North Shore Health Department Newsletter 
View this email in your browser

NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

H I G H L I G H T S 
Participation in regular physical activity has been shown to have benefits to both physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, many adults are not getting enough. Per the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week and should perform muscle-strengthening exercises on two or more days each week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the benefits of physical activity include the following:
  • Control your weight- You gain weight when the calories you burn, including those burned during physical activity, are less than the calories you eat or drink.
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease- Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome- Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which you have some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar.
  • Reduce the risk of some cancers- Research shows that increasing physical activity can lower the risk for breast and colon cancer
 

 
  • Strengthen bones and muscles-Research shows that doing aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening physical activity of at least a moderately-intense level can slow the loss of bone density that comes with age.
  • Improve your mental health and mood-Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and may help you sleep better. 
  • Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls- Doing balance and muscle-strengthening activities each week along with moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, can help reduce your risk of falling.
  • Increase your chances of living longer- You don't have to do high amounts of activity or vigorous-intensity activity to reduce your risk of premature death. You can put yourself at lower risk of dying early by doing at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity.
Visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity-tips for more tips on physical activity.
 

 

HEALTH TRENDS 

Percent self-reporting among sample of North Shore residents, Community Health Survey, 2015.


APRIL HIGHLIGHTS


April 3-9 was National Public Health Week.  Learn more

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Learn more 

Learn about the importance of bike safety. Learn more 

April 24-30 was National Playground Safety Week. Learn more

 

C L I N I C S 

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, May 9th – 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, May 11th 3:00-4:30pm-Shorewood
Tuesday, May 16th- 7:30-9:00 am-Shorewood
Wednesday, May 17th – 3:30- 4:30pm-Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 30th – 3:30-4:30pm – North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) – Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.
Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, May 17th – 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 23rd – 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood



Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)

Wednesday, May 3rd-12:45-1:15pm- Lois and Tom Dolan Comm. Center in Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 16th – 1:30 -2:30pm- Lydell Community Center in Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, May 24th 3:30-4:30pm- Shorewood


U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S 

Parent Wellness Circles 

Mondays from 7:00-8:30 pm, at Christ Church in Whitefish Bay April 17-May 22

Redgen is creating parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the challenges of parenting. These six-week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents with children of all ages to share experiences and grow together.

Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 29th 
Make Your Home Safer-Return Your Unused Medications!


Green Day in the Bay
The Civic Foundation will be hosting the 10th Annual Green Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 9–12pm at Cahill Park in Whitefish Bay.  The event will include a community clean-up and an ECO Fair. The ECO Fair will have many interactive vendor activities for adults and children to experience. Visit wfbcivicfoundation.org for more information. 

Bike Rodeo 2017

Live in Whitefish Bay and have a child aged 4-12? Come to the Bike Rodeo at Lydell Community Center on Saturday, May 13th from 11-2!

G I V E  U S   Y O U R   F E E D B A C K
TAKE THE SURVEY

FOLLOW US

F A C E B O O K
T W I T T E R
W E B S I T E
Copyright © 2016 North Shore Health Department, All rights reserved.


Our mailing address is:
4800 W Green Brook Drive 
Brown Deer, WI 53223 

2010 E Shorewood Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. 

 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
North Shore HD · 4800 W. Green Brook Dr. · Brown Deer, WI 53223 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp