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The week of September 13th-17th is the Week to Beat Cancer! We will be learning and supporting you in finding ways to prevent cancer in your life. Below is the schedule of events, and themes for each day:
Monday Munchies: The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and other plant-based foods to lower your risk for many cancers! Take a break and enjoy a healthy snack provided to begin prevention of cancer today! Be sure to respond to the Healthy Habit on Virgin Pulse today for incorporating foods that fight cancer!
Tennis Shoe Tuesday: Walk, stroll, or roll around your campus for at least 15 minutes! The National Cancer Institute gives strong evidence that higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower risk of certain types of cancer. Don’t forget to connect your fitness device to Virgin Pulse to earn more points.
Water Wednesday: Water is the easiest way to detoxify your body and prevent cancer! Grab a water with natural enhancers to stay hydrated today! Be sure to track the Virgin Pulse Healthy Habit of aiming for 8 glasses of water
Thoughtful Thursday: Have you given any thought to starting a new program that cares for you with TrilogyFIT? We offer a variety of resources to support you for FREE. BeWell gives you access to coaching, self-care, and resiliency programs. Feel more comfortable talking with a spiritual leader, check out Marketplace Chaplains. Do you worry about managing your Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes, Virta is here to help support all medically enrolled employees? Don’t let another day pass by without taking time out for you as chronic stress can weaken your immune system leaving you more prone to disease like cancer.
Fun Friday: Did you make work fun today by sharing a laugh? Laughter has been said to be good medicine. Laughter therapy sounds crazy, but it is an alternative treatment, that has positive effects on your mental health and immune system. Today we celebrate all cancer survivors and remember those whom we have lost to cancer.
There will also be information available regarding the individual things you can do to protect your health, depending on whether you are a man, woman, or looking after your children’s health. Check out the information on this website and throughout the week to learn more!
You can check out all the activities here:
The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and other plant foods to lower your risk for many cancers.
There are lots of ways to get these healthy foods in your diet. It’s best to try to eat foods that are a variety of colors, so that you are getting as many nutrients as possible in your diet.
Foods that are not helpful for fighting cancer include processed foods, sugar and refines carbohydrates, and red meat.
Below, you can see ideas for how to incorporate a healthy snack into your day.
Cancer. It’s a scary word. There’s a lot you can’t control when it comes to cancer, but there are a lot of things that you can. Some things you can do are to make sure you are getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, but there are a lot of ways you can achieve this goal! Think about what you enjoy doing and grab a friend to keep you motivated!
Make changes slowly by taking the stairs or parking a little further away than you need to. Keep track of your steps, and join our Tuesday Steps Challenge through Virgin Pulse! Click here for information on how Trilogy offers discounted gym memberships at select Planet Fitness and YMCA locations.
There is evidence staying hydrated can help lower your risk of certain cancers, such as breast cancer. Overhydration and underhydration both have a negative impact, and it is important to strike a good balance.
If you are younger, the best recommendation is to drink when you are thirsty. It’s important to drink water, tea, or black coffee rather than sugar-sweetened beverages to get the best benefit. If you want to spice up your water life, add fruit, or try sugar-free carbonated water. Check out the fruit-flavored water on Water Wednesday (9/15) at your campus!
For more information, check out the Week to Beat Cancer hydration challenge on Wednesday (9/15).
Tension headaches? Sore muscles? Quick temper? All of these things are signs of stress.
In today’s busy world, stress can be overwhelming, especially at the beginning of a new school year. A few keyways to manage stress include taking time to do something you enjoy, finding a mantra that works for you, exercise, yoga, and deep breathing.
No matter the cause of your stress, Trilogy is here to support you physically, mentally, and financially. Check out a few of the many programs here to support you:
• Maternity Support
• Diabetes Management (Virta)
• WeeCare (Discounted Childcare)
• Live Well Emotional Care for Caregivers
• Complete all three wellness steps to learn more about your health!