February 22, 2018

'Be Heart Smart' program available, qualifies for Heathy Boiler incentive

The Center for Healthy Living on Purdue's West Lafayette campus, in partnership with Purdue Extension, is offering a four-week program focused on learning how to reduce the risks for heart disease. Attending the "Be Heart Smart" program will count toward needed wellness activities to receive the Healthy Boiler incentive.

The program will satisfy any of the below categories for wellness activities:

* Attend wellness education presentations/workshops. Participation must equal a minimum of four hours, may include multiple presentations, virtual or in-person.

* Participate in a wellness education series. Series must consist of three or more sessions, virtual or in-person.

"Be Heart Smart" will begin Feb. 27 and meet weekly on Tuesdays through March 20. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Wellness Conference Room (Room 2236).

Each session focuses on a different heart-related topic:

* Feb. 27: Know Your Risks.

* March 6: Know Your Numbers.

* March 13: Heart Healthy Cooking.

* March 20: Taking Action.

The program is led by Amber Noll, extension educator, Purdue Extension. To register, call the Center for Healthy Living at 765-494-0111 by Monday (Feb. 26).

Healthy Boiler Wellness Program

In 2018, Purdue in partnership with the Center for Healthy Living introduced its Healthy Boiler Wellness Program to promote wellness within the University population. Healthy Boiler encourages employees to engage in their health and wellness by identifying a primary care provider, having an annual physical and biometrics screening and participating in wellness activities; offering benefits-eligible faculty and staff -- as well as spouses covered on a Purdue medical plan -- the opportunity to earn up to $500 in incentives to participate.

To stay up-to-date on all things Healthy Boiler, visit the Healthy Boiler Portal and follow the Healthy Boiler Purdue blog

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