Making Healthy Choices for 2012 One Step at a Time by Michelle Muse

Office Manager, Newport Beach
Hello, my name is Michelle Muse and I am the Office Manager in Newport Beach. I am making a change for 2012 to better my “overall well-being.” I invite you to join me in this journey where we can discuss health tips and stories of success…
 
I have tried several diets in the past with little or no success. I have lost 20 pounds only to gain weight back and even more as soon as I regressed back to my old eating habits.  The weight just adds up and it can really be depressing. I love myself and my family and I need to make lifestyles changes that keep me alive to enjoy life.

I am making small changes all around to help add to my success.  For instance, I recently rescued a dog and this has been a great “excuse” to walk after work and get active.  Additionally, I brought healthier food items for our office to munch on throughout the day since some of our staff works 12 hour shifts. This will allow us to make better food choices.  In the past I brought bagels for our office every morning, but noticed that was adding on the pounds.  Also, the morning bagels were adding on pounds to staff members.  Making small changes is the first step.

I am going to devote walking after work once a week in Newport Beach. If you would like to join me, I invite you to meet up and walk with me. Walking 3 times a week and drinking plenty of water throughout the day are the key elements to any lifestyle change.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.
 

 

 


 

 

 

Handy Health Tips by Jessica Sticht

Office Manager, Rancho Santa Margarita
When you are around sick people, the best thing to do is wash your hands.  Good old soap and water is the best way to keep germs at bay.
 
If you are coming in to the Urgent Care facility and are able to keep your children at home with another family member or friend, it is best to do so.  That will keep the little ones from catching what may be going around in the office.

We are seeing a lot of strep throat cases right now in the area.  If you feel a sore throat coming on you may want to come in and get it checked out.

As the kids start to play their sports remember to keep them hydrated.  Don’t forget that those sports drinks have a lot of sugar in them and it’s a good idea to cut them in half with water.

Is it a Sprain or a Strain?  Did you know that these are actually two different things?

  • A Sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament (the bands of fibrous tissue that connect our bones at the joints).

  • A Strain is also a stretch or tear, this time affecting the muscle itself or a tendon (the tissue that connect the muscles to the bones).


The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.