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SEPTEMBER - OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
- Approximately 22,240 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually.
- If detected at its earliest stage, ovarian cancer has a five-year survival rate of over 93%.
- Pelvic/abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Family history of breast or ovarian cancer
- Personal history of cancer
- Woman over the age 55
- Women who have never been pregnant
- Women on menopausal hormone replacement therapy
Staying Healthy Tips:
- You can reduce your risk of many cancers by consuming a diet consisting of high fiber and whole grains.
- Exercising at least 150 minutes per week can lower your risk of many health conditions.
- Be sure that your immunizations are current. Getting a flu shot is a good way to prevent getting and spreading the flu to others.
- Be sure to get sufficient rest.
2014 LOS RIOS FALL HEALTH & BENEFITS FAIR
It is once again time for our annual Faculty & Staff Health & Benefits Fair. The event will take place at all four campuses and the District Office and will include both new and returning vendors providing important services and information regarding such topics as the Living Healthy Los Rios Wellness Program, health insurance and screenings, nutrition and healthy eating, exercise and fitness, and financial health and retirement. Stop by for your chance to win raffle prizes, including gift certificates for cooking classes, running training programs, temporary gym memberships, as well as giveaways from each of our bookstores, and much, much more!
|Folsom Lake College||Tuesday, October 7||1:30-3:30 p.m.||FL1-20 Community Room|
|District Office||Wednesday, October 8||8:30-10:30 a.m.||Courtyard|
|Cosumnes River College||Wednesday, October 8||1:30-3:30 p.m.||Winn Center WIN-150|
|Sacramento City College||Thursday, October 9||8:30-10:30 a.m.||LRC 105|
|American River College||Thursday, October 9||1:30-3:30 p.m.||Student Center (Rooms 3-4)|
THRIVE ACROSS AMERICA RESULTS!
Congratulations to all of you who participated in the Spring 2014 Thrive Across America program! Great job! This was our second year offering the program, and we had 446 employees register, compared to 272 in the fall of 2012. (That’s an increase of 165%!)
Of the 234 participants who completed the survey, here are some other interesting statistics:
- 66% reported an increase in activity
- 33% reported a decrease in weight
- 46% reported an increase in energy level
These are impressive percentages!
The team competition certainly gained momentum this year as well with 41 teams, compared to 15 in 2012. The competition was fierce, but friendly, with a lot of encouragement of not just teammates but across team boundaries! With all the excitement and activity, we decided that we should recognize more than just the top team. Here are this year’s winners:
|TEAM||STANDING||LOCATION||TEAM CAPTAIN||TEAM SCORE|
|1st Place co-winners||CRC
|ARC All Stars||2nd Place||ARC||Amanda Corcoran||108.5|
Other Top Teams (by location):
|TEAM||LOCATION||TEAM CAPTAIN||TEAM SCORE|
|One Step Ahead of You - ARC||3rd Place||Alden Crow||79.5|
|The Tootsie Rollers - CRC||2nd Place||Maricela Arevalo||86.7|
|Movers and Shapers - DO||1st Place||Socorro Molina||86.6|
|The Fat and the Furious - FM||1st Place||Shari Fink||79|
|The SCC Record Breakers - SCC||1st Place||Kim Goff||98.6|
In addition to the team aspect of the competition, there was an individual competition, as well. There were many impressive individual accomplishments. Amongst those noteworthy accomplishments, the following individual logged over 3,000 minutes of activity:
Julie Steinbach (DO) logged a total of 3,360 minutes!
The following individuals logged over 2,000 minutes: Teressa Tabares (ARC), Amy Wright (SCC), Debbie Weber (CRC) Diane Gross-Haggerty (ARC), Bill Simpson (ARC), Camille Leonhardt (ARC)
Equally impressive, the following individuals demonstrated improvement in total capped minutes as compared to the conclusion of the first week of the competition: Pamela Jurach (ARC), Sarah Hill (FLC), Diana Hicks (ARC), Nicole Griggs (ARC) Denise Engler (ARC), Deborah Cameron (ARC), Mike Angelone (ARC)
Members of winning teams (above): Please contact your team captains to claim your prize. Individual winners: Please stop by the Employee Benefits Department or call Nicole at 568-3197.
All others who finished the route also get a prize! Please stop by Los Rios Wellness table at the upcoming Health Fairs October 7-9 which will be announced soon. If you miss the health fairs, feel free to stop by the Employee Benefits Department after October 9th or call us at 568-3070.
Not done yet with route? No problem! For those of you who haven’t yet finished the route, you can continue logging your activity and make progress across the US. We have access to the Thrive Across America website through February 10, 2015. Let us know when you’re done—you’ll still get a prize for perseverance!
Did you miss the webinar on Combating & Preventing Diabetes or Food & Mood? Those webinars and many more are archived on the Health Talks website.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION
Get helpful tips on health and wellness from Weight Watchers, Compsych, VSP and Kaiser.
Visit our Community Events page for upcoming activities in your area.