Wellness is vital to the heart of any organization and it is important to LSHRM that we support you in your journey! Please check back here periodically for Wellness updates and events coming up throughout the year. If you have a fun event coming up or an idea for Wellness in the Workplace that you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please email the LSHRM Wellness Team - Annetta Hunter, Director of Wellness; Leslie Scott, Leah Jaynes, Chad Barnes, Keith Bailey or Bonnie Bowles at email@example.com.
January Wellness Update
Louisville Fight For Air Climb
2020 is almost behind us! Beginning Monday, December 21st use discount code Farewell2020 to register for $20. Expires December 31st at midnight, increases to $35 on January 1, 2021. Sign up at climblouisville.org
Your Safety – Our Priority
The safest environment for the 2021 Climb Louisville is outside in the fresh air. We’re tackling the stairs at the Lynn Family Stadium with the following protocol:
· Spatial distancing and wearing masks
· Controlling flow and number of people on-site
· Following strict site sanitation protocols throughout the day
Why We Need You
Recent Updates: Wellness Tips for January
Health & wellness article
Five foods that give your blood a boost
Feeling tired and energy zapped? You may be running low on iron, especially if you’re a woman. Many of us have iron levels below where they should be, a condition known as anemia, and we don’t even know it. Factors such as diet, age and sex can impact these levels throughout our lives. Women are particularly at risk of being iron deficient due to blood losses from pregnancy, menstruation and childbirth.
Why do we need iron?
Iron transports oxygen to all parts of the body. When levels are low, cognitive function, appetite and energy levels are affected; basically it impacts our ability to be at our best every day. For optimal health, women 19 to 50 require, on average, 18 to 30 mg daily while men of the same age need about 10 mg.
Are there different types of iron?
Here are some iron-rich all-stars to add to your grocery list and give your blood a healthy boost.
Pumpkin seeds are second only to the sesame seed when it comes to iron content. Just one ounce delivers 4.2 mg of iron, or more than half a man’s daily iron needs. Sprinkle them on salads, add to baked goods or grab a handful to munch on for a healthy snack.
Popeye was right about this superfood; just don’t go eating it out of a can! Cooking spinach makes the iron content more readily available to the body. One cup provides 6.5 mg of iron as compared to the 0.8 mg you get from a cup of raw spinach.
When it comes to red meat, the darker it is, the more iron it contains. Liver, beef, buffalo, lamb and pork are all good sources, though pregnant women should avoid liver. Because red meats fall into the heme iron category, you don’t have to worry about pairing them with other foods as the body will readily absorb the iron content.
Did you know? If you have coffee or tea with a meal, it can reduce your body’s ability to absorb iron by as much as 50%.
Clams & Oysters
If you are seriously iron-deficient, clams should be a mainstay in your pantry. Beating out red meat, and just about every other food, in iron content, they deliver a whopping 24 mg of iron per serving (about nine small clams). Oysters, while less impressive than their clammy relatives, still pack a punch, with one serving of 5 to 6 medium-sized oysters providing around 5mg of iron. Shells up!
Although high in iron content, beans also contain an iron inhibitor. To get the most iron for your buck, soak them in water before cooking and eat with complementary foods. The most magical of the iron-rich beans are the kidney and lima varieties; just don’t go climbing up beanstalks to get them.
Word to the wise: Don’t overdo it. Having too much iron in your blood can lead to side effects including diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and a serious health condition called hemochromatosis.
TIP: Break out the cast-iron skillet! Iron cookware will add even more iron to your diet.
Wellness Committee 2021 Planning Meeting:
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84185868090
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LSHRM WELLNESS COMMITTEE:
Annetta L. Hunter, Commitee Chair
Tiffany Caldwell, Co-Chair
Leslie Scott, Co-Chair
Chad W. Barnes, Co-Chair
Bonnie Bowles, Co-Chair
Leah Jaynes, Co-Chair
Deniece Krebs, Co-Chair
Jon'a Joiner, Co-Chair
The LSHRM Wellness Committee would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who participates in our current events and we look forward to you joining us at all of our Wellness events in 2021