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.

March is nutrition month – a time to invest in a lifetime of healthy habits. Think of nutrition as money invested in your health. Healthy food choices are deposits in your bank of life (your body) that provide positive returns like lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and years added to your life. 

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Check out these great articles from the CDC, NCHPAD and more.

www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/meals.html (opens in a new tab) – Eating Healthy Meals

www.nchpad.org/1502/6457/New~Nutrition~Facts~Panel (opens in a new tab) – Reading Food Labels

www.nia.nih.gov/health/10-tips-eating-healthy-budget (opens in a new tab) – 10 Tips to Eating on a Healthy Budget

www.choosemyplate.gov/start-small-changes (opens in a new tab) – Start with Small Changes

www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-build-healthy-meal (opens in a new tab) – 10 Tips to Build a Healthy Meal

www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/special-nutrient-needs-of-older-adults (opens in a new tab) – Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/using-the-hunger-scale (opens in a new tab) – Nutrition Hacks Based on Science (The Hunger Scale)

Attend one of our informative presentations on nutrition and healthy eating habits.

Stop by the downstairs atrium during the month of March to learn more about nutrition. Each time you visit a nutrition display board, sign-in and you will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the month.

Displays and times are as follows:

My Plate: Monday, March 11, 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 12 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mindful Eating: Friday, March 15, 10-11 a.m.

Salt: Monday, March 18, 10-11 a.m.

Food Labels: Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Portion Control: Monday, March 25, 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 26 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Prevent T2 For All is an inclusive diabetes prevention program developed by NCHPAD for adults who are at high risk for developing diabetes and looking to make lifestyle changes. This year-long class has been approved by the National Diabetes Prevention and Recognition Program by the CDC. Lakeshore is excited to offer this class to our members beginning March 26. Space is limited, and registration ends Friday, March 22. Click the button to register.

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Mindful Eating Video

Watch this video to learn about mindful eating and how that can help promote a positive relationship with food. (opens in a new tab)

Learn a New Healthy Recipe

Try one of these heart healthy recipes from the American Heart Association.