Franciscan Sisters Focus on Good Health

by Sister Julie Ann on July 18, 2016

Good Health: Making Small Changes…for Lasting Results. This was the theme of a recent Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity health day.  Sister Anne Turba, NP, and Barb Backus, NP, provided information to help any of us, whether young or old (or in-between) to stay well or improve our health.

We were encouraged to make this year one for healthy change. Barb’s well-researched presentation gave practical suggestions. Handouts were available on 9  keys to Franciscan Sister healthy aging._DSC3256 - Copy

  • Lower Systolic Blood pressure
  • Participate in Cancer Screening
  • Get Immunized Regularly
  • Regulate Blood Glucose
  • Lower LDL Cholesterol
  • Be Physically Active
  • Maintain Healthy Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Maintain Social Contact
  • Combat Depression

 

2 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters Focus on Good Health”

  1. annemarielom says:

    This was an interesting and informative day with plenty of available handouts for personal reading and improvement. Thanks to our Sister Anne NP and Barb Backus NP and all staff who made this day possible.

  2. Sister Marcolette Madden says:

    Sister Anne Turba, NP, and Barb Backus, NP, presented pertinent information in such an encouraging manner that I renewed my resolve to get more exercise. Going for walks early in the morning has provided the opportunity to enjoy God’s Creation along with aerobics.

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