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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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 πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸš«


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NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling β€” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

WITH SO MANY REASONS TO RIDE, WHAT'S YOURS? Β»

National Bike to Work Week 2018 will be held from May 14–18. Bike to Work Day is May 18!
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. #excercise#biking#fitvic#crossfit#heart#hearthealth


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International Composting Week. #compost#fitvic#getmovingvictoria#communitygarden#compostyourwaste πŸŒΌπŸ„πŸŒΊπŸŒž


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