WorkLife offerings to focus on nutrition and stress management

November 14, 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.
Webinar: Cancer and Nutrition
Nov. 17. 4-5 p.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, "Obesity and physical inactivity may account for 25 to 30 percent of several major cancers, including colon, post-menopausal breast, endometrial, kidney, and cancer of the esophagus." Research continues to show that what we eat influences our chances of getting cancer: some foods appear to be protective, while others make us more vulnerable to various kinds of cancer. Participants will learn up-to-date nutritional strategies that may fortify their health against this deadly disease.

Weight Watchers at Work
Mondays, Nov. 21-Feb. 27. Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313 (first class only).
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 only two of these incentive rounds in their lifetime.

Organization and Time Management
Nov. 15. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.

If you're like most people, you'd love to have more hours in the day. Though it's impossible to create more time, you can learn to waste less time, be more productive and get organized.

Laugh Your Way to Wellness
Nov. 16. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Fun, free and easy to use -- see how you can get your daily dose of healthy fun.

Mindfulness Meditation
Nov. 23. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202
To decrease stress, improve mood and boost immune function, participants will learn mindful meditation techniques and learn to be fully aware of what is going on in the present moment.


Stretching/Low-Impact Aerobics
Nov. 30. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302.

Low-impact aerobic exercise consists of rhythmic movements involving large muscle groups. In this exercise, at least one foot is in constant contact with the floor, which makes it easy to do without putting much strain on the tissues. Following the aerobic section, participants will be taken through a series of stretches to enhance flexibility.
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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