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 Newsletter - November 2011

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knowledge stopTUWellness invites you attend the Knowledge Stop Seminar for November

 

 The Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss and Diabetes

 

Downtown (Tidewater 105) on Thursday, November 10

Uptown (LBC 203) on Tuesday, November 15

TNPRC (Auditorium) on Thursday, November 17

 

 

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

 

Seminar Summary:

This presentation covers two of the most prominent areas of concern for Americans.  This presentation will educate the audience about how the body and metabolism works and why most diets don't work.  It will go over the true value of being healthy and fit, how food, water and medication play a role in their health and how pain limits a person from achieving their full health potential.

 

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!

 

 

Another great event by Workforce Management Organization and TUWellness!


 

Lance Query: Senior Wellness Ambassador

On October 6, 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)

As the weather gets nicer are there any outdoor activities that make a return to your routine?

 "Sitting on the patio and enjoying life."

Dean Query enjoys the fall weather by spending more time outside enjoying the beautiful weather.  He also walks more frequently with his wife in the park and spends time doing more demanding yard work like pruning trees, laying sod and completing fall planting.

 

The start of the fall semester and impending holiday season can lead to higher levels of stress; do you have any tips for handling stress in a healthy way?

 "I have created a firewall between my work and home life."

Dean Query admits it took time to establish the division between work and home life but now his work life and home life are both better for it.  He doesn't have a desk at home and he doesn't take physical work home with him.   He does find himself thinking of work at times but it is not his focus. He focuses on having a life outside of work and knows that having a life outside of his home will be important in the future.   Dean Query also feels that "exercise helps stress" and he uses that to help when he feels a little overwhelmed. 

 

How do you manage the lure of holiday food and events in a healthy way?

 "I embrace the holidays and social occasions!"

Dean Query believes the holidays should be celebrated and they provide stress relief in their own right.  He feels it is important to truly celebrate holidays and events and not just let them roll by as another day off.  He accepts the fact that he might gain a few pounds (only a few!) but he works hard to take off those few pounds when the holiday is over.

 

Our latest Active Lifestyle challenge, TeamWell Challenge, encourages a yearly well-visit to the doctor and age appropriate preventative screenings.  Is this something you do for your health?

"I absolutely get a yearly exam and all my preventative screenings."

Dean Query relies on his relationship with his doctor to obtain the correct screenings and the best care possible. Without this relationship he wouldn't have known about the shingles vaccine, but since his doctor recommended it and explained its importance, he recently was vaccinated.  If he didn't have yearly exams he feels as though his doctor visits would be more like triage then a respected relationship.  Dean Query knows there are a lot of excuses to avoid a doctor visit but he would recommend those covered under Tulane's health plan have a yearly exam and all their screenings done since insurance covers the cost and it helps catch things early.

 


THANKSGIVING TIPS

 

Thanksgiving is known for its delicious and high caloric foods. It's not an easy task to stick by your diet. Luckily, there are easy tricks to help you stick to your healthy ways during this turkey dinner:

 

·OPT FOR WHITE MEATturkey1

 

White skinless turkey meat is leaner and less fattening than dark meat and is a better choice when counting calories at this holiday feast.

 

 

 

cranberry-sauce-ck-1673016-l·MAKE CRANBERRY SAUCE

 

Canned cranberry sauce has a high sugar content, so try making your own sauce this year and limit the amount of sugar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

·EAT PIE18470lrg

 

You don't have to go without this Thanksgiving tradition. Instead, have a slice without the crust to cut calories and still be satisfied.

 

 

 

 

·MODERATION

 

Don't forget that you can still enjoy Thanksgiving treats, but do so in moderation. Only indulge in your favorite foods and be mindful of portion sizes.

 

REFERENCE: http://realage.typepad.com/food_bites/2008/11/8-surefire-ways-to-avoid-thanksgiving-weight-gain.html
http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20081126/enjoy-thanksgiving-without-the-guilt?page=2

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