Stay Healthy During Back To School Time

Stay Healthy During Back to School Time
Back-to-school time has arrived, and many people feel a little anxious about themselves or their children going back. With viruses like the flu, COVID-19, and others, it’s important to prioritize your health during this time of year.

It’s not possible to totally protect yourself from all bacteria and germs, but there are many things you can do to help you and your children stay healthy during back-to-school time. Read on as we share our top tips for staying healthy this school year!

Practice Good Hygiene

One essential aspect of staying healthy now and throughout the year is practicing good hygiene. The CDC recommends that you wash your hands often, especially after being around a sick individual, after using the bathroom, and before eating. Do for 20 seconds using soap and water for handwashing to be most effective.

It’s best to avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes, especially if you’ve been around a sick person or haven’t washed your hands. Sneezing into your elbow and covering your mouth when you cough is other ways to prevent the spread of germs.

If you or your children are not feeling well, don’t go to school or work, as you may spread the illness to others. Stay home and get some rest so you can feel better faster.

Eat Nutritious Foods

Consuming foods with a high nutritional value is critical to helping your immune system stay strong and keep your body healthy. The foods you eat provide your body with many vitamins and minerals that it needs to function.

According to information from the Cleveland Clinic, there are many minerals and vitamins that your immune system needs to operate, such as iron, folate, selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, D, and E. They work to support your immune system, so it performs properly and helps fight off, prevent, and shorten infections.

Various foods contain these essential vitamins and minerals, including cantaloupe, strawberries, avocado, spinach, kale, carrots, sweet potatoes, almonds, sunflower seeds, beans, chickpeas, salmon, and turkey. Many additional fruits and vegetables contain these vital nutrients, so it is a great idea to include them in your diet.

One simple way to consume these healthy foods is to make a smoothie. Pick your favorite fruits, such as cantaloupe, strawberries, and blueberries, and then add some kale and spinach. Pour in water and blend until it’s creamy. Now you can enjoy a smoothie that’s delicious and nutritious!

Eating less sugar and processed foods can also help you stay healthy, as they fill you up but do not provide your body with the nutrition it needs. Eating out less and preparing more of your meals at home is a great way to accomplish this goal. When you cook more at home, you can make more nutritious foods and work to keep your body healthy.

Create Healthy Habits

Establishing healthy habits and doing them each day can greatly impact your and your family’s health during back-to-school time. Staying hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water is one crucial healthy habit. Water serves various purposes in keeping you healthy, and your body contains a large percentage of water.

Staying active and exercising regularly is another healthy habit of keeping you feeling your best. According to information from the Mayo Clinic, healthy adults should exercise moderately for at least 150 minutes or vigorously for at least 75 minutes each week. Moderate exercise examples include riding a bicycle, walking briskly, and swimming. Running, playing basketball, and jumping rope are some examples of more vigorous exercise.

Ensuring that you get enough sleep each night can also help keep you healthy. You will need a different amount of sleep depending on your age. The Mayo Clinic states that children ages 6 to 12 need to sleep for 9 to 12 hours, and adults need to sleep for at least 7 hours per day.

Reducing stress is another way to positively impact your health, as large amounts of stress are unsuitable for your body or mind. Some effective ways to reduce stress include dedicating time to relaxation, practicing meditation and mindfulness techniques, and learning better coping methods.

We hope these tips will help keep you healthy during the back-to-school season and the rest of the year!

To learn more about our programs at Boardman Training Center, request information here!

The Best Time to Start a Career Training Program is Now

Many lives have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless people are facing a difficult time getting a job, while some are still adjusting to homeschooling their kids. For others, this pandemic has brought about many other life changes.

Numerous people have faced disruptions to their jobs this year and making a decision on the next step to take can be difficult, especially with the ongoing uncertainty. You might be unsure of what steps to take to begin a new career that has better job security or what the best alternatives are for career training.

Even though things may feel somewhat overwhelming, taking the next step forward will help you get ahead in your career and reach your goals. If you want to begin a career in the healthcare industry, there’s no better time than now to start a career training program. This week, we’re giving you insight into why it’s best to start now!

Train for A New Career

Throughout this pandemic, we have gotten a closer look at jobs that are essential, and working in healthcare is one of the key categories for essential work. These healthcare workers are on the front lines, fighting for the safety and health of all. Doctors, nurses, medical office specialists, phlebotomy technicians, and many others in the healthcare industry have devoted themselves to helping people affected by the pandemic.

Becoming an essential healthcare worker and selecting a career in the medical field can increase your job security in the short and long term. Preparing for a new healthcare career through training can help you be successful as an essential worker in the medical field.

Besides increased job security, attending a healthcare training program and starting a job within that industry gives you the opportunity to connect with people on a daily basis and help make a difference in their lives, giving you a more fulfilling career.

Finish Your Degree Sooner

Need another great reason to start your career training program right now? The sooner you begin a training program, the sooner you will be able to finish. It can feel like a big step to take. You may feel a little overwhelmed and like you are not ready. However, the longer you wait, the more time it will take to start your new career.

Initiating your new career sooner will allow you to start working and earning money faster. With each passing day, you are losing money that could have been earned, if you made the decision to start your healthcare career training now.

At Boardman Training Center, our healthcare training programs are designed to help you fast-track your way to an exciting new career. With our healthcare training classes that are completed in just weeks, you prepare for a career in the healthcare field much faster than traditional universities.

Stay Closer to Home

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is still present, there are many people who are nervous about whether they should go away to college. Being far from family members and interacting with people from different locations are major concerns at this time.

In spite of these concerns, there are still opportunities to begin a healthcare training program that is closer to your home. When you choose a program that will let you complete your healthcare courses within a small-school environment, while staying closer to home, it will give you better peace of mind for your concerns. In addition, you will have more help from family and friends, providing you with much-needed support systems.

When you are closer to home and attending a smaller school, you will also have the opportunity to network and create relationships in your local medical community and with potential employers.

Start Your Career Training at BTC

At Boardman Training Center, we are devoted to your success while you’re a student, and even after you graduate. Our WE CARE family atmosphere and supportive teachers will set you up for success in your exciting new career. With services offered to students like academic advising, career advising, and personal advising, we empower you to reach your full potential and achieve your career goals.

Explore our healthcare training programs in  Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist to start your path to a new career with BTC! Request information to get started now!

We’re Here for You Through COVID-19

As we all adapt to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the new normal, life has changed for each and every one of us in the last few weeks. From having our daily movements restricted, to homeschooling our kids, to the heroes on the front lines who are courageously battling the virus, we have all been affected.

At Boardman Training Center, we want our students, our community, and our future students to know that we are here for you and will support you in every way we can. We’re all in this fight together and we will get through it together.

Supporting BTC Students

At BTC, we think of ourselves as a family, and not just a school. Throughout this difficult and uncertain time, we continue to stay committed to our purpose, to empower change by creating opportunity.

We’re committed to supporting and serving our BTC family of students during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering live online classes that allow students to continue receiving the education and training necessary to begin a rewarding healthcare career. With this online remote classroom instruction, students can continue to work toward achieving their career goals.

In Ohio, educational institutions are considered essential businesses, so students can travel to campus to get distance learning materials or other related essential services. At the BTC campus, we’re taking every precaution necessary to ensure our facilities are sanitized and are operating under social distancing requirements. We understand that many students cannot travel to campus, so instructors are available to assist students remotely with anything they need.

Supporting Our Community

While we continue to support our students throughout this time, we are also highly invested in the local healthcare community and remain dedicated to serving it as best we can by providing the local workforce with qualified medical professionals.

With healthcare career training programs including Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist, BTC graduates are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 virus by providing critical support to physician’s offices, hospitals, and clinics.

We pledge to continue to support community members and local healthcare teams by training and preparing critical healthcare workers who are essential during the pandemic.

Supporting Future Students

There have been many people and families negatively impacted because of COVID-19 and the mandatory restrictions on non-essential businesses. Many people have been laid off or lost their jobs and millions around the country have already applied for unemployment benefits.

We are a school with the purpose of empowering change by creating opportunity, so we believe that it’s our responsibility to help people get retrained, enabling them to go back to work. To allow people to begin working toward a meaningful healthcare career, we are now offering virtual campus visits for all potential students. We hope this will provide the opportunity for those who have been negatively affected to start their path to a more secure career.

This time of uncertainty can be especially hard for high school seniors who are making decisions about what to do after graduation. We encourage all high school seniors to explore our career training programs that allow you to get on the fast track to a successful and rewarding healthcare career.

Learn more about our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs and contact us today to schedule a remote admissions meeting.