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Workshops, Screenings and More

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 1:31 pm / September 1, 2009

Health, Wellness and Counseling offers a variety of workshops, screening and lifestyle programs for faculty and staff. This month’s offerings include a weight management program, wellness screenings, a women’s health presentation and a flu panel. Check the Web site for a full listing.

What: Healthy Lifestyles: Weight Management Program
When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 15
Where: Student Recreation Center
Instructor: Jennifer Summers
Fee: $50

Are you ready to take steps to create personal, lasting behavior changes to reduce disease risk, promote quality of life and enhance wellbeing? The six-week Healthy Lifestyles program provides group support and individual guidance, as well as strategies for developing healthy eating and physical activity habits and a proactive attitude. As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Campus Recreation trainer to assess their fitness needs and develop personalized training programs.

What: Employee Wellness Screening
When: 7-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11
Where: Student Union Trueblood Room
Fee: $25 (Insurance billing on your own)
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Wellness screenings can help you identify protective strategies and risk factors that are pertinent to your health. Screenings include cardiac risk panel (12 hours of fasting required), body composition/heart rate/blood pressure, and chair massage.

What: Integrative Approach to Women’s Health
When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15
Where: Student Union Brink Room
Instructor: Sandra Hellman, follow in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona
Fee: None

This presentation will address common health concerns for women, health screening and general health habits. Additionally, there will be a brief review from an integrative medicine perspective of preferred natural ways to prevent and treat common concerns in women’s health, including PMS, diet, sleep, stress, perimenopause, osteoporosis and more.

What: Get Ready for Flu Season Panel
When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15
Where: Student Union Barnwell Room
Fee: None, but registration is recommended

A panel of experts from Boise State , Central District Health Department and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Health, will discuss seasonal and H1N1 (swine) flu, pandemic preparedness and health recommendations for the upcoming flu season. Don’t be sick and sorry you missed out on this great information. Bring your brown bag lunch and learn what you can do to get ready for flu. Students, employees and community members are invited.