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Healthy You Fair

10/18/12
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BC employees take part in the Oct. 1 "Walk Across Campus"

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Oct. 18, 2012

Boston College employees can get a healthy dose of information and resources to help them stay fit and keep well, at the Oct. 31 Health Fair. The event, part of the University’s “HEALTHY YOU” initiative, will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Murray Room of the Yawkey Center.

Among the features of the Health Fair will be information on stress management, nutrition and exercise, measurements for bone density, flu shots and much more. Employees will receive instructions on how to pre-register for flu shots in the near future.   The Health Fair is sponsored by Human Resources, Health Services, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Dining Services, Campus Recreation, Boston College Bookstore, Connell School of Nursing, New England Eye Center and Boston College Athletics.

Meanwhile, HEALTHY YOU’s third year has gotten off to an encouraging start, according to Associate Vice President of Human Resources Robert Lewis, citing a turnout of some 125 employees for an Oct. 4 talk by Dr. Roxanne Prichard on the importance of sleep to one’s health, and the continuing success of the “Walk Across Campus” campaign, with more than 800 employees on 54 teams participating.

“Not only is HEALTHY YOU helping people to lead healthier lives, it’s having an extra benefit of reinforcing our sense of community at BC,” says Lewis, noting that an overall total of almost 250 employees took part in the Oct. 1 kick-off for “Walk Across Campus.”

“Teams are getting into friendly competitions like bocce ball or volleyball, and team activities like group walks.  ‘Walk Across Campus’ has greatly exceeded expectations — which is just a reflection of what a great community we have.”

For more information visit the HEALTHY YOU website at www.bc.edu/healthy-you.