Work On Wellness WOW!
Three programs--Choose one or all three to start!
Weight Loss-- We call it Nutritional Management. Team up and start eating healthier for 12-weeks. Weigh in weekly and put $2.00 each week in the kitty. Follow healthy eating guidelines, exercise, and the biggest loser wins the cash at your clinic!
Start Walking--This is a 12-week walking competition. Get a free pedometer and start walking and recording your steps. The person who walks the most wins a free homemade and beautiful Afghan donated by Carol Cameron!
Smoking Cessation--Sign up for an 8-week program (anyone under your roof who smokes can take these classes for free). This is a $600.00 value per person, including a $100.00 voucher to purchase smoking cessation aids!
Are you ready to kick the habit? Call Karen to arrange it at extension 214.
We want to build a great wellness program for you and offer you motivating programs that help you take personal responsibility for your health.
We challenge you to take time out of every day to do something positive for yourself.
Tell us how you are doing, and who knows, you may want to become a WOW Champion!
What do we have in store for you?
Nutrition, exercise, dance competitions, health fairs, walking and running programs, education, and team building.
Get ready to get STARTED. The first 12-week program STARTS January 4.
Just contact the WOW Champion at your clinic for facility!
Get ready, Get set, GO!
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Coke Drinks are Very Unhealthy
Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways that science can’t even state all the consequences.
Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke:
Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain a physically identical response to that of heroin, actually.
After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a sugar crash.
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A Healthy Diet
What's in a healthy diet? It's hard to know these days, isn't it? Regardless of the type of diet you eat, most all nutrition professionals agree on three basic concepts:
Balance. Providing balance in your diet involves an intentional inclusion of different foods in proportion to each other based on the value that each food has to your total goal. For some, food choices might include a specific macronutrient balance. Most health organizations recommend a diet consisting of a balance from Carbohydrate at 55-65%, Protein at 10-15% and Fats at no higher than 30% of total calories. Other programs sometimes recommend that the nutrient balances be altered to a 40: 30: 30% or 75: 15: 10% Carbohydrate: Protein: Fat total calorie percent balance, respectively. Lastly, balance refers to choosing healthier foods more often than foods that are less healthy.
Moderation. With obesity incidence growing at epidemic rates, one of the biggest concerns for Americans should be portion control. Moderation first involves learning how much food is enough and how much is too much. Many dieting programs are very successful simply because they are very good at helping clients learn to plan food portion sizes appropriately. Because the feeling of fullness in the stomach can take as long as twenty minutes to register to the brain, it is important to regulate how much food is ingested before waiting for a full-feeling. Moderation, therefore, also involves learning the distinct difference between hunger satisfaction and fullness.