One of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health and wellbeing is to embrace the power of education. Learning about proven strategies, philosophies, and best practices will empower you to make positive, meaningful, and most importantly, lasting changes to your lifestyle.
This special series, presented in collaboration between the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth, is designed to give you the tools you need to get started on this journey. Throughout this seven-week series of workshops, you’ll learn the latest in healthy living research from those studying it deeply – AdventHealth University Community Health Nursing students.
Each week, the NURS440 students, in collaboration with their instructors, these future leaders in health care will present the latest information on health-related topics, organized under the umbrella of the renowned CREATION Health principles. Each session will also kick off with useful screenings, such as blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, etc.
We invite you to join us for one, two or all seven of these interactive sessions, held in the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Healthy Living Experience, and start improving your health today. The sessions will follow this schedule:
September 22: Choice
September 29: Rest
October 6: Environment
October 13: Activity
October 20: Trust
October 27: Interpersonal Relationships & Outlook
November 3: Nutrition
On October 13, we’ll focus on: Activity
Activity is the movement of your body and the development of your mind. Exercising both can keep you alert and energized.
Regular physical activity provides the nourishment and oxygen your body needs. It comes with great rewards, such as a healthier life full of energy and vitality. You obtain the best results from your physical activity by incorporating different kinds of training into your workouts.
Regularly including strength training will build your muscles. Aerobic exercises (such as running, cycling and tennis) will strengthen your heart and lungs, and will improve your endurance. Stretching and balance exercises are important too. Regularly exercising in these ways will improve your health, boost your self-confidence and improve your brain function.
Planned, positive mental activity will help you embrace and enjoy opportunities to learn. It helps keeps the mind open and accepting, as opposed to being closed and judgmental. It increases our capacity to show respect and curiosity for others’ ideas without feeling a need to conform. It also provides confidence when confronted with unfamiliar situations, facts and figures.