ANJC Appoints New Executive Director, Suzanne Corson
Suzanne Corson has joined the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) as the Executive Director. Suzanne is a leader in non-profit management and fundraising with more than 20 years’ experience. Most recently, Suzanne served as Executive Director at Susan G. Komen for NJ, PA, DE & WV leading initiatives including the MORE THAN PINK Walk, Golf for the Cure & Breast Cancer Education Series. Suzanne is a lifelong New Jersey resident and graduate of Seton Hall University. She and her husband, Glen, reside in Freehold with their two teenage sons.
Suzanne will lead ANJC clear visions, mission and values by educating the public about the benefits of health care and promoting a wellness lifestyle, based on the best available evidence and research.
“I am honored to fill this role and build on the success of this incredible organization which has established itself as one of the country’s top 5 Associations in the field,” Suzanne said. “I look forward to leading ANJC by growing membership and creating engaging programs and dynamic partnerships to increase participation and revenue.”
Flemington Chiropractic Center Gives Back
Flemington Chiropractic Center, owned by ANJC member Dr. Lindsey Mansueto, recently donated $1,030 to Hunterdon Hospice’s youth bereavement program. The practiced raised over $500 and matched the amount for the donation.
This cause is near and dear to Dr. Mansueto, who said, “Hunterdon Hospice helped my family when I had to be quarantined from my very ill father-in-law. They made an awful situation more bearable with their kindness, support, and understanding.”
Hunterdon Hospice offers the Youth Bereavement Art Program, which allows children to process their feelings after losing a loved one through art therapy. “This program is so important and crucial to the young people in our community,” Dr. Mansueto said. “Unfortunately, support like this is often overlooked but needed so, so much.”
Holiday Eating – We Can Do it Better
By Dr. Julie Monica
Not only is the holiday or “Eating” season about to unfold, it arrives incumbered with many added changes and stresses this year. More time spent in our homes is a change many of us share. This combination – more home time and the holidays – equals more time to cook and bake and honor all those past traditions. And it feels good. But let’s give this some thought!
Of course, food has always been a part of celebrating. But maybe we need to change our food intake around a bit as everything else is changing.
There has been a lot of buzz about the “Covid-19 15,” which is weight gain that is a culmination of less exercise and more food intake. So yes, it is especially important to rein in some better eating habits now before this next prime time for extra pounds, a.k.a. the holidays, arrives. We need to understand some guidelines and create some hard and fast habits to get us through this. With that said, certain traditions may actually morph and improve with us in these times. Instead of more holiday cooking, try keeping it more functional, focusing on alternative family interactions and fun inside and outside, for instance.
At the end of the holidays it could be so detrimental to have gained back the weight just lost during the summer months – and then continue to through the winter.
Some say that fatigue and even depression dampen their holiday season. These things are so common and widespread but somewhat avoidable. Especially now, we need to also continue to keep our immune system and metabolic health (blood sugar, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, and waist circumference) in check.
Starting with a mindful, pragmatic approach in the way of defining where and when we eat those holiday meals is a powerful start. Most of us really just have a few celebratory gatherings. Targeting those meals and not allowing ourselves to eat through the entire holiday goes a long way. Being consistent with our current, health-positive food and vitamin intake will also create balance, but it takes some daily effort.
Things to keep in mind:
- The day of any party we want to eat our other, regular, healthful meals and supplements – only.
- Start out anchoring your meal with protein and veggies, then add your holiday food. That can even be sweets, which have less impact on blood sugar when eaten (and digested) with a meal.
- Don’t stuff! It is over as any other meal ends. Don’t keep eating.
- “Bring a Dish.” If you always baked and brought the cupcakes, consider change and opt to bring a new, healthy creation. Lower carbohydrates are paramount.
- Choose calorie-free drinks like water, teas and mineral water instead of festive drinks and sodas.
- Continue your workouts and stay on your schedule! So important for your continuous, metabolic balance.
- Keep alcohol to a minimum. At this time when we have so many added obligations and demands – even keeping ourselves healthy – we need our energy. Why zap it?
- Avoid the candy and cookies and even holiday liquor offered almost everywhere you go and shop.
Follow these tips and achieve better sleep. As much as these food and nutrition tips address our physical health, the impact on energy and mood also is very significant and is primarily what drives our ability and mental attitude to keep motivated and energized to make these better choices consistently.
ChiroCares Giving Back Day
May 19, 2020
May 19th is ChiroCares Giving Back Day. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors members care about the health and well-being of our neighbors — and it begins with proper nutrition.
An estimated 1 in every 8 New Jersey children struggled with hunger BEFORE the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, it’s more critical than ever.
We are helping feed the hungry in our local communities through a virtual food drive. Please join us in donating to your local food food bank through https://www.feedingamerica.org/. Scroll down and enter your ZIP code to earmark your monetary donation to the food bank nearest you.
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Holiday Eating – We Can Do it Better
By Dr. Julie Monica Not only is the holiday or “Eating” season about to unfold, it arrives incumbered with many added changes and stresses this year. More time spent in our homes is a change many of us share. This combination – more home time and the holidays –...