Upcoming presentations highlight self-care, stress management

March 11, 2011

WorkLife Programs is offering two classes on Wednesday (March 16), one dealing with over-the-counter medications and the other focusing on stress management.
"Appropriate Use of Over-the-Counter Medications" will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 318, and will be facilitated by Cynthia Koh-Knox, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Shaili Patel, PharmD candidate. The session is part of the 12-week "Transform Your Health Habits" program.

Abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications is increasing. With the rising costs of health care, self-care is ever more important. Participants will learn when it is appropriate to self-treat and which drugs can cause toxic or dangerous effects if taken incorrectly. Information about common dietary supplements also will be included. The class is designed to be interactive, and participants are encouraged to bring questions for the experts.
"Introduction to Stress Management and Deep Breathing" is the first session in the new 12-week Stress Relief and Reduction program. It will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 202. Amber Simons, worklife wellness specialist, will facilitate.
Stressful situations can cause emotional and physical harm, but certain relaxation techniques can help ease the pain. Participants will identify their stressors, learn ways to prevent them, and practice deep breathing.

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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