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Archive for the ‘ health & fitness’ Category

Determining your “fitness age”

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames PhD, discusses a recent study out of Norway that has shown you can determine your “fitness age” and overall health using some simple parameters, including waist circumference, resting heart rate and frequency and intensity of exercise.
How fit are you, really? – try out the Fitness Calculator.
Read the study: Estimating V·O 2peak from a non-exercise prediction model: the HUNT Study, Norway


‘Healthy Eats’ – Health benefits of cranberries

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains why cranberries are at the top of the list of ‘super foods’, including their high nutrient and antioxidant content, and contain only 25 calories per cup!


‘Healthy Eats’ – What are the benefits of an apple-a-day?

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about the significant benefits of including apples in our daily menu planning.

 


How to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, reminds us that Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends and doesn’t have to be a time for stressing over weight gain!  She shares tips and strategies to help navigate the food-centered holiday.


‘Healthy Eats’: Focus on eating healthy every day

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, reminds us to try and avoid the latest diet crazes and simply focus on eating healthy every day.


‘Healthy Eats’ – The bottom line on salt

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us the bottom line on salt — how much do we need, can we have much or too little, and what can we do about it?  What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service.


Adapting physical education to include those with disabilities

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Nienka Dosa, MDPeyton SefickUpstate developmental pediatrician Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH, talks about the main issues that remain regarding children with disabilities in terms of access to physical education and sports activities. She is joined by Peyton Sefick, a Syracuse University graduate assistant and power wheelchair soccer player who has been highly active in promoting adaptive sports. They are both involved in the Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN), a collaborative initiative launched in 2013 with support from the Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital, SUNY Cortland Department of Physical Education, and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Dosa is a senior fellow at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and the first professor of Child Health Policy at Upstate.  Sefick was selected to play on Team USA, which won the 2012 FIPFA World Cup, and is the team captain for CNY United, which won the 2012 Champions Cup.

For more information about power soccer, call (315) 345-1941 or (315) 546-3706, or email seffam@yahoo.com or peytonsefick@gmail.com.
Resources: PEcentral.org - The premier site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students. The Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS)

Boost your brainpower with regular exercise

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992.
Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.


‘Healthy Eats’ – The skinny on healthier snacks

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us harness the inevitable “snack attacks” that tend to wreak havoc on a healthy diet with some great suggestions.  Eatright.org


An overview of adaptive physical education

Friday, October 11th, 2013

James Rimmer, PhDJames Rimmer, PhD, the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, was the keynote speaker for a recent conference on adaptive physical education. He shares a broad overview of where we are nationally with adaptive physical education in terms of policy and practice. Dr. Rimmer also directs the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. For more information, call 1-800-900-8086.


Join Upstate’s Women’s Health Network – take control of your health!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Lynn Shepard ScottCathy PatrickThe Upstate Women’s Health Network (WHN) is an exciting new program designed to provide women with the easiest access to care – whatever their needs or stage of life – utilizing the expertise of Upstate’s health care team. Lynn Shepard Scott, WHN director, is joined by program coordinator Cathy Patrick to explain how women will be guided by a dedicated nurse liaison, and have access to the most advanced women’s care available, plus preferred access to health screenings, educational and lifestyle enhancement programs and more.

Take control of your health! Sign up and receive alerts to exclusive events, access to support groups and seminars, small group Q&A sessions with doctors and the first opportunity to attend free, special events throughout the year. To join the Women’s Health Network, contact our Nurse Liaison at 315-464-2756.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Focus on the quality of foods

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us to focus on the quality of the foods we eat by choosing fresh fruits, vegetables and ‘whole foods’ – foods that have not been processed, which are higher in fiber and nutrition.