Have you experienced the BENefits?
Behaviour change * Exercise * Nutrition — BEN is the healthy weight and lifestyle program for faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan.
Each week BEN alternates between an exercise-focused class and a theory class.
Educational handouts and healthy snacks and recipes will be part of the theory classes. An underlying focus will be on removing barriers to healthy behaviour change, discussion and support.
BEN organizers will also run a healthy lifestyle challenge during fall term.
The program runs every Wednesday at 12 noon in room LIB 304. Drop-ins are always welcome.
To register for the BEN program, visit the Human Resources site.
Individual consulting sessions are available, as well as weekly weigh-ins.
|Sept. 17||Introduction and program overview, grocery tour.Setting up group share base camp for walking dates, challenge, weigh ins, points, individual consulting||Sally Willis-Stewart and Tracey Hawthorn|
|Sept. 24||Power/pole walking and pedometeres||Jenn Celli|
|Oct. 1||Health and fitness mobile apps||Amy Lloyd and Tracey Hawthorn|
|Oct. 8||Fitness trail exercises and challenges||Jackson Stoski and Amy Lloyd|
|Oct. 15||Sleep, stress and serotonin||Jackson Stoski|
|Oct. 22||Vegetarian/food combining||Jenn Celli|
|Oct. 29||Why low fat doesn’t work||Sally Willis-Stewart|
|Nov. 5||Office exercises||Jenn Celli|
|Nov. 12||Fruit over the years||Blythe Nilson|
|Nov. 19||Eating gluten free||Alexa Chichak|
|Nov. 26||Resistance bands||Jackson Stoski|
|Dec. 3||Healthy Habits over Christmas Potluck||Amy Lloyd|
BEN is a joint project brought to you by the School of Health and Exercise Sciences’ Nutrition Education Centre and Human Resources’ Work Re-Integration and Accommodation Program.