Burning Calories at Work

11 Jul 2011
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Fitness For Less: Everyday opportunities-walk instead of ride, stairs, park further out, household chores, play with the kids Consider modest investments-inexpensive fitness products like dumbbells, jump ropes, fitness balls, videos/DVDs/pod cast, video games Office Exercises: Make the most of your commute Look for opportunities to stand Take ‘fitness breaks’ instead of coffee breaks Trade your office chair for a fitness ball Keep fitness products in your work area ‘Get social’-bring along a coworker Conduct a meeting ‘on the go’ Pick up the pace If traveling for work-when waiting on a plane walk in the airport, and use hotel fitness rooms MAKE IT FUN!

Safe & Healthy 4th of July Cooking

04 Jul 2011
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Causes: Food Processing causing bacteria to be on the food before you get it Food Growing again causing bacteria to be on the food before you get it Food Handling causing contamination from a person or a surface used to prepare the food From the Environment by contamination from dirt, dust and contaminated water Prevention: CLEAN: Hot soapy water to clean hands, surfaces and tools SEPARATE: Keep uncooked meats from having contact with raw vegetables COOK: Rule of thumb for meat is center temp greater than 160 degrees F CHILL: Promptly put in cooler or fridge within 1-2 hours of preparation WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT Treatment: Fluids and.

Heat Cramps/Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

20 Jun 2011
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Here is the script for Heat Stroke: Heat Cramps (Mildest) can lead to Heat Exhaustion can lead to Heat Stroke (Most Severe and can be a Life Threatening Condition!) Who’s at risk? Young: less than 4 years old Old: more than 65 years old with chronic illnesses and/or on medications Those on certain medications or taking certain illicit drugs or drinking alcohol Obese individuals Those exposed to sudden temperature changes, Heat Waves or travel to a hot climate Causes: High Temperatures High Humidity Strenuous Activity Dehydration Alcohol Consumption Overdressing Signs and symptoms: Body temperature of 104 degrees F or higher: seek immediate medical attention! This Is Heat Stroke! ‘Goose bumps’.