Feeling drained or exhausted these last few weeks? You’re probably feeling effects from hurricane fatigue. It’s a real thing and you’re not alone. For nearly a week before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Keys, all of Florida had a very close eye on this historic storm. The warnings and precautions from the government and news … Continue reading “Hurricane Fatigue”
For the 3rd year in a row, St. Petersburg College is a Corporate Health Champion! (2015, 2016, & 2017). What does that mean for us? The American Diabetes Association has launched Wellness Lives HereSM, a new initiative designed to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. As part of that … Continue reading SPC is a Health Champion 3 years in a row!
Every year the World Heart Federation promotes World Heart Day to raise awareness of the world’s leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease. This year World Heart Day will be held on September 29th. The theme for 2017 is “Share the Power.” Participants are encouraged to share how you power your heart; whether it be through … Continue reading World Heart Day – September 29, 2017
Dear Associates, Due to the recent tragedy affecting us at St. Petersburg College, we have invited our employee assistance program (EAP), Health Advocate, to be on-site to offer support. A tragedy in the workplace and in our community can create many stress symptoms including anxiety, fatigue, depression, grief or even anger. Impacted particularly hard are … Continue reading EAP On-site Counseling Available
Studies are constantly finding more and more evidence of the strong connection between stress and your health. Stress cannot only cause temporary affects to your mood, heart rate, and blood pressure; but overtime stress can buildup and lead to more chronic and serious health effects. To learn more details of the connection of stress … Continue reading SPC Wellness Seminar: ‘How Stress Affects Your Overall Health’
It’s that time of year again – fall biometric screenings! Biometric screenings are a short health examination that checks your blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, and glucose levels to help determine the risk levels for certain diseases and conditions. Although biometric screenings do not replace a physical with your doctor, it is a great way to … Continue reading Fall 2017 Biometric Screenings
September 17th is National Healthy Lunch Day. The American Diabetes Association sponsors this annual event in order to provide education and promote the importance of good nutrition and better food choices. Food is the fuel that our body needs to keep going. We often overlook the focus of providing our bodies with the right nutrition … Continue reading National Healthy Lunch Day – September 19th
Back to school season typically means school supplies, busy schedules, and cooler weather – but it also means cold and flu season is coming! Take extra precaution with your hygiene because you and your family are often exposed to more germs and bacteria during this time of year. Don’t forget the basics: Wash … Continue reading Don’t forget the basics to protect yourself from cold and flu season!
A 12 – week weight-loss challenge that incorporates education, fitness — and prizes This year, the Ultimate Loser Program will be held on the Clearwater Campus and will continue to rotate campuses each year. Info Session: Date: Tuesday, August 22 Time: 12:30-1:30pm Place: Clearwater Campus-ES 125 BayCare Health Systems and SPC Wellness are partnering to offer employees the opportunity to … Continue reading Join the Ultimate Loser – Weight Management Program this Fall!
Getting enough exercise each day can seem almost impossible! But exercise doesn’t have to mean a block of time in the gym, you can break up your exercise throughout the day and adding more movement throughout the day. Check out these ways to add movement in your every day routine. Get a sit-stand desk. The benefits … Continue reading Move more at work with these easy tips!