August 19, 2022
Center for Healthy Living program to focus on heart knowledge, hypertension
The Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus is offering a six-week Healthy Boiler wellness program called “Heart Knowledge,” in support of the physical health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program. The program – designed for individuals with high blood pressure – runs from noon to 1 p.m. ET on Fridays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28.
Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, and Megan Shidler, registered dietitian at the CHL, will present the program, which includes group sessions and one-on-one health coaching sessions. The coaching sessions will be scheduled with participants before the program’s start date, at midpoint and at the conclusion of the program.
“Having high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) significantly increases your risk for serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke,” Bloom says. “It is important to know what your blood pressure is and make healthy lifestyle changes now to reduce health risks associated with hypertension. Measuring and reporting blood pressures is an important piece of the overall program, and participants will receive a blood pressure cuff.”
Those interested in should register by Aug. 29 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s homepage. Hover over “Heart Knowledge” and hit “Submit” to register.
Healthy Boiler workshops are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan.