Work/Life Balance Workshop @ HEC

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Go Red this Friday!

Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day!®

 

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

 

National Wear Red Day® — the first Friday each February — is our special day to bring attention to this staggering fact. We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. 

Let’s bring awareness of heart disease and stroke among women by wearing something RED!

 

Educational Materials:

American Heart Association Go Red for Women

Well-Women Visit Guide

Cardiovascular Health Guide

Foods in Red Recipe

Drinks in Red Recipe

Family Tree

Stroke Prevention

Easy Sugar Swap!

Excess Sodium

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National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.

 

 

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February is American Heart Month!

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, St. Petersburg College is proudly participating in American Heart Month. In Pinellas County, heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death, which is why it is important to reduce your risks.

 

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YOU can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To help lower your risk:
• Watch your weight
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
• Get active and eat healthy

 

For more information, visit CDC Heart Month

Overview of Heart Disease

Talking to your doctor

Ways to reduce sodium

High Blood Pressure: How to Make Control Your Goal

Reference: Pinellas County Health Assessment, pg 55

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Life Balance Workshop @ SPC Downtown campus

Learn how to “Balance Work, Family & Life.”

“Balancing your work and home life can seem impossible in our busy world. Feelings of guilt and turmoil are stirred by the demands of work and home, and the lack of personal time and time for family and friends. Through open discussion, this workshop outlines how to work toward attainable personal and professional goals, while reducing stress levels. It also offers effective workday tips for reducing discomfort and guilt, and successfully “keeping it all together.”

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 3rd from 12pm-1pm

Location: SPC Downtown Campus

Room: DC-210

Register via SKILLPORT

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Tips for maintaining your New Year’s resolution!

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Struggling to maintain your New Year’s resolution?
Here are some quick tips to help you refocus and continue reaching your goal!

5 tips for maintaining those New Year’s Resolutions

Positive affirmations: There is power in remaining positive. It leads to a more productive mindset and helps to focus you in on a specific outcome.
Define your goal(s): Make vague goals and expect to fail. Make well-defined goals and have a plan of attack, and success won’t be far off.
Avoid previous resolutions: Repeating last year’s failed resolutions can easily be a set-up for frustration, repeat failure and major disappointment.
Tell others about your goals: Spread the word among family and friends. Go on record as having New Year’s resolutions. That way you’ll have built-in support and encouragement when you’re wavering or (even better) when you’re doing well.
Be patient: The experts say it takes about 30 days for a New Year’s resolution or activity to become a habit and half a year for it to become consistent. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient and expect to revert to your old habits on occasion, but get back on track as soon as you can.

 

Source: Cole, F. (Dec 9, 2015). Tips for maintaining those New Year’s resolution. BayCare Clinic’s Blog. Retrieved January 25, 2016, from http://www.baycare.net/blog/2016/january/tips-for-maintaining-those-new-years-resolutions

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New Year, New You! Schedule you check up today!

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Prevention is the best medicine.

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The key to staying well

Seeing your doctor isn’t just for sick days. The best time to go is before you have health issues. That way, you can catch issues early — for earlier treatment.

Learn more about preventive care benefits.

It could cost $0

Most health plans cover preventive care at no cost. Yours might, too. Just check your plan details.

Types of preventive care

The first step is a checkup.

Preventive care can also include:

  • Shots for flu, pneumonia and others
  • Tests for blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol
  • Screenings, like colonoscopies and mammograms

Consultations with your doctor count, too. Like advice to stop smoking or be active.

Checkups matter

Are you as healthy as you feel? Does something feel wrong?

Schedule a routine checkup.

It can help you:

  • Get the right screenings for your age
  • Spot symptoms
  • Find problems early, for early treatment

Plus — it can help you build a better relationship with your doctor, for better health.

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2016 is here! Sign up for free Personal Fitness Training at SPC today!

As an SPC employee you get 2 FREE personal training sessions per year that can be used anywhere on campus, at anytime you’d like.

Working with a personal trainer is a fantastic opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a fitness professional who can show you how to reach your fitness goals.

Visit our Personal Training page to learn more about our personal training program:

  • Meet your personal trainers
  • Schedule your sessions
  • Learn what to expect when working with a personal trainer
  • And more!

Don’t miss out on your free sessions this year, contact a personal trainer today!

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Holiday Stress Relief @Seminole

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Holiday Stress Relief @EpiTech

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