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Scheduled Weekly Fitness Activities at WHOI

Thanks to a few of our Fitness Challenge participants, we are offering the following weekly fitness activities to be held right here at WHOI.  This is a great way to get out there during lunch and take a break from your busy work schedule, get some physical activity, and enjoy the comraderie of getting to know the other team members.  All you need to do is mark your calendar and show up to any of these weekly scheduled activities:

Every Tuesday at 12 Noon at the McKee Ball Field
Ron Timm from TEAM 'Dublin Hard Core' will hold a 20-minute Calisthenics class, followed by a walk through the Fitness Trail

Every Wednesday at 12 Noon at Smith Lobby
Gretchen McManamin from TEAM 'Bigelow Bowlers' will lead a 45-minute walk through the Village (route will vary each week) 

Every Wednesday at 12 Noon at Clark Lobby
A member from TEAM 'Rockettes III' will lead a walk around Ring Road

Every Thursday at 12 Noon at the McKee Ball Field
Ron Timm from TEAM 'Dublin Hard Core' will hold a 20-minute Calisthenics class, followed by a walk through the Fitness Trail

For each WHOI organized event that you attend, you will earn 5 additional Bonus Points.  And, if all 5 team members attend the same organized event, you will each earn another 5 Bonus Points.

It's never too late to coordinate another event.  If you are interested in organizing a fitness activity or event, please let us know.

Contacts:  Donna Hyman, ext. 3743; Linda Snow, ext. 3763; or Julie Fawkes, ext. 3730


Wellness Seminars

During our Third Annual Fitness Challenge, we will offer 4 wellness-related seminars.  You will receive 5 Bonus Points for each seminar you attend and there will be a door prize raffle at each seminar.  For those who attend all 4 seminars, you will receive and Extra 5 Bonus Points and your name will be entered for a special raffle prize at the end.

These are scheduled as 'lunch and learn' seminars, so please be sure to bring your lunch and sit back and enjoy the program topics.

Seminar I
June 22nd
Held at Smith from 12 Noon to 1pm

FITNESS & EXERCISE
  -  This seminar will focus on fitness and exercise.  It will inform people how to reduce unhealthy behaviors and health risks.  It will educate participants on the basic aspects of fitness and will instruct them on how to find an exercise program that meets their needs.


Seminar II
July 13th
Held at Smith from 12 Noon to 1pm

DEALING WITH CHANGE  -  this seminar will focus on how to deal with the stress of change in the workplace.  The rate of change is so rapid these days that people are experiencing tremendous difficulty and stress trying to cope.  The speaker will discuss the 4 Phases of Change, Feelings and Issues Involved in Major Changes, and What you Can Do and What Your Company Can do.


Seminar III
July 27th
Held at Carriage House from 12 Noon to 1pm

FOOD & BEHAVIOR  -  Do some foods help you think?  Can they help improve memory?  This lecture will focus on the nutrients that are critical for brain functions.  Food choices for snacks and meal times will be suggested in light of their effects on enhanced performance, feelings of depression and anxiety.  Understand how food and nutrients influence the mind, mood, and behavior.


Seminar IV
August 10th
Held at Carriage House from 12 Noon to 1pm

GETTING THE MOST OF YOUR MEDICAL VISITS  -  What does it mean to be a proactive patient and a knoweldgeable partner with your healthcare provider?  It starts with choosing doctors you trust, who take the time to answer your questions, and work closely with you on monitoring your risk factors and improving your health.  This seminar is presented by a physician who is prepared to guide you in managing a complex medical system to derive maximum benefit from your interaction with your primary physican and the specialists you need.


Contacts:  Donna Hyman, ext. 3743; Linda Snow, ext. 3763; or Julie Fawkes, ext. 3730

Last updated: March 20, 2013
 


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