February 17, 2012


DOUBLE RAFFLE starts this week. Just bring in an item related to the theme to obtain 2x the raffle tickets for the prizes on Monday. Just a reminder, you can bring food item to all MCWR events and you obtain one ticket per item. No need to be present to win at the presentation.
•    This week’s theme: Past
•    This week’s prizes: From Fat to Fit book by Carole Carson (2), Free oil change from Team Schierl Companies, and Free 6” sub from Subway

There are some fun, exercise and nutrition classes being offered through the Lincoln Center. Here for more information.

Our Next Speaker for Monday, February 20th: A Matter of Convenience: Making healthier choices on the go

Are you one of those people who are busy and find it hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the go? Know that it is possible to eat healthy while on the go! Deborah Tang, a registered dietitian and professor in the School of Health Promotion & Human Development at UW-Stevens Point is here to help prevent unhealthy habits during our busy lives. You will walk away with an understanding of how to make sensible changes in your diet based on limited time and options, know what to look for when checking the label to food items, and gather tricks that will help you eat healthier during your hectic schedule. Eating healthier on the go can impact your success tremendously! The presentation will be interactive with food samples* thanks to a generous donation from Team Schierl Companies (*limited samples available).

The Presentation will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. held on the UW-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room (3rd floor). 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Doors open at 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Presentation review: Small Change, Big Change: Losing 10% makes a difference
This week’s presentation by Dr. Terri A. Hahn from Ministry Medical Group included a risk assessment, the diseases that are affected by weight, the weight epidemic, and how much change in weight is needed to affect health. According to the assessment, things that could affect health negatively are low HDL (good cholesterol), smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, a BMI above 25, psychosocial factors, lack of plants in diet, exercising less than 150 minutes per week early, early menopause, and family history of heart disease. Things that positively affect health are a HDL of above 40, fruits and vegetables in diet, consuming two alcoholic beverages per day (bad for cancer/good for heart disease), and exercising 150 minutes or more per week.

The risk of developing diseases increases by being overweight:

  • You increase your chance of developing several types of cancer when their weight is above normal
  • If you gains 20 lbs, you double your risk of breast cancer
  • If you have a BMI above 30 your chances of uterine cancer increases by three
  • If your BMI is over 29, you double your chance of colon cancer
  • You increase your odds of developing sleep apnea, infertility, kidney stones, diabetes, and degenerative joint disease
  • For every BMI point above 22 you increase your risk of developing diabetes by 25%.
  • For every 2.2lbs gained you increase your odds of developing degenerative joint disease by 9-13%
  • Your risk of heart failure doubles if your BMI is above 30.
  • A 1-point increase of BMI above 22 adds a 10% increased chance of developing coronary artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease accounts for 42.8% of deaths in America
  • If your BMI is above 27 your chances of suffering a stroke increases by 75%, if it is above 32 risk increases 137% 

The good news is, by doing the reverse of each of these, you can do the same amount of good instead of bad. If you were to lose 5-10% of your total body weight, which is the goal for all MCWR participants, it would have the following, drastic positive effects on your health:
•    You decrease your odds of certain fatty liver diseases by 20-28%
•    Reduce diabetic markers by 0.5% and blood pressure 5mmHg
•    Increase HDL 5mg/dl
•    Have a 40mg/dl decrease in triglycerides
•    Inflammation decreases by 40%
•    Increased mood, sleep, and oxygen consumption
•    Cuts the risk of diabetes by 58% over 4 years.
•    Every 2.2lbs loss decreases odds of metabolic syndrome by 8%.

A small change can have a big impact on your health. View the slides from the presentation.

Workshops this week:
Team building: 5 and 6 p.m. classes.
Assertiveness training: 5 and 6 p.m. classes.
Please register with Traci Smet for each class, 715.346.5416. All classes are held at the Ministry Health Care 2501 Building.

Healthy Item of the Week Sponsored By Team Schierl Companies:
February 17 – February 23

The healthy item can be found at most of The Store locations. Munchies Cheese Fix for $1.29

Smart Dining Meal of the Week:
February 19 – February 25 at Grazies

Bruschetta Chicken Salad: Fresh baby spinach and Roma tomatoes tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, accompanied by fresh pesto marinated mozzarella, and pesto grilled chicken with crispy toast points. Original price $10.99.

Mediterranean Salad: A fresh tomato sauce tossed with artichokes, kalamata olives, onions, grilled mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese over linguine.  Substituting whole wheat noodles or putting over fresh spinach would be great choices as well. Original price small $12.49, regular $15.49

Non-Perishables Collected:
This Week: 87.4 Pounds
Total: 310 Pounds

For more information about the Ministry Community Weight Race, contact:
Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES
Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator
Ministry Point Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
cell: 715.347.4994



Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


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