Happy New Year!
We hope all of our Fund Members had a happy holiday season and are looking forward to what 2024 has to offer. We also hope that you will continue to focus on your health and well-being this year. One great way to start is by finding out how much you know about creating and maintaining healthy habits.
Whether you want to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle or you’re a health expert, there’s always something to learn. Find out how much you already know by taking our New Year’s Resolution Quiz. Be sure to share your grade with fellow Fund Members. And don’t worry if you don’t do well. It’s all part of learning! You can read the quiz information and take it as many times as you like.
Monthly Health Education
We want all of our Fund Members to be informed about important health topics. That’s why we’ve started our monthly health education. At the beginning of each month, check our website for new health articles that will entertain and educate. Find the schedule below
- January is Thyroid Awareness | Revitalize Your Life and Discover the Power of Thyroid Health
- February is Heart Health | Love Your Heart with Life Changing Tips
- March is Healthy Nutrition Tips | Discover Top Nutrition Tips for a Vibrant You
Thyroid Awareness Month
This is a month dedicated to making sure that little thyroid gland in your neck is working properly. Issues with thyroid function can lead to obesity, high cholesterol and more.
Problems with thyroid functions are more common than many people think. The truth is over 12% of people living in the United States have been diagnosed with some type of thyroid issue. These range from overactive thyroids to thyroid cancers that can be deadly.
So, how do you know if your thyroid is functioning properly? First, know your body. Pay attention to any symptoms that might indicate a problem with your thyroid function. These include:
- Lumps or swelling in your throat
- Restlessness and irritability
- Extra sensitivity to cold or heat
- Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight with no changes to diet or exercise
- Trouble sleeping
- Vision or eye irritation
While some thyroid issues are more common and can happen to anyone, the most dangerous issue, thyroid cancer, is found most often in certain populations. Check out this article to know your risks.
Though the thyroid is a small gland, it is essential for your health. If you notice any signs or symptoms of thyroid issues, don’t wait. See a doctor as soon as possible. Remember, The Fund’s wellness centers can perform screenings, blood tests, and even thyroid ultrasounds at no cost to you.
Schedule an appointment today at 210-202-9384.
Hear from Fund Members
Christmas Bingo at Westover Hills
In December, Fund Members gathered at Westover Hills for a Christmas bingo party. The day was filled with laughter and joy as many Members who had not seen one another in a long time enjoyed one another's company. Snacks were eaten, prizes were given out and a merry time was had by all.
More bingo games and other events are planned at our wellness centers throughout the year. To see events at all of our wellness centers, please see our calendar.