WorkLife Programs offerings to deal with chocolate, attitude, fitness and more

February 14, 2011

WorkLife Programs programming covers a variety of areas, inclusive of mental, physical and even financial health.
Upcoming programs are:
* Chocolate: The New Food Group?
Today (Feb. 14). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 322.
We have all heard and desperately want to believe the rumor that chocolate is good for us. But what's the truth? Learn about the history of chocolate and how it has earned a reputation as a health food. Get the lowdown on what kind (and amount) people really should be eating.

* Generation Communication
Tuesday (Feb. 15). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.
Change affects relationships on all levels, especially between the generations. Gather tips and tools for proactive communication between adult children and their aging parents.

* Positive Attitude Affects Health
Wednesday (Feb. 16). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Is your glass half full? Mental attitude has an incredible influence on physical health. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on being more conscious of their outlook on life and the influence it has on their bodies. Participants will receive tips on how to improve their outlook and be challenged to restructure their perspective. The class will feature 30 minutes of instruction, followed by small group discussions designed to let participants trade tips on how to best implement this type of thinking into everyday life.

* Weight Watchers at Work
Mondays, Feb. 21-May 9. Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
For those looking either to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help effect a lifestyle change to assist with that goal. If a participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 class fee if participants attend 11 of 12 meetings. Participants are only eligible for two of these incentive rounds in their lifetime.

* Functional Fitness, A Complete Approach to Complete Fitness
Part I: Building the Foundation
Feb. 23. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Functional fitness is the intentional introduction of movements and exercises meant to optimize people's capacity for life -- whatever their age or current fitness level. In session 1, participants will learn the basics of functional fitness and how to perform properly the four exercises that are the cornerstone of a functional workout. Participants also will walk away with three golden nuggets that could affect functional capacity without ever working out. Thirty minutes of instruction will lead off the class, to be followed by small group discussions where participants can swap solutions on implementing these realistic approaches into daily living.

Purdue Saves Week programming will take place Feb. 21-25:

* Purdue Saves on Taxes
Feb. 21. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
Gain practical information for individuals and small businesses regarding recently enacted tax and related legislation.
* Purdue Saves and Invests
Feb. 22. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
You don't need to be a whiz on Wall Street to be a savvy investor. Take a look at the myriad of savings and investment opportunities for any budget.

*Purdue Saves and Protects from Auto Fraud
Feb. 23. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
Auto fraud was last year's top consumer complaint. Participants will learn how to protect themselves when purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle.

* Purdue Saves for College
Feb. 24. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
Saving for college is a challenge for most families. Check out saving strategies, such as the Indiana 529 College Plan, for information on achieving financial peace of mind.

* Purdue Saves at Work
Feb. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
Whatever your age, retirement is a big priority. Discover how to make the most of an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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