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2008 Calendar

  1. 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2008 HealthierYou www.nasa.gov
  2. 2. 2008 HealthierYou Calendar Introduction The NASA Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) presents its fourth annual health calendar with the publication of 2008 HealthierYou. 2008 HealthierYou calendar focuses on two issues: 1) Complexities of the many roles and responsibilities each individual faces in their daily life. 2) Influence of lifestyle choices on health and well being with a particular emphasis on healthy aging. We encourage you to observe the monthly learning activities and to take time for yourself. Answers to the NASA trivia questions and more detailed answers to the learning activities are posted on www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar. NASA Trivia is also located on “45 Moments in NASA History” www.nasa.gov/externalflash/NASA45/textonly/trivia.html Moon phases are based on Universal Time with these symbols: New Moon: First Quarter: Full Moon: Last Quarter: We would very much like to hear from you; the calendar evaluation form is available online at www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar or you may contact us directly at (321) 867-3646. Credit: 1. “The Stress Management Equation” case study: Marion Ruffing, EAP, MBA based on “The Female Stress Syndrome”, Georgia Witkin, PhD, Newmarket Press, 1991. 2. Medical Editors: George Wyckliffe Hoffler, M.D. and Saralyn Mark, M.D. 3. Text: Dynamac Corporation, MPE-14, Kennedy Space Center 4. Graphics: InDyne Corporation, Kennedy Space Center
  3. 3. Work/Life Balance To achieve a sense of balance between your aspirations and the reality you’ve chosen you must first commit to yourself: your own health, career, family, and community. Consider the following steps in achieving this balance: v Develop a vision of what you want and who you want to be. a Gives you a path to follow; otherwise, the road will seem uncertain. v Become a better planner of work and personal time. a Limits distractions. v Develop flexibility to see all of the possibilities. a Prepares you for new opportunities. v Develop confidence to choose a path without knowing where it leads. a Gives you the resilience to adapt and grow with the changing times. v Develop a mindset of community. a Think of friends, family and colleagues as your community. a Remove any reluctance to ask for help and to accept offers of help. a Set aside time to continue relationships and to build on them. a Be a part, not apart. v Know yourself. a Don’t compare yourself with other people. a Know what gives you a sense of peace and balance. a Find your natural strengths. Work/Life programs and policies are designed to create a more flexible and responsive work environment that is supportive of commitments to community, home and loved ones. As NASA endeavors to return to the moon, it will be critical for mission success that the NASA work force develop a healthy work/life balance. We hope this calendar helps you achieve that balance! Resources: Moon, Credit: George Wyckliffe Hoffler, M.D, www.eeoc.gov prime focus of 32 cm x f/6 Newtonian telescope www.simmalieberman.com and Nikon D50 camera, 2007 April 22. http://apps.opm.gov/cclcontacts/index.aspx
  4. 4. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is SUCCESS. —Henry Ford Moonrise, Cape Sounion, Greece, Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis, APOD 2005 June 23. www.perseus.gr
  5. 5. 2008 Menu Planning January The advantages of Menu Planning: v More variety in food groups. v Entire family can take part in planning and menu ownership. v Weekend cooking can be a family affair. v Monitoring portion sizes becomes easier. SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT v Less cooking time during the week 1 1 2 3 4 5 means more time to exercise. v Fewer shopping trips and less Thyroid opportunity to give in to indulgences. Awareness Month v Reduced potential to over spend on unnecessary items. Check Your Neck! New Year’s Day Learning Activity: FeDeral HoliDaY Is your thyroid working properly? 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Brief Answer: If your thyroid works properly, so will you! Over 27 million Americans have overactive or underactive thyroid glands, but more than half remain undiagnosed. NASA Trivia: Who was the first American Astronaut to ride 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket? For full answers to the trivia and the learning activity go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 We need your input! Please evaluate the calendar online: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar Martin luther King, Jr. Day FeDeral HoliDaY 27 28 29 30 31 DECEMBER 07 FEBRUARY 08 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Resources: www.cnpp.usda.gov www.aace.com www.powerofprevention.com www.ohp.nasa.gov www.thyroid.org www.checkyourneck.com
  6. 6. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Castle and Sky, Credit & Copyright: Paco Bellido, APOD 2007 January 27. —Martin Luther King Jr. mizar.blogalia.com
  7. 7. 2008 Women and Heart February Disease Be your own health advocate - educate yourself about heart disease, gender-specific symptoms and early intervention. v Typical symptoms may be panic attacks, SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness, indigestion, 1 2 3 4 1 2 sleeplessness, anxiety, jaw and throat pain and nausea. JANUARY MARCH v Women may develop blockage or spasms S M T W T 1 2 3 F 4 S 5 S M T W T F S 1 National in their small coronary arteries which may 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 American Heart Month Wear Red not appear in angiograms or heart 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Day catheterization. 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 v Compared to men, women are at a 30 31 greater risk if they smoke and have high 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 blood pressure and cholesterol. v Women react differently to cardiac medications. Learning Activity: What is the Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health? ash Wednesday annular Solar eclipse 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Brief Answer: During this month start or renew efforts for self discovery. Build health- National ier minds and bodies by following this prescription. Women’s Heart Health NASA Trivia: Day Who was the first African-American to Valentine’s Day perform a spacewalk? 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar Presidents’ Day FeDeral HoliDaY Total lunar eclipse 24 25 26 27 28 29 Resources: www.surgeongeneral.gov www.americanheart.org www.ohp.nasa.gov Excerpts from an article by Saralyn Mark, MD, ME Magazine, February 2007
  8. 8. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. —Anonymous Colorful Moon Mosaic, Credit & Copyright: Noel Carboni, APOD 2006 September 7. ncarboni.home.att.net/Astrophotography.html
  9. 9. 2008 A Nutrition March Prescription The goal of an individually tailored Diabetes Nutrition Prescription is to manage the ABCD of diabetes: v HbA1c testing evaluates the average SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT amount of glucose in the blood over the 1 2 3 4 5 1 last 2 to 3 months. The goal for HbA1c is less than 7. FEBRUARY APRIL S M T W T F S S M T W T F S v Blood pressure of 120-130 mmHg systolic and 80-90 mmHg diastolic are 3 4 5 6 7 1 8 2 9 6 7 1 8 2 3 4 9 10 11 12 5 National Nutrition Month desired. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 v LDL Cholesterol is Low Density Lipo- 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 protein Cholesterol that should be at 100 mg/dL or below. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 v Dietary Compliance is essential in reducing the likelihood of concomitant conditions such as kidney or vision failure. Learning Activity: The Nutrition Prescription addresses LDL, not HDL, why is that? 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Brief Answer: By addressing behaviors that affect LDL levels, you are also improving your HDL levels. NASA Trivia: What is NACA? Daylight Savings Time Begins For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Palm Sunday St. Patrick’s Day Vernal equinox Good Friday We need your input! 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Please evaluate the calendar online: American www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar easter Diabetes 30 31 Alert Day Resources: www.diabetes.org www.aace.com www.labtestsonline.org www.nhlbi.nih.gov www.ohp.nasa.gov www.clevelandclinicmeded.com www.eatright.org
  10. 10. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Eclipse with Lighthouse, Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook / Cook Photography, AOPD 2007 March 10. —Edwin Hubbel Chapin www.cookphoto.com
  11. 11. 2008 Vitamins, Minerals April and Cancer Prevention The relationship between cancer and nu- trients is not fully understood. Research on the subject continues. Currently, no one SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT study provides the last word. Here are some 1 1 2 3 4 5 relevant facts: v Nutrients in vegetables and fruits protect against damage to body tissues that Cancer Control occur from normal metabolism also called oxidation. Month v Oxidation is linked with increased cancer risk. v Antioxidents such as Vitamin C & E and 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 carotenoids are abundant in vegetables and fruits and work best when consumed in their natural state. a Clinical studies of antioxidant supple- ments are under way. v If taking supplements, observe the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recom- mended daily allowence. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Learning Activity: Do food additives or irradiated foods cause cancer? Brief Answer: The FDA plays a big part in securing our food source through risk based inspections. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NASA Trivia: Only one Gemini capsule was given a name; WalkAmerica which one and by whom? March of Dimes For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar National Minority Cancer Awareness Week 27 28 29 30 MARCH MAY WalkAmerica S M T W T F S S M T W T F S March of 1 1 2 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Dimes 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 30 31 Resources: www.ohp.nasa.gov www.cancer.org www.fda.gov
  12. 12. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. —Marie Curie Goa Silhouettes, Credit & Copyright: Joerg Schoppmeyer, APOD 2007 March 22. schoppy@web.de
  13. 13. 2008 Stress Management May Equation Adversity + Belief = Consequences v Our responses to Adverse events are based on our Beliefs. v Beliefs develop over time and influence our thinking, attitudes and perceptions. SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT v Our response to an adverse event, or 1 2 3 1 2 3 National Mental Health Month Consequence, is most visible and tan- APRIL JUNE gible. S M T W T F S S M T W T F S v Just as beliefs develop over time so do 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 National High Blood effective stress management and coping 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pressure Education Month skills, all of which are learned behaviors. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27 28 29 30 29 30 Re-training requires: National Stroke Awareness Month a A concious awareness of our beliefs and the ability to dispute irrational 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ones and replacing them with rational thoughts. a Practicing newly learned skills. a Commitment to the advocated process. Learning Activity: Cinco de Mayo Case Study: Cynthia had just finished a 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 major report at work. She scheduled a long awaited dental surgery, started coordinating a surprise birthday party, and finally made an appointment to get the car serviced. But then, her boss announced, “Congratulations! National Women’s Health Week Your report was so impressive that manage- ment wants you to join another project that Mother’s Day is on a strict time table. We are proud that 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 someone from our office was chosen.” Brief Answer: Cynthia prioritized the tasks National and asked for assistance. Read more about Employee how she utilized the A + B = C equation. Health and NASA Trivia: Fitness Day What college, in the state of Indiana, did both Gus Grissom (Mercury Astronaut) and 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon) attend for their undergraduate studies? No For full answers go to: Tobacco www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar Day Memorial Day FeDeral HoliDaY Resources: www.stressgroup.com www.ohp.nasa.gov www.nmha.org www.nhlbi.nih.gov www.4woman.gov www.americanheart.org
  14. 14. If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem. —Stephen Covey Expedition 13 Image, ISS013-E-54329, Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, eol.jsc.nasa.gov
  15. 15. 2008 Tension-Type June Headaches v Tension headaches are caused by chemcial changes in the brain. v Symptoms are localized, commonly not associated with nausea, noise or light sensitivity; muscle tightness in the neck SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT and base of skull is also reported. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 v Treatment regiment must address con- National tributing factors such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders or working in Cancer awkward positions. Also important are Survivor’s self-care measures such as: Day a Regular eating and sleeping schedules, National Headache Awareness Week a Successful coping skills in managing stress, 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 a Muscle relaxation techniques via appli- cation of heat or ice, massage therapy or good posture. Learning Activity: National Men’s Health Week Are the minority population at a greater risk of morbidity and premature mortality from Flag Day some types of cancer? 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Brief Answer: Several contributing factors address the issue of cancer disparities. NASA Trivia: Who is the only U.S. President to be present at a Shuttle Launch? Father’s Day Summer Solstice For full answers go to: 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 29 30 30 MAY JULY S M T W T F S S M T W T F S National Aphasia 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Awareness Month 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Resources: 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 www.Mayoclinic.com www.i-h-s.org www.headaches.org www.ncsdf.org www.cancer.org www.ohp.nasa.gov www.menshealthweek.org www.aphasia.org
  16. 16. Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning, Credit & Copyright: Antti Kemppanien, APOD 2007 February 5. www.jkemppainen.com/antti A snowflake is one of the most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together! —Unknown
  17. 17. 2008 Healthy Lifestyles, July Livable Communities A local park system is necessary for a healthy community because it: v Equally affords the residents an opportu- nity for an active lifestyle. SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT v Preserves a sense of community and 1 1 2 3 4 5 social network. JUNE AUGUST v Positively affects economic viability. S M T W T F S S M T W T F S v Gets people moving through park spon- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 sored activity oriented programs. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 v Keeps people active by providing safe 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 facilities such as ball fields and walking 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 independence Day trails. 31 FeDeral HoliDaY 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Learning Activity: Why do some people experience leg pain when walking? Brief Answer: Learn the difference between leg pain that is secondary to circulation vs. pain from sore muscles. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 NASA Trivia: Who was the last NASA Astronaut to live aboard Mir? For full answers go to: National Therapeutic Recreation Week www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 We need your input! Please evaluate the 27 28 29 30 31 calendar online: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar UV Safety Month Resources: www.diabetes.org www.ohp.nasa.gov www.nrpa.org www.aao.org
  18. 18. In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics ... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday. —Edward Albert The Milky Way over Utah, Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka, APOD 2006 August 1. www.astropics.com
  19. 19. 2008 The Stress August Connection Stress overload is associated with certain physical symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain or loss, and high blood pressue or high sugar. This is how stress affects your blood sugar: SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 1 2 3 4 1 2 v A stressful event triggers blood sugar to rise. JULY SEPTEMBER S M T W T F S S M T W T F S v Body reacts by releasing insulin. 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 National Pain v Insulin works by moving sugar from blood 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Awareness Month into cells for energy. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 v Process failure points that keep blood 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 sugar chronically elevated occur when: Total Solar eclipse a The body does not produce/release 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 insulin or a Cells are resistant to insulin. v Lack of effective stress management skills exacerbates this condition and per- petuates the cycle. v Commit to routine and simple stress management techniques. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Learning Activity: Develop your prescription for stress manage- ment. Some ideas are posted on: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar National Health Center Week NASA Trivia: Can you name the six Ape-O-Nauts? Partial lunar eclipse For full answers go to: 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Resources: www.prevention.com www.ohp.nasa.gov www.healthcenterweek.com www.nationalpainfoundation.org
  20. 20. Figure out what you want. Decide that you deserve it. Believe you can get it. Have the guts to ask for it. —Barbara De Angelis Comet McNaught Over Catalonia, Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado, APOD 2007 January 15. www.skylook.net
  21. 21. 2008 Family Day — A Day September to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ Dinner conversations help you learn about your children’s lives and understand the challenges they face. SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 v Teens that eat dinner with their families five or more times per week have half the risk of substance abuse than those who eat with families fewer times. Remember these principles: f Be consistent with family rules. labor Day f Be a model of healthy behaviors. FeDeral HoliDaY First of ramadan f Be a hands-on parent. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 f Remain true to the facts. v Extend Family Day to businesses, pro- fessional societies, schools and commu- nity groups as a symbolic act to promote togetherness. It’s Back To School Time! For tips on packing healthy lunches see www.healthiergeneration.org 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Learning Activity: Develop a plan for talking to your children. Compare your plan with one at: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar NASA Trivia: Which astronaut hit a golf ball on the moon? 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar Family Day™ autumnal equinox 28 29 30 AUGUST OCTOBER We need your input! S M T W T F S S M T W T F S Please evaluate the Healthy Aging 3 4 5 6 7 1 8 2 9 5 6 7 1 8 2 3 9 10 11 4 calendar online: Month 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 rosh Hashanah Resources: www.ohp.nasa.gov www.casafamilyday.org www.healthyaging.net
  22. 22. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow. —Will Garcia Moonset Wolf Lake, Credit & Copyright: P-M Heden / Scanpix Sweden. www.clearskies.se
  23. 23. 2008 Domestic Violence October Patterns of behavior used to establish power over another person occur when one person believes they are entitled to control another. v Generally, the behavior escalates over time. v Includes intimate partner relationships SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT (spousal, live-in partners and dating 1 1 2 1 2 3 4 relationships) and familial (elder and child SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER National abuse). S M T W T F S S M T W T F S Domestic v Abuse falls into one or more of the follow- 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 ing categories: 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Violence f Physical battering, 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Awareness f Sexual assault, 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Month f Emotional or psychological abuse, (eid) al Fitr v Victims of abuse experience these and 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 many other events: f Deprivation of physical, financial, health and economic resources, f Lying, manipulation and coercion, f Intimidation, threat to self & loved ones, fear, shame and criticism, f Isolation from family and friends. Yom Kippur 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Learning Object: How can you help your children develop a positive body image and relate to food in a healthy way? Brief Answer: Children pay attention to what Columbus Day you say and do — even if it doesn’t seem FeDeral HoliDaY like it sometimes. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NASA Trivia: Q: Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher selected to fly in the shuttle. Who was scheduled to be the second? For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 26 27 28 29 30 31 National Work and Family Month Halloween www.awlp.org www.endabuse.org www.ohp.nasa.gov www.ncadv.org www.womenshealth.gov/bodyimage
  24. 24. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. — Grenville Kleiser Aurora Over Iowa, Credit & Copyright: Stan Richards, APOD 2006 December 18. www.nightskyevents.com
  25. 25. 2008 Caring for November Elderly Parents The older population in America is growing quicker than all other age groups. v The majority of long-term care to older adults is provided by family caregivers SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT for an average duration of 1-4 years. 1 2 3 4 5 1 v Stressful infringements on the caregiver’s OCTOBER DECEMBER own health result from: a Role conflicts and competing demands S M T W T 1 2 F 3 S 4 S M 1 T W T 2 3 4 F 5 S 6 National Family Caregiver Month on personal, family and work life 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 a Physical strains 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month a Financial consequences 26 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 31 a Emotional burdens a Confinement and isolation 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Learning Activity: Are you and your siblings asking yourselves the following questions: v Can my parents safely remain in the family home? Daylight Savings v Are bills being paid on time and who will Time ends election Day manage their finances? 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 v Is caring for my parents taking me away from personal life, family and work? v How can I maintain my parent’s dignity and independence? Brief Answer: If you answered YES to one or more, there is help. Go to: Veterans Day FeDeral HoliDaY www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NASA Trivia: How were Mercury capsules named? 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Thanksgiving Day Resources: FeDeral HoliDaY www.nfcacares.org www.thefamilycaregiver.org www.nasua.org www.ohp.nasa.gov www.familycaregiversonline.com www.aoa.gov
  26. 26. The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover and match your personal resources to the challenge. —Arnold Palmer Alborz Mountains in Moonlight, Babak Tafreshi, APOD 2007 February 3. www.dreamview.net
  27. 27. 2008 Exercising in December Cold Weather Plan accordingly for environmental condi- tions such as air temperature and air speed. v Layered clothing is key; at temperatures below 50 F each quarter-inch of clothing adds one layer of insulation. SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT v Take a known path that has traffic; if 1 2 3 4 5 6 stranded, help is close by. v Study the path in advance and National pre-designate resting points. 3D v Frequently drink warm or caffeine-free Prevention fluids containing carbohydrates. v Change wet clothing immediately. Month v Communicate with a family member the time you plan to return. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 v Bring a cell phone or a Personal Locator Beacon for emergencies. Learning Activity: Hand Washing Awareness Week If you indulge in a high-fat comfort food for dinner, how might you minimize its impact? Choose the correct answer: A. By fasting the next day 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 B. By doing nothing, one meal won’t hurt anything C. By taking a leisurely walk for 45 minutes after the meal NASA Trivia: Who was the first American woman astro- naut to perform a spacewalk? 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 For full answers go to: www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar We need your input! Christmas Day Please evaluate the Winter Solstice Hanukkah begins FeDeral HoliDaY Kwanzaa begins calendar online: 28 29 30 31 www.ohp.nasa.gov/healthcalendar NOVEMBER JANUARY 09 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Resources: Excerpts from “Exercising in Cold Weather” By Rita Shapiro and 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Joe Golding, USPHS, Readiness Committee of the Therapist 30 Professional Advisory Committee, 2007. New Year’s eve www.nhtsa.dot.gov www.nsc.org www.madd.org www.ohp.nasa.gov www.ncadd.com www.3dmonth.org

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