A family’s health and wellness are two major concerns for families everywhere and small changes can add up to make a big difference in leading a healthier and longer life. Sometimes lack of access to information in Spanish is the biggest challenge in helping Spanish-speakers give their families a chance at a healthier life. Bienestar sin Barreras® is a multimedia guide in Spanish that explains in easy to understand terms, how to make those small changes that can lead to a healthier, more satisfied life. The program consists of a book and a DVD. The book is divided into 8 chapters covering the essentials of wellness.
The first chapter describes what consists of proper nutrition, navigating the food pyramid to make sure all needs are met, as well as understanding nutrition labels and how to prepare nutritious foods.
Exercise should play a vital role in everyone’s life and this chapter describes its importance, what it means to have a healthy physical routine, how to circumvent excuses and starting a healthy exercise regimen.
This chapter describes the basic prevention, detection and treatment of ailments. It also describes how to prepare and what to expect when visiting a doctor’s office to get the most out of your visit.
Diabetes is one of the biggest health facts among Latinos in the United States. This chapter explains what is diabetes, what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, how to prevent complications and how to care for someone with diabetes.
Good oral health and hygiene is the key to preventing various diseases including heart disease. This chapter explains the foundation of oral health and the need for changing oral hygiene through various chapters in life. It explains what happens during a visit to the dentist, describes common dental problems and treatments as well as dental insurance.
This chapter describes what it means to be sexually responsible as well as the various oral contraceptives, preventing sexually transmitted diseases, sexual hygiene and helping educate your kids about sexuality.
This chapter explains what is stress, offers some tips on preventing stress and suggests different ways of managing stress and stressful situations.
Depression can affect anyone at any time and this chapter explains depression as a mental illness, some of the symptoms, and the difference between sadness and depression. It goes on to explain some of the causes of depression, who can diagnose depression and some ways to overcome it.
The DVD expands on the book and describes in more detail what consists of a healthy diet, myths about nutrition, bad eating habits and how to overcome them. It goes on to explain the basics of nutrition, the health pyramid, and the importance exercise plays in our daily lives.