Bringing some BRIO to Team Gleason’s mission

Vim. Vigor. Vitality to live well, no matter what!  This is BRIO.  This is Team Gleason. This is what we strive to achieve every day.

When the opportunity presented itself to get involved with Team Gleason and chair the Counselor Classic Golf Scramble event, Rich Baudry jumped at the chance.  The event and its mission seemed to perfectly align with BRIO’s goals: to create a life full of vim, vigor, and vitality for ALS warriors no matter what.

Rich Baudry, Jay Quinlan (an ALS warrior and friend of Rich) and a group of his closest friends created the “Counselor Classic” to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research and equipment.  The event was held on September 16 at Metairie Country Club and brought together a dynamic group of volunteers and generous sponsors. 

“It was truly wonderful to be a part of The Counselor Classic Golf Scramble event benefitting Team Gleason. With such a great turnout, we were able to raise awareness and funds for ALS, as well as spread a little BRIO. Our goal is to make people better off for spending time with us.  This event was a great opportunity to do just that,” said Rich Baudry, Chair of the event.

All proceeds from the event went toward Team Gleason’s efforts to empower people with ALS to live as independently as possible, despite the disease. Team Gleason has provided almost $10 million in adventure, technology, equipment, and care services to over 15,000 people living with ALS and countless others through advocacy, support, and research. Simply put, their mission is to help people living with ALS live a better life.

As Steven Gleason states on his website, “Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.”

We couldn’t agree more! What a wonderful event and a wonderful life mission.  If you have the ability to get involved, contribute time or money to the ALS cause, please check out Team Gleason.  It’s a truly wonderful organization.




Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 3: 15 Steps to Work Healthier

15 simple steps you can take every day to work healthier

You can change the way you feel at work with a few simple steps. Try them out and let us know how you feel afterwards. We bet you’re going to feel GREAT!

  1. Keep a regular bed time, allowing for enough sleep every night.
  2. Eat breakfast. Get your day going with some protein and nutrients for the day.
  3. Greet people in the morning. Smile more, be friendly, and ask about how others are doing.
  4. Find a healthy work partner within your company. Challenge each other to find ways to move more.
  5. Set some SMART fitness goals for yourself and share them with others.
  6. Sign up for a run/walk or other event that will require you to train.
  7. Stand when you can, for instance while on the phone, or in meetings with others.
  8. Take a walk while meeting with others.
  9. Take the stairs.
  10. Walk to lunch.
  11. Stretch your back and neck at least 2-3 times during the day, especially if you sit at a desk. If you don’t know how, seek some professional advise like from a physical therapist.
  12. Exercise at lunch time. Take 15 minutes to just move around some.
  13. Take a nap at lunch time. 15 minute power naps can do wonders for your afternoon.
  14. Prepare your healthy lunch. Bring your lunch from home so there are no difficult decisions to make at lunch time.
  15. If you go out for lunch, eat less, and watch the carbs.

There are endless ways to creating a healthier work environment. Start by assessing your attitude about work and take it from there. Find small things you can change and positive things will come.

Need a jumpstart at your company

Baudry Therapy Center can help your company develop a healthier work environement. Give us a call at 504.841.0150 to get a little jump start on your team’s health and watch productivity increase!

Catch up on  Part 1  and Part 2 of this 4-part series.  Next up, how Baudry Therapy Center focuses on health and how we can help you stay healthy!