WorkLife Programs offerings to cover finances, nutrition, parent/family and more

January 30, 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.

Mealtime: Promoting Family Wellness
Today (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.
Parents Raising Safe Kids: Understanding Your Child's Behavior
Thursday (Feb. 2). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Why do children do what they do at certain ages? Learn to recognize your child's needs as he/she grows and develops. Find out what you can do to encourage and support their growth.
Parent Roundtable: Loving Your Terrible Two
Feb. 14. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Maybe two doesn't have to be so terrible! Laugh and learn how to survive this notorious developmental stage.


Cancer and Nutrition
Tuesday (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.
What You Need to Know About Wall Street

Wednesday (Feb. 1). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Whether you are a non-investor or just getting started, this is a helpful how-to on investing.
Making Taxes Less Taxing
Feb. 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 314.
Dreading the tax season? Arm yourself with practical information and up-to-date legislation for the upcoming tax deadline.

Borrowing to Buy a Home
Feb. 15. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Are you considering buying a home? Get some current, practical advice to help you with the decision.

Ways for Women to Invest with Success
Feb. 22. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
Take a look at some key financial issues unique to women, no matter what age.


Introduction to Functional Fitness
Feb. 7. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Functional fitness is the intentional introduction of movements and exercises meant to optimize your capacity for life -- whatever your age or current fitness level. You will learn the basics of functional fitness and how to properly perform the four exercises that are the cornerstone of a functional workout. Participants will also walk away with three golden nuggets that could affect functional capacity without ever working out.


Appropriate Use of Over-the-Counter Medications
Feb. 14. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Because abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications is increasing, self-care has become even more important, especially with the rising costs of health care. Learn when it is appropriate to self-treat and which drugs can cause toxic or dangerous effects if taken incorrectly. Information about common dietary supplements will also be included.

Preventive Dentistry
Feb. 21. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Regular dental care is important, not only for appearance, but also for general health. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to dental and medical problems including gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Lafayette dentist Michael Laszynski will help you prevent these problems and answer your questions on topics ranging from sensitive teeth to cosmetic dentistry.

A Good Night's Sleep
Feb. 28.  4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
What's counting sheep got to do with the eight hours of sleep you've always heard you need? This course will teach you about the stages of sleep, how it works, and what it does for your body. Most importantly, get tips to improve the quality of your sleep.


Family to Family Education
Wednesdays, Feb. 15-May 2. 5:15-7:45 p.m. Krannert Building, Room G007.
WorkLife Programs is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) to bring the NAMI Family to Family Education Program to Purdue. This free series of 11 weekly classes is structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being. Taught by a team of trained NAMI members who share the experience of having a loved one with a serious mental illness, the course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to cope more effectively. Participants will learn about topics including current research, treatment options and advocacy, while gaining insight into the effect mental illness has on their loved one.

Energize and Focus
Feb. 20. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
With today's hectic world and frantic pace, it's no wonder we feel tired. Family and work demands, lack of sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to fatigue, decreased mental clarity and lack of focus. Participants will learn easy ways to boost their energy, fight fatigue and improve focus and drive.

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