Skin Health Matters

It’s not a topic that we cover often when it comes to APPS, but I think that this is worth sharing. Melanoma is a real thing. This APP is free. Please share. Click the link for details.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/patient%20and%20visitor%20guide/my-skin-check-app

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All the best in Wellness!

FOODPRINT, PIZZA, and the WATER CONNECTION?

Really? I don’t have it often, however pepperoni pizza has been known to cross my palate. And, because I am a subscriber to the FoodPrint Newsletter, I just became aware of this fact: One serving of pepperoni pizza uses 53 gallons of water!

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Why should we care how much water we use by the choices we make for our daily intake of food? Well, one answer is to conserve water right?

Other reasons: Firefighters, hospitals, gas stations, street cleaners, health clubs, gyms, and restaurants all require large quantities of water to provide services to our communities. Reducing our usage of water now means that these services can continue to be provided.
Source: https://www.liveabout.com/conservation-efforts-why-should-we-save-water-3157877

Knowledge gives us the opportunity to be reliable and conscientious in determining how we live and support the planet’s well-being. When we have facts, we can make informed decisions. Tech4boomers will continue to bring you “news you can use” to participate, to do your part and contribute to the well-being of the planet for future generations. Let’s work at it together.

FoodPrint Newsletter Link:
https://foodprint.org/what-is-foodprint/newsletter/

Water Calculatorhttps://www.watercalculator.org/water-footprint-of-food-guide/ 

Listen to what I am thinking and talking about at Judith Guerra Wellness Connections.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 

All the best in Wellness & Happy Holidays!

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 !

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

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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 APPs for Mental Wellness

According to a recent post at the VeryWell.com Website:

Complementary Treatments are approaches to health that occur alongside conventional medical treatment. Studies show that complementary therapies positively impact mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.”

For a detailed list of complementary therapies such as yoga, dance, and art, click the link below:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/alternatives-to-therapy-5217661

One of the best overall Mental Health Apps of 2022 is Moodfit. To learn more about Moodfit click this link – https://www.getmoodfit.com/

Use the link below to get a list of the Best 2022 Mental Health Apps that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone.
https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902

Another source for Mental Health Apps can be found at the link below. At this website you can learn about the Pros and Cons of each app in addition to the cost.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mental-health-apps#A-quick-look-at-the-best-mental-health-apps-for-2022

Use the link below for the Stop Suicide App, which is free.
https://thebetterappcompany.com/better_stop_suicide


For more suicide prevention apps
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

Best wishes for mental wellness,
Judith


FYI – What Are Health Cards?

This YouTube video may give you the answers you’ve been looking for to understand what Health Cards (e.g., New York’s Excelsior Pass) are, and how they can be used in various businesses. Health Cards are easily retrievable using your mobile phone with an app. At this writing, more than 20 states—including Connecticut, Nevada, Hawaii use Health Cards.

Find out more at the sources below:
Source: How Does the COVID SMART Health Card Work? (verywellhealth.com)

https://epass.ny.gov/home

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

Apps for Pain?

Recently I learned about Apps for Pain Management. Of course, not everyone will benefit from any one approach to pain. It is also recommended that you consult with a doctor for your particular issue.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief summary on my podcast #38. Then use the various links provided below for resource material, and a list of pain management apps.

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.

The U.S. Pain Foundation has free resources available for your reference at this link:
https://uspainfoundation.org/resources/

Note: When you get to the resources page look for – Download the PDF: Create your pain management plan. This form will give you guidelines for a conversation with your healthcare professional.

The Curable app has a free and paid version. The free version of Curable offers 13 free introductory audio lessons. Click the link below to learn more: https://www.curablehealth.com/blog

You can find other apps for pain listed by the U.S. Pain Foundation at the link below:
https://uspainfoundation.org/blog/10-best-apps-for-people-with-chronic-pain/

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