The American Heart Association’s Charleston office has partnered with
MUSC to encourage employees to make healthy eating choices on Nov. 3 –
Start! Eating Healthy Day.
MUSC has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a
gold-level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by how it has demonstrated a
commitment to promoting exercise and good nutrition in the workplace.
The campaign encourages people to make small changes each day to
incorporate healthier food choices. Throughout this day, the Start!
initiative will increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition,
provide education, tools and resources to companies nationwide and
raise funds to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Several events are planned to celebrate the day. Amy Mendez, a
registered dietitian with the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
will be featured on WCIV-TV (Channel 4) Lowcountry Live for a healthy
cooking segment. Wellness and You healthy entrées will be available in
the cafeterias at Ashley River Tower (ART) and the university hospital
at a special discounted price. The Wickliffe House will offer a “heart
healthy” special entree. And, Health 1st’s Wellness Wednesday tables in
ART outside the cafeteria and in front of the library from 10 a.m. – 1
p.m. will feature free fruit, nutrition guides and information on
healthy eating for its theme to Fill up on Fruit and Vegetables.
Health 1st events
- Chair massages:
Free massages are offered to employees on Tuesday nights and midday
Wednesdays. Look for broadcast messages for locations and times.
- Introduction to
Pilates: Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Pilates is a total
body, non-impact workout that stretches, strengthens, and lengthens the
entire body with special emphasis on the core muscles. This free class
will be held at the MUSC Wellness Center and participants will receive
a free day pass to the Wellness Center. E-mail Lauri Barnes at
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Johnson at email@example.com to become involved in employee wellness at
MUSC. Events, speakers, classes or any other ideas are welcome.
- Farmer’s Market:
Fresh fruits and vegetables are available from local farmers from 7
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday in the Horseshoe and in the grassy area
next to ART behind Charleston Memorial Hospital.
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010