Physical Activity - How to fit it into your life (click here to find out).
April's wellness newsletter is attached. This month they talk about alcohol, allergies, coping with pain & grief, how to express ‘I love you', and much more. Click Here to view.
A Delta TeamCare Health Educator was onsite at the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District on May 11-13, 2011 to conduct a Stress Management class. This was a fun, interactive class that explored what causes stress and everyday techniques to help manage or reduce stress. If you missed out on the free, educational opportunity on how to manage or reduce your stress, you're in luck! Click on the subject you're interested in and explore the possibilities. Desk Stretches; Fit Facts Exercise and Stress; Life Change Test; Relieve Stress and Relax; Stress Diet; Tahoe Truckee Stomping Stress; and Yoga for Stress Relief
Delta TeamCare Health Coaches are also available to you (free of cost!) to work one-on-one on healthy lifestyle choices. A Health Coach is someone who can provide you with tools to start making changes in your behavior or fine tune your current healthy lifestyle. To learn more about Health Coaching, or to sign up today, call 866-724-0032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to see the attached flyer.
Lastly, we have started a wellness library at the District Office (see Cindi Friedli). The list of books and materials that are currently available are below. More will be added so check the website for updates.
|Dr. Art Ulene||Carbohydrates Calories & Fat|
|Steven P. Shelow, MD||Caring for your baby & young child|
|Julian Whitaker, MD||Dr. Whitaker's Guide to Natural Healing|
|Ralph Golan, MD||Optimal Wellness|
|James F. Balch, MD & Phyllis A. Balch, CNC||Prescription for Nutritional Healing|
|Larry Clapp, Ph.D., J.D.||Prostate Health in 90 Days|
|James F. Fries, MD & Donald M. Vickery MD||Take Care of Yourself|
|Natalie Savona||The Kitchen Shrink|
|Kenneth Bock, MD & Nellie Sabin||The Road to Immunity|
|Christiane Northrup, MD||Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom|
From our Lecture Series:
"Dr. Campbell on staying young and healthy" is now available on TTCTV Channel 6. Click here to watch.
Our intention is to bring these talks and activities to sites. Please come and give your feedback so we can make these really successful for the whole District. Do you have a group at your site that meets regularly to exercise? If so, can you tell us about it? What do you do? Where do you do it? When do you do it? Who organizes it? E-mail the Wellness Program (email@example.com) with your success stories or ideas!
Healthy Living Tips:
Eat breakfast. Start your day off right with a good meal when you get up. Whether you're rolling out of bed at noon or up at the crack of dawn for class, make sure you start your day with a balanced, healthy meal.
Drink water. Drinking enough water can help boost your concentration as well as keep you from overeating. Make sure to keep hydrated as you go through your day by bringing water with you.
Try to eat fruits and veggies. Even if fruits and vegetables don't comprise some of your favorite foods, try to incorporate at least a few of them into your diet each day.
Fitting exercise into a busy schedule isn't always the easiest thing, but take stock of some of these tips to help you get on track to fitness.
Stretch first. Help yourself avoid injuries by stretching each time you exercise. Simple stretches before and after you work out or engage in physical activity can help keep you active and pain free.
Incorporate different kinds of exercise in your routine. When you work out, don't just stick to one kind of workout. Incorporate strength training, cardio and stretching exercises into your routine to make it well rounded.
Make it fun. You're probably not going to work out if you are bored with your routine or find going to the gym torture. Find a way to make it fun for yourself and you'll be much more likely to keep it up. When in doubt bring a friend. With someone else relying on you showing up, you'll be much more likely to make the effort to work out. Plus, working out with a friend can be a great way to make working out more fun.
Sleep: Getting sleep is an integral part of staying healthy. Check out these tips to help you make sure you're resting enough.
Take a nap. If you have the time during the day, a short nap can do wonders for your energy levels. Just make sure not to nap too close to bedtime or for too long, and a nap will do your body good.
Get a full night's rest whenever possible. While the amount of sleep each person needs varies, most people need 7-9 hours to feel fully rested. While this may not be possible every night, try to sleep a full night whenever you get the chance.
Illness: With hundreds of students sharing classroom space, spreading colds and viruses is easy if you're not careful. These tips can help keep you from getting sick.
Wash your hands. Studies have shown that simple hand washing can help prevent a large number of illnesses. So wash your hands, especially any time you'll be touching your nose, mouth or eyes or if you've been around others who are sick.
Drink lots of fluids. Colds and flu's can wreak havoc on your body, often depriving it of much needed fluids. Replenish these by drinking plenty of water or drinks offering a blend of carbohydrates and electrolytes to provide hydration and muscle recovery benefits when you're ill.
Don't let yourself get run down. With so much to do, it's easy to get run down. If you feel yourself getting stretched too thin, take a step back and evaluate everything you've got going on to determine what's really important.
You can usually change your experience of your current circumstances by changing your attitude about them. Developing an optimistic point of view and changing negative self talk patterns can go a long way toward helping you see the glass half-full, as well as actually making you more productive and less stressed! Assess your current state of mind, and make some changes in yourself so that you see things in a more positive light, and you may just find you're much happier where you are in life!
Wear Sunscreen. While getting a tan may prove you spent your break on a beach, it can also be a source of skin cancer, so make sure to protect yourself.
Living in the Tahoe Truckee area tends to attract a certain kind of sturdy individual who values the outdoors and the recreational opportunities afforded here. Locals are also often characterized by a concern for their environment and an eye to maintaining good health. A small group of District employees (tentatively taking the mantle of the Wellness Program) have joined together with an interest in promoting healthy life options at our workplaces that can become part of our daily work life, and hopefully part of a healthy overall lifestyle. Recently a survey was sent out to District Employees, and we found the results promising in our employees desire for promoting a Wellness Program. The results can be found by clicking here.