Live Well Grinnell
It's All About Wellness
Live Well Grinnell provides resources, support, and encouragement to all members of our community (students, staff, faculty) as they seek their vision of optimal wellness in all dimensions Central tenets of Live Well Grinnell:
- Wellness is integral to the mission of the College.
- Wellness is multidimensional: social, intellectual, physical, vocational, spiritual, emotional, environmental.
- Wellness should meet people where they are, both literally and figuratively.
- Wellness focuses on moving towards optimal health and well-being, not just avoiding disease and dysfunction.
- Wellness can be pursued both individually and collaboratively.
- Wellness is about continuous improvement, not a set destination
Blue Zones Update
We find out Friday, February 10th if we will be one of 10 Iowa communities selected for a site visit from the Blue Zones Team. We will have an announcement party open to everyone from 4:15-5:30pm in JRC 227. Please join us to talk about next steps (whether or not we receive the invite!) Sign-ups still count! If you have not yet registered your support, please do so at www.bluezonesproject.com
Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Challenge
Online sign-ups are live! Challenge begins January 23rd (with our spring semester). You can get a $5 coupon at Hy-Vee. Team up and track activity! Prize for the winning Grinnell College team. http://www.livehealthyiowa.org Our group name is LHIGCOLLEGE.
Yoga at Your Desk
Thursday, January 19th 12:15-12:45pm JRC 209
Want to feel better and maintain a healthy weight? Sitting for long periods of time is the enemy! Studies show that you need to move every 90 minutes (this helps you work more efficiently, too!). Come and learn a few exercises you can do in your work clothes, right at your desk. If people look at you funny, let them know they are missing out. Taught by Monica St. Angelo. Reservations to me via e-mail appreciated, but not required.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm Multipurpose/Dance Studio of the Bear
Please welcome Lexie Henderson, Wellness Specialist from GRMC, who has over three years’ experience teaching this fun and dynamic class. All levels of experience welcome!
Spinning is now on campus!
I will be teaching a spinning class on Tuesday mornings from 6:45-7:30am beginning on Tuesday, January 24th through spring break. Class is open to faculty/staff/partners/spouses. Please contact me to sign up, as we have a limited number of bikes. Spinning class provides a great aerobic workout and can be adapted to any fitness level. Contact email@example.com to reserve your spot!