Live. Life. Healthy
WELCOME TO THE HEALTHY LIVING CENTER
For those of you who do not know, the Healthy Living Center is a combination of the Kitchen and Fitness Center, housed in Russell Hall on the main campus (down the hall from the Central Office). This area has been used by the Culinary Group and the Strength and Conditioning Groups.
After a short hiatus, the Culinary Group is slated to resume meeting on Tuesday, February 16th. The goal of the group is to promote education in healthy food choices. It is being facilitated by Michelle Zdrok and Courtney Horvath. The group will run from 10:30 – 12:00 each Tuesday.
The Strength and Conditioning Group has been running for over a year, on Friday mornings. We are thrilled to announce that, through the interest and enthusiasm of several people, the group is expanding to add 2 more group sessions - Mondays and Thursdays - in addition to the Friday session. The room will be staffed from 10:00 am to 12:00 on each of these days. Due to space and staffing constraints, the group needs to be limited to a maximum of 6 to 8 students at a time. Signing up/contacting the facilitators ahead of time will allow for individualized programming for each student. In addition, we encourage staff to come ready to be active as well!
All staff are welcome to take advantage of the facilities! Drop in before or after work, or come with students during any of the scheduled Strength and Conditioning sessions! If interested in an orientation to the Center and the equipment available, please contact: Fran Steers or Victor Moody.
HEALTHY LIVING CENTER
HOURS OF OPERATION
MON 10:00 – 12:00 STRENGTH and CONDITIONING (Cassandra/Victor/Damon)
TUES 10:00 - 12:00 CULINARY GROUP
WED 10:00 – 12:00 HARTFORD CLASSROOM- COOKING
THUR 10:00 – 12:00 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING GROUP (Jeff and Marcus)
FRI 10:00 – 12:00 STRENGTH and CONDITIONING GROUP (Victor and Fran)
Come and join the fun!
FEBRUARY is AMERICAN HEART MONTH
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk:
• Watch your weight.
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Get active and eat healthy.
For more information, visit http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
DID YOU KNOW.......?
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States: http://1.usa.gov/ijFWzj
- Find out what you can do today to lower your risk for heart disease: http://1.usa.gov/13d8oBq
- Worried about your blood pressure? Check out these questions to ask your doctor: http://1.usa.gov/1wGp3ta
- Planning a grocery store trip this weekend? Eat heart healthy by choosing foods that are low in sodium (salt). http://1.usa.gov/zIGWmf
- You need to get your blood pressure checked every 2 years starting at age 18. Learn why: http://1.usa.gov/mRFcKh
- Are you a woman over age 55? Talk to your doctor about taking aspirin to reduce your risk of stroke: http://1.usa.gov/jnchQM
Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.
Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness are highly contagious!