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Center for Healthy Living Workshops

Workshops provided by the Center for Healthy Living (and Purdue Extension) are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Registration for all workshops can be done via the Healthy Boiler portal or by calling the Center for Healthy Living at 765-494-0111. All registrations are due by the day before the event’s start date. *Programs administered by Purdue Extension have a separate number to call for registration.

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

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. , CoRec – Wellness Conference Room

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.

EATING FOR MEMORY

June 19, Noon–1 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Wellness Conference Room (Room 2236)

Looking for a memory boost? Many factors contribute to feeling forgetful, but there’s no doubt that our everyday choices, including what we eat, play a major role in brain health. Come learn about the lifestyle changes you can make boost memory and brain function!

Get WalkIN (virtual)

July 1 – September 30

Helping Hoosiers get on their feet! Want to improve your health … but short on time or lacking motivation? This FREE, email-based walking program has you covered! Sign up, walk and get emailed support. Walking helps to reduce risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It also can make you feel more energized, and is a great way to add daily physical activity into your schedule. You will receive a total of 16 emails- two per week for the first month, and one per week for the remaining eight weeks.

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. 

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

July 30 – October 3, Noon – 1 p.m.

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.

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.