Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Colorado Springs community can experience a four-week program on improving diet, sleep and exercise at no charge.
“Eat, Sleep, Move” will be offered Oct. 12-Nov. 9 at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday, participants will learn both theory and practice behind key elements of improving health.
“This is a pilot – a test if you will,” Michele Okun, clinical researcher, UCCS HealthCircle Clinics, said. “We will give people valuable information and hands-on techniques that are applicable to their daily lives and that will help them be mindful about their health. This is an opportunity for participants to provide us feedback about the programming, how to improve it, and determine if there is demand for this kind of education. “Future workshops will have a nominal fee for attendance.
Three faculty members will lead respective sessions in their areas of expertise. The faculty and topics are:
- Margaret Harris, associate professor, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Harris will discuss a holistic approach to healthy eating incorporating stress and digestive health and introduce intuitive eating techniques.
- Michele Okun, clinical researcher, UCCS HealthCircle Clinics. Okun will discuss the notion of healthy sleep and how sleep is critically important to health and longevity. Topics will include proper amounts of rest and techniques to improve sleep.
- Michelle LeCompte, instructor, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. LeCompte will talk about posture and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.