Health Partner Pathways

August Issue

YOUR MONTHLY HEALTH PARTNER WELLNESS PROGRAM NEWSLETTER

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Featured Condition: Cholesterol

Take a two-pronged approach to lowering your cholesterol by increasing foods that lower LDL, "bad cholesterol", and limit foods that promote LDL.


Here are foods to eat that help lower LDL:


  • Oats
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Eggplant and okra
  • Nuts
  • Vegetable oils
  • Citrus fruits, apples, grapes, strawberries
  • Soy
  • Fatty fish (omega-3 fats)
  • Fiber additives


Here are LDL promoting foods to limit:


  • Reduce saturated fats (Found in red meats, milk, dairy)
  • Choose extra lean meats
  • Choose low-fat dairy products
  • Avoid trans fats (many fast foods and snacks)
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Being at a healthy weight


Click the below button for more information on lowering your cholesterol.

Lowering Cholesterol

American Heart Association HeartHub for Patients

Coach's Corner

Active Vacation (not an oxymoron!)

Many of us travel during the summer. Whether it’s relaxing on a sandy beach or breathing in the fresh air of the mountains, vacations are fun and often much needed! But just because you may be having the time of your life, it doesn't mean you should put your health on the back burner. Most people don’t cook while on vacation and let’s be honest; it’s much more fun to experience restaurants in a new city! So since eating hearty salads with your own homemade dressing probably isn't an option, staying active is important while on a vacation. Even if it’s just a couple of days out of your vacation getaway, make time to take a walk (literally) on the adventurous side! Go for a hike on a nature trail, kayak in a river, take long walks on the beach or play sand volleyball. If you’re on a cruise, walk around the ship deck; check out the fitness center, or take a group exercise class, if offered. The possibilities are endless, so get exploring!

Events

Farm to Table Dinner

Greenville Health System's Health Partner Wellness Program (HPWP) team invites you to enjoy a seasonal, sustainable dinner at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery. Join us for a light, delicious meal that will incorporate locally grown fare from our own backyard, while learning about resources to help you add whole foods and healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. As you partake in this fresh-from-the-farm meal, you will know that you are supporting the local community while engaging your fellow GHS and HPWP friends.


Menu:

• Seasonal salad

• Tomato gazpacho soup (chilled)

• Homemade stecca bread

• Fruit assortment


When: Thurs., Sep. 18th or Sep. 25th

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

Cost: $7/person


To RSVP, contact Katie Farley at kfarley@ghs.org or (864) 522-3119, denoting which date you would like to attend. Please mail or interoffice mail a check or money order for the $7 meal cost (sorry, no other forms of payment accepted) to 33 Villa Road, Suite 420, Greenville, SC 29615.

Couch to 5K

Join your HPWP Coaches at Color Vibe 5K on October 18th!


First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal to walk, jog, or run a 5K. Ease into your 5K training plan using the Couch to 5K training outline provided by your HPWP coach.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of Health Questionnaire and Waiver from your health coach
  • Receive "Couch to 5K" outline from health coach
  • Registration for event online


*If you are interested in signing up for our Team: Partner Power, please contact your HPWP health coach prior to online registration for password.


Click on the button below for more information about the race.

Color Vibe 5K

Cost: before October 17th - $43, $46 if after. Cost includes: Entry into the 5K Color Vibe Run, Official Color Vibe t-shirt, Color Vibe color pack, Color Vibe Prize.

HPWP Wellness Library

Ever wanted to try yoga or pilates, but aren't sure if it's for you? Borrow a DVD from our library and try from the comfort of your own home. In addition to these videos, we offer walking and cardio videos.


DVD's currently in the HPWP Wellness Library are:


-Beginning Pilates Mat Workout

-Easy Pilates

-A.M. & P.M. Yoga

-Total Body Cardio

-Quick Start Walking


Contact Katie Farley for more details!

Received a Call from a Health Coach, Now What?

So your health coach has contacted you? What happens next? Prior to your first consultation, your coach will review your medical record, assess your condition(s), and determine how often you will meet. Coaching is designed to assist you with goal setting, accountability, and support. Depending on your risk, you may receive resources or meet with your coach throughout the year.
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