Monthly Archives: March 2012

UHC Advice: Creative Ways to get Exercise

The Flex Challenge. Can you flex your abs? rear end? pull your shoulders back? Challenge yourself to do this each time something happens. For example, flex your abs every time you walk through a door. Or if you’re driving, flex … Continue reading

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Webster faculty and staff stories of personal journeys to wellness

Have you noticed how many people are getting in shape? Ever look at the person that works next to you or in the office next door and think “Wow! I wish I had that kind of willpower!” or “How did … Continue reading

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Webster Alumna Participates in First White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health

WomenHeart Champion Sharon Fadler Frankel BA ’92 (Kansas City) from Leawood, KS, participated in the first White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health in Washington, DC on February 24, 2012. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter

For most people, walking is an easy and low-cost way to get moving and stay fit. Using a pedometer or step counter can help you track the number of steps you take each day. Then you can set goals to … Continue reading

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UHC Recipe: Healthy Champ (Mashed Potatoes from Ulster)

Servings, about 1 cup each Active Time: 25 minutes    Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold, peeled and cut into chunks 1 cup chopped leeks, washed 1 cup low-fat milk 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Physical Activity and Children

Why is exercise or physical activity important for my child? Increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.  Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Inactive children are likely to … Continue reading

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Are you ready to GO! this Thursday?

The weather is lovely and it’s a great week to get up and GO! As we continue into Week 3 we congratulate the 8 Go! St. Louis Mile-by-Mile Marathon participants who have already made the 26.2 mile goal! We also … Continue reading

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Gain Together, Lose Together

Here’s another good reason to lose weight: It might benefit your friends, family and co-workers. Click here to read and listen to the NPR story.

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How to choose the proper running shoe

Our friends at Big River Running provided this wonderful guide to make sure you choose the proper running shoe.

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UHC Advice: Eat healthy and feel great

Rich sauces, fried foods and sugary desserts taste great and can be so hard to resist. However, if you eat too much of these kinds of foods that are high in fat and calories, you may feel sluggish and guilty. … Continue reading

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