Wellness Wednesday now at ART
Wednesday will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2 in Ashley
River Tower and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Children’s Hospital
lobby. Presenters from five different areas will be at both Wellness
Wednesdays. Take the quiz and enter a drawing for a prize (see quiz
questions below). Free chair massages and blood pressure readings will
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Sylvia Rivers
Alcohol can have important cardiovascular benefits in the right “dose.”
The guidelines for healthy drinking state that women should drink no
more than one standard drink per day and men should have no more than
two drinks per day (there are individuals who should not drink—pregnant
women and individuals on certain medications).
But what’s a standard drink? If you drink alcohol, chances are you
drink more than you think you do. In exhibits conducted by the
Charleston Alcohol Research Center (ARC), it was determined that most
people didn’t know what a standard drink was, and when asked to pour
one, 3 out of 4 people overpoured. ARC will have its “Wheel of
Pourtune” game to raise awareness on this issue and teach individuals
how to get the benefits and avoid the risks of drinking.
Question: How many standard drinks are in a 750 ml bottle of wine?
Stroke Prevention Program Neurosciences, Elizabeth Grannell
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in America, and the No. 1
reason for nursing home admission. Stroke can impair or completely
limit the ability to talk, think, remember, walk, or even breathe.
Are you at risk for stroke? Add up these risks and talk with your
doctor: Is your blood pressure above 120/80? Do you have diabetes? Do
you have high cholesterol? Do you have atrial fibrillation (irregular
or racing heart beat)? Do you smoke, eat unhealthy, or exercise
infrequently? Are you overweight? Do you drink more than two alcoholic
drinks a day? Do you have circulation problems?
Question: What is the leading cause of stroke?
MUSC Pilates Studio, Gina Smith and Jessica Becker
Want to stand taller, feel stronger, and lose inches? Then Pilates may
be the exercise for you. Did you know there is a Pilates apparatus
studio at MUSC? The Pilates Studio is located inside the Harper Student
Wellness Center on Courtenay Drive. Instructors from the Pilates Studio
will be demonstrating exercises and offering for free 20-minute
trial sessions in their studio.
in the blanks): Pilates tones and strengthens the muscles without
creating ____. It promotes proper posture and movement by focusing on
alignment and strengthening the deep____, stabilizing muscles.
Human Performance Lab, Katie Blaylock
Can’t go to the gym? Don’t know how to get those 30 minutes of exercise
into your busy schedule? Stop by to get tips from Katie Blaylock,
personal trainer and coordinator of the Human Performance Lab at the
MUSC Wellness Center. She will provide samples of exercises employees
can do at work.
Question (fill in the blank): Your daily water intake in ounces should be about _______ your weight in pounds.
Center for Therapeutic Massage, Ashli Golden
Massage therapists from the Center for Therapeutic Massage will be giving free chair massages.
Question: Massage therapy can increase your ability to __________, and therefore improve efficiency at work!
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009