Health Resources

Every person’s path to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle is different. You may find Lakeshore through the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, or through competitive athletics. You may never be able to visit Lakeshore’s campus and utilize the facility, but that does not mean you cannot be active and healthy. For more than 40 years, w have grown far beyond our walls of classes, programs and activity and we want our culture of possibility to stretch worldwide.

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, which is housed at Lakeshore, is a great resource for people who may not live in the Birmingham, Alabama area. NCHPAD works to improve the health and wellness of people with disability by supporting accessible and inclusive public health promotion programs. They also provide individualized information through web-based materials and health communication. Check out all of their resources on nchpad.org (opens in a new tab).

Lakeshore Life (opens in a new tab) is a health promotion program designed to reach all Lakeshore members and staff from the youngest to the oldest member. This program not only focuses on the physical activity aspect of a healthy lifestyle, but the nutritional component as well. Check out our 2019 Lakeshore Life initiative, Mindful of You, below.

All of Us is a new research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal is to advance precision medicine. Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. Precision medicine’s goal is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy. If someone does get sick, precision medicine may help health care teams find the treatment that will work best. To get there, they need one million or more people. Those who join will share information about their health over time. Researchers will study this data. What they learn could improve health for generations to come. Participants are our partners. We’ll share information back with them over time. Just click the All of Us logo or visit joinallofus.org/together to learn more and sign up.

We want 2019 to be a year dedicated to you. Join us this year as Lakeshore Life presents monthly articles, presentations and activities geared towards supporting your healthy lifestyle.

January’s focus: New Year, New Vision

A new year usually comes with new goals and resolutions. But often times these expectations are short lived. Take a broad look at 2019, and find small ways to make a positive impact on your health each day. Click the tabs below to begin your mindful new year.

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January is glaucoma awareness month and we are sharing some informative articles to expand your knowledge on this topic.

Learn about glaucoma (opens in a new tab) and the steps you can take to prevent vision loss. Early detection of glaucoma is key, and the best way to do that is with a yearly eye exam. The University of Alabama-Birmingham created a pilot program (opens in a new tab) centered around the early detection and treatment of glaucoma, by targeting those at a higher risk for the disease. Still want to learn more? This NCHPAD article (opens in a new tab) is a good resource to help you choose the right foods that support optimal eye health. 

Presentation on Exercise, Fitness and Therapy Services to Help “Take Care of You”
By: Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapist Karlie Brantley
When: Wednesday, January 16 from 12-1 p.m.
Where: Sington Room

In the first of a monthly series, this interactive presentation will focus on different aspects of fitness, differentiate specific types of exercise and how they can help you reach your exercise/fitness goals, learn the connection between exercise and disease prevention, and develop personal fitness goals to help you achieve improved health and wellness.

Presentation on Mindful Eating
By: Lakeshore’s Director of Fitness and Health Promotion Carol Kutik
When: Thursday, January 17 from 12-1 p.m. and Wednesday, January 30 from 11:45 a.m–12:45 pm
Where: Group Exercise Room

Learn tips to savor what and how much you are putting in your mouth. Enjoy the experience of what you are eating in the present moment without any concerns or regrets. Are you what you eat?

Sign up for Scale Back Alabama
Scaleback Alabama (opens in a new tab) is a statewide weight-loss program that encourages adults to get active and drop 10 pounds in nine weeks. You can also win up to $1000!

It’s simple.
1. Find a friend (must be a team of two).
2. Register at scalebackalabama.com (opens in a new tab) or during one of the weigh-in times at Lakeshore.
        – Tuesday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
        – Wednesday, January 23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
        – Thursday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
        – Friday, January 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3. Get moving!

Learn a New Healthy Recipe
Appetizer, entree and dessert – we’ve got you covered with these flavorful dishes. Download these tasty recipes. 
Crustless Mini Quiches (opens in a new tab)
Mango Berry Rotini Salad (opens in a new tab)
Pineapple Angel Food Cake (opens in a new tab)