Health and fitness briefs, April 22

Oklahoman Published: April 22, 2014


Try this

Stress is not something bad. It gives us energy and helps us survive and cope in a crisis. But it must be managed and kept in balance or we may become ill and find our relationships adversely affected. Try these tips to help with stress:

•Vary your routine.

•When thinking exhausts you, take a break and do something physical.

•Notice your attitude.

•Keep things in perspective. Don’t take everything personally.

•Laugh more.

•Say “No.”

•Do one thing at a time.

•Don’t procrastinate

•Talk out problems with friends or family.


Source: Molly Ross, executive director, Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit

Registration open for health Literacy summit in Norman

The Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign is hosting the second Health Literacy Summit at 8:30 a.m. May 8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman.

This year’s keynote speaker is a researcher Andrew Pleasant. Pleasant is senior director for Health Literacy and Research at Canyon Ranch Institute, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit public charity located in Tucson, Ariz.

The Health Literacy Summit is being held in conjunction with the 75th Annual Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference.

To register for the Oklahoma Health Literacy Summit/Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference, visit When registering, please mark the box to indicate that you will attend the Oklahoma Health Literacy Summit, or call 271-9444, ext. 56410, for more information.

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