Mark your calendars: Wellness and family-friendly programs coming up
Complete health, type 2 diabetes, kids and technology, breastfeeding, tobacco cessation and more are the topics for the Center for Healthy Living and family-friendly workshops being offered second 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.
SKIN CANCER AWARENESS
May 1, 2-3 p.m., STEW 313
The sun has the ability to positively influence our lives in many ways. It helps release serotonin (our “feel good hormone”), helps with the production of Vitamin D, and just makes us feel good. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we will discuss important factors to take into consideration when spending time in the outdoors.
TECHNOLOGY WITH KIDS
May 8, Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 204.
Phones, tablets, computers, TVs … screens are everywhere these days. Many of us spend more than 10 hours a day in front of a screen, and our kids are clocking in at an average of 6 hours or more a day. Learn why screen time should be limited for developing minds and discuss strategies on how to manage technology in your young person’s life. This workshop will be presented by Amber Noll, extension educator, Purdue University.
PRODUCTS TO QUIT NOW
May 8, 12:10-12:50 p.m., STEW 313
Are you interested in knowing more about products on the market to help you quit smoking? Learn what they are, how they work and see examples in this class, which counts as one of four required sessions needed for reimbursement.
BREASTFEEDING: MANAGING THE FIRST WEEK / PREPARING TO GO BACK TO WORK/SCHOOL
May 20 (M). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311
The first weeks of breastfeeding are important for you and your baby. Come and learn what to expect during the first week after your childbirth; understand baby’s behavior during the first week; and identify common breastfeeding challenges and how to manage them to establish a successful and satisfactory breastfeeding relationship. This workshop will be presented by Azza Ahmed, associate professor, nursing, Purdue University.
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES
June 11 – August 6, 3:30-5 p.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 influence your blood glucose levels. Eligible participants will be given a glucose meter with supplies to check their blood glucose levels.
THOUGHTS, FEELINGS & ACTIONS ALIGNED
June 12, 12:10-12:50 p.m., STEW 307
Humans are psychologically hardwired for homeostasis or consistency (just like physiological homeostasis). In a lifestyle where we may feel socially obligated to seem and behave one way at work, another way at a sports game and yet another way at home, challenges arise. This can also make big life events especially challenging. We will explore strategies to achieve consistency and to handle inconsistencies in a healthy manner.
June 20, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., STEW 204
Is your family constantly on the go, rushing from one activity to the next? Do you wish there was a daily opportunity to sit down and talk together? Learn the importance of regular family meals and how they contribute to family life, development of positive health habits, build self-esteem and more.
- April 2019 Issue 7
- The Healthy Boiler journey … New direction is a multi-faceted approach to overall well-being
- ABA therapy benefit no small thing for Purdue families
- Steve Abel: Committed to health
- myStrength program added to mental health resources for all Purdue employees, dependents
- Yes, you can easily invest HSA funds with investment options from HSA Bank
- Assistance, resources available to answer benefit questions
- Your finances need a wellness check, too – Fidelity can help
- You can now use your FSA or HSA card on Amazon
- Mark your calendars: Wellness and family-friendly programs coming up