WorkLife offerings cover chronic conditions, nutrition, parent/family matters

January 17, 2012

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.


Understanding Arthritis
Jan. 24. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
In this interactive class, local physical therapist Randous Bowens will shed light on the causes, prevention and treatment of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Bowens also will demonstrate movements to help prevent osteoarthritis in particular, and then encourage participants to stand up and try them out. Bring individual questions to discuss with the group, and come prepared to learn how to prevent this inflammatory disease affecting the lives of people of all ages.


Quit Smart (six-session program)
Jan. 10-Feb. 23. 8:30-10 a.m., State Street Office Facility.
Quit Smart combines powerful treatments to help participants break free from tobacco. Participants attending this class will learn to ease off nicotine, use their mind to help, use a hypnosis CD, and decide whether to use medication to break the habit.

Transform Your Health Habits (six-week program)
Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28. 4:10-4:50 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313.
Are you ready to begin the new year with fresh determination to make lasting changes? These classes will focus on how changing several small behaviors can have a big impact on your health. You'll learn key habits to improve your health by talking to experts about fitness, nutrition, stress and more. Various instructors will present. Participants may sign up for the entire program of six classes or for individual classes as desired.
Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Jan. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Per serving size, herbs and spices contain some of the most potent antioxidants of any foods. Not only do they add protective nutrients at practically no calorie cost, but they also enrich our foods with an array of flavors and colors. To learn more about how to slip more herbs and spices into your cooking, check out this class, which will focus on easy meals to prepare for singles and families.

Cancer and Nutrition
Jan. 31. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
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." Come find out how to choose and prepare the foods already shown by research to be protective against a diagnosis of cancer.
Mealtime: Promoting Family Wellness
Jan 30. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
Families in today's society lead busy lives and are constantly on the go. For many families, the family meal is consequently becoming a thing of the past. How often do today's families eat together? Do family meals matter? What are the benefits of eating meals together? Come learn what mealtime can do for children and families, and learn how to get back to the table. Discover ways to encourage others to honor family meals.


Bouncing Back and Better Than Ever
Wednesyda (Jan. 18). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Come see how resilient you really are and what you need to continue to grow.

To Your Credit
Jan. 26. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
Get some valuable information on how to take action in checking, resolving and improving your credit score.

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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