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Communication is a Key Part to 2013 NATIVE Building a Healthy Relationship MEN’S WELLNESS WORKSHOP Communication is a key part to are a natural part of healthy The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) announces the annual building a healthy relationship. relationships, but it’s important SPIPA Native Men’s Wellness Workshop for 2013. The frst step is making sure you that you fnd a way to both want and expect the same compromise if you disagree A Native Men’s Wellness Workshop will be held on March 15 - 16, 2013 at things -- being on the same page on something. Try to solve the Great Wolf Lodge, located in Grand Mound, WA. The event will begin Friday evening at 7:00 PM with healthy snacks and conclude on Saturday is very important. The following conficts in a fair and rational early afternoon. While past Men’s Wellness events have been education tips can help you create and way. focused, this year will also include a focus on cancer prevention planning. maintain a healthy relationship: Cigarette use, obesity, lower than recommended fruits and vegetable „ Be Supportive. Offer servings and physical activity account for a majority of cancer causes. „ Speak Up. In a healthy reassurance and These factors are within reach, and Native men deserve the best health. relationship, if something is encouragement to your partner. bothering you, it’s best to talk Also, let your partner know To ensure a maximum effect on Native Men’s Wellness campaigns about it instead of holding it when you need their support. throughout the 5 SPIPA tribes, the CCCP asks that this year’s participants in. Healthy relationships are about commit to attend the workshop in March and at least 1 follow-up meeting building each other up, not later in the year. „ Respect Your Partner. putting each other down. Your partner’s wishes and To reach men in each of the 5 tribes, the Native Men’s Wellness Summit feelings have value. Let your „ Respect Each Other’s has reserved 50 rooms for the March Summit. There will be at least 5 rooms per tribe and the remaining rooms will assigned be on a frst come, signifcant other know you are Privacy. Just because you’re frst serve basis. Spouses or partners and up to 2 children per participant making an effort to keep their in a relationship, doesn’t mean are welcome, though some sessions will be men only. Participants are ideas in mind. Mutual respect you have to share everything encouraged to share rooms as it will allow more total participants. The is essential in maintaining and constantly be together. registration deadline is February 28 . th healthy relationships. Healthy relationships require space. To register, please contact Kathryn Akeah, Outreach Specialist CCCP, at „ Compromise. Disagreements 360-462-3241 or visit Winter Workout Tips Low Impact Workouts Eight Tips to keep you moving all year long. „ Insulate – dress in layers, stay warm but Available It is hard to keep active during the winter don’t sweat. months. Try these tips to increase your Come to a low impact, relaxing 30 minute workout physical activity during the dark cold winter „ Stay hydrated – drink water, even though [12:15 – 12:45] months: you don’t feel thirsty Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Indoor „ Wear refective material if exercising in the in the Youth Center Gym. dark. „ Use the tribal gym or swimming pool. Each session will include Why is this important? stretching, light strength „ Try a group exercise class like Zumba. training and some core work. „ Work out at home with a DVD from „ Exercising controls weight Wear loose, comfy clothes, the library or try free internet videos on barefoot or socks. or „ Exercise combats health conditions and All equipment and MATS PROVIDED diseases (like high blood pressure, heart „ Laugh it up – invite a friend to join you, try disease, diabetes, certain cancers). If you have questions or would like to register, please a Wii activity or game. contact Cindy Beck at 360-709-1810 or cbeck@ „ Exercise improves your mood Outdoor „ Exercise boosts your energy Starts Tuesday, January 8th - Ends Friday, „ Take time to warm up your muscles before March 29th doing high intensity workouts or stretching. „ Exercise promotes better sleep Page 6   
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