Being physically active, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and getting adequate amounts of sleep are essential to long-term well-being, advises the Department of Human Resources.
These three keys to health are the theme for its Lunch and Learn summer series of free sessions for UWindsor employees. Each entry is the series is 40 minutes long. Bring a lunch, and organizers will provide bottled water and fresh fruit.
3 Keys to a Healthier “U,” July 19, 1:10 p.m.
Adequate rest, active living and quality nutrition are staples of a healthy life. This session will highlight the importance of sleep, physical activity and a balanced diet to our overall well-being. It will also introduce the 3 Keys to a Healthier “U” campaign.
Sleep and Mental Health, July 26, 12:10 p.m.
Sleep is crucial for our health and well-being. Poor quality and quantity of sleep can impact our physical and mental health. This session will provide an overview of how sleep impacts our mental health and what we can do to improve our sleep and mental well-being.
Eat Well, Feel Well, August 9, 1:10 p.m.
A healthy and well-balanced diet can provide your body with the energy needed to be active throughout the day and the nutrients required for growth and repair. This session will offer examples of what a balanced diet looks like and provide tips for portion control.
Stay Active for a Healthier “U,” August 21, 12:10 p.m.
Inactivity is linked to 9 per cent of premature deaths around the world. On average, we sit 10 hours a day and at times it feels impossible to fit exercise into our busy schedules. This session will explore the myths and misconceptions about exercising and provide tips on how you can stay active throughout the day.