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January

Are over-the-counter weight loss aids safe?

Is it a quick fix or a dangerous choice? When it comes to trying to lose weight, many people use over-the-counter weight-loss aids such as diet pills or herbal supplements. What is the concern with something labeled ďherbalĒ? Visit the Food & Nutrition Center at www.elcaforwellness.org to learn more from health experts at Mayo Clinic.

 If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

Six strategies for successful weight loss

Eating well and exercising can be combined to equal weight loss, but if youíre looking for more, check out six strategies for successful weight loss in the Food & Nutrition Center at www.elcaforwellness.org. Youíll find practical strategies as well as links to more information.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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February

Have a healthy heart

Your heart may weigh less than a pound, but this powerful muscle carries enormous responsibility. Learn what you may be doing to damage your heart as well as what you can do to improve the health of this vital organ by visiting the Heart Center at www.elcaforwellness.org.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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March

Take the depression self-assessment

Are you depressed? Maybe youíre not sure. The depression self-assessment in the Depression Program at www.elcaforwellness.org can help you find out. Youíll also learn how depression affects your thoughts, feelings and health and what you can do about it.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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April

Cancer quiz: Test your prevention smarts

Making the right choices now can reduce your chances of getting cancer later. Are you taking the right steps to reduce your risk? Visit the Disease & Condition Centers ó Cancer at www.elcaforwellness.org and take the cancer quiz to find out.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

Tips for becoming smoke free
Are you thinking about stopping smoking? You can stop, but itís not easy. Explore options for coping with nicotine withdrawal, managing stress and avoiding weight gain. Then, create your personal stopping plan. Use the Stop Smoking Program at www.elcaforwellness.org to help you improve your chances of becoming smoke-free.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

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May

Allergies got you down?

Do the signs and symptoms of a runny nose and watery eyes from hay fever have you sidelined from outdoor activities? Visit the Allergy Center at www.elcaforwellness.org for tips from a Mayo Clinic allergy specialist about your options and how to manage your symptoms. Learn more about hay fever treatment options that relieve symptoms and get you back in the game.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

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June

Fitness on a budget: Low-cost ideas for getting in shape

Do you want to exercise, but gasp at the cost of fitness center memberships? Visit the Fitness & Sports Medicine Healthy Living Center at www.elcaforwellness.org for tips on keeping fit without breaking your budget.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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July

Give your body the nutrients it needs

Every day your body requires certain nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats and protein, to

function properly. Too much of one nutrient or not enough of another can influence your health. Visit the Food & Nutrition Center at www.elcaforwellness.org and learn how your body uses these nutrients, how much is needed and what foods are the best sources.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

Make sense of portion control

How much is too much? Weíre hearing a lot about eating healthy, but what does that mean when you dish out dinner for yourself and your family? Visit the Food & Nutrition Center at www.elcaforwellness.org for real-life suggestions that can help make sense of portion control, serving size, and how to use the food pyramid for healthier meals. Make your meals measure up to the right size when it comes to eating healthy.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

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August

Your fitness program: Tips for staying motivated

Do you find it difficult to stay on track with your fitness program? Visit the Fitness & Sports Medicine Healthy Living Center at www.elcaforwellness.org to learn how to stay motivated.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

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September

Menís and womenís health centers

Do you have questions about health issues related to your gender? Visit the Menís Health or Womenís Health Healthy Living Center at www.elcaforwellness.org to find the information youíre seeking.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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October

High blood pressure risk

What is high blood pressure, and are you at risk? You need to know because high blood pressure can cause strokes, heart and kidney failure, and heart attacks. Educate yourself today in the High Blood Pressure Center at www.elcaforwellness.org. Learn more about the risks and how to make healthy lifestyle changes to fight high blood pressure.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!


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November

Protect yourself from diabetes

Are you aware that more Americans have diabetes than ever before? Would you like to learn how to protect yourself and your family members from developing this disease?  The Diabetes Center at www.elcaforwellness.org can help. If diabetes has already been diagnosed in your family, the Diabetes Center will help you understand how to control it.  

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

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December

Living in a haze from lack of sleep?

People talk about never getting enough sleep, and for many, that is true. But lack of sleep can do more than just leave you feeling tired. It can impair memory, decrease your productivity and leave you feeling impatient. Tired people are less productive at work, less patient with others and less interactive in relationships. Visit the Sleep Center at www.elcaforwellness.org for more information on sleep, plus tools and tactics to help you.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

 

Miscellaneous

Eyestrain and your computer screen: Tips for getting relief

Constant computer use can cause eyestrain. Cut down on computer-related problems by following the simple tips offered at the Disease & Condition Centers ó Vision at www.elcaforwellness.org.

If you havenít registered on the site which offers Mayo Clinic health information customized for ELCA pastors, rostered leaders, lay employees, seminarians and their families, do so today!

 

 

Slide show: Office space ergonomics

Is your office and desk space set up ergonomically correct? Visit the Mayo Clinic Working Life Center at www.elcaforwellness.org to view a slide show about office space ergonomics. Use this visual guide to make your office space comfortable and safe.

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