Mower County Rental Properties Get Help Going Smoke Free

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Since 2014, the American Lung Association (ALA) of MN has worked with Mower County rental properties to become smoke free. SHIP Mower County is currently contracting with the American Lung Association to promote, encourage, and directly assist property owners and managers toward smoke-free spaces.

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Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #7

Monday, March 14th, 2016

-Try meditation or other relaxation techniques.BreatheRefreshedTips

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #6

Friday, March 11th, 2016

BreatheRefreshedTips-Engage in a physical activity, such as taking a walk.

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #5

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Remind yourself that feelings of anger and edginess are only temporary.BreatheRefreshedTips

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #4

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

BreatheRefreshedTipTake a deep breath through your nose and blow out slowly through your mouth. Repeat 10 times.

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #3

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

BreatheRefreshedTipsAs a substitute for smoking, try chewing on carrots, pickles, apples, sugarless gum, etc. Keeping your mouth busy may stop the psychological need to smoke.

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed Challenge

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Breathe_Refreshed_ChallengeDiscover what your triggers are! Is the need to use tobacco greater after you eat or at certain times of the day?

What could you do to delay that need or distract yourself from it?

Take the challenge! Choose one trigger and create an action plan. Instead of using tobacco at this time, I will _____ instead. (Some examples are to chew gum, take a walk, or snack on something healthy.)

Share your goal with us for a chance to win Mower Refreshed gear! (T-shirt, bag, stylus pen, or water bottle.)

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #2

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Breathe_Refreshed_TipsAvoid situations and activities that you associated with smoking.

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #1

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

MR_BreatheRefreshed_Tips_1Remind yourself that cravings will pass.

~Tip Source: www.cancer.gov

What is Breathe Refreshed?

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

A challenge for you to create a new life habit and exercise your lungs with refreshed air! Consider what small steps you might take to make quitting tobacco a reality!

Join us March 6th thru the 19th while we promote tips and resources to help our community take a journey to breathing more refreshed!

#BreatheMowerRefreshed