2012 YMCA Brown Bag Series. Sponsored by SARMC Presented by Treasure Valley Family YMCA. 2012 YMCA Brown Bag Series Summary of Presentations. Re-Think your Drink Super Foods Walk your Way to Fitness Diabetes Awareness Life Balance Healthy Holidays. What I Learned.
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2012 YMCA Brown Bag Series
Sponsored by SARMC
Presented by Treasure Valley Family YMCA
2012 YMCA Brown Bag SeriesSummary of Presentations
Re-Think your Drink
Walk your Way to Fitness
What I Learned
Experience speaking in front of groups
Adjust programs for different audiences
Use of visual aids (Rethink your Drink Display)attract people
BARRIERS: finding ways to motivate employees to attend
Re-Think Your Drink
Infused water (spa water)
Reduce the risk of or manage several health issues, including:
Fruits and vegetables are crucial when you look for “special foods” or Super Foods. Try to include them in your diet on a daily basis; they can help you prevent or control many health problems.
Benefits of walking
Tips for developing your new habit
Remember, once you take that first step, you’re on the way to an important destination – better health.
WHAT IS DIABETES?
Blood glucose levels are above normal because the body does not produce or properly use insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to use glucose for energy. The body produces glucose from the food we eat.
TYPES OF DIABETES
Type 1 Diabetes
Usually diagnosed in children and young adults
Type 2 Diabetes
Most common form
Most often diagnosed in adults
Diagnosed during pregnancy
Today’s world requires the strength and stamina of a marathon!
Be clear of your priorities
Learn to say no!
Your life balance is unique to you and is not universal.
Enjoy the process!
Treasure Valley Family YMCA
Time to pay special attention to your health.
Have an itinerary.
Take breaks every 2-3 hours.
Keep your cell phone charged and handy.
Stick to main roads and highways.
Plan for a flat tire or car trouble.
Check weather and road reports.
Pack a car emergency kit.
Don't use generators, grills, or other gasoline- or charcoal-burning devices inside your home or garage.
Check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector once a month, and replace batteries twice a year.
Detect Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide, an odorless gas, kills people in the winter when furnaces and heaters are turned on.
Ventilate. Clean out fireplaces and make sure fireplaces, heaters, and stoves have proper ventilation.
Check for freshness when buying live trees.
Setting up a tree at home, place it away from heat sources, such as fireplaces, vents, and radiators.
Buying an artificial tree, look for the label "Fire Resistant."
Decorating a tree in homes with small children, take special care to avoid sharp, weighted, or breakable decorations.
Wash hands with warm water and soap.
Wash food-contact surfaces with hot, soapy water after preparing each food item.
Rinse fruits and vegetables thoroughly under cool running water and use a produce brush to remove surface dirt.
Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking.
Keep your refrigerator below 40°F and refrigerate foods properly. Germs can grow in many foods within 2 hours unless you refrigerate them.
Refrigerate leftovers and takeout foods within two hours.
Set your refrigerator at or below 40°F and the freezer at 0°F.
Thaw frozen food safely in the refrigerator, under cold running water, or in the microwave—never at room temperature.
Manage holiday finances.
Get your zzzzz’s.
Manage stress levels.
Slow down and have fun!
Show your gratitude.
Gather with like-minded people and friends, and connect with others outside yourself.
There is nothing like some good laughter, and even better, do it in the fresh air.
Focus on the real meaning of the holiday, the joy of family and friends and the spirit of the season.
What are you most grateful for?