WorkLife Programs offerings to cover finances, nutrition, stress and more

April 9, 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.


Never Too Late! Retirement Planning
April 17. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Maybe you wish you'd started saving for retirement sooner. That doesn't mean you shouldn't start now! Attend this session to learn about retirement planning strategies for the baby boomer generation.

Identity Theft
April 24. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Learn what you need to know to keep your important information safe.

The Logic of Loans
April 26. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 263.
Lending practices simplified! Determine what kind of loan best suits your needs.


Caring for Your Children's Children
April 24. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Explore the joys and challenges of being a grandparent in today's world.


Subdue the Sugar Monster
April 12. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.?
Do you find yourself caught up in daily cravings for sweets? And despite your best intentions, never able to say "no" to them? This class explores the impulses behind our desire for sweet foods, and how taking steps toward managing these desires can keep that pesky "Sugar Monster" at bay.

Nutrition for Your Blood Pressure
April 26. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 306.
According to the CDC, approximately 30 percent of Americans at least 18 years old have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Medications are often needed to normalize these levels. However, researchers increasingly report that what we eat also affects how forcefully our hearts must pump to distribute the blood throughout our bodies. Come join this class to discover not only the foods that cause spikes in blood pressure, but also that optimize every heartbeat by helping you to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.


April 11. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 2-1 and 2-2.
Qigong is similar to yoga and tai-chi and has been practiced in China for more than 4,000 years. "Qi" means vital life force or energy, and "Gong" means form. Participants will practice this exercise that builds energy in the body and assists with natural healing through slow, graceful movements, focused breathing and
meditation. Participants are asked to wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat, beach towel or blanket.

Stress and the Communication Gap
April 11. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Build stronger relationships through a better understanding of those around you.

Webinar: Organization and Time Management
April 16. 12:10-12:50 p.m.
If you're like most people, you'd love to have more hours in the day. While it's impossible to create more time, you can learn to waste less time, be more productive and get organized.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation
April 18. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 2-1 and 2-2.
Progressive muscle relaxation incorporates a series of exercises in which you tense your muscles as you breathe in and relax them as you breathe out. Participants will be led through many exercises during this interactive session.

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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