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Happy Children’s Day 💕

The earth reveals the innocence through the smiles of children. Happy children’s day to all the wonderful children around the world. We celebrate you all and may God bless every womb looking forward to carry a precious seed 🙏🏽❤

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National high blood pressure education month provides awareness regarding hypertension. Many people don’t even know they have high blood pressure. Symptoms of hypertension often go unnoticed and if left uncontrolled the risk of heart problems such as stroke or heart attack increase. High blood pressure education month encourages people to look at various lifestyles factors which may be contributing to high blood pressure. It is well documented that high levels of sodium (salt) is linked to high blood pressure. It’s important to know your numbers. When blood pressure is measured, the upper number (systolic pressure) measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. The lower number (diastolic pressure) measures the pressure between heartbeats. For most people, a normal blood pressure is less than 120/80.

The incidence of high blood pressure is about the same in men and women. However, there are gender differences between age groups. In people under the age of 45, the incidence of high blood pressure is higher in men whilst in the over 65 year age category it is higher in women. Lifestyle changes which can help reduce blood pressure, include maintaining a healthy body weight (check with our BM1 Calculator), regular exercise, quitting smoking and following a healthy low sodium diet rich in fruit and vegetables. There are many affordable blood pressure monitors available for the consumer making it convenient to monitor your blood pressure at home.

Check out the following links for more information: (http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/event/highbloodpressureeducationmonth.html)

(https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-blood-pressure-education-month-may/)

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Mental Health Awareness Month!

We need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need. It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Please take care of yourself. Make your mental health a priority!

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

It’s important to take care of yourself. Your mental health matters!

Check out this link (http://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health) to read more about the early warning signs and learn more about Mental Health.

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters. Wishing you and your family bountiful blessings today, tomorrow and always.

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Celebrating Nurses Week 💕

Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses, International Nurses Week celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. May 12 has a very strong significance, being the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Alongside the encouragement of a fully deserved congratulations owed to nurses.

Happy Nurses Week to all the amazing nurses out there ❤