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									   Vol. 3 Issue 10                                                                                      October 2010



       The Well                                                   The YOC will inspire staff and youth



       T
                                                                       to reach their full potential by
                                                                  supporting healthy lifestyle choices
        Your YOC Wellness Newsletter                                   through a culture of wellness.
                                                                       To reach their full potential by
Recreational Activities  Intellectual Knowledge  Emotional Support  Community Engagement  Spiritual Guidance
                                                                        developing holistic, healthy
                                                                                  lifestyles.

Fall is here
                                                                               Greetings,

                                                                                         The air is cooling, the wind is b
                                                                                   Calendar It’s October
                                                                               starting to fall.of Events already;
                                                                               Last month we had our annual 5k and
                                                                                     Wellness Trainings
                                                                               like to take a second and extend our
                                                                               participants who helped make it all p
                                                                                         As we watch the
                                                                                      October Trainingsseasons chang
                                                                               to take a moment to remember the im
                                                                                 Stress Management- Lunch
                                                                                 and Learn with along with this
                                                                               This goes rightCortlan Booker, months
                                                                                 11am-12pm October 21st.
                                                                               together.” Grab a friend or a loved on
                                                                               enjoy some good company, you’ll be
                                                                                 Smoking Cessation – Info
                                                                                         On the business side
                                                                                 session with Cecilia Williams, of things w
                                                                                 Oct 5 , many
                                                                               see how1:00pm.members of our staff w
                                                                                       th

                                                                               Novia Care Clinic Health Risk Assessm
                                                                               completed your HRA do so by October
                                                                                 Dave Ramsey’s Financial
                                                                                 Peace University draw.
                                                                               free money lottery – Each Lottery num
                                                                                                          th
                                                                                 Tuesday at 3:15 the 15
                                                                               weeks starting in Trainingof this month.
                                                                                 Room #1.
                                                                               you have completed your HRA and fol
                                                                               could receive up to $125. It really is
                                                                               want you to win.
                                                                                    Wellness Events
                                                                               Thanks,

                                                                                   Flu Shots, October
                                                                                    15th, free for
                                                                               Cortlan Booker kitchen and
                                                                                    transportation,
                                                                                    direct care Ext 3315
                                                                               Wellness Intern – staff, everyone
     Brain Games – Exercise your Mind                                               else $10.

                                                                                    YOC Walking Club- M, W, F
                                                                                     Try these T, brain games.
                                                                                     @ 3:15, fun R, F @ 4:30 in
                                                                              Answersthe Gym.
                                                                                      to both questions can be found on   3. No
                                                                                              page 2.                     broke
                                                                                    Zumba on Mondays and
                                                                             1. What goes up and down
                                                                                  Wednesdays at 4:30pm in                 4. The
                                                                                    the gym.
                                                                             stairs without moving?                       you se
                                                                                 Book Club and October
                                                                             2. Takethone outstarts scratch               5. Wh
                                                                                   6
                                                                                       I 1:00 pm.
                                                                             my head,at am now black but                  dries?
                                                                             once was red.                                6. Wh
                                                                                                                          hands
            Challenge: Relax                             Eat Better, Eat Together Month




                                                                                                          something that is fast and unhealthy. Prepare a bag lunch as a healthy alternative and save yourself some calories.
                                                                                                          effective was to do this is to plan your meals. Think of two days or times during the week in which you may feel the need to eat
                                                                                                          control. Reduce your total caloric intake by 500 calories a day and, in a week, you’ll have shed a pound. One of the most
                                                                                                          Wellness Quick Tip: 3,500 calories = a pound of fat. The easiest way to rid yourself of excess body weight is through portion
This month’s challenge is all about                     October is National Eat Better;
taking the time to relax. Relaxing can do
wonders for the body. It helps to lower                 Eat Together month. Get back to
stress levels, which improves your                      traditional family values. Sit down
overall health. Enjoying something that                 with your family and friends at the
relaxes your senses can also help to                    table to eat meals.
lower your blood pressure.                              Take the time to enjoy conversation
Each week we will present a challenge                   with your family during the meal.
involving different ways in which you can               Children enjoy spending this time
relax. Check the Wellness Current every                 with their family and engaging in
week throughout the month of October                    conversation.
for details on each challenge.                          Putting your own twist on the
                                                        traditional sit-down meal can make it
     Home Exercise Corner                               more memorable for your family.
                                                        Have each member share his or her
Body weight squats                                      best and worst part of the day. Let
Squats are one of the most beneficial                   each person pick out a different meal
exercises one can do for the lower body                 for the week. Have children help with
because it strengthens the gluteus, as well             the cooking. Be creative or stick with
as the quads and lower back.                            the original recipe, either way your
Instructions:                                           family will enjoy the quality time
   Stand with feet slightly further than               together.
     shoulder width apart
   With arms extended in front of you (for                  Don’t forget Jean Day
     balance) push your hips backwards,
     lowering yourself as if you were sitting in a
     chair.
   Lower yourself until your rear is parallel to
                                                        Every other Friday is jean day at the
     the floor or until you cannot sit any lower        YOC. Wear your jeans and give $1
     without rounding your lower back.                  donation to a local charity. This
   Keeping your chest up and your back as              month we’re giving to Feed My Sheep.
     straight as possible push through your heels
     until you return to the starting position.
   Do sets of 8-12 reps, your strength and             Answers to Brain Games:
     endurance level will decide how many sets          1. Carpet     4. Darkness
     you do.                                            2. A match     5. A Towel
                                                        3. Silence     6. Gloves


   Caramelized Butternut Squash                      Preheat oven to 400°F. cut off the ends of each
        2 medium butternut squash (4 to             butternut squash and discard.
                                                     Peel the squash and cut in half lengthwise.
         5 pounds total)                             Remove the seeds.
        6 -8 tablespoons unsalted butter,           Cut the squash into 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" cubes (large
                                                     and uniform is best), and place them on a baking
         melted and cooled                           sheet. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt
                                                     and pepper. With clean hands, toss all of the
        1/4 cup light brown sugar,
                                                     ingredients together and spread out in a single
         packed                                      layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes to
                                                     55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the
        1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
                                                     glaze begins to caramelize. Turn the squash while
        1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ground                 roasting a few times with a spatula to be sure it
                                                     browns evenly. Adjust seasonings if needed.                                                                                                                                             2
         black pepper
                                                     Serve hot. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts can be found at www.food.com

								
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