July Wellness Newsletter

Tri-County Mental Health Services

Summer food and fun

The summer months bring fresh fruits and veggie and fun time spent outside! This season is often the easiest and least expensive time to practice healthy habits. Here are some favs!

1. Visit a farmer's market - Parkville, Zona Rosa, Liberty, City Market

2. Picnic http://kansascity.about.com/od/sports/tp/BestParksKC.htm

3. Hiking http://www.scout.me/hiking--near--kansas-city-mo

4. Swimming (burns 350 to 900 calories per hour depending on intensity)

5. Biking http://www.traillink.com/city/kansas-city-mo-trails.aspx

For those who love to cook and those who want to learn...

Inspiration for healthy eating

Lunch and Learn - July 30th from noon to one in Room 140

Bring your lunch and let Donna share her financial wisdom! Email Kayela if you would like to attend. You can earn 100 wellness points!

And don't forget to mark your calendar for the 3rd annual Heart and Sole 5K October 11th!

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

"These easy refrigerator dill pickles are perfectly seasoned, crisp, and delicious."


3 1/2 cups water

1 1/4 cups white vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon sea salt

4 cups cucumber spears

2 cloves garlic, whole

2 heads fresh dill


1.Stir water, vinegar, sugar, and sea salt together in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and cool completely.

2.Combine cucumber spears, garlic cloves, and fresh dill in a large glass or plastic container. Pour cooled vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture. Seal container with lid and refrigerate for at least 3 days.

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