CHRISTUS St. Vincent - LiveWell

Spring 2017

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Revamp sedentary work habits to feel healthier, sleep better and get more done in a day. Be Well stand SET YOUR MIND TO MOVE Take breaks from sitting throughout the day. Set a reminder to stand up every 30 minutes or so, even if it's just for a few moments. If you can, take a few short fi ve- to 10-minute walks several times a day. Need an excuse? Ask colleagues questions in person instead of via email or put on a headset and walk around while you take calls. Or you can take a stand (literally) against sitting by setting up a standing or treadmill desk. Find a balance between standing and sitting during the day and make sure you have supportive shoes and a padded mat if you work on a hard surface. Over time, too much standing can be hard on your joints as well. Better Workday FOR A In today's modern o ce environment, many workers are at their desks for long hours. All that time sitting and being inactive can be dangerous to workers' health. Inactivity is linked to obesity and obesity-related health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Some even call sitting "the new smoking." Harmful e ects don't end there. Not feeling well can negatively a ect your productivity levels, meaning you get less done at work in the same amount of time. So what's the solution? Making an e ort to reform unhealthy habits at work and at home is a good start. sleep SLEEP STRONG Getting enough sleep causes a cascade of positive side e ects. That includes being in a better mood, making better decisions, having a better attention span, having a clearer memory and being more productive at work. Sleep is also important to staying well. Try to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night to help your body function properly and keep your immune system strong. Health issues cost companies more than $260billion a year, so there are major benefi ts to feeling your best. 1 2 HEALTH AWARE 4 Do You Have a Sleep Disorder? The good news is that most sleep disorders can be improved or cured. Weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are risk factors for a sleep disorder. Talk to your provider to find out if a sleep study at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Sleep Center is right for you, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: + difficulty functioning during the day + exhaustion, even after a full night's sleep + nodding off while driving + snoring or difficulty breathing when sleeping At CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Sleep Center, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited sleep center, we can help you achieve the rejuvenating sleep you need. Our state-of-the art sleep study lab combines sophisticated technology with the comforts of home. Enjoy your own private room complete with a private bath, full-sized adjustable bed and flat-screen TV. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Sleep Center 440 St. Michael's Dr., Suite 150 Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 913-5363 st | Spring 2017 HEALTH AWARE 4

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