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Lunch and Learn Series: Wellness, Health, Safety & Personal Development - Spring 2009

Bring your "Lunch" and "Learn" with us

See CALENDAR listing all sessions

Like a Fish Out of Water: An Overview of Asthma

Understanding Asthma: its triggers, risk factors, treatment options and resources

Facilitator: Alyssa Manecke, completed undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework at UMD, now a PharmD IV student at UMD College of Pharmacy, on rotation with Melissa Bumgardner.


Wed, 3/4
12:00-1:00
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Re-Framing Stressors: Lessons Learned from Photographing Nature

Join us in this lively program as Ladona shares the lessons she learned through photographing nature and how such lessons serve as transferrable skills for stress mitigation. We will learn how to focus on stressors in a different light.

Facilitator: Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., CHES is an associate professor who teaches Health Education in the department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. She uses her photography to promote health through nature and to empower others through her Professor as Photographer Scholarship Fund.


Mon, 3/9
12:00-1:00
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Battling the Common Cold: How to Pick Over-the Counter Medication

An overview of over the counter cold medications and treatments: Picking an appropriate medication(s) for your symptoms.

Facilitator: Alyssa Manecke, completed undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework at UMD, now a PharmD IV student at UMD College of Pharmacy, on rotation with Melissa Bumgardner.


Thu, 3/12
12:00-1:00
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Learn to Use Resistance Bands

Resistance band exercises have the advantage of requiring relatively inexpensive equipment that is highly portable and versatile. In this session, you will learn a well-rounded exercise routine using resistance bands. Wear clothing and comfortable shoes (tennis shoes works great) and be ready for a fun workout!

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Wellness Coach with the Employee Health & Wellness Center. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Traininer and Group Fitness Instructor.


Wed , 3/18
12:00-12:45
Ballroom A

"Back" Talk: Keeping Your Back Healthy and Lifting Safely

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, back injuries have become the nation's number one problem as it relates to injuries in the workplace. Many back injuries are extremely painful and may lead to disability, loss of work, compensation claims, and expensive medical bills. Many of these injuries can be avoided by proper training, posture, lifting mechanics, exercise, and following safe lifting procedures. Don't turn your back on such an important topic-plan on attending this informative session.

Facilitator: Laura Lott, MIS is a Public Health Specialist in UMD's Environmental Health and Safety Office.


Thu, 3/26
12:00-1:00
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Fitness and Exercise

Are you wondering how much you should be working out? Or wondering what type of exercise you should be doing? Come to this workshop to learn how to create a fitness plan and ways to stick with it.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Wellness Coach with the Employee Health & Wellness Center. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Traininer and Group Fitness Instructor.


Thu, 4/2

12:00-1:00

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Learn About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the silent disease that makes bones prone to fracture. In this session, we will learn about the facts on osteoporosis.

Facilitator: Bob Waselovich is the QuickCare Clinic Physician Assistant.

Mon , 4/6
12:00-1:00
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You Can Do This! Simple Toning Acitivities Using Soup Cans

Workout during your lunch? Forget it! Now you can workout WITH your lunch. This program will give a whole new meaning to the lunch hour, so bring 2 cans of soup or any other cans that weigh about a pound each.

The "You Can Do!" program is designed to give hands-on (err... make that soup's on!) demos of the multiple ways you can use items found in your own cupboard to better your health beyond nutrition. These activities are easy, fun, and can be modified to serve various populations. Tips abound!

Facilitator: Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., CHES is an associate professor who teaches Health Education in the department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. She is avid about promoting physical activity and has co-authored: "Gentle Hikes: Minnesota's Most Scenic North Shore Hikes Under 3 Miles."


Thu, 4/9
12:00-1:00
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Participants, bring two 16-oz soup cans.

Simple Moves to Improve Your Balance

Upright balance requires strength, flexibility, coordination and confidence. Learn how simple everyday activities can be used to improve your balance and thus your confidence participating in life activities. Motions will be practiced and sample activities will be provided for home progression.

Facilitator: Malcolm Macaulay, has 22 years of practice working with people of all ages having pain or limitations in their movement ability. Presently working at SMDC Hermantown, Achieve Physical Therapy and adjunct instructor with the PT program at the College of St. Scholastica.


Mon , 4/13
12:00-1:00
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Old Proven Methods for Troubling Times, Stress Management

Learn the many techniques of stress management from the A=B=C formula of Albert Ellis to the Mindfulness meditation of Jon Kabut Zinn, the visualization and breathing exercises of Thich Nhat Hahn to the knowledge of our physiology and the stress response. All this and more in less than an hour will be presented by Bob.

Facilitator: Bob Lyman M.S.Ed., LICSW, is the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator from St. Luke’s Hospital Mental Health Services.


Thu, April 16
12:00-1:00
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Nutrition Analysis

This interactive workshop will help you to nutritionally analyze your food intake of the day.

Participants: bring in a one-day food record (of what) you have eaten.

Participants will work with upper-division Exercise Science students to computerize these information. Specific information on comparisons to Dietary Reference Intakes will be made. Students will be supervised by Charlene Harkins, a registered dietitian.

Facilitator: Charlene Harkins, EdD, RD, LD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. She is the instructor of ESAT 3410 Performance Nutrition and Weight Management.


Tues, 4/21
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Maximum of 25 participants

Depression & Anxiety

Overview on depression and anxiety. Use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options.

Facilitator: Justin Guthman is a 4th year Pharmacy student at the University of Minnesota.


Thu , 4/23
12:00-1:00
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National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People

The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated.

Facilitator: Andrew Kimball is a Senior Environmental Health/Safety Technician at the UMD Environmental Health & Safety Office and an NSC Instructor.


Mon , 4/27
8:30-12:30
25 DADB

Maximum 10 participants

Seizure Recognition & Response

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's Seizure Recognition and Response Training provides participants the opportunity to:

  • Understand how to identify seizures
  • Know what to do during a seizure
  • Be aware of what NOT to do during a seizure
  • Recognize when a seizure is an emergency
  • Overcome the myths and misconceptions surrounding seizures and epilepy
Facilitator: Mary Giese is an Epilepsy Foundation Community Outreach Coordinator for 11 County Northland Area, providing education training, and connecting and empowering those with seizures and epilepsy.


Wed, 4/29
12:00-1:00
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Sleep Deprivation: The Missing Link to Obesity and Overweight

Learn about the importance of sleep and how the lack of sleep relates to weight gain. This seminar will show you relaxation and stress management techniques and ways to improve your health through sleep.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Wellness Coach with the Employee Health & Wellness Center. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.


Thu, 4/30
12:00-1:00
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