fitvic@fitvic_getmovingvictoria

It is the vision of fitvic to create a healthier Victoria County in fostering active, healthy eating, and stronger communities.

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Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the "attainment of the highest level of health for all people." Why does it matter?
Everyone deserves a fair chance to lead a healthy life. No one should be denied this chance because of who they are or their socio-economic opportunities.
How do we work to achieve health equity?
To achieve health equity, we must eliminate avoidable health inequities and health disparities requiring short-and long-term actions, including:

Attention to the root causes of health inequities and health disparities, specifically health determinants, a principal focus of Healthy People 2020.

Particular attention to groups that have experienced major obstacles to health associated with socio-economic disadvantages and historical and contemporary injustices. Promotion of equal opportunities for all people to be healthy and to seek the highest level of health possible.
Distribution of socio-economic resources needed to be healthy in a manner that progressively reduces health disparities and improves health for all. Continuous efforts to maintain a desired state of equity after avoidable health inequities and health disparities are eliminated.
​Definitions:

Health Equity: Attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Health Equity means efforts to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. Learn more from our Health Equity Framework.
Health Inequities: Differences in health that are avoidable, unfair, and unjust. Health inequities are affected by social, economic, and environmental conditions.
#inclusivehealth#apha2018#publichealth#fitvic#getmovingvictoria#healthypeople2020#healthycommunity


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How Does Smoking During Pregnancy Harm My Health and My Baby?
Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. Smoking during pregnancy causes additional health problems, including premature birth (being born too early), certain birth defects, and infant death.

Smoking makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant.
Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have a miscarriage.
Smoking can cause problems with the placenta—the source of the baby’s food and oxygen during pregnancy. For example, the placenta can separate from the womb too early, causing bleeding, which is dangerous to the mother and baby.
Smoking during pregnancy can cause a baby to be born too early or to have low birth weight—making it more likely the baby will be sick and have to stay in the hospital longer. A few babies may even die.
Smoking during and after pregnancy is a risk factor of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is an infant death for which a cause of the death cannot be found.
Babies born to women who smoke are more likely to have certain birth defects, like a cleft lip or cleft palate. #stopsmoking#vape#smokingcessation#healthybabies#pregnant#taccho#womenshealth#fitvic


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Farmers Market today from 9-1 @victoriafarmersmarket come show your support Victoria #farmersmarket#fitvic#getmovingvictoria#health#healthyfood


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Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. Secondhand smoke causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adults. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth#smoking#smokingprevention#smokingcessation#stopsmoking#tabaccokills#nodip#cancer#cancerprevention#atslungfact


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ADVANCING AN EQUITY AGENDA
Expanding inclusion across the Crossroads Region specifically in Victoria County, ensuring that all can participate, prosper and reach their full potential is the defining issue of our mission. It is also the defining agenda for fitVic to create a healthier Victoria County in fostering active, healthy eating, and stronger communities.#fitvic#fitvictoria#getmovingvictoria#getmoving#exercise#healthyfood#healthyeating#countyhealthrankings#heart#hearthealth#walking#healthylifestyle#chronicillness#prevention#chip#stratgicplanning#equity#healthequity#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#bewellvictoria#victoria#victoriacounty#zumba#yogachicks#community#communitygarden#diabetes#chronicillness


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Minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, which can lead to poor mental health outcomes. HHS @MinorityHealth is working to improve access to mental health care for all: bit.ly/2tY4TO7#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#minoritymentalhealth#selfcare#nationalminoritymentalhealthmonth#awareness#advocacy#support#minoritymentalhealthmonth


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Gracie with Victoria County Family & Community Health - Texas A&M... demonstrates on how to make a Hearty Two Bean Minestrone Soup. Students who took the Cooking Well With Diabetes Course were able to engage with this recipe hands on. Students were also able to make a healthy fruit topping for Angel Food cake. David Leal, Health Specialist for Healthy South Texas, was able to teach participants different ways to manage their diabetes with their food choices as well as have open discussions with students. #TexasA&M #HealthySouthTexas #CookingWellWithDiabetes #DoWellBeWell #Fitvic #HealthyLiving #Day1


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A huge #fitvic thank you to our Active Living Planning (ALP) guest speaker Rosalinda Ramirez of the #ymca of #victoriatx for proving an exceptional overview plant based plate options,food contaminants,plant protein options and diabetes education today.#plantbased#fitvic#getmovingvictoria#plantbaseddiet#community#standarddiet


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MEETING PURPOSE: To inform Community Partners of the purpose of Be Well Victoria to begin the conversation on Community Health using social determinants of health to gain commitment from invited partners for creating a collaborative environment. JULY 26, 2018 11:00-Noon#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#stigma#mentalhealthmatters#community#communitycollaboration#victoria#victoriatx#communityoutreach#communityhealth#communityhealing#hoggfoundation#hoggfoundationofmentalhealth #BeWellVictoria


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A big #fitvic congratulations to Team Fitvic kickball team for being crowned champions of kickball. Great job competing and demonstrating the true benefits of active living. #fitvic#getmovingvictoria#victoriacounty#active#activeliving#activelivingplan#kickball#kicks#kick


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The effects of smoking on estradiol metabolism. ... The results of several in vitro studies have shown that constituents of cigarette smoke have significant effects on production and metabolism of estrogens. In some cases, such as osteoporosis and endometrial cancer, smoking appears to attenuate the effects of estrogen. #stopsmoking#pregnant#nosmoking#birthoutcomes#fitvic#prenatalmassage#estrogen#pregnancy


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When you quit smoking, the health benefits begin within minutes of your last cigarette. According to the Surgeon General, physical improvements in your body begin within the first hour of smoking cessation.

At 20 minutes after quitting

Blood pressure decreases.
Pulse rate drops.
Body temperature of hands and feet increases.
At 8 hours smoke-free

Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal #smoke#smokefree#smokingcessation#stop#stopsmoking#secondhandsmokekills#fitvic#excercise#secondhandsmoke#tabacco 💨💨🚫


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