Welcome to WOW!
It is WOW's mission to help Meredith's faculty and staff increase their overall health and fitness. Our goal is to provide programming that assists participants in identifying their current health risk status, opportunities for risk reduction, programming for improvements and coaching for the implementation of positive lifestyle change.
Meredith College is committed to their employees overall well-being which is why WOW! is available to
ALL Meredith faculty and staff at NO CHARGE!
* * New WOW! Benefit - Wellness Release Time!* *
Go to our 'Program Registration' page for more information.
IN THE NEWS!
THE PLATE REPLACES THE PYAMID!
For more information, go to: www.choosemyplate.gov
TIPS & TRENDS FOR SUMMER!
GRAB SOME SUPERFRUIT!
The USDA recommends that you eat about 2 cups of fresh fruit per day. These summer berries are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber and are delicious in smoothies, mixed with yogurt and sprinkled over cereal.
- Blueberries Half a cup of these berries will get you about 18 percent of your daily vitamin K, a vitamin that helps keep bones healthy and strong.
- Strawberries Just half a cup of strawberries contains 40% of your daily vitamin C needs. Not only does vitamin C boost your immune system, but helps to maintain strong bones, teeth and cartilage.
- Raspberries These are a rich source of manganese, a mineral that helps guard against anemia and PMS symptoms. A half-cup of raspberries contains roughly 20% of your daily manganese needs.
- Blackberries A half-cup of blackberries will supply nearly 20% of your daily fiber needs. Dietary fiber helps control wieght by making you feel full longer, and may also reduce your risk for heart problems.
source:Remedies, Remedy Helath Media, LLC
SUN SAFETY MADE SIMPLE
Head off sunburn this summer with these smart and easy sunscreen applicationtips from the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter.
- Know Your Numbers. For most people, a sunscreen with an SPF (measurement of a product's ability to block our UV-B light) of 15 or 30 is adequate.
- Choose Broad Spectrum. Look for a sunscreen that says "broad spectrum" on the label. These protect against UV-A light as well as UV-B. UV-A rays cause premature skin aging; UB-B rays cause sunburn. Both increase the risk of skin cancer.
- Use Enough. For full protection, an average-sized adult in a bathing suit needs about an ounce of lotion - enough to fill a shot glass.
- Reapply Often. Put sunscreen on 15 to 30 minutes before going out. Reapply at least every two hours. There's no such thin as completely waterproof sunscreen, so be sure to slather on more every time you come out of the water.
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