Created on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 10:36
Written by Kristie Harris
Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 6, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Jamison Conference Room, located on the first floor.
In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first.
. Donors should enter the hospital through the main entrance on Justice Street.
Remember to enter your weight every Monday at Submit Your Weight!
3rd Annual Camp Field Day
Created on Monday, 07 May 2012 11:07
Written by Kristie Harris
Thursday May 10, 2012
presented by The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, United Community Bank and Camp Ton-A-Wandah
Camp Field Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Camp Ton-A-Wandah from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. The afternoon of activities will include team and individual competitions in events ranging from archery to kayaking to rock climbing. Non-competitive activities will also be available along with food and refreshments. This event is not only a fun team building opportunity, it is also a chance to learn about the positive economic impact camps have on our local economy.
For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 828.692.1413 or visit www.hendersoncountychamber.org
Weight-Loss Tips to Help You Lose
Lighten Up 4 Life Weight-Loss Tips
Avoid high-fat meals
Keep an eye out for meals that use the following words in their description: Au Gratin, Parmigianino, Tempura, Alfredo, creamy and Carbonara, because these descriptions usually mean ”high-fat" content:
Be mindful when you are eating
Pay attention to what you are putting in your mouth. In other words, sit down and pay attention to the food you are eating. Really enjoy each and every bite. If you're watching TV or working while you eat, you won't pay attention to what's going into your mouth and you might eat more than you should and enjoy it less!
Drink more water
Drink water instead of grabbing for a high-fat snack. Drinking six to eight glasses a day will help fill you up and help your waistline.
Ask for a "doggie-bag" before you eat
Ask your waiter for a take-home box before you begin to eat your restaurant meal and put half of your main course into the take-home box. Putting the food away before you start your meal will help you eat a more sensible portion and you'll have leftovers to take home for tomorrow.
Leave something on your plate
Challenge yourself to leave half of your sandwich on your plate, remove the bun from your burger or eat only half your spaghetti and meatballs. You might find out that you are satisfied eating only half-of-a- portion and not to consume the rest of your meal.
And most of all; Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
If you’ve been following our tips, you know that in addition to eating the appropriate amount of calories, increasing your exercise activity can be the key to helping you lose weight. In fact, a Duke University study suggests that you should walk for 45 minutes a day. The study found that
“while 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain in most relatively sedentary people, exercise beyond 30 minutes results in weight and fat loss. Evidently walking 45 minutes can burn an additional 300 calories a day which could help you lose 30 pounds in a year without even changing how much you’re eating.
Lighten Up 4 Life – Cooking Light Quick Meals
Quick Taco Salad
Farfalle with Cauliflower and Turkey Sausage
Jane’s Vegetarian Chili
Cool, Creamy Chocolate Dessert (Yum!)
You’ll find these recipes and more on the Lighten Up 4 Life Recipe’s Page
Want To Learn How To Cook Healthier?
Cookies for Breakfast!
by Ellie Krieger
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Helpful resources and exercise classes are available at Pardee Hospital click here
for a list of events, great exercise workouts and health screenings.
3rd Annual MTA Triathlon Lake James Saturday May 19, 2012
Lake James State Park, Nebo, NC More info
French Broad Triathlon Saturday May 26, 2012
Carrier Park, Asheville, NC More info
Mad Mountain Mud Run Sunday June 3, 2012
Hendersonville, NC More info
Created on Friday, 20 April 2012 08:32
Written by Kristie Harris
Lean, Mean, Thinking Machine is a free seminar about integrating exercise into a weekly routine for mind and body health that will be held on Thurs., April 26, from 12:30- 2 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
“Before modern conveniences and distractions, we were so much more active as a society. Now, we have to make a dedication to the effort of getting and staying healthy. You are living in the only body you’ll ever get. Attending this lecture will give you the motivational jump-start you need to start exercising and reaping the benefits—results start immediately,” said instructor Emily Van Eman, Pardee Rehab and Wellness’ Medical Wellness Coordinator.
Exercise not only tones muscles, lowers blood pressure, and causes better sleep, but it’s also the number one way to improve cognition and learning skills. This lecture and interactive lesson will help get over the “I know I need to but I don’t have time” hurdle. These important tips and tutorials will also help attendees learn how to rearrange their schedule toward fitness and happiness. Although this program is free, registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).