Ideas for Healthy Consumers - Tips to Burning Off Your Lunch
The American Dietetic Association tells us that a typical workday lunch can really take a toll, especially if you’re trying to watch your weight. Did you have an unhealthy lunch today? Here’s How to Burn It Off:
- A 6-inch Subway Melt with turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers and honey mustard sauce on wheat contains 400 calories. Burning it off requires 30 minutes of vigorous biking or 78 minutes of gardening.
- Enjoy a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese and you’ll need to run at 6 mph for 27 minutes to burn 510 calories.
- You’ll need 46 minutes of basketball to burnoff the 420 calories in a medium order of natural cut fries from Wendy’s.
When you consider that we need to erase 3,500 calories to lose one pound, you may want to learn about healthier alternatives and use the calorie calculator available at everydayhealth.com.
Sometimes a Good Doctor Isn’t Enough
When a serious diagnosis is involved, surgery may be just the beginning of a complex and time-consuming treatment plan. Nurse navigators often help schedule appointments for medical visits and tests. Just as their experience in care coordination can help a patient keep their treatment plan on track, motivational skills can help them live with the challenges that can come with difficult treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation. Because a serious diagnosis can be a real shock, it is not uncommon for patients to think of questions after they have calmed down. Since nurse navigators often have access to patient medical records and physicians, they can answer questions, help with claim issues and do much to increase a patient’s peace of mind.
Several studies have shown that navigation services often boost participation in cancer screenings and follow-up care. Because more and more hospitals are beginning to offer these services, the Commission on Cancer, part of the American College of Surgeons, has issued new standards that will make patient navigation services part of their accreditation requirements by 2015.
In cooperation with NAEBA