Healthy & Happy
October, 2015 - Issue #132
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Get your Run On
Want to run for fun? Or to train for your next big race? Join Runners Lane on Thursdays at 5:30pm for their Fun Run or head out on Saturdays at 7am for group Marathon Training. Trail runs and mud-run training events are also scheduled, but not weekly, so call for the most current details on those events.
Runners Lane 260-3368

Give your Weight and Inch Loss a Kick
Whether your exercise and diet results have plateaued, or you're just starting off your new healthier lifestyle, you can give your weight and inch loss efforts a kick in the right direction with electrotherapy. This FDA-approved method deeply stimulates muscle tissue, causing even your tiniest muscles to repeatedly and rapidly contract. The result is a deep toning of the muscle tissue - as well as calorie loss. You're left lighter and tighter after each painless electrotherapy treatment. Most clients report a loss of a dress size in as little as eight sessions. When paired with a proper eating and exercise schedule, clients have reported as much as 20 pound fat loss in 30 days. Locally, electrotherapy is available at ForeverSlim, which is offering the lowest prices of the year for new clients: $399 for 10 treatments. Your one-hour session will burn more calories than you ever could at the gym, so redeem this offer soon - but no later than October 15.

Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM, IBCLC
Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM, IBCLC
Fatigue and Pregnancy Why You're so Tired
For many women, one of the first signs of pregnancy is extreme tiredness or fatigue. There are many changes needed to help a baby grow and your body adapt to pregnancy. For example, your body will need more blood to deliver oxygen to you and the growing baby. The muscle in your heart strengthens to pump this extra blood around your body. All this happens while your digestive system is making sure enough nutrients are absorbed and transported to your growing baby. It is little wonder that early pregnancy is a time to get plenty of rest and look after yourself.

For most women, early pregnancy fatigue starts around six weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy fatigue is usually gone by 12 to 16 weeks of pregnancy, but may return again toward the end of your pregnancy.

The simple solution to feeling less tired would be to get more sleep and rest. In reality, busy lives with demands of work and family mean this is easier said than done. The following changes might help until you are feeling more energetic again in a few weeks.

• Eat small, frequent meals or snacks that are high in protein and carbohydrates. Make sure your diet meets your need for energy and nutrients.

• "Power naps" or "cat naps" can make all the difference to get you through the rest of the day. Take opportunities as they arise, such as a rest during a lunch break if you are employed or while a child sleeps if you are at home.

• Give yourself permission to rest at the end the day and go to bed a little earlier if you can.

• Put your rest and welfare before household chores, which may have to wait until later.

• Try to ask for help with chores and caring for children if you need it - pregnancy fatigue is normal and very real, and not a sign that you are not coping.
SCV Birth Center 254-3000

2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Events and Activities
Proceeds Benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center - a Service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

September 27
Soroptimist International of SCV's Bras for a Cause "Your Support is Sweet" Event

Held at the Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia from 1pm to 5pm.

October 1 to October 31
Pink Ribbon Month

Pink Ribbon lapel pins can be purchased for $5 from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's gift shop, Foundation offices and the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center.

October 21
The Carole Hunt Bingo or Bust Memorial at Valencia Hills Clubhouse

Held from 6pm to 9:30pm and benefitting the Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Marlee Lauffer Named President of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
Newhall Land Marketing Executive will also Serve as Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Hospital

Marlee Lauffer has been appointed to the position of president of Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation and vice president, marketing and communications of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
"We are delighted to have Marlee, an experienced communicator and innovative strategist, lead our Hospital Foundation," said Roger Seaver, president and CEO of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. "Marlee's years of experience with the Santa Clarita Valley business and nonprofit communities, her personal commitment to our hospital and her strong leadership skills make her a natural for this role. Marlee will lead our Foundation and campaign cabinet as they embark on a major fundraising campaign. In addition to guiding the Foundation, we will also utilize her considerable marketing and communications expertise to help the Hospital tell our story to expanded audiences."

"Henry Mayo is a dynamic, respected and growing institution and I am thrilled to be a part of its future success," said Lauffer.
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