Feb. 22-28, 2015 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, and eating disorders are also linked to suicidality.
The awareness ribbon or bracelet color for eating disorder awareness is usually blue, green, or purple.
How you can help:
Get involved, spread the word, host a scale smash, share positive messages on social media. Attend a fundraising or awareness-raising event in your area.
Happy Presidents Day to our American friends!
In addition to being the home of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and President’s Day, did you know that February is also National Cancer Prevention Month?
Cancer may seem like it strikes randomly and without reason. While anyone can develop cancer, there are some risk factors in your control. Here’s a list of doctor-recommended ways to reduce your risk of getting cancer:
- Protect yourself from the sun — wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, and don’t use tanning beds.
- Don’t use tobacco of any type.
- Eat a healthy diet — one low in fat, high in fruits and vegetables, and drink alcohol only in moderation.
- Screen early and often. Self-checks and medical exams can help catch cancer early, which increases the likelihood that treatment is successful.
- Avoid endocrine-disrupting chemicals (such as BPA, parabens and phthalates).
- Stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
- Get vaccinated against infections such as hep B and C and HPV.
For more information on these and other factors, visit the Mayo Clinic or WHO web sites. Check out cancer awareness bracelets on Reminderband’s web site.
We’ve got a new section of our Idea Gallery over on the Reminderband web site, and we’re showcasing Event Wristbands.
Reminderband silicone bracelets have been hits at family reunions, community events, races, concerts, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other events. We thought we’d feature some of those band ideas to give inspiration for those looking for a custom, inexpensive souvenir or ticket item for their next event, big or small.
Let us know what you think… are there event or wristband types that we missed that you’d like to see?