This past February, during a panel discussion at the International Association of Drilling Contractors Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference Exhibition in Houston, Texas, the topic of worker safety on offshore rigs was addressed. Lead researcher for Definitions Health and Wellness, Dr. Farrell Cahill, sat on the panel as a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes and exercise physiology in Canada.
Definitions is excited to announce the award of the Physical Employment Standards Testing for ExxonMobil operations in Newfoundland. This contract consists of the testing of physical fitness of offshore workers in various self rescue and fire team simulations. The testing protocol was develop by Dr. Farrell Cahill from Definitions as well as our colleagues at Memorial […]
With a few months of shoveling ahead of us we decided that this weeks therapy Thursday exercises should be targeted towards preparing our bodies to handle the strain that this task can often cause. Below are two simple stretches that you can do before you head out to clear your step or driveway each time.
Back and hamstring stretch
Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, slowly lower your upper body to the ground to try and touch your toes to a comfortable level, until you feel a stretch. Make sure to keep your legs straight while performing this to activate your hamstrings. Slowly come up and repeat as necessary.
Shoulder, chest and back stretch
Standing up with your feet shoulder width apart, lift your arms and hold them up horizontally at shoulder level. Bring your arms across your body while keeping them straight until they cross. Return to horizontal position and repeat several times.
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This weeks tasty Tuesday recipe is the Holiday Hot Tooddy; a popular holiday "mocktail" that's great for a cozy night on the couch, a festive Holiday gathering, or even to help nurse a nasty winter cold.
Holiday Hot Toddy
2 mugs steeped ginger tea (using 2 tea bags) 2 sticks cinnamon 8 whole cloves 2 star anise 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp. honey Lemon (for garnish) Want it with alcohol? Add 2 oz. whiskey. For the non-alcoholic version, place half of the ingredients in each mug and let them steep for 5-10 minutes, ideally covered to keep the heat in. Remove tea bags and serve. Alternatively, you could heat this over the stove in a pot and then strain out the ingredients before serving. For the alcoholic version, again pour all ingredients into two mugs and let them steep for 5-10 minutes, ideally covered to keep them warm. (Adapted from blogwell.ca)
For more tasty recipes and nutrition advice you can get in contact with our Registered Dietitian Andrea Stokes by messaging us on Facebook, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 709-576-3339
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