|Heart Health Program designed for children
Registered dietitian Janet Carter will be available from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. July 16 in the Children’s Hospital lobby to discuss the Heart
Health program. During Wellness Wednesday participants may enter their
name in the drawing for pedometers, T-shirts, and other prizes.
MUSC’s Heart Health Program offers personalized help for overweight
children and their families.
Heart Health is the Pediatric Weight Management Program of Children’s
Hospital and the Preventive Cardiology Service of the Children’s Heart
Center. Heart Health educates participants on the benefits of a healthy
lifestyle, providing the practical tools for families to achieve it.
In this program, children and their parents or caregivers receive:
nutrition and lifestyle counseling with a registered
- periodic medical
check-ups by a pediatric cardiologist
- group education
& activity sessions
has become a serious problem. Some of the health issues that can arise
from being overweight, and that used to be prevalent only in adults,
now are increasing in children at an alarming rate. Some examples are:
- tools and tips to
help foster a healthy household.
complications (joint pain and limited range of motion)
Tips to promote a healthier household
effects (discrimination, teasing, etc.)
Choose a variety of healthy foods.
If you need a snack, choose something healthy.
Always eat a healthy breakfast.
Educate yourself about the types of fats being consumed.
Stay away from sodas, juices, and sports drinks.
Be physically active every day.
If you’re managing your body weight, be aware of calorie intake
and portion sizes.
Make mealtime family time.
Never use food as a reward for yourself or your child.
For more information on the Heart Health Program, call Janet Carter at
Health 1st sponsored
- Smoking cessation
classes: Interested in quitting? Call 792-1245 for information.
- Farmers market:
Get your fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers from 7 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. in the Horseshoe every Friday.
Editor's 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.
- A free Pilates
class will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. July 13 at the MUSC
Wellness Center. Pilates is a total body non-impact workout that
stretches, strengthens, and lengthens the entire body, with emphasis on
the core muscles. E-mail your name and e-mail address to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lauri Barnes at 792-4771.
Friday, July 9, 2010