Mark your calendars: Wellness and family-friendly programs coming up

Type 2 diabetes, sleep awareness, social wellness, breastfeeding, retirement savings, making nutrition fun for kids, retirement savings and more are the topics for the Center for Healthy Living and family-friendly workshops being offered third quarter of 2019. Workshops are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Individuals can register online via the Healthy Boiler portal. Registration link can be found under the “Engage” tab, “Wellness Events” on the portal’s home page. Participants may register up to the day prior to the workshop offering. Limited seats are available.

Be Active at Work

July 16, 12:10-12:50 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec), Large Conference Room

No time to exercise? Did you know there are exercises you can do at work? Come and participate in an active workshop on exercises you can do at your desk. Join the discussion on ways to move more throughout the day without leaving your building.


July 22, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 204

Are you considering breastfeeding your newborn? At this workshop, you will learn all about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby.

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

July 30 – October 3, Noon – 1 p.m., location TBD

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a Lifestyle Medicine Education Program which focuses on whole-person health! CHIP is facilitated over 18 sessions in a group environment with dynamic group discussions and peer support. The program integrates optimal nutrition, exercise and behavioral psychology principles and tools. You will get a pre and post health-risk assessment, a comprehensive toolkit, help with cooking, food prep, exercise, online program content and much more!  CHIP can help you by significantly reducing the common risk factors for lifestyle diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure) and improve your health knowledge, energy, desire to exercise, resilience and life fulfilment. 

* Those interested in learning more, registering or being added to a wait list for future program offerings, can schedule an appointment (in person or via telephone) with a health coach or dietitian at the CHL by calling 765-494-0111 or visiting the Center for Healthy Living portal.

Sleep Awareness

August 14, 12:10 – 12:50 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center’s Wellness Conference Room, Room 2236

Did you know sleep is important to your health? Did you know that lack of sleep can affect your weight loss? Join the discussion on the value of sleep as a critical wellness factor.

Being a Caregiver

August 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Purdue Memorial Union, Room 263AB

Self-care, community resources and much more will be offered during this workshop.

Dementia or Not?

September 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 204

Signs and symptoms of dementia and what to do if you think it’s dementia will be covered during this workshop.

Taking Control of My Diabetes

September 10 – October 29, 8 – 9:30 a.m., CHL conference room

Are you pre-diabetic or have type 2 diabetes? Do you want to better understand type 2 diabetes and how it affects your body? This 8-week program will explain what type 2 diabetes is and the role nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management can play in managing your blood glucose levels. Eligible participants will be given a glucose meter with supplies to check their blood glucose levels.

* Individuals living with type 1 diabetes are able to meet monthly with a CHL health coach but are not required to participate in the eight-week “Taking Control of My Diabetes” program to take advantage of the test strips and blood sugar meter opportunity. Contact the CHL for more information at 765-494-0111. 

Toolbox for Social Wellness

September 18, 12:10 – 12:50 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center’s Wellness Conference Room, Room 2236

Social wellness refers to our relationship with others, and we each have different goals based on our personal preferences. In this presentation and discussion, we will cover different tools and strategies for achieving social wellness and explore what social wellness looks like for each of us individually.

Play with Your Food: Making Nutrition Fun for Kids

September 26, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 311

Kids learn through play, and food is no exception. We all want our kids to be healthy, but it can be a struggle to get them to try nutritious foods. Learn how to incorporate new foods in a fun ways and watch meal times become easier!