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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.

Toolbox for Social Wellness

September 18, 12:10-12:50 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec), Large Conference Room

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.

Understanding the Winter Blues

October 9, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313

The “winter blues” has many names and presents with many different symptoms. Why does less sunlight, cooler weather and unique precipitation affect our mood? We’ll explore some of the mind and body changes and some strategies to decrease negative effects this year.

Create a Habit

October 17, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313

We often have the urge to make changes in our lives but aren’t quite sure where to start to make them sustainable. It’s important to break down your goals and recognize what habits are hindering your achievements. In this presentation you’ll learn about how to create new habits and get rid of the old!

Dining with Diabetes

November 4 – November 14, (meets twice weekly) 5:30-7 p.m., Lyles-Porter Hall Demo Kitchen, Room 1107

This four- week program is designed for individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes – as well as their caregivers. However, it’s also helpful to anyone interested in diabetes management or friends and family of someone living with diabetes. You’ll learn how to lessen the health risks of type 2 diabetes. Dining with Diabetes participants report increased knowledge of nutrition and type 2 diabetes management, exercising more, eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing dairy intake and practicing more healthful cooking and food preparation behaviors more often after the program compared with before the program.

Diabetes Program Overview

November 12, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313

Do you want to better understand type 2 diabetes and the role nutrition, exercise and prescriptions play?

Join us for a lunch and learn workshop as we cover the basics of type 2 diabetes and discuss an eight-week, type2 diabetes course being offered in 2020. This is the perfect place to ask questions and see what a comprehensive program could offer you.

Products to Quit Now

November 20, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 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.

Let the Self-Care Cat out of the Bag

December 4, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313

We’ve waited all year for the holiday vacation, now let’s make the best of it! Holidays and vacations, despite their definitions, can be particularly stressful. Join in a presentation and discussion about how to optimize self-care and keep it going into next year. 

 

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 (Type 2 or Pre-) Diabetes

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

September 11 – October 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 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 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.