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Students at Spencerville High School take part in a Mental Health Activity Day | News

Students at Spencerville High School take part in a Mental Health Activity Day

SPENCERVILLE, OH (WLIO) – As students approach the end of another school year, Spencerville High Schoolers had the chance to put away their notebooks and just have some fun. Our Nathan Kitchens reports.

Students at Spencerville High School take part in a Mental Health Activity Day

“In high school, it’s hard. You struggle with a lot of things. You’re trying to figure out your life, and is just really hard mentally on you,” stated Emma Core, a student at Spencerville High School.

Students at Spencerville High School take part in a Mental Health Activity Day

Spencerville High School is bringing awareness to the mental health challenges any high schooler can face with a mental health activity day. Students had a chance to release that stress with fun activities from bounce houses to sidewalk chalk and even boxing. Wrapping up a busy school year, a break from the hustle and bustle is just what the students needed.

Students at Spencerville High School take part in a Mental Health Activity Day

“After having our state test, I think we’ve all kind of needed a moment to relax and kick back. Boxing has been really fun. We’ve done some painting, a lot of artwork, which has really helped our mental well-being I think,” explained Henry Lee, a student at Spencerville High School.

Overcomer Boxing Studio opened their doors and taught the students basic boxing combinations. The students had permission to have at it with a punching bag, and they appreciate the chance to release that tension inside.

“It’s exciting to have a class like this that’s usually so, oh, you don’t want to be aggressive, we get a chance to let that aggression out and let our minds be a little bit more free than a school setting,” added Lee.

“I feel like they come in, they are kind of wound up. By the time they leave, they are a little bit wound down, they’re a little more stress-free. That’s what I really love to see, that’s kind of why

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Carrots To Spinach; 5 Vitamin A-Rich Foods To Include In Your Regular Diet Plan

VITAMIN A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which plays an integral role in maintaining normal vision, body growth, immune system, and reproductive health. Our body needs adequate amounts of essential vitamins to help in proper body functioning and maintaining good health. Adequate amounts of vitamin A in your diet can help prevent symptoms of deficiency, including hair loss, dry eyes, skin problems, night blindness and increased susceptibility to infections.

Benefits Of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for many processes in your body, including maintaining healthy vision, ensuring the normal function of your organs and immune system, and aiding the proper development of babies in the womb, states Healthline. It protects your eyes from night blindness and age-related decline, lowers the risk of certain cancers, supports a healthy immune system, reduces the risk of acne, supports bone health and promotes healthy growth and reproduction.

How Much Vitamin A Is Adequate?

According to Healthline, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 900 micrograms (mcg) for males, 700 mcg for females, and 300–600 mcg for children and adolescents.

Foods Rich In Vitamin A Nutrient

1. Sweet Potato

The WebMD reports that a single whole sweet potato contains an impressive 1400 mcg of vitamin A in its skin. That’s more than 150 per cent of your daily requirement in a single serving. For people following plant-based diets, sweet potato is an invaluable source of vitamin A.

2. Spinach

Spinach is known as the powerhouse of nutrients and offers numerous health benefits. A single half-cup serving of spinach contains more than 570 mcg of vitamin A. When consumed raw, in a smoothie or eaten by cooking it, the nutrient profile of spinach can be excellent for your overall health.

3. Carrots

Carrots are second after sweet potatoes in the amounts of beta-carotene (vitamin A). From

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New national collaboration to focus on mental health support

Training material has been adapted to the specific needs of the transport industry to increase relatability and effectiveness.

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS), Steering Healthy Minds (SHM), Toll Group and TrackSAFE Foundation have teamed up to tackle the mental health crisis facing the industry through targeted, early intervention mental health training.

The industry group has partnered with Mental Health First Aid Australia to provide training that reflects the unique and diverse workforce and mental health-related challenges across the expansive industry.

The course includes material adapted to the specific needs of the transport industry to increase relatability and effectiveness.

Transport workers in the transport, logistics and supply chain industry have one of the highest rates of fatality among workers (Safe Work Australia, 2021), and a high incidence of mental health problems (Monash University, 2018).

Kitney MD Jo Kitney, who is a member of the SHM steering committee, explains that there are unique mental health challenges facing the transport industry due to the nature of the work.

“Often, workers are isolated for long periods, exhibit lower physical health and are over exposed to accidents on the roads. As a result, there is a higher incidence of mental stress.

“The demographics seen in the transport industry can also be a compounding factor as the average transport worker is middle aged and male, making them less likely to be open about mental health.”

The industry group hopes to improve transport workers’ lives by reducing the incidence of psychological stress and injury before professional intervention is needed.

Laura Youl, Principal, Strategic Partnership, EML and SHM steering committee member says: “This program has the opportunity to be truly transformational with continued saturation of transport workers trained in Mental Health First Aid. Not only at an individual level but at an organisational

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Brunei health minister advises people to limit strenuous activities amid hot weather conditions in country

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 14 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Brunei amid heatwaves in the country has advised the public to take precautionary measures, such as postponing or limit strenuous and if unavoidable, wear a hat or use a umbrella to protect themselves.

This is following a press statement issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department on the likelihood of El-Nino occurring that will cause dry and hot weather conditions in the upcoming months in the Sultanate.

According to the ministry, excessive heat can cause a person to frequently sweat, and the lack of fluid in the body could result in exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke. Children and the elderly are the groups that are the most at risk of experiencing these health problems, the MoH said.

The public is also advised to use sunscreen, stay hydrated, avoid sugary drinks and avoid wearing dark and tight clothing.

“Do activities in a sufficient ventilation area. Do not sit or leave behind anyone or pet in a vehicle without air conditioning,” urged the ministry, adding that the public needs to be aware of early signs of heat stroke and immediately seek medical treatment if these signs are present.

Among the signs of heat stroke include a high body temperature, dizziness, less sweating even in hot weather, reddish skin, dry and hot, weakness or muscle spasm, nausea and vomiting, high heartbeat, rapid breathing, convulsions, unconsciousness and behavioural changes such as confusion, disorientation or shock. – Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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What changes with the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency? LMH Health panel explains what patients should know | News, Sports, Jobs

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South Jersey’s newest food pantry opens to serve 8,000 residents – including 3,000 children

One local church is stepping up to answer their community’s call for help to keep their residents happy and healthy in the face of food insecurity.

One local church is stepping up to answer their community’s call for help to keep their residents happy and healthy in the face of food insecurity.

Community members and leaders gathered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Clarksboro Saturday to cut the ribbon on their new food pantry, and open their doors to new opportunities.

The St. Peter’s Community Pantry will be open every second and fourth Saturday of to all members of the community, regardless of income or religious affiliation. 


In Gloucester County alone, approximately 8,000 residents face food insecurity – 3,000 of them being children.

“Our food pantry here at St. Peters Community is so vital right now because there is just such a great food insecurity in our community, and we are really seeing that by people coming to churches and asking for help,” said Rev. M. Mantelle Bradley. “So we created this food pantry to make a real difference in our community and all the surrounding communities around us here in this area.”

For more information about the community pantry, or how to donate, visit St. Pete’s website.

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Best plant-based foods for optimal gut health | Health

Gut health is a crucial determinant of our overall health where a healthy gut is formed by the presence of a diverse microbiome and a plant-based balanced diet that consists of whole grains, legumes, nuts, leafy vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich foods, fermented probiotics etc helps to support our healthy bacteria and lay a foundation for a healthy gut. Vegetarian meals containing these ingredients are also nutritious and work against preventing inflammation or even treating such gut inflammation since the gut microbiome plays a critical role in our overall health and immunity.

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Best plant-based foods for optimal gut health (Photo by Sweet Life on Unsplash)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Manoj Kutteri, Medical Director and CEO of Atmantan Wellness Centre, suggested, “When you are focusing on a pure vegetarian plant-based diet, you need to know that all those diet preparations are not equal. While a freshly prepared meal is highly beneficial to us, a vegetarian diet which is loaded with sugar and made with processed food ingredients, refined grains, and carbs may not work beneficial to our gut and the body. A balanced meal should also focus on a variety of vegetarian options such as wholesome multi-grains, differently colored fruits and so on.”

Emphasising that one of the major arguments for non-vegetarianism is the protein content of animal foods, he said, “There are abundant vegetarian sources of protein as well that one can plan a meal with. If you are not careful about these proportions of a vegetarian meal, it can adversely affect your gut. Besides the nutritional quotient of the food, it is important to look at the quality and freshness of the ingredients. Organically grown or

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