Happy Healthy Halloween!

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes and enjoy parties. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.

H-Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
 
A-Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
 
L-Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
 
L-Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
 
O-Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
 
W-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
 
E-Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
 
E-Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
 
N- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day !

Bring your family or friends and come join us for Get Outdoors Nevada Day Saturday Oct 24th from 9am - 2pm at Sunset Park! Our Get Healthy Staff will be participating in this annual event that promotes trails and physical activity in our great valley. Celebrate all that you love about Nevada’s outdoor spaces at a free, fun and family-friendly event highlighting the best of being outdoors. From basic park and picnic fun, to activities and rock climbing, to outfitters and organizations featuring the latest in recreation opportunities, Get Outdoors Nevada Day is a great day out for the entire family. Let’s celebrate together as we Enjoy, Value and Protect Southern Nevada’s incredible outdoor playground.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day
October 24th~ 9am- 2pm
SUNSET PARK
2601 E Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Admission is FREE

 

Get Healthy Holiday Challenge 2015

The holiday season is almost here, and we all know what that means—temptation! From the parties to the shopping, it’s easy to take a break from your healthy habits. The Get Healthy Holiday Challenge, a free online program, can help you adopt new healthy behaviors during the holiday season. The program provides weekly tips, recipes, an interactive blog, prizes and more! It’s easy, fun and free… so sign up today at GetHealthyClarkCounty.org  Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join! Challenge begins Oct 12 so get signed up today!

Pre-diabetes prevention classes

For people with pre-diabetes, healthy lifestyle choices can help bring blood sugar level back to normal or at least keep it from rising toward the levels seen in type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and healthy eating can help. Sometimes medications are an option for people at high risk for diabetes.

To learn about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program contact Barbara Carter at the YMCA at (702) 522-7435.