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Wellness Wednesday


Last Wednesday, Family and Consumer Science majors stepped out to spread the word about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

There is a rising number of children and young adults affected by this nationwide.

The actual cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown but includes numerous symptoms. Some of the symptoms are impaired vision, sore throat, severe headaches and unbearable joint pain, which can make life uncomfortable.

Although there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, there are a few ways to manage living with it.

Family and Consumer Science majors were prepared with a very helpful slide show presentation. They vocalized the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and sleep management in a very professional manor.

Wellness Wednesday included a well balanced, three-course meal, beginning with a spinach mandarin orange salad. The main course, sirloin beef kabobs, was served with grilled squash and zucchini mix. For dessert, Angel food cake was topped with blueberries and whipped cream. The meal provided consumers with key essentials such as Vitamin A and C, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B complex.

Chronic fatigue syndrome tends to leave people feeling like they constantly need to rest, no matter how much sleep they actually get. It is helpful to exercise on a daily basis and manage a sleep schedule. Yoga and meditation are proven to relax as well as improve fitness if done consistently.

It is more hurtful than helpful to take naps during ones daily routine. When arising after a nap, one is left feeling even more fatigued. Do not intake caffeine, and undergo a wind down period by doing something relaxing before bedtime, such as listening to music or taking a hot bath. Realize that the bedroom should be limit to nighttime activity.

Wellness Wednesday started roughly three years ago to give campus participants a healthy balanced lunch. It now occurs once a month during the fall and spring semesters.

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