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Fall 2014 Wellness Workshops

Nutrition Workshops

Thursdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

With so much nutrition information out there, how do you know what is fact and what is fiction?  Get answers to all of your questions and more!  Join Registered Dietitian, Michelle Singleton, and learn how to sift through “junk science” and find the answers you are looking for.  No registration required.

September 18: Pre/Post Workout Nutrition

You are physically active, but are you getting the most out of your workouts?  What exactly do you need before a workout and what about recovery nutrition?  Get educated on these hot topics plus nutrient timing at this special sports nutrition workshop.

October 2: Supermarket Smarts

Grocery shopping can be a daunting task.  Learn about the best items to purchase at the grocery store, as well as how to read food labels and strategies for choosing healthier foods.

November 6: Stress-less Eating: Mindful Eating

Mindless eating is something that affects all of us.  Discover strategies to make eating less stressful and more relaxed.  Attendees will also actively participate in mindful eating activities useful for everyday life.

Financial Fitness Workshops

Thursdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

Join representatives from Purdue Federal Credit Union to learn healthy financial habits that can make the difference between going broke or building wealth.  Sign up in advance at the Member Services desk or by calling 765.494.3110. 

September 11: Money 101

This workshop will provide a basic overview of money management principles and banking options, including checking and savings accounts.

October 9: Understanding Your Checking Account

Learn checking account fundamentals, such as choosing the best checking account option for you, recording transactions, and reconciling your checkbook.

November 13: Understanding Credit

This workshop will discuss why building credit is important, how to build good credit, and tips for using credit wisely.  You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of credit cards and how to protect yourself from fraud.

Wellness Workshops

Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing; socks or bare feet are acceptable.  All required equipment will be provided.  No registration required.

September 24: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment. It is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences, without judgment. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. 

October 8: REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology focuses on the pressure points of your feet, hands and ears. This type of massage is believed to be beneficial for overall health and is generally used for relaxation and balance.

October 22: YOGA FOR A HEALTHY BACK

Build a healthy relationship with your spine! In this class, we will move through a series of postures designed to help you find and feel proper alignment in your low back, sacrum, hips, upper back, neck and shoulders. We will practice yoga breathing and meditation techniques intended to help you recognize and release tension. You will leave feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to help you stand up to poor posture. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing — socks or bare feet are acceptable. Yoga mats and other equipment will be provided.

November 5: MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller, you will perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points, and soothe tight muscle fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing – socks or bare feet are acceptable. Mats, Foam Rollers and other equipment will be provided.

November 19: RESTORATIVE YOGA

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, nurturing, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help you unwind, relax and renew the mind and body.

December 10: A TASTE OF RELAXATION

Escape your daily routine, restore your mind and revitalize your body.  Sample various stress reduction techniques including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery. Learn to control breathing and calm the mind through a gentle practice of yoga and deep stretching. Adequate floor space and proper attire is required.