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Check out our church's Health Ministry Programs! If you have any
questions, please contact Ed & Vicki Osgood at 913-1733 OR 912-9345.

Richland Health Ministries...
Health is the gracious gift of God and at the Richland SDA Church we are dedicated to promoting healthful living as it centers in the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.  Richland Health Ministries seeks to demonstrate God’s love by promoting whole person health principles for everyone. We believe in assisting people in reaching their full potential for wholeness and a productive abundant life!

Contemporary Diet Seminar
Dr. Matt Smith, chair of the Food & Nutrition Coalition will be presenting Our Contemporary Diet: Seven Misconceptions & Myths here at the Richland Church on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm.  Dr. Smith is a physician interested in nutrition in lifestyle medicine. The Food & Nutrition Coalition that he chairs is working to improve the health of TriCitians.  His speaking engagements are always interesting and full of relevant, up to date information. You won’t want to miss this!  Invite your friends and bring your family!!

Click Here For The Latest "ALIVE" Health Nugget
fact- New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours per year decrease their risk of hypertension by  40 percent. The specific type of volunteer activity was not a factor—only the amount of time spent volunteering led to increased protection from hypertension.

hope - High blood pressure is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Volunteering is a simple activity that benefits others while reducing your risk of disease.

fact- According to the 2013 Health and Volunteering Study conducted by Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group, doing good for others is good for you. Researchers found that out of 3,351 adults surveyed, 76% of volunteers reported feeling physically healthier, 78% reported lower stress levels, 80% felt more in control of their personal health, and 94% said volunteering improved their mood. Better yet, the benefits of volunteering were experienced by members of any age group, regardless of chronic health conditions.

hope - This research shouldn’t surprise us. Scripture reminds us “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV).

Spring Fever 5k Run / Walk & 1-mile Kids Run
What better way to get ready for summer than a 3.1 mile race?
Join us this spring in supporting & giving to the students at Jason Lee Elementary
while improving your health. All proceeds benefit the students at Jason Lee Elementary School. Stay tuned for more information on the 2014 Spring Fever 5K!  The race is held at Centennial Meadows Park (just north of Howard Amon Park) in Richland. For more information contact Sally Shadle at 509-554-9941 or email her at shadles81@gmail.com
Click Here to sign up for the Spring Fever 5K Run!

Additional links on this topic:

Alive Health Nuggets

Health Challenge

Vegan Cookbook Submission Form