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!

Due to COVID-19, events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with the listed event contact for status updates.

May 2020

National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Month raises awareness about mental illness and related issues in the United States. In recent times, attitudes towards mental health issues appear to be changing. Negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have reduced and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health issues and support for people with them. http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/event/nationalmentalhealthmonth.html

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As you head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid shelter-in-place measures, the American Academy of Dermatology encourages you to #PracticeSafeSun. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and unprotected UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Visit https://www.aad.org/public/public-health/awareness-campaigns/practice-safe-sun for tips and to learn more.

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?

Nutrients in Nuts
Despite being high in fat, nuts are incredibly nutritious and healthy. They’re loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fiber, and various other nutrients. Studies demonstrate that nuts can help you lose weight and may help fight type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, your body doesn’t absorb 10–15% of the calories in nuts. Some evidence also suggests that this food can boost metabolism. In one study, almonds were shown to increase weight loss by 62%, compared with complex carbs. Read more about this fact and other health facts at https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/27-health-and-nutrition-tips#section2