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The Black Magic Gathering is back! It will take place on September 21st from 6-8 pm at 3515 Linden Ave. See you there! Contact: Sharon Diggs-Jackson (562) 303-2750 fi you have any questions.Name: Black Magic Gathering Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023Time: 6pm-8pmLocation: 3515 Linden Ave, Long Beach 90807#BlackHealthEquity #longbeach #longbeachca#longbeachcalifornia #bhec #blackmagicgathering ... See MoreSee Less
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Healthy Aging Month is observed during the month of September. This holiday serves as a reminder that as we age, our bodies and brains change, and it also promotes awareness about the physical and mental health of older persons. To cope with these changes and to help prevent some common age-related health issues, it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Consider putting the following advice into practice to keep yourself independent and active as you age.1. Eat and Drink Healthy. 🥗Dietary needs may change as you age. A healthy eating plan includes nutritious foods that are low in cholesterol, fat, and artificial ingredients. You should also drink plenty of liquids, especially water, to stay hydrated. Eat nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.2. Move More, Sit Less. 🏃🏾‍♀️ Staying active can help you prevent, delay, and manage chronic diseases, improve balance and stamina, reduce the risk of falling, and improve brain health. Aim for moderate physical activity, like walking, at least 150 minutes a week (22-30 minutes a day) and muscle strengthening activities, like carrying groceries, at least 2 days a week. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.3. Get Regular Checkups. 🩺 It is vital to go to the doctor for regular health screenings for healthy aging. Regular checkups help doctors catch chronic diseases early and can help patients reduce risk factors for disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In some cases, regular checkups have been linked to improved quality of life and feelings of wellness.4. Be Aware of Changes in Brain Health. 🧠 Everyone’s brain changes as they age, but dementia is not a normal part of aging. There are a variety of healthy behaviors that can be done to reduce age-related cognitive decline or manage dementia. Engaging in social and intellectually stimulating activities, getting enough sleep, and not smoking are a few actions you can take. See your doctor if you have questions about memory or brain health.#healthyaging #healthyagingmonth #longbeachca #blackhealthequitylb ... See MoreSee Less
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This week of August is National Black Breastfeeding Week! 🤱🏿🤱🏾🤱🏽We would like to highlight this awareness this week and provide information about breastfeeding. Although we chose to focus on national breastfeeding awareness month we recognize that breastfeeding may not be for everyone and that is fine. Breastfeeding Benefits For Both Baby and Mom 🍼1. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most babies.2. Breastfeeding can help protect babies against some short- and long-term illnessesand diseases.3. Breast milk shares antibodies from the mother with her baby.These antibodies help babies develop a strong immune system and protect themfrom illnesses.4. Mothers can breastfeed anytime and anywhere.Mothers can feed their babies on the go without worrying about having to mixformula or prepare bottles5. Breastfeeding can reduce the mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2diabetes, and high blood pressure.#blackhealthequity #longbeachca #blackbreastfeedingweek ... See MoreSee Less
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