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Newsletter- July 2011

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knowledge stopTUWellness invites you attend the Knowledge Stop Seminar for July

 

 Stretching Your Way to Better Health

 

Uptown (LBC 203) on Tuesday, July 19

TNPRC (Auditorium) on Thursday, July 21

Downtown (Tidewater 105) on Tuesday, July 26

 

All sessions are from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Seminar Summary:

This session will provide education about musculoskeletal disorders and how to prevent injuries through stretching exercises.   The presentation will explain how a lack of proper exercise can increase the risk of injury and demonstrate stretching exercises to increase limberness.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Benjamin Dichiara D.C.  is a Graduate of Texas Chiropractic College and Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Dr. Dichiara has professional certifications in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Physical Therapy, and he is a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor. 
 
Dr. Nelson "Chip" Curtis, D.C. is an Honor Graduate of Life University in Atlanta Georgia as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He was a personal trainer for twelve years and specializes in sports injuries. Dr. Curtis was a scholarship athlete through college and played Rugby for the U.S. National Rugby Team.

 

The seminar is open to all, but a RSVP is requested

 

To RSVP click here 

By attending 7 of the 10 scheduled monthly seminars or webinars you will receive $25 at the end of the year as part of the Streetcar to Better Health campaign!

 

August Knowledge Stop: "Aging Well" on  August, 11, 17 and 18

 

Another great event by Workforce Management Organization and TUWellness!


Registration for the Route to Wellness program is OPEN! RTWLogo

 

Route to Wellness is an eight week walking program for ALL Tulane faculty and staff.  Each week participants will walk to a different destination across America while gradually increasing their steps.

 

Below is the information you need to become a Route to Wellness participant:

  • STEP 1: Click on the "register now" link below to register for the program*
  • STEP 2: RSVP and attend an information session to learn more and receive a pedometer**
  • STEP 3: Log your steps in FLEX, the on-line system

Additional Perks:

  • Weekly nutrition, walking and fitness tips on FLEX
  • Recipes
  • Online Exercise Library 
  • INCENTIVES!!

Incentives include:

  • The top 15 participants will all receive a $100 taxable Visa gift card.
  • Another 5 active participants will be chosen at random to receive a $100 taxable Visa gift card.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, July 6 – Uptown LBC 202
  • Thursday, July 7- Downtown School of Medicine (1430 Tulane Ave) Room 6001
  • Friday, July 8- TNPRC Auditorium

Click here to RSVP for an Information Session.  Those that RSVP for the session will receive a pedometer.  Pedometers will be available to the first 70 people that RSVP for each session.  **Attending an information session is not required for program participation and is only necessary to receive a pedometer.  A pedometer is not required for the program.

 

So, are you ready to take the Route to Wellness?

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

*IMPORTANT:If you participated in the WalkWELL or Biggest Winner program in previous years, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and use the same username and password to register for The Route to Wellness program.

 

The program begins Monday, July 11!

 

Presented by TUWellness and Workforce Management

 


TUWellness is proud to announce:

 

Summer Fitness Classes

 

Beat the summer heat!   Join TUWellness and your colleagues each week for a thirty minute fitness class on each campus.

 

Classes will be from 12:15pm-12:45pm.  People of all fitness levels are welcome to participate.  Please bring water and a towel and wear tennis shoes to each class.

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Classes start on July 15th and the schedule of class dates can be found here.  The style of class will be announced on Monday of each week on the TUWellness website. Those participating in the Route to Wellness program will receive the schedule through email each Monday. 

 

Please sign in at each class for the chance to win one of the prizes that will be offered at the end of the 7 week fitness class program!  Please contact Robin Morehouse with any questions at rmorehou@tulane.edu or 504-247-1720.

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IMPORTANCE OF

SUNSCREEN

 

Summer can be fun, but it is important to remember that safety comes first. Exposure to the sun can do serious damage to your skin, so here are a few tips on how using sunscreen and other sun safety practices can help decrease your risk of skin damage:

 

·CHECK FOR SPF

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Make sure your sunscreen contains SPF protection against UVB rays. The recommended SPF is 30 or more.

 

·DON'T FORGET UVA'S

 

Check the sunscreen label for UVA, broad, or multi spectrum protection, since UVA rays can also be harmful to your skin.

 

·REAPPLY FREQUENTLY

 

Water and sweat resistant sunscreens last longer, but still wear off. Make sure to reapply throughout the day, especially after swimming or sweating.

 

apply-sunscreen·COVER UP

 

Wear hats and clothes to protect your skin from sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are the strongest.

 

·CLOUDS DON'T PROTECT

 

UV rays are still strong enough to harm your skin on a cloudy day, so make sure you are still protected.

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE:http://www.webmd.com/health-ehome-9/sun-safety-and-sunscreen

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