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Keeping you healthy, happy and fit through the holidays and into New Years
The holiday season is officially here and New Years is just around the corner! With so much to do and so little time it’s easy to forget about those health resolutions and goals you set almost a year ago. East Jefferson General Hospital is here to help guide you through the holiday season with quick tips and friendly reminders of things left to do in 2016 so you can finish this year stronger than ever!
Setting New Year’s resolutions can be daunting for many. Year after year, the same things are added to another new list and each year those same things go unachieved. This year, try doing things differently!
The beginning of a New Year often brings new opportunities for some and a fresh start for many. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year’s achievements and growth and to start a new list of health goals and lifestyle habits to strive for in the upcoming year.
This year, instead of large, generalized goals such as ‘lose weight’ or ‘run more’, try setting smaller, more attainable ones that fit your lifestyle and make the most sense for you. For each goal you set, create a plan for how you will accomplish it. List what you will need to do and how often it will need to be done in order for you to achieve that particular goal. Be as specific as possible when getting started! This will help you see the results of your efforts more quickly and keep you motivated to stay on track. When setting new goals it’s also important to set realistic time frames for achieving these ‘mini goals’ in order to track and measure your progress and make the appropriate adjustments if necessary.
Whether it’s eating better, becoming more active, spending more time with family and friends, volunteering, taking more time for yourself, or anything else on your list, be sure you have a plan to help you achieve the results you want in 2017!
Live Well with Cancer is a 6-week program designed to maximize quality of life for patients during and after cancer treatment while also emphasizing diet, exercise, medical and lifestyle changes needed to reduce the risk of further cancers.
Two sessions each week are held at the EJGH Wellness Center where an exercise physiologist will provide exercise and fitness programs designed to fit the patient's specific needs.
A third meeting each week is held at the Regional Cancer Center giving patients and caregivers access to the various programs within the Integrative Medicine program.
$59 per 6-week session. For more information, please call the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.
The Integrative Medicine Program at East Jefferson General Hospital is designed to complement your treatment plan and assist in overall wellness, recovery and empowerment. It works hand-in-hand with the many other resources made available to patients at EJGH. We offer this wide array of resources because we have seen them work. We believe that each patient is unique and strive to develop a treatment plan that best fits you and your needs.
All patients will be offered an initial consult with a nurse practitioner who will assess patient readiness and discuss which offerings best fit the needs of that patient. This consult is billable through insurance. Therapies are currently being offered at the EJGH Regional Cancer Center in the Yenni Pavilion. Many are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Click here for a list of therapies currently being offered. Customized, bundled packages are also available. For more information, please call 504-503-6000.
All patients will be offered an initial consult with a nurse practitioner who will assess patient readiness and discuss which offerings best fit the needs of that patient. This consult is billable through insurance. The therapies listed below are currently being offered at the EJGH Regional Cancer Center in the Yenni Pavilion. Many are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Customized, bundled packages are also available.
Learn how the right physical therapy can reduce pain and improve mobility.
February 26, 2015
EJGH Wellness Center 3726 Houma Boulevard • Metairie • Louisiana
Seminar is free to the public.
One of the most commonly reported sources of chronic pain involves the knee joint. As a person ages normal wear and tear on the cartilage surrounding the knee joint can break down, causing pain when walking or with other normal movements. But, there ways help preserve and restore functionality and reduce pain so you can enjoy a higher quality of life.
That is why EJGH is offering Knee Pain: Learn how the right physical therapy can reduce pain and improve mobility, a free seminar taught by expert physical therapist Randy Lee.
Topics discussed will include the various types of medical conditions that most affect the knee joint, how physical therapists evaluate joint problems and determine a treatment plan, and the most effective therapeutic exercises and treatment protocols.
For more information or to register, call EJGH HealthFinder at 456-5000.