2019 Weight Loss Competition has begun!

The Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center (CWC) at Saint Luke’s is sponsoring its 11th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC). It is open to everyone—employees, patients, visitors, friends, and family (WLC Champions are not eligible to participate). The initial weigh-ins will take place April 1 through April 5, 2019.

This is a weight loss competition with both women’s and men’s individual categories. The person in each category who has the greatest percent reduction in weight will win 75 percent of the pot (money), second place in each category receives 15 percent, and third place receives 10 percent. Each participant contributes $35 for registration—or, if registering with a partner, the fee is $50 for both. The money will be used for prize winnings, so the more who register, the bigger the prize amount. $5 of the registration fee goes towards administrative costs.

Information will be sent weekly to your registered e-mail address.  This will include hints on diet, exercise, and healthful tips.  Prizes are going to be awarded monthly for those who weigh in.

April initial registration:  Fitbit Charge 3

4 Week Weigh-in May 1-3: Cooking Class for 2 / Cookbook

8 Week Weigh-in May 29-31: Blood Pressure machine

12 Week Weigh-in June 24-28: Body Composition Analysis scan

 

Link for locations can be found here:  2019 WLC Flier FINAL.

If you would like to fill out your registration form in advance, here is the link:  2019 Registration Flier 2 pgs FINAL

If you have any questions, please contact:

We will be posting new forms every few weeks to keep everyone motivated and on track with your healthy lifestyle changes.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!

 

Posted in Weight Loss Competition

2019 Weight Loss Competition (WLC)

Information for our 11th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC) is now being released!

Yes we are having the 2019 WLC!  But  . . . . 

We are changing a few things for the 2019 WLC with a new theme of Continue Your 2019 Journey

 In the past, people were wanting us to start right at the New Year due to the excitement of renewal through a new weight loss journey.  For 2019, we want to make sure you CONTINUE the progress you have started. 

We will be starting the 2019 WLC after all the traditional Spring Breaks are over.  Registration will be April 1st through 5th, and final weigh-in during June 24th to 28th.  Individual sites are still being determined and we will have those locations available by the end of February.  We will post them on this web page and fliers will be available at all sites. 

A few changes for 2019:

1.  For those that were prior participants over the past three years, you will need to be within 20 pounds of your final recorded weight.  Example: If initial weight was 150 in a prior year and final weight was 125, you could not weigh more than 145 to participate in current year (125 + 20 = 145) BUT you can always weigh less! Our goal at CWC is for you to not only lose weight but maintain a healthy lifestyle in the process.

2. For all sites away from Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants sites, we will be requiring Credit Card payments this year.  This will enable us to process payments quicker AND get the total winning amounts posted within the first 45 days.  The form will be provided to you at your registration site.  

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 816-751-8480 (ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org) or Tammy Gazzano at 816-751-8327 (tgazzano@saintlukeskc.org). 

 Further information will be posted on our website, www.cardiowellnesscenter.org.

 Lori and Tammy

Posted in Weight Loss Competition

2019 / 2020 Smoking Cessation Class

Our Smoking Cessation Sessions for the 2019 and beginning of 2020, are as follows:

Spring 2019         May 21, June 4, 6, 11

 Fall 2019              October 28, November 11, 13, 18

 Winter 2020       January 7, 21, 23, 28

 6 pm – 7 pm

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc
Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City, MO 64111

For information and to register, please call us at 816-751-8327.

Some smoking facts for you:

  1. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely

  2. Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on a Monday.

  3. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the US every year

  4. The average smoker in the US spends $1500 to $3300 per year

  5. Within two hours of not smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure will have returned to almost completely normal levels

  6. Just 12 hours without a cigarette, the body cleanses itself of the excess carbon monoxide from the cigarettes

Posted in Smoking Cessation

2019 Cooking Class Schedule – January to June

The first half of 2019 CWC Cooking class schedule is now available!

As part of your New Year’s resolution, make healthy eating part of your lifestyle.

January 10th – Soups

February 7th – Make-Ahead Breakfasts

March 14th – Vegetarian Meals

April 11th – Crazy About Avocados

May 9th – Salad-in-a-Jar

June 13th – Dinner Power Bowls

 

Cooking demonstrations start at 5:30 pm with a cost of $15.00 per class.  There is a minimum class size of 5 people.

 

To Register:  call 816-751-8388 or go online to www.saintlukeskc.org/events

 

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

Posted in Cooking Class

2018 Fall – From the Heart Newsletter

The current edition of the From the Heart newsletter is being mailed now!  If you would like to see it before it hits your mailbox in approximately 3-4 weeks, you can view it online by clicking here.

You can find previous issues by clicking the above heading Newsletter – From the Heart.  You can view issues from 2007 to present.

If you don’t receive a copy in the mail, please send your name and address to ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org.  We will send you the current issue and add you to our list for future mailings.

If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, also send your name and address and we will make sure you no longer receive a copy.

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The Great American Smokeout® – November 15th

Are you a current smoker?  How about becoming a PREVIOUS smoker!  The CWC is recognizing the upcoming The Great American Smokeout® with a Fall Session of our KICK THE HABIT FOR LIFE smoking cessation class.

November 5, 12, 14, and 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm are our Fall dates/times.

Some smoking facts for you:

  1. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely
  2. Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on a Monday.
  3. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the US every year
  4. The average smoker in the US spends $1500 to $3300 per year
  5. Within two hours of not smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure will have returned to almost completely normal levels
  6. Just 12 hours without a cigarette, the body cleanses itself of the excess carbon monoxide from the cigarettes

For information or to register, call 816-751-8327.

2018 2019 Smoking Cessation Classes Nov

 

Posted in Smoking Cessation

Back to School Lunches – For you and the kids!

Want healthy, nutritious lunches for the kiddos?  Even for you!!

 

Check out the quick tips our nutritionist, Lindsay Nelson, has for you.

 

When packing your child’s lunch, remember four things: protein, fat, veggie and fruit. Here are some easy lunch ideas:

  • Hard boiled eggs, almond butter, celery, and blueberries
  • Cheese Stick, cashews, sugar snap peas, and raspberries
  • Grilled chicken strips, avocado, mini peppers, and a peach

Be careful of sugars hiding in some of the most popular items and try and look at the nutrition facts to avoid added sugars. Here are some substitutes you can try:

  • Instead of fruit snacks – try fruit
  • Instead of juice or chocolate milk – try water, plain milk or kefir, which is like yogurt
  • Instead of sugar yogurt – try plain yogurt, adding fruit, flax or chia seeds and a small amount of honey for sweetness.
  • Instead of a conventional granola bar – try a RX kids bar

 

Thank you KCTV5

 

https://www.saintlukeskc.org/about/news/kctv-packing-healthy-lunches-kids-head-back-school

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Go Outside and Play – Doctor’s Order UPDATED

Dr James O’Keefe has presented new information regarding your longevity AND fitness.  His most recent TEDx presentation in Manchester, England goes hand-in-hand with his current paper published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Further information can be found at:

 

TEDx Talk Manchester, England June 2018 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPz5_esb2ZM

 

Mayo Clinic Proceedings:  https://youtu.be/GxUtU-6MZrE and https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30538-X/fulltext

 

TIME: https://saintlukeskc.org/about/news/time-do-kind-exercise-if-you-want-live-longer-study-says

 

New York Times: https://saintlukeskc.org/about/news/new-york-times-best-sport-longer-life-try-tennis

 

 

Posted in Cardiology - FYI, News for You

Benefits of Omega-3

With all the controversies of Omega-3, here is an article published by Dr James DiNicolantonio, Research Scientist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.  Dr DiNicolantionio works with Dr James O’Keefe.

Click the below link to read the entire article:

Omega3 2018

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Cardio Health & Wellness Cooking Demos

Learn to cook nutritious, tasty recipes that help you lead a healthy lifestyle!

 

Our Cooking Demonstrations start at 5:30 pm and cost only $15.00 per class.  We do have a maximum of 15 participants (and a minimum of 5).

 

We ask that you register at least 24 hours prior to class day by calling 816-751-8388 or online at www.saintlukeskc.org/events.

 

Classes for the remainder of 2018 are as follows:

 

July 12 – Cooking with Herbs

August 9 – Veggie Pasta

September 13 – Fight the Inflammation

October 11 – Fiber

November 8 – Immunity Boost

December 13 – Express Meals

 

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-751-8388

Posted in Cooking Class
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The Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center provides risk management for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and stroke