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Newsletter- June 2011

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knowledge stopTUWellness and UnitedHealthcare cordially invite you to join us for a webinar entitled Food in the Fast Lane

 

Tuesday, June 7

or

Wednesday, June 15

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  

 

Seminar Summary:

With the hectic pace of life and the abundance of fast foods available, it's easy to get into the habit of eating too much over-processed food.  However, with a bit of planning and awareness, you can create fast foods that are good for you and that taste great.

 

Seminar Highlights:

·       Learn how to make better choices when eating out.

·       Discover strategies for healthy office eating.

·       Learn how to help children develop healthy eating habits.

·       Develop a personal action plan.

 

 

 

 

The seminar is open to all, but a RSVP is required to receive the information for the webinar. 

To RSVP click here

July Knowledge Stop: "Stretching Your Way to Better Health" on July 19, 21 and 26


Lance Query: Senior Wellness Ambassador

On May 11, Lance Query, Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources and Senior Wellness Ambassador sat down with TUWellness to continue the discussion of how he maintains wellness in his life.  Lance Query Pic2010 (2)

 

We know you love to play squash and do so regularly but how do you focus on fitness while on vacation?

 "I don't try to replace squash but I do walk a lot when on vacation."

Dean Query enjoys spending his downtime not focusing on fitness or a specific routine but instead trying to see as much as possible in his vacation destination.  He walks a great deal to see the sites and stay active.  Though he admits he does miss playing squash and looks forward to getting back on the court after a restful vacation.

 

How does your routine change in the summer?

 "I do all my own gardening which can be quite a workout."

Dean Query is right, gardening is a great workout!  Did you know that you can burn 300-400 calories per hour of gardening?  Dean Query not only cuts the grass, prunes trees and pulls a lot of weeds but he also has a fish pond which requires a lot of maintenance.  

 

Spending all that time outside gardening, what steps do you take to stay protected from the sun and heat?

"I wear a baseball cap anytime I am outside to protect my head and face from the sun." 

Dean Query also makes sure to use sunscreen when he is outside for extended periods like at JazzFest or the beach.  Furthermore he makes an effort to drink more water when gardening the in the summer to help keep him hydrated.

 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start living a healthier lifestyle?

"Stop smoking, lay off the snacks and desserts, get active, everything in moderation and have a positive outlook."

Dean Query is a true believer that everything should be done in moderation but also feels strongly that being positive is the key to a healthy life.  "To be physically fit you need to be mentally fit" and he feels that the best way to do that is to take a physical, mental and spiritual audit of yourself to see where you can makes changes.   From there you can decide what you can let go of, what not to take personally and try to focus on things you can control in life.  Dean Query uses the saying "focus on what can be, not what is" as a way to maintain his positive outlook.  When it comes to physical activity, Dean Query recommends finding something you really enjoy, develop that passion, do it regularly and stick with it.   He knows being healthy can be a struggle so he suggests utilizing the TUWellness program and asking for help when you feel stuck.

 


HealthyDietStop TUWellness is proud to announce the:

 

The Healthy Diet Stop

Tulane National Primate Research Center

 

Join Dr. Timothy Harlan (aka Dr. Gourmet), Medical Director of Tulane Hospital and Clinics, for a three-week series on eating great food that's great for you. This series is a comprehensive look at today's state of the art nutrition research and a guide on how you can apply the best evidence to your daily life. Learn more about Dr. Gourmet by visiting his great website which includes recipes, advice and fitness information.

 

Weekly Topics and Dates

 

Week One – Friday June 3, 2011

·       The Mediterranean Diet is an American Diet: How Eating Familiar Food is Eating Healthy

·       Eating better: It's not just about weight loss!

·       Guess what? Fats, Carbs and Fiber are good for you. But, what about calories & cholesterol?

 

Week Two – Friday June 10, 2011

·       Reading Food Labels and Portion Size

·       Alcohol, Desserts and Snacks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (and Some Surprises)

 

Week Three– Friday June 17, 2011

·       Everything Else: Fast Food, Eating Out, Soda, Coffee, Vitamins and Supplements

 

 

Each session will be held in the

Auditorium from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

 

 Please RSVP by clicking here.

Your attendance is encouraged at all 3 lectures. If you attend all 3 lectures you will receive a $25 incentive as part of the Streetcar to Better Health campaign.   Dr. Gourmet will be on the Uptown Campus this Fall.

 

TUWellness looks forward to seeing you there!

 


MEN'S HEALTH:
RISKY BUSINESS

 

This year, Men's Health Week starts June 13th. Certain diseases are known to affect men more than they affect women. Here are a few health risks that men should be aware of and corresponding prevention tips:

 

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HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the number one killer for men in the world. To prevent heart disease, eat a healthy diet that is low in sodium and saturated fat. Don't smoke, drink in moderation and include physical activity every day.

 

 

 

 

 

CANCER

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men. If you smoke, quit. It will reduce your risk of other cancers as well.Aside from lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. It is important to visit your doctor regularly to get screened.

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STROKE

 

If you are a candidate for high blood pressure or high cholesterol, take precautions and follow your doctor's orders. In order to prevent high blood pressure and cholesterol, avoid trans fats entirely.

 

 

  

 

 

REFERENCE:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mens-health/MC00013

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