Newsletter for August 2011

  • Lose Big for Your Health

    Image CaptionHundreds of pounds have been shed and countless lives changed for the better through the Biggest Loser program at Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center. Elmwood Fitness Center Director of Health and Fitness Tavis Piattoly said the 10 week training and lifestyle program, which is not affiliated with the NBC show of the same name, has produced dramatic results among its dedicated participants.

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  • Boosting Energy Levels at the Office

    Image CaptionWhen it comes to staying awake and alert all day at work, what you have for lunch and your level of hydration play major factors. Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Spansel said the right diet can help avoid the afternoon energy crash that has become a common experience for many office workers.

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  • Pregnancy After 40

    Image CaptionAs more and more women are waiting until later in life to have children, the average age of expectant mothers is rising, but there are still some risks associated with childbirth after the age of 40. Ochsner Women’s Health Center - Kenner OB/GYN Dr. Michael Wiedemann said the traditional age boundaries for childbirth are becoming more fluid.

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  • Healthy and Easy Meals

    Image CaptionWhile eating healthy at home may seem like it would require extra effort, many healthy meals are easy to prepare. Elmwood Fitness Center nutritionist Elesha Kelleher said more healthy options become available every day.

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