FOODPRINT: Reducing Your Food Waste & More

News you can use 🙂

Click here for a free chart on how to reduce food waste:
https://foodprint.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021_05_03_FP_ABCsOfReducingFoodWaste_FINAL.pdf

Listen to a FoodPrint Podcast at this link https://foodprint.org/what-youre-eating/

Climate Change Game: https://ig.ft.com/climate-game/

All the best in Wellness !

APPs for Tracking Your Water Intake

Click this link to learn more about available APPs.

To learn more about how much water is healthful for you, click the link below to a blog post I did quite a while ago.

All the best in Wellness!

Free Dietary Guidelines Book

News you can use 🙂

If you would like some help in figuring out how to eat a healthful diet, you can find out more at DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans), which has lots of available information for free. Just click the link below.

https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

All the best in Wellness!

JUST FYI – FAITH -Heart Health APP for African Americans

Those of you who follow the HairBlues blog, or have listened to my Wellness Connections podcast, are aware that I am an Open Heart Surgery survivor, now 27 years strong.

I am always on the lookout for information that I can share about the progress of heart health advancements.

There is no doubt that a good medical evaluation, and doctor can change your Life and really make a difference to a person who has been affected by heart health issues.

Research continues to be forthcoming, as is in the case of the FAITH App, (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health), which I learned about recently. Let me be clear, Apps are NOT suggested to replace good medical advice. However, the FAITH app is good news worth sharing. In a study Mayo Clinic researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally relevant mobile app designed to improve heart health among African Americans in faith communities. Read more at the link below.
Source: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mobile-app-for-improving-heart-health-among-african-americans-shows-promise-mayo-study-finds/

Below is a link to Apps that may assist you with ideas for monitoring your heart wellness.

https://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/top-iphone-android-apps

All the best in Wellness!

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Climate Week NYC Apps

Climate Week in New York City is September 19 – 25, 2022

Learn more at this link: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/

According to APPLE – The APP is free.

www.climateweeknyc.org

Climate Week NYC is the largest climate summit in the world. Physical events will take place in New York City, and around the world for 2022.

This free app will provide the guide for the program of events that will be taking place as part of the week. There are listings for sustainable businesses.

Various sources:

https://www.theclimategroup.org/privacy-policy

Where Are the Best Computer Deals?

Is it time for you to buy a new computer? Where are the best deals?

I looked at the sources I trust for answers to some of these questions. Below are the links for you to check out. I hope this is helpful.

PC Magazine
https://www.pcmag.com/deals/the-best-laptop-deals-you-can-snag-now

Tom’s Guide
https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-computers

Wired
https://www.wired.com/story/back-to-school-deals-2022/

FYI – News About Replacing Surge Protectors

I must admit it never occurred to me that I need to upgrade my surge protectors until I read the recent How- To Geek Newsletter, which is one of my favorites for technology information.

Apparently surge protectors wear out over time. Take a look at the article and see whether you’re a candidate for a new one. I am. In addition, the article provides suggestions for purchasing a new one.

Click the link below to read more. https://www.reviewgeek.com/123840/why-you-should-replace-old-surge-protectors/

You can sign up for the How- To Geek Newsletter at the link below:

https://www.reviewgeek.com/newsletter/

JULY – Mental Health Awareness Month for “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” (BIPOC)

There has been substantial progress since the late Bebe Moore Campbell first addressed the need for help regarding mental health awareness for African Americans, and other minorities.

In May 2022, Ms. Campbell was honored by Mental Health America, and you can read more about her formidable contribution to mental health care for Black and African American Communities at this link https://www.mhanational.org/blog/pioneer-equitable-mental-health-honoring-bebe-moore-campbell

Listen to my podcast about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Then use the resource links below to find websites, which have numerous tools to assist you, or someone you know in the minority community who could benefit from using these websites and tools.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

BEAMBlack Emotional and Mental Health Collective- is dedicated to providing mental health support to those in need and to those who require information for this difficult challenge. Tools for assistance can be located at their website.
https://beam.community/about/

To GET HELP NOW – Click this link: https://beam.community/get-help-now/
There you will find 24/7 Phone Hotline numbers, and Mobile Crisis Units information and much more.

BIPOC Acronym Defined
https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-bipoc-5025158

Continue reading

Health Apps for Wellness and Sleep -2022

FYI – Below is a link to an article about various apps, which may give your ‘Wellness‘ regimen a boost.

iPhone – use the links below for Sleep Sounds.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep-sounds-by-sleep-pillow/id410606661

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-noise-lite/id292987597

Tom’s Guide – sleeps apps for Android can be found at this link:
https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-sleep-apps

Using the Safety Apps on Your Mobile Phone

This post is for your information and safety. You may be surprised by how easy it is to set-up your “In Case of Emergency” – ICE contacts on your mobile phones. This critical information could possibly save your life or get you expedited help on your way to the hospital. For example, in the free apps on your mobile phone, you can provide your blood type. In addition, it helps emergency personnel know whom to contact on your behalf in the event of an emergency.

When you have a moment, listen to my podcast on why you may want to consider using these free apps, which are available on your mobile phone. Then use the support links below to read and use the guidelines setting up your emergency contact information.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Find detailed information and resources about emergency cell phone apps at the Medical Alert Advice website by clicking the 911 icon.

Android users can find assistance with filling out the Medical ID information using the links below.

 android-app—medical-id-instructions.pdf (jointcommission.org)

https://medicalid.app/

Apple has various ways to use emergency features on the iPhone. Click the link below to learn more and to setup your medical ID on the Apple phone using the Health App.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207021

Sources:
https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-add-emergency-info-to-your-phones-lock-screen
https://freeappsforme.com/medical-id-apps/
bSafe – Never Walk Alone on the App Store (apple.com)