Dr. Travis Stork “Addicted To Sugar Quiz”

The Doctor's Diet Dr. Travis Stork
Dr. Travis says he is not sure if it’s because of genetics or just the way we’re raised, but it definitely seems that some people are more likely to become addicted to sugar than others. How do you rate? Are you someone who wakes up in a sweat after dreaming of chocolate cream pie? Are you immune to sugar-can you easily say “no thanks” to candy, cookies, and desserts? Or are you, like most people, somewhere in the middle? Take this quiz to find out where you stand. Select the answer that most closely fits each questions.
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Addiction is “All in the Family” – Susan Ford Bales

On March 12, Susan Ford Bales, spoke at the Cumberland Heights’ “Reaching for New Heights” luncheon and shared her personal story of dealing with her mother’s addiction to prescription pills. Susan spoke about her family’s intervention with their mother, Betty Ford, and the affect it had on the entire family.  At the time, there were not many resources for those dealing with substance abuse problems.  She credited her mother’s courage for tackling her problem, and then helping others by establishing the Betty Ford Center.  She is speaking around the country to help other local organizations raise money for their community outreach. 
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Technology and Healthcare Join Forces to Promote Prevention & Wellness

It’s not unlikely to find someone in our office marching in place so that he/she can gain a few steps over another person in the office who has held the most steps in a week – for 10 weeks in a row!  In case you aren’t familiar with Fitbit, it is “a wireless activity tracker that makes every step you take a step toward better fitness”-a quote taken right from the box it is shipped in.

It seems technology and healthcare are continuing to deliver monitoring devices to assist individuals in controlling the prevention of disease and increasing the wellness community.
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Improving Health & Well-Being in the Workforce

Earlier this year I attended an event on Health & Wellness called “360 Degrees of Healthy,” where Dr. Travis Stork was keynoting and I was introduced to another presenter David Hoke from Walmart. David has spent the last 20+ years focusing on measurably improving the health and well-being of the workforce and its impact on business performance. With his permission, I have included my top 5 take-aways from his speech, believing it would be helpful to others looking to create an atmosphere of wellness in their organizations:

~ Well-being is bigger than physical health

~ Build a movement – don’t offer a program

~ People follow people – not information

~ Trust + Authentic + Relevant = Results

~ Health is contagious

And to cap off his presentation he said: “Healthcare is NOT the answer, Healthy Living is!” Kudos, to David Hoke, and others who are tackling the wellness and prevention model for our communities.
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