The week of November 13th marks National Recycling Week. To celebrate, Sustainability at UW Health will be holding two events on November 15th, which also happens to be America Recycles Day.
Maintain, Don’t Gain begins Monday, November 13! This eight-week challenge provides you with an opportunity to focus on five healthy habits throughout the holiday season and earn points along the way.
The November topic in the Year of the Healthy Nurse is Mental Health. When I first laid eyes the subject, I took a deep breath. What an enormous topic, both in breadth and importance. How would I begin to discuss something that carries such varied meaning from person to person? In the body of this post, I will offer a few personal insights and provide you some exceptional resources for further learning, personal enrichment, and for seeking support. To begin with, I will bust some myths and establish some truths. In order to get to the juicy pulp of the fruit, you need first to peel back some layers. As you read, I invite you to take pause every now and again to get clear on your own personal biases (we all have them!) as well as your personal needs. How can you better serve your mental health in the month of November?
Because quitting smoking is the single best step you can do to improve your health, the American Cancer Society promotes The Great American Smokeout on November 16. You can join millions of Americans and start living tobacco free. Although the Smokeout is a big day, any day is good for starting a healthier, happier life.