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Mindful eating for the holiday season

Be sure to tune into Health Talk on WTZQ AM 1600 this morning at 10:02 a.m. I will be talking to Cheryl G. Tuttle, MHS, RD, CSO, LDN,  about mindful eating during the holiday season.  She shared the additional information below:
During the winter months it is easy to turn to comfort foods that may not be the best for our health or waistline. Excessive fat and sugar can sneak its way in into your diet from the candies, baked goods and other winter holiday foods that are so commonly available at home and in the workplace during the season. Those extra calories can eventually add up to undesired weight gain. For someone wanting to lose weight, that weight gain can be detrimental to feeling successful with weight loss goals. However, it is not too late to consider a few general tips that might help you make it through the holidays without regrets.
 
1. Be cautious of buffets and appetizers, remember every bite counts
2. Be mindful of liquid calories, they count too
3. Watch the portions, stick to small plates and one helping
4. Do not skip meals, going hungry does not help
5. Search out fruits and vegetables, for example: berries, pears, citrus, greens
6. Stay hydrated with simple water
7. Plan ahead and pre-pack healthy foods while on the go
8. Eat breakfast
9. Find ways to stay active
10. Do not set yourself up for failure, stick to a goal to maintain weight and allow for some treats in your daily meal planning
 
Thanks Cheryl, for those great tips.

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Pardee Interview with Valley Hill Fire Department Chief

We sat down with Valley Hill Fire Department Chief, Tim Garren, to get his view on staying healthy through Lighten Up 4 Life.  Sign up today to keep off that extra holiday weight!

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Pardee to offer prostate exams and screenings

[caption id="attachment_1979" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Seth Novoselsky, M.D."][/caption] Seth Novoselsky, M.D., of Pardee Urological Associates, will offer prostate exams and PSA blood tests at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall on Fri., Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. until noon and 1-4 p.m.  The exams are free and the PSA blood tests cost $10. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that beginning at age 50 men discuss the potential benefits and limitations of prostate cancer testing with their doctor. This discussion should take place starting at age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. An appointment is required.  Please call 692-4600 for further information and to make an appointment.

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Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy

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David Gerrer, physical therapist, COMT, with Pardee Hospital, will present Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy at the Pardee Health Education Center on Monday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.

This free presentation will give a physical therapist’s perspective on basic review of spinal anatomy, normal and pathological conditions and how physical therapy addresses various conditions.  Gerrer will discuss the benefits of physical therapy intervention and recommendations for physician referral for those seeking advice on diagnosing their condition and/or seeking referral to a physical therapist.

Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Diabetes Awareness Day - November 17

Pardee Hospital will host a Diabetes Awareness Day on Wed., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Attendees at this free event will learn about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Blood pressure, body fat analysis and foot screenings will be offered at no cost.  A1C screenings will be available for $20. In addition, healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions and provide information helpful in the self-management of diabetes.  Registration for this event is not required. Click here to download the Diabetes Awareness Day flyer. Diabetes Awareness Day is provided by Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee.

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