Staying Healthy in the Workplace

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Staying Healthy in the Workplace
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Staying Healthy in the Workplace Training
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Roberts, Judith & Buton, Linda
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George A. Smathers
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University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Staying Healthy in the Workplace is a training workshop developed by the Libraries for employees. It presents ways to stay healthy, particularly at work, and includes information about health-related resources. 
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-Developed late 2011 -Available to all UF Libraries

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STAYING HEALTHY IN THE WORKPLACE George A. Smathers Libraries Fall 2012 Linda Butson Judith Roberts 1

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INTRODUCTION Staying Healthy in the Workplace is a new training workshop about ways to stay healthy, particularly at work, and includes information about health related resources. Developed late 2011 Available to all Libraries 2

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES By attending this session, you will be able to answer questions: How do I combat germs in the workplace? What things can I do to stay healthy? What is a healthy diet? What role does exercise play in improving my immune system? 3

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By attending this session, you will be able to answer questions: How much rest do I need? What should I know about my medications? How do I talk with my health professional? medical history? Where can I find reliable health information about staying healthy? 4

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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT NOW? Sept to May the time of cold and flu is here! We work in confined spaces, get less fresh air and interact more with the public In winter, we will travel over holidays and afterwards are exposed to more illnesses and germs. On average Americans get 3 colds a year. Children get up to 8 colds a year. 20% of us will get the flu. 5

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A FEW MORE FACTS There are over 200 viruses that cause colds Not as many cause flu. There is no cure for the common cold. Rhinoviruses can live up to 3 hours on your skin and other objects. Cold viruses enter through our nose and mouth. Keep your hands away from your face. 6

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WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY HEALTHY? 7

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What should we do 8

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EAT A BALANCED DIET! Know Reading labels is important. 9

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READ FOOD LABELS 10

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EAT RIGHT! Put color on you plate! Generally more colorful foods have more nutrients and anti oxidants. White foods are not your friends. Refined sugar can decrease your immune 11

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SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Avoid second hand smoke Avoid unnecessary antibiotics this builds antibiotic resistance Get plenty of rest Drink water and non sugary fluids Eat foods that boost your immune system 12

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FOODS THAT BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Yogurt Carrots Garlic Broccoli Ginger Pumpkin Green Tea Oregano Tumeric Red B ell Pepper Oats and Barley Fish 13

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CAROTENOIDS VITAMIN A Increase infection fighting cells, natural killer cells and helper T cells Antioxidant that mops up free radicals Reduces cardiovascular disease Protects against cancer Body converts carotenoids to vitamin A Carrots Pumpkin Beef liver Turkey giblets 14

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VITAMIN C Increases production of white blood cells and antibodies Increases interferon level, an antibody that coats cell surfaces and prevents entry of viruses Raises levels of good cholesterol Lowers rates of some cancers breast colon and prostate Citrus fruit Strawberries 15

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VITAMIN E Stimulates production of natural killer cells Enhances production of B cells May reverse some decline in immune response seen in aging Good for cardiovascular health Green leafy vegetables Nuts and seeds Oils vegetable Fish Tomatoes 16

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BE ACTIVE! Exercise boosts immunity. Recommended 30 minutes per day for adults. LetsMove.gov www.letsmove.gov 22

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ARE YOU WASHING YOUR HANDS CORRECTLY? try this MicrobeWorld.org Quiz together to find out. 23

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PREVENTION Wash hands. Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow (not into your hand). Avoid people who have colds. If you have a cold, avoid being close to people. Get a flu shot If you do get the flu, you will have a milder case. 24

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FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS OCTOBER FREE FLU SHOTS FOR UF EMPLOYEES 25 When Where Who Comments Oct. 23 -9 AM 3 PM Benefits Fair Touchdown Terrace, Stadium UF Faculty & Staff With A Valid UF ID FREE Flu Shots for UF Employees will be offered must bring UF ID Oct. 24 9:30 AM 5 PM Marston Science Library, Room 208A UF Faculty & Staff Oct. 26 9:30 AM 5 PM East Campus, IT Library Conference Room IT Group Oct. 26 10 AM 5 PM Borland Library, H istory Room UF Faculty & Staff Dress Attire : Loose short sleeve shirts (remember we must get to the top of your arm) CDC Website : http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis flu.pdf

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PREVENT OR TREAT COLD AND FLU Video: Prevent or Treat Cold and Flu with Dr. Mona Khanna M.D., M.P.H. P. Mona Khanna M.D., MPH, FACP is a triple board certified physician and Emmy award winning medical journalist who serves as the Medical Contributor to Fox Chicago News and Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois 26

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KNOW YOUR HEALTH HISTORY http ://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/portrait/index.html 27

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KNOW ABOUT YOUR HEALTH MedlinePlus is the National Library of Includes information on health topics, drugs and supplements and videos and cool tools. www.Medlineplus.gov 28

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GO TO THE DOCTOR WHEN NEEDED Fever of 103 F (39.4 C) or higher Fever accompanied by sweating, chills and a cough with colored phlegm Significantly swollen glands Severe sinus pain Breathing becomes difficult Your symptoms get worse or do not improve after 7 to 10 days 29

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TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR: who ask questions and take an active role are happier with their care and see more improvement in their health than patients who do not D octor http:// www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/talkingwith yourdoctor.html 30

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ASK QUESTIONS -Ask Me 3 campaign What is my condition? What do I need to do about it? Why is it important for me to do this? http://www.ahrq.gov/questions/qb/Default.aspx 31

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What should we do to stay healthy at work 32

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KEEP YOUR WORKSPACE CLEAN Clean your phone Dust your computer keyboard Dust the surfaces of your bookshelves and file cabinets Wipe down your desk Keep your office carpet clean and dry Remove food and other biodegradable materials from your work area 33

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AVOID COWORKERS WHO ARE SICK If a colleague/coworker is contagious, hopefully, he/she will stay home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case Without being rude, try to avoid contact with those who may be contagious. 34

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TAKE A BREAK Get up from your desk and take a break (several small breaks throughout the day, if possible) Walk around for a few minutes Stretch at your desk 35

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PRACTICE ERGONOMICS Good posture is important when sitting in front of a computer. Ensure your chair and keyboard are appropriately adjusted to provide back support and prevent computer related injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. http :// www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/hazard_ergo/ergo/ http ://www.ahhhmassage.net/services/ergonomics/ 36

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Look away from your computer screen from time to time to rest your eyes and reduce eye strain. Ensure that your office has appropriate lighting Workplace http ://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/hazard_ergo/ergo/ 37

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MANAGE STRESS Try to keep your stress level low Avoid interpersonal conflicts Keep active and busy over extend yourself Monitor your self talk and keep it positive Think of others, not just yourself. Volunteer to help someone Be hopeful 38

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UF RESOURCES Consumer Health LibGuide http:// guides.uflib.ufl.edu/consumerhealth Environmental Healthy & Safety http:// www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/hazard_ergo/ergo/ Student Health Care Center http:// shcc.ufl.edu/services/primary care/flu/ 39

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40 UF CONSUMER HEALTH LIBGUIDE

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES www.cdc.gov/healthyliving Staying Healthy guide from Florida Literacy Coalition 41

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WRAP UP Round Robin Activity from this workshop. 42

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EVALUATION Please complete training evaluation when you receive the email from the Instruction and Training System (ITS). 43

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THANK YOU! Linda Butson Consumer Health and Community Outreach Librarian Health Science Center Libraries ButsonL@ufl.edu Judith Roberts Instruction Consultant & Training Program Coordinator Smathers Libraries judithroberts@ufl.edu 44