November Wellness Seminar: Carb-Conscious Eating
Carbohydrates are the most efficient energy source for your brain and body. Using a common-sense approach, this seminar will show you how to make the change to nutrient-dense carbohydrates (vegetables, fruits and whole grains), while still eating the foods you love. A seminar and a webinar will be held at the following times:
Thursday, Nov. 17
Shady Grove Depot
16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
Thursday, Nov. 17
Register for the seminar or webinar by emailing Well Aware with the date and time you plan to attend. If you register for the webinar, you will receive a link in your Outlook email as well as an Outlook calendar reminder.
The Great American Smoke Out is Thursday, Nov. 17
Are you thinking about quitting tobacco? Do you need encouragement and support to help you beat your addiction? One effort that could help is the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smoke Out, a yearly event held the third Thursday of November to encourage smokers to give up their habit.
The dangers of tobacco use are well known. Even so, according to the ACS, “About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.” That figure doesn’t include the 12.4 million cigar smokers and more than 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.
Quitting—even for one day—is an important step toward a healthier life. Join the ACS and Well Aware on November 17—you can do it and it will be so worth it!
Learn how your body will reverse the effect of smoking once you quit. You will feel like a champion!
And remember: Well Aware offers a free tobacco cessation program for MCPS employees and their spouses: Quit for Good. If you are interested in getting on the list for the spring class, email Well Aware.
Be Sure to Read the November Wellness Newsletter
In this month’s issue of Well Aware e-News (delivered to Outlook inboxes on Nov. 4), meet a special education teacher, coach and assistant athletic director at Seneca Valley High School who found the motivation to change his life. Also, learn about a new seminar/webinar from Cigna on making the change to nutrient-dense carbohydrates while still eating the foods you love; this fall’s physical activity challenge: Go for the Gold; American Diabetes Month; and how your school or office can take the sweet-free challenge.