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ARCHIVES OF PRIOR PROGRAMS

OCTOBER 2013

How to Build a Winning Nutrition Plan: The Art of Defensive Eating

Presentation by Tara Mardigan

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Tara Mardigan, M.S., M.P.H., RD, is The Plate Coach! She is a fearless and creative ambassador of healthful food choices. Tara also counsels clients at the Lown Cardiovascular Center in Brookline, MA. Cosponsored with the Office of Health Promotion.

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NOVEMBER 2013

How to Survive the Holidays

Presentation by Joanne Keaveney, HPHC
Tuesday, November 5

12:00–1:15 p.m., Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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Joanne Keaveney, M.S., RD, LD, is a health educator with Harvard Pilgrim, who is also a registered dietician and certified culinary chef. Joanne is an accomplished coach and an engaging speaker.

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DECEMBER 2013

Wine, Chocolate, and Warm Bread

Presentation by Joanne Keaveney, HPHC
Tuesday, December 3

12:00–1:15 p.m., Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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FEBRUARY 2014


Eat to Nourish, Sleep to Flourish*

Presentation by Roxanne Prichard

Thursday, February 13, 12:00–1:15 p.m.Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Scientific discoveries in the last ten years have conclusively demonstrated that how we eat and how we sleep are tightly coupled. Some nutrients promote sleep, whereas others disturb sleep. Likewise, how much and how well we sleep influences what food we crave, how we digest food, and even where we store fat. This talk will address how making simple changes in your food choices and the timing of your meals and sleep can lead to drastic improvements in your health, mood, and energy levels. Roxanne Prichard is an associate professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Cosponsored with the Office of Health Promotion.

*  A light lunch will be served, and all employees who attend are eligible to enter a raffle. The presentations will be recorded and posted on the HEALTHY YOU website for anyone who cannot attend in person.

 

MARCH 2014

Flex, Stretch, and Strengthen*

Presentation by Nathaniel Tiplady, D.C.

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Thursday, March 13, 12:00–1:15 p.m.Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

You will work muscle groups in patterns that will condition you for the things you do in real life! This type of activity helps stabilize the joints, improve strength, and increase blood flow. Participants are encouraged to wear comfort­able clothing. Nate Tiplady is a wellness presenter with Harvard Pilgrim and a licensed chiropractor.

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APRIL 2014

Walk Across Campus 2014

April 1–May 31

Kickoff walks: April 1 at 7:00 a.m. outside Flynn Recreation Complex and 12:00 p.m. outside 129 Lake Street

This semester’s Walk Across Campus is a two-month HEALTHY YOU team walking competition. New participants will receive a free, state-of-the-art Fitbit pedometer! Those who participated in the Fall 2013 Walk are strongly encour­aged to participate in this spring’s walk as well (and use the Fitbits issued for last semester’s Walk). Registration begins February 1, 2014. Watch for communications in early 2014 with more details, as registration will be limited.

 

A Mindful Approach to Work*

Presentation by Elizabeth Maillett, Esq.

Tuesday, April 8, 12:00–1:15 p.m. Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to them makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, partici­pants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. Liz Maillett is an attorney, educator, and independent consultant with HPHC’s Mindfulness Program with over 16 years experience practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation.

 

*  A light lunch will be served, and all employees who attend are eligible to enter a raffle. The presentations will be recorded and posted on the HEALTHY YOU website for anyone who cannot attend in person.

 

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MAY 2014

BC Race to Educate 2014

May 3, 2014

Announcing the annual BC Race to Educate!  A 5k for runners & walkers to benefit St. Columbkille Partnership School on Saturday, May 3rd.  This is a great way to increase your steps and benefit a very worthy cause.  Individuals and teams are urged to consider signing up for this fun event.  For more information click here.

 

 

BOSTON CONSORTIUM HEALTHY YOU WEBSITE

The Boston Consortium Healthy You website has numerous tips and resources on how you can get (and stay) healthy. This website, HealthyYouHMI.org, is sponsored by the participating Boston Consortium member schools. It contains a wealth of information on nutrition, exercise, preventative care, resources for understanding and managing many health conditions, and links to a wide variety of health-related websites. This website is highly informative and contains many tools and resources that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.