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October 18, 2012

Upcoming WorkLife sessions to focus on nutrition

WorkLife Programs has two upcoming offerings focusing on nutrition, both of which will be presented by Linda Monahan, registered dietitian.

Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Oct. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 1-1 and 1-2.
An individual's need for specific nutrients changes over the life span and can vary according to gender, activity level and growth. On top of that, certain health conditions and chronic disease also can alter nutritional requirements. Learn how energy and nutrient needs change over the course of a lifetime and how you can be proactive to reduce your health risks as you age.

Nutrition for Your Blood Pressure
Nov. 7. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
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 those that optimize every heartbeat by helping you to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.

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

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