"November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month"
WWW.RECSERVICES.UNCC.EDU 704-687-2564 Nov./Dec. 2006 Vol. 5, No. 3 November is: Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Relay for Life page 1 World Aids Day page 2 Nov. - Dec. Adapted Schedule page 3 Healthy Holiday Tips page 3 Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) is a national campaign Reply to Comment Cards page 4 dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues. By organizing rallies, distributing educational material, holding fund-raising events, Ask The Trainer & Jingle Bell Run contacting Congress, and speaking to the media, those involved in page 4 LCAM bring much-needed support and attention to a disease that Group Fitness Adapted each year kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreas Schedule cancers combined. page 5 One way you can help and assist with Lung Cancer Awareness is to become involved with Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an all night event in April, in which UNCC students, faculty, and staff raise money for the cause while having fun and spending time with friends and family. This years’ Relay for Life will be held on April 13 - 14, 2007 from 6pm – 6am. If you would like to be on a committee or help plan this years’ event, please contact the event chair at the below email address. If you would like to register a team to walk, you can do so by contacting the event chair as well. If you register your team before the last day of class, the $10 per person registration fee is waived for all those registered by December 6th. For more information please contact Stephanie Lewis, event chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Student Body WORLD AIDS DAY 2 of 4 Page DECEMBER 1, 2006 By: Stephen Clayton The world will unite to help find a cure and learn more about AIDS and HIV on December 1. Currently there are approximately forty million people in the world living with AIDS or HI V . What is AIDS & HIV? HIV is the acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the immune system of a person’s body and depletes the red blood cells, which are needed to keep one healthy. If HIV is detected early enough there can be treatment for it and in many cases, result in little to no symptoms. People who get treated early for HIV have a good chance of living a normal life span. AIDS is the acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the second step of HIV. You cannot have AIDS if you do not have HIV. It is hard to receive proper treatment for AIDS if one is diagnosed with HIV late. AIDS weakens the immune system and makes it hard to fight viruses and diseases that may enter the body. For a healthy person, fighting off the common cold will take three to five days while it may take someone with AIDS over a month and many types of medication to battle the same common co l d . How to get HIV/AIDS? The HIV/AIDS virus is spread through bodily fluids. The most common ways to contract the HIV/AIDS is through: • U nprotected sexual intercourse. • S h a r ing needles and syringes with infected people. • A mother with HIV giving birth to a child; however, there are steps that the mother can take in order to prevent the transmission of HIV to the child. There are also some lesser known ways in which people can contract the AIDS virus and they are: • O ral sex. • U nscreened and untreated blood that is received through a blood transfusion. However, this way of contracting the virus is less likely due to the way American medical facilities screen the blood they receive. • A ccidents in the medical setting. This is why it is very important while handling a situation in which body fluids may be contacted to wear rubber gloves. Myths about HIV/AIDS You cannot get HIV/AIDS from these places: • Kissing • T ouching • H olding Hands • S h a r ing Eating Utensils • T oilet Seats • S wimming Pools Remember the people around the world who have AIDS and HIV on December 1 by wearing a red ribbon on that day. The Student Body Nov., Dec., & Jan. Adapted Schedule Page 3of 4 Day/Date Fitness Center Group Fitness Schedule Comments Schedule Tues., Nov 21 7AM- 7PM 7:30AM Yoga, 12PM Yoga, Thanksgiving Break 4PM Super ABS ONLY Wed., Nov 22 11AM – 5PM NO CLASSES Thanksgiving Break Thurs., Nov 23 CLOSED CLOSED Thanksgiving Break Fri., Nov 24 CLOSED CLOSED Thanksgiving Break Sat., Nov 25 Noon – 7PM NO CLASSES Thanksgiving Break Sun., Nov 26 Noon – 11PM NO CLASSES Thanksgiving Break Mon., Dec. 4 Regular Hours 11AM – 3PM Classes & Men’s Basketball Game 5:30PM W.E.T. Thurs., Dec. 14 7AM – 9PM See Schedule (Page 5) Final Exams Fri., Dec. 15 6AM – 7PM NO CLASSES Final Exams Sat., Dec. 16 CLOSED CLOSED Fall Commencement Sun. Dec. 17 12PM – 7PM NO CLASSES Winter Break Mon.-Fri., Dec. 18 – 22 11AM – 7PM See Schedule (Page 5) Winter Break Sat., Dec. 23 – Mon., Jan. 1 CLOSED CLOSED Winter Break Tues.-Fri., Jan. 2 – 5 11AM – 7PM See Schedule (Page 5) Winter Break Sat., Jan. 6 12PM – 7PM NO CLASSES Winter Break Sun., Jan. 7 12PM – 11PM NO CLASSES Winter Break Mon., Jan. 8 Regular Schedule Regular Schedule Spring Semester Begins HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS… 1. Vegetables and Salad First: If you are at a holiday party with a lot of tempting food, try to start with healthy vegetables and salads. These will ﬁll you up and reduce the temptation to over-indulge on high fat, high calorie foods. Just a taste of your holiday favorites should satisfy your taste buds! 2. Combine Shopping & Walking: The cold weather may prevent walking outside, therefore, you should combine a Holiday shopping trip with your exercise. Indoor malls are great places to walk. Get there early before the crowds get too heavy. Or, if you are planning on shopping in a particular store, park near an entrance on the opposite end of the mall - even if time is short you will still get some exercise. UPCOMING a COMMENT/ EVENTS REPLY December 2nd, 2006 5k Run/1 mile walk 10:00am REPLY TO Ask A Trainer Registration begins at 9:00am COMMENT CARDS BY: SOPHIA MARSHALL This month’s Ask a Trainer will be on COMMENT: PLEASE PURCHASE November 29th from SATELLITE RADIO FOR BETTER 11am – 1pm and MUSIC SELECTION. 5pm – 7pm. REPLY: WE HAVE LOOKED INTO The focus will be on PURCHASING XM, SATELLITE, exercises that can be AND MUZAK RADIO, HOWEVER, done with the stability DUE TO OUR LOCATION IN THE ball. You will also be SAC, WE ARE UNABLE TO USE able to have your body ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED. fat tested, sign up for BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE assessments, and ask BASEMENT, IT WOULD BE VERY questions to any of our Help raise awareness for arthritis by DIFFICULT AND VERY EXPENSIVE nationally certified TO RUN THE NECESSARY WIRING participating in the 2006 Jingle Bell Run at personal trainers. We TO THE FITNESS CENTER FOR will also have tips and UNC Charlotte sponsored by Kinesiology Student Organization. The race will begin at SATELLITE RADIO. THEREFORE, information available to WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE eat healthy and exercise the Belk Track at 10:00am. Participants and BEST OF WHAT WE HAVE, WHICH over the holiday season. their teams are encouraged to dress up in IS 6 RADIO STATIONS. festive costumes and prizes will be given. Entertainment will be on site as well. ------------------ Registration fees are as follows: COMMENT: YOU SHOULD GET ANKLE WEIGHTS. THE PEOPLE Community/Individual WHO USE THE TREADMILL Joining a Team: $25.00 If paid and registered WOULD USE THEM. ALSO, THEY after 11/15/06 ARE EXCELLENT FOR AB WORK. Student Individual: $25.00 REPLY: WEARING ANKLE For more information With Valid ID after 11/15/06 WEIGHTS WHILE WALKLING ON please contact Steven THE TREADMILL CAN BE VERY Trotter at Student Joining a HURTFUL/PAINFUL TO THE KNEE email@example.com Team: $15.00 JOINTS FOR SOME PEOPLE. Registering After November 15, 2006. THEREFORE, I WOULD RATHER NOT PURCHASE ANKLE WEIGHTS For more details on the above Fitness/Wellness Programs, For more information, please contact Felicia Dangerfield- FOR THAT PURPOSE. I WOULD visit: Persky at firstname.lastname@example.org BE SCARED THAT IT WOULD DO www.recservices.uncc.edu/ﬁtness_ MORE HARM THAN GOOD. wellness or email Sophia Marshall at email@example.com The Student Body Nov., Dec., & Jan. Adapted Group Fitness Schedule Page 3of 4