Those with a Dalhousie login can access the recording of this workshop, held December 10, 2019, and presented by Cathy Walsh, dietician at the IWK Health Centre.
Did you know that registered dietitians are covered by our Health Spending Account at Dal? Dietitians can provide tailored advice and information to help you navigate the challenges you may face in living a healthy life.
I was recently diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the food sensitivities that go along with it. I began looking for a dietitian to help me with meal planning when I discovered Simply For Life (SFL). I thought it was just a weight loss clinic, but SFL consultants are all registered dietitians who can help with food-related illness as well.
I have been meeting with an SFL dietitian once a week for three months. She is very knowledgeable about IBS and has lots of delicious recipes that work with my food sensitivities. She taught me how to pair foods to balance my blood sugar and get the nutrients I need to maintain energy throughout the day and sleep well.
For the first time in years, I have the energy to enjoy the activities I had given up when I was sick, like hiking, running, yoga and team sports. My mood has improved and I have a clear head. I am also slowly losing weight and people are telling me that my skin and hair look healthier. Most importantly, I’m happy and healthy again.
- Stefanie Adams, Human Resources
Got a health story to tell? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dining Hall Hours and Prices:
- Howe Hall Dinning Hall will be open for meals over the summer, closing after breakfast on August 18th, 2018
- Hot Breakfast – 7:00am – 10:00am – $8.50 +HST
- Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm – $10.00 +HST
- Dinner – 5:00pm – 7:30pm – $14.00 +HST
- Monthly Plans
- Block Plan 25 – $250 +HST/month (25 meals anytime within the month it was purchased)
- 21 weekly $672/month (no tax) May, June and July
- 21 weekly $504 (no tax) August
More information is available at https://dal.campusdish.com.
- 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical exercise per week OR 25-30 minutes per day
- Studies have shown that getting 150 minutes of activity weekly has positive impacts on over 25 chronic health conditions
- Some of the biggest positive impacts have been on decreasing risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, colon and breast cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, and metabolic syndrome
- Mental health benefits include improvements in intellectual functioning, anxiety reduction, well-being, confidence, and sexual satisfaction
What kind of hydration and nutrition is necessary?
- 9-13 cups of clean water per day
- 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
- A Canadian study in 2010 showed that only 41% of individuals ate 5 or more vegetables per day
- Eating well, which includes consuming the high levels of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables, can boost energy and the immune system
This information is reproduced with permission from www.vendurawellness.com.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! That’s why we are encouraging you to join us and test your risk for type 2 diabetes.
- You carry a few extra pounds
- You have high blood pressure
- Someone in your family has diabetes
- You are of Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, or African descent
… you could be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To find out your risk, take a two-minute test at diabetestest.ca. The sooner you take action, the more likely you will be able to prevent type 2 diabetes. This year, for every test taken, Sun Life Financial will donate $3.