Weekly Farm Stand starts on Tuesday

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Walk with a Doc on Saturday

The 2018 edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc program started off with a bang in April as more than 100 people participated.

Harbin Clinic Vascular Surgeon Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. plans to keep the momentum going as the leader for the May walk.

“I’m excited to be leading the May Walk With a Doc. My family and I enjoy the outdoors and being active, and now I get to share that experience with a bunch of like-minded people,” he says. “Exercise can help play such an important role in everyone’s health, and it’s great to have a big crowd taking part.

The next walk is slated for Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza in Downtown Rome. The event will feature Dr. Stegall talking for a few minutes about health and exercise before leading the participants on a roughly two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail.

Employees earn 10 HarbinSTRONG points for participating.

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Blood Drives Next Week

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Help save lives in NW Georgia! Blood Assurance will be at 5 Harbin Clinic locations next week.  Use the links below to register!

Tuesday, May 22nd

 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center

Click here to register.

 

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Harbin Clinic Corporate

Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 23rd

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Harbin Clinic Main

Click here to register.

2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Harbin Clinic SCI/Specialty Center

Click here to register.

Thursday, May 24th

9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Harbin Clinic Cartersville

Click here to register.

 

Questions?  Email harbinstrong@harbinclinic.com.

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How Much Helps You Get The Most From Exercise

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Have you noticed it’s easier to work out when you’re listening to your favorite tunes? It turns out, music really may provide that extra oomph that makes you feel like you can exercise longer. A recent study found that music can boost treadmill stress test times as well.

Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, encourages patients to add music to their exercise routines. It can make the physical exertion easier and also may improve your performance on stress tests, he says.
“Music is an amazing thing. It’s truly a universal language. Everyone has different tastes, but music appeals to everyone,” he says. “The type of music you listen to during exercise doesn’t matter. Just pick something that makes you happy and motivated and distracts you so you can work out longer.”
Dr. Ahmed answers questions about why music may benefit those taking stress tests as well as why it has such a big impact on exercise.

Q: Why is it important to have a good time on stress tests?

A: How long you can exercise on a treadmill is one of the most important indicators of your long-term health. It’s a predictor of whether you’ll survive the next 10 years. Being able to exercise longer can increase your longevity by as much as 20 percent.

Q: Does music affect your stress test performance?

A: Yes. Studies show that if you listen to music on a treadmill during a stress test, you can extend your exercise time by as much as six minutes.

Q: Why do you think music helps increase exercise time?

A: Listening to music while you exercise actually creates competition for your brain’s attention. Instead of focusing on how tired you are, how hard it is for you to breathe or how fast your heart is beating, you’re concentrating on other things.

Music also changes your perception of how hard you’re working. With your favorite songs playing, you feel like you’ve exerted yourself less and can tolerate more physical activity.

Q: What other benefits does exercising with music offer?

A: You might start to see the most positive impact of exercising with music within two months. Many people report a noticeable difference in how long they are able to work out.

After three months, some people report less depressive feelings and less discomfort from other ailments. Overall, incorporating music into your exercise routine is a great way to improve your mental well-being.

Q: Can you listen to music during an actual stress test?

A: You can’t wear earbuds while you’re on the treadmill during a stress test because you need to hear your doctor’s instructions and communicate clearly. However, you can ask if the exercise lab can play music in the background to keep you motivated.

You may already know that you prefer to work out with music. But ask about adding music the next time you take a stress test. You may surprise yourself (and your doctor) with how much it boosts your treadmill time.

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Hike 2 Health

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Hike 2 Health with Brian

Saturday, May 12th

9:00 a.m.

We will hike part of the Kingfisher Trail and the hills of Downtown Rome. Meet in the parking lot at Bridgepoint Plaza.
 
Call Brian to reserve a space in the group: 706-238-2225. Family and friends are welcome.
 
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Steps Challenge Starts May 16th

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Registration is LIVE on the HarbinSTRONG portal for the 3rd and final leg of the 2018 TriChallenge. Register to participate in the Steps Challenge starting on May 16th through June 6th.

Please note that you must have a device, Apple Watch or smartphone synced to the portal to participate. Instructions for “getting connected” are on the portal. Email harbinstrong@harbinclinic.com with any questions.
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Blood Drives Week of May 22nd

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Blood Assurance will be at Harbin Clinic locations May 22nd – May 24th. Help us show NW Georgia that we care completely by donating blood to save lives in our communities.  All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt and 15 HarbinSTRONG points.

Tuesday, May 22nd

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Harbin Clinic Corporate

Wednesday, May 23rd

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Harbin Clinic Main

2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Harbin Clinic SCI/Specialty Center

Thursday, May 24th

9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Harbin Clinic Cartersville

 

Login to the HarbinSTRONG portal to register!

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