WorkLife offerings to focus on nutrition, stress management and finances

October 17, 2011

Checking out the WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks, then registering and attending, can lead to some valuable information for one's total well-being. 


Weight Watchers at Work
Tuesdays, Oct. 18-Jan. 17. 11 a.m.-noon, Physical Facilities Service Building, Room 1179.
For those either looking to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help effect a lifestyle change to assist with that goal. If a participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 class fee if participants attend 11 of 12 meetings. Participants are eligible for two of these incentive rounds in their lifetime.

Webinar: True or False: Weight Loss Myths Exposed
Oct. 21. Noon-1 p.m.
"Carrots are high in sugar and should be avoided when dieting." "Never eat after 7 p.m." "Dieting means you have to be hungry all the time." "Everyone should eat six small meals a day." What's true and what isn't? When you leave this class, you'll be better able to separate fact from fiction. Don't rely on fads or buzzwords -- get answers to some of the commonly asked questions about weight loss. Come participate in this "True or False" session format, and bring your weight loss questions with you.  Learn not only what hasn't changed in the battle of the bulge, but what has brought new insight into the weight loss arena. 

Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Oct. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
An individual's need for specific nutrients changes over the life span and can vary according to gender, activity level and growth. On top of that, certain health conditions and chronic disease also can alter nutritional requirements. Come learn how energy and nutrient needs change over the course of a lifetime and how you can be proactive to reduce your health risks as you age.

Mindful Eating
Nov. 1. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
We eat for various reasons, but we also live in an environment that encourages us to eat. What we don't always comprehend is when to stop eating. Mindful eaters learn how to eat slowly, are satisfied with fewer calories and develop an improved attitude and appreciation for food. Want to become a mindful eater? Come join us for a discussion on how we often are tricked by our environment into eating more than we intend to, along with a demonstration on how to eat mindfully. Chocolate will be served. The class will feature 30 minutes of instruction, followed by small group discussions designed to let participants trade tips on how to best implement these practical strategies into busy lifestyles.


Oct. 19. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Participants will be introduced to some of the essential oils widely believed to stimulate brain function and promote whole-body healing.


Cash in the Closet
Oct. 20. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 322.
You may be surprised at your net worth. Discover hidden assets right in your own home!

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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