Healthy Balance Calendar

ThinkTV is proud to offer the Healthy Balance Calendar. All of the items on this calendar are health related. . .screenings, educational workshops, training classes and opportunities for you to broaden your understanding or gather resources in a particular area. We publish the information we have been given by the provider, so you should see whether or not a fee is required and how to sign up.

Please take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available in your area and make your plans to stay healthy!
February 2020

American Heart Month
Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. But together we can change that! The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk by as much as 80 percent. http://newsroom.heart.org/events/february-is-american-heart-month-6669831

Low Vision Awareness Month
Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Having low vision can make activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing and watching TV hard to do. Raise awareness about vision rehabilitation by downloading and sharing the informative booklet about living with low vision at https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/lvam.

Calendar

Ongoing Events:

Find a Community BLOOD DRIVE Near You.Just enter your zip code, select a location and schedule your appointment time.

Find American Red Cross CPR and other Certified and Training Classes Near You. Use the drop down boxes to select the classes you are interested in taking.

Did you Know?

Laughter: The good heart medicine
Health experts now have proof that laughter is good medicine. A good belly laugh can send 20% more blood flowing through your entire body. One study found that when people watched a funny movie, their blood flow increased. That’s why laughter might just be the perfect antidote to stress. When you laugh, the lining of your blood vessel walls relaxes and expands, Krasuski says. So have a good giggle. Your heart will thank you. https://www.webmd.com/heart/features/amazing-facts-about-heart-health-and-heart-disease_#2