Nurses Guild Ministry
Health & Wellness Corner
The “Health and Wellness Corner” is an effort in support of our mission statement: The Nurses Guild is a Ministry for providing support to the Pastor, Congregation and Visitors of Emmanuel Temple Church. In order to be most effective in its ministry the Nurses Guild is Christ centered in its provision of hope and strength to all. The Nurses Guild will promote health awareness, healthy lifestyle changes and safety measures.
Health &Wellness Corner
Nurse's Guild Ministry
“The idea of the Nurses Guild Ministry “Health and Wellness Corner” is to educate our church members, families and community on the importance of living well, eating better and keeping up to date with current health trends. We encourage healthier habits and better life choices."
Health & Wellness Ideas
Good eating habits can improve your overall health. Establishing a health and wellness plan starts with a balanced diet. The benefits of a balanced diet with an adequate amount of protein and reduced carbohydrates include increased energy level, metabolism increased, reduced stress and in some instances improved cognitive abilities. Other favorable factors are fewer joint and muscle pain, better regulation of blood pressure, reductions in triglycerides, reduction in blood glucose, and reduced risks for heart disease. Eat more plant-based foods such as 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Peas, beans nuts, and soy foods are good sources of plant proteins. Limit fatty meats and foods high in cholesterol. Along with a balanced diet is daily water consumption from any source for men 3.7 liters (or about 130 fl oz). And for women 2.7 liters (or about 95 fl oz) daily.1
Maintaining or achieving a healthy weight is significant factors that doctors consider when determining risk factors for developing chronic diseases. An individual BMI (Body Mass Index) is an easy and non-invasive measure to help you keep track of your weight in relation to your height. BMI is calculated by this formula: BMI= kg/m2 , kg is the person’s weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metered squared. A numerical value of the BMI (Body Mass Index) is used to determine your level of body fat.2
A BMI between18.5-25 indicates a normal weight. A BMI between 25-29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI over 30 is considered obese. A BMI over 40 is considered morbidly obese. A BMI over 40 indicates an individual is 100 pounds over his or her ideal body weight.3 Morbid obesity is a serious condition which may interfere with basic physical activities such as breathing, sleeping and walking. Morbidly obese individuals have a greater risk of developing illnesses such as diabetes, depression high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.4
A high BMI indicates seeking the advice of your physician to help you lose weight. Actively take the next step by starting the conversation with your doctor.5