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Publication Date: April 2008
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LIVING WELL


Volume 1, Issue 1
4/1/2008


The Benefits of Healthy Snacking by Tony Vu


In today's busy
style of living, things like
snacking can help us relieve
stress in our hectic lives.
The issue on snacking is
that it can be beneficial or it
can be detrimental to our
health. Snacking can mean
different things to different
people. For example, some-
one may snack on a candy
bar in between breakfast
and lunch but others may
snack on fruits or vegeta-
bles. Obviously the individ-
ual that is snacking on fruits
is eating healthier than the
one snacking on the candy
bar.
The main goal of
snacking is to curb your
appetite until our next meal,
so why are people eating


foods that don't satisfy their
hunger? Foods that are high
in carbohydrates (candy,
bread, crackers, etc.) pass
through our system rela-
tively quickly and leave us
feeling hungry later on.
Foods that are balanced in
carbohydrates, protein, and
fats can help satisfy hunger.
Snacks that are high in fiber
and other nutrients can also
help curb hunger throughout
the day and keep us from
eating too much. A healthy
snack should be food that
could help fill our nutri-
tional needs without adding
extra calories to our diet.
Some healthy
snacks are fruits, vegetables,
nuts, and yogurt. It is al-
ways important to regulate


how much you eat because
with some foods like nuts,
some may eat mindlessly
and end up eating to many
calories.
If you are trying to
diet, make sure you eat
enough! Remember that
eating helps fuel the mind
and body. Contrary to popu-
lar belief, eating healthy can
be very enjoyable!

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Inside this issue:
Healthy Snacking 1
Sleep and Health 1-2
Member of the Month 1
Exercise habits 2
Announcements 2
Fitness class schedules 2


April's Member of
the Month!
Michael Truluck


Congratulations!
Michael will re-
ceive afree month

of membership!


SLEEPING TO BE HEALTHY BY JAMES ZARZA


Sleep is a nec-
essary function for liv-
ing. Sleep helps you to
restore and rejuvenate
many body functions.
The first assistance


sleep provides for you
is memory and learn-
ing. Secondly, sleep
can increase you mood
and your social interac-
tion. Without adequate
sleep, the immune sys-


tem becomes weak, and
the body becomes more
vulnerable to infection
and disease. Contin-
ued on page 2 Sleep
and Health







LIVING WELL
L, Li.ng ell
I UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
Yon Hall 12
Room 12
Phone: 352-392-9767
Email: livingwell@hhp.ufl.edu


Cassie Howard, M.S., Program Director, Choward@hhp.ufl.edu
Aaron Majcen, Program Assistant, Amajcen@hhp.ufl.edu
Grace Badiola, Graduate Assistant, Gbadiola@hhp.ufl.edu


Attention!
Spin class has been moved to the former stretch area of
Living Well. We apologize for any inconvenience and
hope to see you spinning!

Group Fitness Schedule


Living Well
will be closed
on Saturday,
April 12th for
the Orange and
Blue game!



^HB^,


Tips to help you follow
your exercise habits:
* Schedule beforehand
* Improve gradually
* Find a workout partner
* Use exercise to relieve stress
* Record your fitness improve-
ments
* Make exercise a part or your
daily routine
* Make it fun!


Class


Location


Wednesday Spin: 12pm-12:45 (Yon Hall 12) Living Well


Friday


Pilates: 5:30pm-6:15


Yoga: 5:30pm-6:15


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[http-://www ^^^^hhpule/
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Yon Hall Room 4


Yon Hall Room 4


Don't forget to address any con-
cerns or questions to the staff!
We are happy to help!


SLEEP AND H


DEATH


Finally, to grow and develop
properly we need to sleep.
Growth hormones are released
during sleep, and sleep is vital to
proper physical and mental de-
velopment.

The recommenda-
tion that we need
eight hours of sleep
to function effec-
tively during the
day is not true for all. Many
adults can't sleep eight hours a
night, and attempts to do so
leads to increased wakefulness
in bed. The adult population


should plan to sleep 7 to 8 hours
per day.

Even if you are getting
some sleep every night, you may
not be getting as many hours as
you need. Being deprived of
even just a few hours of sleep
each night can create a sleep
dept. A chronic sleep debt can
have serious long-term effects,
including immune system prob-
lems, metabolic changes that can
lead to obesity, and hyperactiv-
ity.

To make up a short-term
debt, give yourself a few extra


hours of sleep every night until
you've made up for the sleep
you've lost. For example, if you
lost 5 hours, add an extra hour
every night for 5 straight days.
To make up a long-term debt,
you may need to do a little more
work. Sweet dreams!

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