Healthy Living Blog
Control your Asthma, Attend this FREE Workshop
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to learn how to control your
asthma? At the Kearns Library on January 31, we will be holding an Asthma Class
to help you learn the basics of how to control asthma so it doesn’t control
you. We will be discussing:
- trigger management
- medication use
- answer all of your questions
All ages welcome! We will hold a class in
English at 6 PM and a class in
Spanish at 7:30 PM. Mark your calendars and tell
2018 Kick Ash Short Film Festival
The Salt Lake County Health Department Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program and Draper Communities That Care are proud to announce the
2018 Kick Ash Short Film Festival!
If you're 13-18 years old, a Salt Lake County resident, and enrolled in a middle, junior high, or high school, you could win great prizes just by creating a 30-60 second short film for your peers about the dangers of tobacco. Click the poster above for more information about the festival.
Way to a Better Life Contest 2018
Registration will be limited to the first 150 registrants. Eligible contestants will have a chance to win cash and other prizes! Prize values will be determined by the number of contestants.
Also included with entry fee: cholesterol screenings, glucose testing (blood sugar), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Composition Analysis (Body Fat %), Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), waist circumference measurements, nutrition and exercise challenges.
To register, visit this website.
Healthy Holiday Donations
This Holiday season, the Community Health (CHS) Division of
the Salt Lake County Health Department got together at the Viridian Event Center & Library for a service project to
create holiday sculptures out of canned food. The CHS Division has already
donated 500 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank and the canned food from the
sculptures will be donated on December 19, 2017 to help families in need.
America’s 2014 Hunger in
America study found that “79% of clients purchase inexpensive and unhealthy
foods just to make ends meet”. To try to help feed Salt Lake County with
healthier options, all the food donated to the Utah Food Bank by the CHS
Division was apart of the Suggested Healthy Donation List.
If you would like to
help families in need receive the nutrition they need, please donate a food
that fits the suggestions listed above.
We hope your Holidays are filled with joy, family, friends,
good food and lots of giving!
-The CHS Division
Healthy Holiday Tips
The holidays are a time to enjoy
the people we love and all the delicious food. Surprising to most, you can have both,
family and food, while being healthy at the same time! Here are a few tips and
tricks to read and practice during the holiday celebrations to come!
- Don’t skip meals during the day. This
could result in overeating.
- Have breakfast. Research shows that those who eat this important morning meal tend to consume less
and more healthy foods throughout the day.
- Include lots of fiber in your
diet. Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High fiber foods are high
in volume and will satisfy hunger, but are lower in calories.
- Use a smaller plate. This allows you to put
less food on your plate and encourages proper portion sizes.
- Fill your plate with
vegetables and salad first. Then fill your plate with the entrees and desserts. Eating a salad
before your meal can help you to not overeat.
- Eat slowly and savor every bite. This will help you to recognize when you are full.
- Wait 10 minutes. Before going back for seconds wait 10 minutes to see if you really are
- Be physically active after dinner. This
is a great time to go for a walk and catch up with family members, or play
catch or a game of basketball with the kids.