WorkLife Programs offerings to cover finances, family and relationships, and more

April 23, 2012

Checking out the WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks, then registering and attending, can lead to some valuable information for one's total well-being.


Identity Theft
Tuesday (April 24). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Learn what you need to know to keep your important information safe.

The Logic of Loans
Thursday (April 26). 4:10-4:50 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 263.
Lending practices simplified! Determine what kind of loan best suits your needs.


Parents Raising Safe Kids: Resolving Conflicts in a Positive Way -- Help Children Control Their Anger and Resolve Conflict
May 3. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
It's never too early to teach your child a healthy way to manage conflict. Learn strategies for helping children control their anger and resolve conflict.


Nutrition for Your Blood Pressure
Thursday (April 26). 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 306.
According to the CDC, approximately 30 percent of Americans at least 18 years old have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Medications are often needed to normalize these levels. However, researchers increasingly report that what we eat also affects how forcefully our hearts must pump to distribute the blood throughout our bodies. Come join this class to discover not only the foods that cause spikes in blood pressure, but also that optimize every heartbeat by helping you to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.

Webinar: Live Long and Prosper on the Mediterranean Diet
May 18. 12:10-12:50 p.m.
The Mediterranean diet is an eating pattern that has yielded long, healthy lives for many people in countries such as Greece and Italy. Discover the advantages of applying this dietary pattern to your own life, and learn how to enjoy the many flavors and textures of these natural foods while optimizing your health at the same time.


May 2. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Participants will be introduced to some of the "essential oils" widely believed to stimulate brain function and promote whole-body healing.

Stretching/Low-Impact Aerobics
May 9. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302.
Low-impact aerobic exercise consists of rhythmic movements involving large muscle groups. In this exercise, at least one foot is in constant contact with the floor, which makes it easy to do without putting much strain on the tissues. Following the aerobic section, participants will be taken through a series of stretches to enhance flexibility. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket.

Organization and Time Management
May 10. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
If you're like most people, you'd love to have more hours in the day. While it's impossible to create more time, you can learn to waste less time, be more productive and get organized.

Concentrative Meditation
May 16. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
Come learn skills to help you meditate at home and separate yourself from your stress. Participants will learn about concentrative meditation and practice applications in this interactive session.

Transitioning Careers in Mid-life
May 23. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 314.
Need a change without giving up work entirely? Examine the realm of career choices while postponing full retirement.


Webinar: Men: Do You Need a Health Tune-Up?
May 24. 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Men are notorious for skimping on self-care, but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" really doesn't work when it comes to your health. Information on checkups for men, cancer prevention, and overall wellness will be discussed.

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