April 19th, 2011 by Jaclyn
Read about Sterling Wellness in the news! Sterling Wellness Solutions was recently featured in the Crowley Chamber of Commerce member spotlight. Click here to go to the Crowley Chamber of Commerce website to view the article, or read the article below:
Sterling Wellness Solutions is dedicated to reducing the cost of employer’s health care by educating employees and their dependents about how to manage their health risk factors. Their comprehensive selection of wellness services provides clients with a complete health management solution. Services includeonsite health screenings and preventive lab testing, onsite and telephonichealth coaching, health risk profile analysis,incentive plan design and tracking, health challenges, online action plans, electronic personal health records, aggregate analysis and reporting, and a variety of onsite and online health education tools. Sterling also offers individual lab testing services through our nationwide clinical lab network at a discount with no physician order required. Sterling’s goal for every client is to reduce healthcare costs and keep individuals out of the hospital by improving the employee’s quality of life, decreasing absenteeism and increasing employee productivity, morale and longevity.
The Chamber is proud to recognize Sterling for the service they provide to their clients, ultimately resulting in reduced costs and a higher quality of life for all. Additionally, we recognize them for the many ways they give back to the community. They have been strong supporters of the Chamber. In addition to sponsoring and attending numerous Chamber events, Claire and Keeffer have served on planning committees for Gumbo Cook-offs and the Acadia Parish Health Fair. They are members of the Crowley Town Club, with Keeffer serving on the Board of Directors and Claire serving as the General Coordinator for the 2011 Mardi Gras ball. Keeffer is also a member of Kiwanis, currently serving as Vice President. They are strong supporters of the local arts and are also members of the Crowley Art Association.
Sterling’s local staff pictured above Charles Mayeux, Claire Kelbaugh, Chamber Secretary Melinda Malmay making the presentation, and Keeffer Kelbaugh; (second row) Heidi Schmid, Marie Francis, Carmen Valentin, Jaclyn Beaty, Heather Hedrick; (back row) Annette Rosinski, Liz Alleman, Jennifer Witmer, Jessica Habetz; not pictured is Casey Lejeune.
April 15th, 2011 by Jaclyn
Unwanted calories: Some of our favorite cocktails also pack a dose of dreaded calories. For example an 8 oz long island iced tea contains around 780 calories. An 8oz margarita can contain around 740 calories. And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite beachside drink, the pina colada. Beware of its small size. This 6 oz fruity drink can contain up to 640 calories.
Increased cancer risk: Because alcohol is a toxin, the walls of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach are at an increased risk for cancer. Studies have also linked alcohol consumption to higher risks of breast, colon, and liver cancer.
Excess fat storage: Alcohol is metabolized in the body similar to a fat. The liver converts alcohol bi-products into fatty acids which are then stored in the liver or stored in other tissues. When more alcohol enters the body than the liver can metabolize, one’s blood will become saturated causing intoxication. This build up of stored fatty acids is what can lead to the well known “beer-belly” syndrome.
April 6th, 2011 by Jaclyn