Shannon Medical Center | Health Beat | Spring 2018

JOURNAL OF WELLNESS AND GOOD HEALTH CARE SPRING 2018 HEALTH BEAT Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Platteville, WI Permit No. 7 SHANNON MEDICAL CENTER 120 E. Harris Ave. San Angelo, TX 76903 Page 4 5 things you should know about medical emergencies. Page 6 Meet our 2018 Miracle Kids! THREE CHEERS FOR CHERRIES Cherries and other dark berries, such as blackberries and blueberries, are rich sources of flavonoids, which may help improve memory. Enjoy these sweet treats fresh, frozen or dried. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I DESERVE THIS! Celebrate achieving your fitness goals with a nice reward. Don’t undo that hard work with a high-fat meal, however. Think concert tickets, a spa day or a new pair of shoes. American Heart Association READY TO RUN! T he Kids Marathon is something special to witness.This staple event for Shannon and the San Angelo Independent School Dis- trict (SAISD) is celebrating its eighth year. Each April, SAISD students in kindergarten through sixth grade gather at San Angelo Stadium to run the final distance of a marathon during the CATCH in Motion Kids Marathon Last Lap Celebra- tion.The event was born out of a need to encourage movement and a healthy lifestyle at a young age, and it has seen participation increase each year. GOAL: WALK OR RUN 26 MILES “It’s a celebration for sure,” says September Summers, Shannon Health and Wellness. “At the begin- ning of the spring semester, each student is encouraged to walk or run a total of 26 miles before the Last Lap Celebration. It’s a special time because the kids get to see their hard work pay off when their family members, classmates, teach- ers, student athletes and members of the community are there to cheer them on.” The first 500 students receive a medal and a T-shirt upon complet- ing their celebration lap, but the fun does not stop there. Various community organizations have free activities and information about summer programs, and local high school and collegiate athletes are on the field to participate in activities and pose for photos. “The majority of the 26 miles are Join the run Join the 2018 Kids Marathon Last Lap Celebration Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium. Laps will begin every 15 minutes and participants are welcome to come and go through 7 p.m. For more infor- mation, please call 325-657-5677 . clocked during physical education classes, but the children are inspired to involve their family as well,” says Summers. “We want families as a whole to know how much fun the benefits of a healthy lifestyle can be.”