Upcoming WorkLife Programs classes to highlight focus, fitness, diet and communication

February 28, 2011

WorkLife Programs programming will cover a variety of areas in March, including weight loss myths, practical approaches to fitness, and communication strategies.
* True or False: Weight Loss Myths Exposed
Tuesday (March 1). 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 322.
"Carrots are high in sugar and should be avoided when dieting." "Never eat after 7 p.m." "Dieting means you have to be hungry all the time." "Everyone should eat six small meals a day." What's true and what isn't? When participants leave this class, they'll be better able to separate fact from fiction. Don't rely on fads or buzzwords -- get answers to some of the commonly asked questions about weight loss. Come participate in this "True or False" session format, and bring your weight loss questions with you.  Learn not only what hasn't changed in the battle of the bulge, but what has brought new insight into the weight loss arena. 

* Functional Fitness, A Practical Approach to Complete Fitness
Part II: Start Introducing Functional Fitness into your Workouts
Wednesday (March 2). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
In session 2, participants will learn how to transform workouts by introducing new activities or modifying conventional exercises to get the biggest bang for their buck -- optimizing time and maximizing real-life results. Participants will understand how to tweak workouts to make them more functional as well as learn how to advance workouts to add challenge and increase results safely. This program is for anyone who wants to work harder, play better, hurt less and have more fun. Attendance in session 1 is helpful, but not mandatory. The class will kick off with 30 minutes of education and end with small group discussions so participants can brainstorm on the most feasible ways to fit these solutions into their lives.

* Energize and Focus
Thursday (March 3). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
With today's hectic world and frantic pace, it's no wonder we feel tired. Family and work demands, lack of sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to fatigue, decreased mental clarity and lack of focus. Participants will learn easy ways to boost their energy, fight fatigue and improve focus and drive.

* Managing People Pressures
March 9. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 2-1 and 2-2.
No two people are the same, so why do we think we can communicate in exactly the same way with different people? Learn how conflict among different personality types can be reduced or avoided with some specific tactical techniques. The class will begin with 30 minutes of instruction, followed by small group discussions geared toward allowing participants to share ideas on the best ways to work these how-to strategies into their everyday lives.

* Live Long and Prosper on the Mediterranean Diet
March 10. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
The Mediterranean diet is an eating pattern that has yielded long, healthy lives for many people in countries such as Greece and Italy. Participants will discover the advantages of applying this dietary pattern to their own life, and learn how to enjoy the many flavors and textures of these natural foods while optimizing their health.

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

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