Live well work well newsletter january 2013

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Live well work well newsletter january 2013

  1. 1. January 2013Brought to you by: The Gardner GroupTips for Sticking to Your Resolutions Thyroid AwarenessIt’s not uncommon for the motivation to such as snacking on fruits or Monthstick to New Year’s resolutions to fizzle vegetables when your stomach Thyroid disorders are not uncommon.out as quickly as an uncorked bottle of starts to rumble. This month, promote thyroid awarenesschampagne. The enthusiasm of new  Don’t do what you’ve always by discussing the following risk factorsgoals often fades as the temptation to done. Try something new, and detection methods:indulge takes over. Stick with yourresolutions this year by following these especially if what you’ve beentips when selecting what to aim for: doing hasn’t worked.  Thyroid conditions are genetic  Set specific goals. A vague  Make family and friends aware  Certain medications can affect goal is more easily broken. Try of your resolutions—tell them your thyroid , such as lithium taking a larger goal and what you’re trying to achieve and amiodarone dividing it into manageable and ask them to hold you tasks. accountable. If you’re the only  Radiation therapy to the head one who knows your goals, it or neck could affect your  Set measurable goals. If may be easier to give up on thyroid. For example, radiation there’s no way to track your them. therapy for tonsils, an enlarged progress, you’ll have more thymus or acne opportunity to slip—make sure  The Thyroid Neck Check is an there are ways for you to check easy way to check for possible your progress along the way. disorders—for instructions, visit  Choose goals that are www.empoweryourhealth.org/n meaningful to you, not to eck-check somebody else. If you’re doing it for yourself, rather than to please others, you’ll have much more motivation to DID YOU KNOW succeed. Roughly 1 in 10 Americans may  Aim to achieve, not to avoid. be affected by thyroid Rather than saying you’ll stop disorders, but more than half of eating unhealthy snacks, think these individuals remain of what you want to achieve, undiagnosed.
  2. 2. Busting Through Your Weight Loss PlateauWhen you first start a new exercise routine, your body tends to  Increase your exercise regimen; as you lose weight, itshed excess water weight so it appears as though you are takes longer for you to burn caloriestrimming the fat easily and quickly. After this happens, thepounds may take much longer to drop off. Don’t let the plateau  Mix up your workout routine by adding exercises suchdiscourage you, though. Try these tips to stay on track: as strength training or a weekly aerobics class  Take measurements in addition to stepping on the scale—even if your weight is staying constant, you are likely losing inches  Strive to fit a certain size of clothing, rather than fixating on making a certain weight  Keep a food journal to track everything that you eat and drink, and to avoid giving in to unhealthy temptationsProtecting Your Credit Winter Crisp DessertYour credit history is vital to your future, making it crucial that it Only 1 tablespoon of margarine is used to make the crumbis accurate. When you apply for loans, credit cards or even topping of this tart and tangy, cholesterol-free, low-sodium fruitapartments, your credit history affects whether or not you are dessert.approved and how high your interest rate is. Follow theseguidelines to protect your credit score. ½ c. sugar 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour  Review your credit report regularly and know your 1 tsp. lemon peel, grated credit score ¾ tsp. lemon juice 5 c. apples, sliced and with peels  When using your debit card, run it as “credit” 1 c. cranberries 2/3 c. rolled oats  Avoid store credit cards 1/3 c. brown sugar, packed ¼ c. whole wheat flour  Pay off outstanding debt 2 tsp. ground cinnamon  Request a higher limit on your credit card, but don’t 1 tbsp. soft margarine, melted spend it In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour and lemon peel; mix well. Add lemon juice, apples and cranberries; stir to mix. Spoon  Freeze your credit if you don’t need it into a 6-cup baking dish. In a small bowl, combine oats, brown  Only give out your Social Security Number when sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add melted margarine; stir to mix. absolutely necessary Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is brown. Serve warm.  Ask your bank to report suspicious activity Yield: 6 servings. Each serving provides 284 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol and 56mg sodium.  Create complicated passwords and PINs Source: www.nhlbi.nih.gov  Develop a system to track all credit cards and accounts that you havePut these tips into practice to keep your credit safe. This brochure is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. For further information, please consult a medical professional. © 2012 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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