Wellness

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WICT 2022 Wellness Initiatives  
First Wednesday of each Month | 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM (30 Minutes) 
WICT Wellness Wednesday Wake-Up 
(Monthly topics are subject to change.) 

January

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Wellness Resolutions  

 

Choose one thing you would like to change. Focus only on this one goal. Create a plan, include a backup 

plan. There is always more than one way to achieve success. Find Your Way.  

 

January 15, 2022 – We Belong Strong | Julie Space Roehn - 3 Life-Changing Steps to Build Your Best Body 

 

This powerful presentation delivers a proven and realistic program for achieving optimal health and fitness.​

February

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American Heart Month  

Heart disease is the No.1 killer of Americans. February is American Heart Month, a time when all people 

can focus on their cardiovascular health. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. We can reduce heart disease by promoting healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. 

March

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National Nutrition Month 

 

Nutrition Questions That Get Your Mind Thinking.  National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign 

created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to 

learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. 

April

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National Stress Awareness Month | Emotional Eating  

 

April is National National Stress Awareness Month, and while stress is unavoidable for the vast majority of Americans, there are many ways to help prevent and manage it.

 

Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life. 

July

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Be Safe in the Sun 

 

Take Steps to protect yourself.  Sun safety is not just for vacation. Are you sun-safe every day? Take the 

American Cancer Society's quiz and find out.  

October

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Breast Cancer Awareness  

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), launched in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries and is intended to encourage women to get regular mammograms. 

May

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Women's Health Care Month 

 

Your health is a lifelong journey. It’s personal. It’s unique. It’s yours.  Where are you on your health journey, and where do you want to go? Every woman has her own approach, and we know that it’s not always easy to take steps for better health.  

August

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National Immunization Awareness Month 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the 

importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. 

November

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American Diabetes + Lung Cancer Awareness Month 

 

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in school-age youth in the United States, affecting about 193,000 youth under 20 years old. Regardless of their age, sometimes youth who have diabetes need support with their diabetes care.  

 

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer 

Awareness Day. As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness 

activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month. 

June

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Men’s Health Month  

June is Men's Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.  The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. 

September

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Healthy Aging Month 

 

For the past twenty years, the month of September has been recognized as Healthy Aging Month, an 

annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older.  As the numbers of people age 45 and older grows every year, the focus of September’s Healthy Aging Month is to inspire these adults to improve their overall health and well-being. Healthy aging includes more than just one’s physical wellness; rather it also encompasses a healthy mental, social, and financial state. 

December

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Wrapping Up the Year & Avoiding Holiday Stressors  

 

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and 

seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. Tips for a Stress-Free Season