June 17th, 2011 by Jaclyn
Summer is here, and so is the sun! Take care of your skin now, and your looks will thank you later. Aside from wrinkles and sun spots, the sun can cause skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States.
As the CDC recommends, “When in the sun, seek shade, cover up, get a hat, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen” If possible, avoid the bright sun from 10am-4pm. Seek shade during this time, or cover up wearing tight knit clothing, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses. Wear a sunscreen of SPF of 15 or higher with both UVA and UVB coverage. It takes the average adult about an ounce of sunscreen to cover their body, roughly the size of a golf ball. Reapply after two hours, after swimming, and after sweating.
For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control.
June 6th, 2011 by Jaclyn
Join Sterling Wellness Solutions on Friday, June 17th from 6:30am to 10:00am at 210 W. Mill St. in Crowley, LA for the annual Friends and Family Event. Get your complete wellness panel for just $50 a person (retail $529!). Please call 337-783-7840 by June 12 to schedule your appointment.
The complete wellness panel includes a lipid profile, glucose, comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid, and complete blood count. Please fast for 8-10 hours prior to your screening and drink plenty of water. All participants will receive a confidential copy of their results within 5 business days of testing and will receive a telephonic lab review with a health coach. Additional testing is available at minimal cost. Click 2011 Friends Family Flyer for a cost list of additional screenings.
June 1st, 2011 by Jaclyn
The average adult sits for 8-10 hours a day. Almost 60% of Americans are overweight or obese. Sitting at a computer desk all day can increase the risk for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Here are a few tips to preventing the dreaded “secretary spread” and whittling the waistline while you work.
1) Walkstations- Although somewhat pricey, walkststions are a perfect way to move during the day. By walking just two MPH, one can burn up to 800 calories a day. With a computer monitor and phone hooked up to the station, there is no need to remain stationary during the day. Visit the online walkstation store to learn more about availability and prices.
2) Ab Ball Chairs- Ab balls force proper posture and spinal alignment. They can also help strengthen abdominal muscles and burn calories. Ditch the slouching office chair and start your office fitness fun today. Learn more about the benefits and pricing here.
3) Under the Desk Bikes- Improve circulation and burn calories by peddling a micro bike under your desk. This innovative machine will keep you moving during the day without getting up from your seat.
4) Follow the 60-60-60 Rule- Every 60 minutes, walk 60 feet away, and do 60 seconds of stretching. Start at your head/neck and work your way down to your toes. Don’t forget to stretch your wrists and hands to prevent carpel tunnel. Follow along with this Mayo Clinic slideshow to learn great workplace stretches and ergronomic stretches.