Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are known as “the good” microorganisms because they benefit our bodies, specifically within the digestive system. Probiotics, available in some foods and dietary supplements, are similar to the probiotics that exist naturally within our gut.
Lack of sleep can hinder the ability to deal with stress. Learn new, realistic practices to increase the likelihood of both quality and quantity zzzzz’s.
Join Jerri for a class on how to get the zzzzz’s you need.
Tuesday October 27th from 12-1pm @ ESC Board Room
Thursday November 5th from 4:30-5:30 @ Lincoln/ESC in the Aspen Rm
Dr. Haddad Superintendent for SVVS has been nominated as our October Healthy Hero. Dr. Haddad has served as Superintendent since 2009. You might see Don walking around one of our schools during one of his “walking meetings”.
vw: Dr. Haddad , your commitment to fitness is inspiring. What does your personal fitness routine look like?
DH: I try to bike every morning. I get up early and get in at least 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike. I try and get to the rec center twice a week. I also make sure 2 of my meetings a day are walk and talk meetings.
vw: What are some things you do to prioritize healthy living?
I try to de-stress. I make an effort not to sit all day.
vw: What are your favorite healthy foods?
DH: Fruits, I love fruits and I try and have them readily available to grab and eat. It’s so much easier to get your recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables when you have them all chopped up and ready to just grab and go.
vw: What would you like to see in our schools to promote healthy living for SVVS employees?
DH: I would love for everyone to find more time throughout their work day to walk. We all should take a few minutes throughout our days to take a quick walk to refresh and recharge. It doesn’t have to be long or outside in the snow, but just something to get the blood flowing. I’d also like to see less employees eating lunch at their desks, use this time for you. With this, I would also like to see more stress reduction classes and resources available to all employees, especially around our busy testing times.
vw: Dr. Haddad , what would be your Personal Healthy Tip? Take it a day at a time and eventually, moderate exercise and eating well will become a part of your daily routine.
Thank you Don for being this months Healthy Hero!!!!
A body without energy is similar to a car with an empty gas tank, you won’t be able to go very far. Sometimes the problem can be lack of sleep, but just as frequently it can be our diets. So whether you’re walking every day to lose weight, training for a 1/2 marathon, trying to keep up with an active family, or trying to just stay awake at your desk here are some great eating tips to help you stay energized. Read more……
GET PAID TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Onsite Flu Shots
Free to Regular status SVVSD employees!
Biometric Health Screenings
Free to all Regular status SVVS employees! Employees can earn up to $40 in King Sooper gift cards by participating (additional details to follow). Screenings will be offered at several locations throughout the district.
For more information on dates and times, please view the Wellness calendar. Add the Wellness calendar to your Google calendar to stay up-to-date on all the upcoming events.
To schedule your appointment for your flu shot log on to:
www.svvsd.org , click on Employees, Human Resources, Benefits, 2015 Flu Shot Scheduler