PDC expands health and wellness classes

In response to several requests for classes focused on nutrition and reducing stress, the Professional Development Center has increased its Health and Wellness offerings. For more information or to register, visit the PDC website.

Staff: “I Don’t Have Time to Attend This Workshop!”
January 26, Noon – 1 p.m.
Benson Center, Room 410
Feeling overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ lists, both at work and in your personal lives? Join us to take that first step towards finding balance both within and between our professional and personal lives. Facilitators: Melissa Clodfelter, Catherine Ross

The Power of Three: Nutritious Meal Planning, Smart Grocery Shopping and Simple Cooking at Home
January 27, Noon – 1 p.m.
Professional Development Center, Classroom 1 (located in old IS Building)
Cindy Silver is a registered dietitian who believes that everyone can learn to put top-notch nutrition into their meal ideas, shopping basket and cooking pot with the help of a skillful and caring professional. Join Cindy for this three-part series that focuses on everyday skills for a healthier kitchen and a less stressed out feeling at meal time.

Faculty: “I Don’t Have Time to Attend This Workshop!”
January 31, Noon – 1 p.m.
Benson Center, room 410
It’s no secret that as faculty roles have become increasingly complex, more faculty report feeling overwhelmed by the requirements of teaching, research and service, and more faculty report struggling with issues of work/life balance. Join us in this workshop to take a step towards finding balance. Facilitators: Melissa Clodfelter and Catherine Ross

How Exercise Can Help Relieve Stress
February 1, Noon – 1 p.m.
Professional Development Center, Classroom 1 (located in old IS Building)
Stress can quickly derail our health, fitness and nutrition goals and lead us down the path of dissatisfaction and exhaustion. The good news is that not only does exercise help you accomplish your weight loss or maintenance goals, it can also help reduce stress, encourage better quality sleep and boost your immune system…and the best part: it doesn’t have to take all day! Gone are the days of the hour-long jogs and marathon aerobics classes. Taught by Jillian Coleman.

How Humor Can Help Keep You Healthy
February 8, Noon – 1 p.m.
Benson Center, Room 409
Humor is good for our physical and mental health. When we laugh, our muscles are activated, oxygen floods the blood, the cardiovascular system dilates, and the brain releases endorphins that increase our sense of well-being. In addition, humor reduces tension and stress, makes life fun, fosters creativity, promotes problem-solving, and helps us realize and appreciate the realities of life. Humor can also be a safety value for the expression of strong feelings in a positive and productive way. It can offer us perspective and balance as well as assist us in coping. Join Professor Sam Gladding and expect to have a good time and learn something practical.

Staying Healthy, Nutrition and Supplements
April 7, Noon – 1 p.m.
Professional Development Center, Classroom 1 (located in old IS Building)
Associate Professor Health and Exercise Science Gary Miller talks about nutrition and supplements and how they help maintain and improve nutritional health.