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February is American Heart Month!
Review these signs for heart disease risk:
- High blood pressure. Millions of people in the United States have high blood pressure, and millions of them are as young as 40 or 50. If you are one of them, talk to your doctor about ways to control it.
- High cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity are all conditions that can increase your risk for heart disease. If you fall into this category, work on eating healthy and getting some physical activity a few times a week.
- Smoking cigarettes. Over 35 million adults in America are smokers, and thousands of young people pick up the habit daily. If you’re a smoker, do your best to quit or cut down. It’s what’s best for your health.
Source: Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Symptoms
REMINDER: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th: Our district will Wear RED to raise awareness for the #1 and #5 killers- heart disease and stroke.
Staff members that ordered shirts will receive them by the end of next week!
National Black History Month
For more information, visit: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
7 Happiness Hacks to Add to Your Daily Routine in 2023
Your happiness is well within your reach. Making your mental well-being a priority is actually a lot simpler than it may sound. It's as easy as making yourself laugh and listening to your body. Nourishing your mental health will help you connect more deeply with others, reduce anxiety and boost your confidence. There are no downsides.
A couple of habit changes can yield big results. Try adding these seven happiness hacks to your life to give yourself that extra boost!
Camp Gladiator - Irving ISD Employee Spotlight!
3rd Grade Teacher at Townley Elementary School
Has attended 25 classes in the month of January!
CG: What is one health and fitness goal you have for 2023?
Montes: "I want to make sure I put myself first more often this year. My mental health is very important to me and I know that if I am good, then I can be good for my students and my peers."
CG: How has CampGladiator helped you with this goal?
Montes: "It gives me a break from the hustles of the teaching world. I pour so much into my students and my career that sometimes I just need to shut my mind off even for 30min. and let someone else pour into me."
CG: How have you been so consistent?
Montes: "I take advantage of CG's Online 30min Quick Hitters when I can't make it to an outdoor class. I do have my fellow teacher friends that also help me stay accountable and I do the same for them."
Celebrate seasonal produce like winter squash, citrus, broccoli, sweet potatoes and more with a new recipe for each day this month. You’ll find sweet & savory breakfasts, delicious lunches & dinners, and plenty of chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Let’s celebrate the month of February with 28 seasonal recipes to cook in February!
Source: Ambitious Kitchen
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THE IISD EWS NEWSLETTER
Jose Villasenor (Strategist) | Veronica Maples | Nedra Brown | Jonathan Olszewski
Jovillasenor@irvingisd.net | Vmaples@irvingisd.net | Nbrown@irvingisd.net |
972-600-5249 | 972-600-3133