Self-health is focus of summer series at Kendall Center
May 18, 2011 | WMU News
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.--Healthy living is the focus of a series of six lunchtime talks being offered this summer by Western Michigan University's regional location in Battle Creek.
The free "Self-Health Enhancement Brown Bag Lunch Series" talks are set for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from May 25 through Sept. 21. WMU-Battle Creek, located in the Kendall Center at 50 W. Jackson St., has engaged a variety of experts to present the following talks:
- May 25--"Weight Management" by Carol Barr, a dietitian and diabetes educator at Battle Creek Health Systems, who will address how to eat healthy while losing weight.
- June 8--"Out and About in Calhoun County" by Jodi Bowen, director of communications for the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, who will point out attractions and events that are available locally for people who want to stay active this summer without having to spend a lot on gas.
- June 29--"How Many Ways Can You Be Healthy?" by WMU student Adrianna Gonzales, a clinical psychologist who will discuss why it is important to be mentally and emotionally healthy.
- July 13--"Reduce Your Stress with Rest" by WMU student Daniel Blum, a clinical psychologist who will examine the benefits of restful sleep and offer tips for falling asleep even when life becomes hectic.
- Aug. 10--"Finding the Motivation and Benefits for Exercising" by Mark St. Martin, a WMU assistant professor and counseling psychologist who also will include tips as part of his talk.
- Sept. 21--"Calhoun County Challenge, the Weight is Over" by Shannon Lounsberry, healthy community director for the Battle Creek Family YMCA, who will discuss Calhoun County's challenge to residents that they lose a total of 100,000 pounds.
Those attending the "Self-Health Enhancement" series are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy refreshments provided by WMU-Battle Creek. Registration is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 964-3001.