Famous trainer offers tips
If you don't recognize Tony Little's name, you probably know his face. Little, a fitness trainer and infomercial pitchman, is famous for his enthusiasm, expertise, bright smile and long blond ponytail.
He offers these tips for balancing diet and exercise.
• Choose lean protein sources such as eggs, egg substitutes, lean beef, turkey, bison, fish or tofu.
• Try to keep your daily food intake at 40 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates and 20 percent fat. This percentage should make up your meals in foods that you normally eat.
• Portion size of everything should be the size of your fist. Protein can be more if you are exercising at high-intensity.
• Ditch the liquid calories. Drink water or choose a low-calorie alternative. (Little recommends Celsius, a pre-workout beverage that promises to produce energy and burn more calories.)
• Engage in cardio exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes three times a week. Do resistance exercises with weights or machines two or three times a week using mostly large muscle groups to increase your metabolism.
event includes screenings
Integris Health is sponsoring a $5 breakfast event called “Pancakes and Prostates.” Fortunately only one of those things is on the menu.
Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Integris Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, 5911 W Memorial. After finishing flapjacks, bacon, coffee, juice and fruit, men are invited to take part in free health screenings.
About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Free PSA blood tests and prostate exams will be available for men ages 50 and older and for those who have a family history of prostate cancer.
The Lions Club of Oklahoma's mobile unit will offer additional screenings.
Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Men's Health Network.
Reservations are required for breakfast and prostate screenings. For more information or to register, call the Integris HealthLine at 951-2277.
The event is sponsored by Integris Men's Health University, the cancer institute, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, the Oklahoma City Barons, the health network, the Lions Club, Farmer's Insurance and Bob FM.
Attend two upcoming events
EDMOND — Touchmark at Coffee Creek will host forums on caregiving and memory screening. Both events are free and will be at Touchmark, 2801 Shortgrass, Edmond.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, health professionals will discuss caregiving, include topics such as safe transfers, fall recovery, stress management, feeding and clothing, home health and hospice care and more.
Right at Home and Comfort Keepers will offer free respite care during the event. To register, call 340-1975.
A light lunch will be provided.
“Memory Screening for Seniors” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.
Toby Hamilton, assistant professor in the department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will guide graduate students as they provide standardized memory screenings to seniors.
Scores and recommendations based on the results will be offered at the event. The screenings will be offered by appointment only. Call 340-1975 to schedule a 15-minute memory test.
For more information about Touchmark, go to www.touchmark.com.
ENID — The Integris Cochlear Implant Clinic is providing infant diagnostic audiological evaluations in northwestern Oklahoma at the Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid.
The testing is for infants who did not pass state-mandated newborn hearing tests provided at all Oklahoma birthing hospitals, infants referred for follow-up screenings, babies who did not have a screening before discharge and babies born with the help of a midwife.
Appointments are available on the first and third Thursday of each month at the hospital, 600 S Monroe. For more information or to schedule an audiology appointment for your child, call the Integris Cochlear Implant Clinic at 947-6030 or the Integris HealthLine at (888) 951-2277.
Free massages offered
Enjoy a free chair massage and guided imagery session at the open house celebration for the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Integris Baptist Medical Center, 3366 Northwest Expressway, Building D, Suite 180.
Therapy services available at the center include:
• Oncology and medical massages. These are for people undergoing cancer treatment or other medical treatments. The massage can be catered to specific needs after a physician's diagnosis.
• Swedish massage, which manipulates muscles and tissues with heavy strokes toward the heart and light strokes away from the heart.
• Sports massage, similar to the Swedish variety, warms up and stretches muscles.
• Massage for seniors is increasingly used to help ease symptoms that accompany aging.
• Prenatal massage can be performed regularly through pregnancy and the initial postpartum weeks to relieve physical symptoms and help with stress.
Massages typically cost $65 for an hour or $40 for 30 minutes. Reflexology is $40 for 30 minutes. Guided imagery and stress management each cost $25 per 30-minute individual session or $10 per person for a group session.
Drop by the open house or schedule an appointment by calling the center at 713-9950 or going online to www.integrisOK.com/mind-body-spirit.
Compiled by Ken Raymond, Staff Writer