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Simple Steps to Wellness Newsletter - July 12, 2012

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July 13, 2012

Welcome to our "Simple Steps to Wellness" newsletter!  We'll be posting wellness news every two weeks, and we'll leave past editions here on the site for future reference.

 

 

 

Simple Steps to Wellness Challenge Ends July 31

We're almost at the finish line of our first Simply Well challenge! Over the last four months, many of your fellow employees have joined in the journey to becoming simply well by participating in our Simple Steps to Wellness Challenge. They're tracking eating and activities that will earn them points and, in turn, some neat prizes for sticking with their game plan. A new challenge begins in August... watch for details and get ready to join in and get healthy!

 Steps with Red Ball
   

Wellness Lunch 'n' Learn: Personal Safety
On Thursday, July 19, we'll welcome Dawn Richey back to Crouse, this time in her role as instructor at East West Team Martial Arts in Liverpool. Dawn is a 4th degree black belt, and will talk about being aware of your surroundings and how to stay safe. The program runs twice: noon to 12:25 p.m. and 12:30 to 12:55 p.m. in the small cafeteria. Healthy snacks will be available and get in on a drawing for a raffle prize.

 Lunch n Learn 2

 

 

Simply Well Star:  Christopher Hines
Now here's a guy who's not just talking about becoming simply well — he's living it!  Since we launched the Simply Well program this past early spring, Telecommunications Manager Christopher Hines has shed over 40 pounds and is getting ready to run a marathon this fall. Watch for Chris's story of motivation and commitment, as well as other Simply Well inspirational testimonials from those who've participated in the first SW challenge.

 Hines

 

   

Physical Activity Tip: Start One Step at a Time!
As you'll hear from Chris Hines, his weight loss has been due, in large part, to increasing his physical activity. You don't have to join a gym to sneak in more steps in your day. Instead of emailing a co-worker, walk down the hall. At lunch time, pick dining spots 10-15 minutes away to walk to and from. Finally, don’t forget about the stairs! When only going down or up a few floors, try to skip the elevator and take the stairs instead. And don't forget Walking Wednesdays!  Start now...and then join new Simply Well challenge in August to earn rewards for your efforts!

 Walking
   

8th Annual Wellness Golf Tournament
Grab your clubs and get ready for the 8th Annual Crouse Wellness Team Golf Tournament! Join us Sunday, Aug. 12, for a day of golfing, hot dogs, prime rib and prizes. Participants must register by July 20 individually or in teams of up to four people. The fee is $50 per person for employees, $55 for non-employees. Download and complete the registration form and fax it to Sally Campbell.
 Weight Watchers
   

8th Annual Wellness Golf Tournament
Grab your clubs and get ready for the 8th Annual Crouse Wellness Team Golf Tournament! Join us Sunday, Aug. 12, for a day of golfing, hot dogs, prime rib and prizes. Participants must register by July 20 individually or in teams of up to four people. The fee is $50 per person for employees, $55 for non-employees. Download and complete the registration form and fax it to Sally Campbell.

 Golf Ball Color
   

Healthy Eating Tip: Have Your Carbs and Eat Them, Too
Whoever said carbs are bad clearly hasn’t tried the Clock Tower Cafe’s whole wheat pasta. Packed with vitamins and minerals, these guilt-free carbohydrates are important to weight management because they keep you feeling fuller, longer. Whole grains also help regulate energy levels throughout the day, keeping you awake and alert. You can bring whole grains into your diet with oatmeal, barley and quinoa. If you haven’t tried the Clock Tower Cafe’s whole wheat pasta, you can find it on the menu every Wednesday.

 Wheat Bread
   

Physical Activity Tip: Planting the Seeds of Wellness
Gardening is a great way to keep active, stave off stress and even improve your diet. Not only will you burn 200 calories per hour, but you’ll also lower your levels of cortisol – the stress hormone tied to heart disease and high blood pressure. Studies also show those who plant vegetable gardens tend to eat healthier because of the easy access to fresh, inexpensive produce. Start planting vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, peppers and carrots to cultivate a healthier lifestyle.

 Planting Garden Hands
   
 

Simple Steps to Wellness is produced every two weeks for the employees of Crouse Hospital and their families.
Have a wellness question? Email
simplywell@crouse.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 



 








 

 


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