The Informer Monthly
February 2013
T-System Employee Spotlight: Health & Wellness

Keeping with this month's theme of health and wellness, we spoke with T-System's Elizabeth Hampton, manager of executive administration, to get some tips on how she maintains her healthy lifestyle.

Elizabeth Hampton

Elizabeth Hampton, Manager, Executive Administration

How do you focus on health and wellness?
I focus on nutrition, which I believe is 75 to 80 percent of living a healthy lifestyle. I'm a vegetarian, which can make finding ways to meet my protein, omegas (3, 6, 9) and iron consumption levels challenging. It's very important to make sure I have a balanced intake of nutrition to fuel my body appropriately. I believe in monitoring portion control, drinking lots of water and staying away from sugary drinks. I also limit myself to no more than two cups of coffee per day.

Do you incorporate exercise into your health and wellness regimen?
Yes! I play tennis and coach beginner's tennis (ages 4-18) for a local nonprofit organization. In addition to pounding the tennis court, I've picked up running three to five miles a few times a week. I am proud to say that I successfully finished my first half marathon last year!

What tips do you have to share about health & wellness with The Informer readers?
Be a student for life. It's important to stay on top of health, nutrition and physical activity recommendations for your age and gender. Stay current with visits to your medical professionals – make sure you go in for an annual checkup and if you are referred to a specialist, go see them. If you've been identified as having any health issues or risk factors, read up on ways to improve your health and decrease your risk to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Do you have any health & wellness goals for 2013?
I am going to focus on my running endurance. I'm also going to incorporate more strength training in my exercise routine and continue to improve my nutrition. I can never stop learning, growing and pushing myself.

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