Benefits Presentation by VFW State Service Officer, Christine Frederick
– Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Hanover Hospital
– Free Dermascans by York Cancer Center
– Country Meadows
– Veteran Benefit Information by VFW Service Officer
– Windy Hill on the Campus Senior Center
– VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove
– VFW Post 5265
Minnich’s Pharmacy President Scott Miller (back row, far right) appears with the pharmacy’s staff. Minnich’s is a partner of the Million Hearts initiative in York City because treatment is key to improving heart health. In a few weeks, community members will be able to track their blood pressure using a high-tech monitor, free of charge, at the shop on South George Street.
By Scott Miller, President of Minnich’s Pharmacy
In the U.S., 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, and 1 in 3 adults have high cholesterol.
Only half of those people with high blood pressure have it under control
Only two-thirds of those with high cholesterol have it under control
Why do these numbers matter? Because untreated high blood pressure and high cholesterol significantly increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
We’re in need of a change, and part of that change depends on treatment. That’s why we at Minnich’s Pharmacy teamed with City of York – Bureau of Health, East Side Health Center and YMCA of York to support Million Hearts, a national initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Step No. 1 of getting your high blood pressure and high cholesterol under control is visiting your physician on a regular basis. It’s challenging to see the warning signs of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So you need someone who can monitor and track the numbers for you, then guide you on when to make lifestyle changes and when to take medication.
Here’s a shot of Chickies Rock on a lovely (and cooler) day than we’ve seen recently.
Summer’s in session now, and with it comes the heavy blanket of heat that so lovingly reminds me of my Florida childhood.
I’ve done so much outside this summer, and that’s something I’m really proud of. From running to yoga in the park, I’ve gotten much more than a nice tint on my legs and arms: I’ve maintained my sanity (sometimes my self-described passion gets a little out of whack).
Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman fits Kim Kauffman of Red Lion with custom orthotics recently to treat her plantar fasciitis at Premiere Ankle & Foot Specialists PC in York Township. (Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News)
Not sure why there’s pain in your heel or calves? Are there flip-flops on your feet?
What you wear on your feet matters, even during the heat of summer, when activity levels increase. A simple shoe like a thong doesn’t look like it could cause much damage, but the flat fashion can completely throw off how you walk.
No need to toss those flops just yet, though. Just know how and when to wear them to avoid injury.
My bad habit is not getting enough quality sleep. I know I get a lot of sleep, but I do not feel refreshed or very energized when I wake up in the morning. In August I will be moving into a new apartment for graduate school and am so excited to start decorating! In my new bedroom I want to create an environment that is relaxing and peaceful so I am able to fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep throughout the night. I found some tips to help transform your bedroom into a better sleeping environment. Continue reading “Spruce up your sleeping quarters” »
York resident, Allen Houtz, has been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists for the 2015 SilverSneakers® Fitness Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award, for his dedication to fitness and overall well-being. The national award winner will be selected by a public vote. Now through August 7, 2015, the community is invited to vote for his inspiring story at facebook.com/silversneakers. You can vote once per day.
Houtz, who has been active most of his life, never imagined that the phrase “use it or lose it” would apply to him until he was confronted with Parkinson’s disease. After being diagnosed, he joined a nearby gym and began attending SilverSneakers classes to increase his range of motion. Exercising four to five times we week, including Tai Chi and yoga, he was able to improve his walk, and was no longer doing the “Parkinson’s Shuffle.” Houtz pushes himself and remains committed to exercise to help curb his disease and improve his balance. The SilverSneakers Fitness program has allowed him to regain what Parkinson’s tried to take away, and he and his wife celebrate each day that he keeps moving.
We want to create a fun and inviting space to share knowledge about healthy living to help our community get stronger and feel better. We don't want you to sweat the small stuff -- having the latest tennis shoes, belonging to the best gym or running a mile in record time. We want you to know that it's not a big deal to get started -- or keep going -- in this health and fitness journey. We want this blog to be a place for everyone -- no matter what your interest or fitness level. We can all do this together. No Sweat, York.