Healthy Living Week
**2013 Information coming this summer**
Back to Basics
September 24 - 28, 2012
Schedule of Events
All Week Long
- Step Challenge
Do you think to take the most steps in a week? Want to find out? Take the challenge!
The challenge is free with a pedometer! Sign up at the Mathy Center. If you want to participate and need a pedometer, on can be purchased for $5 at the Mathy Center. Show your pedometer to the Mathy Center front desk by 5pm, Friday. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Winners will be announced via VU Today. Sponsored by Recreational Sports
- Free 20 Minute Massages for Students Only
Sign up at the Student Development Center or by calling 796-3825 for a free 20 minute massage. Massages are available Monday: 4 - 8 p.m., Tuesday: 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday 12 - 4 p.m., and Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Massage location will be announced. Sponsored by Health Services and Recreational Sports
- BYOB - Bring Your Own Banana, 3:00-5:00 p.m. / Franciscan Way (Rain site: Student Union)
Grab an ice cream sunday, a healthy, fun banana recipe and learn about Viterbo going smoke-free. Sponsored by Health Services, Recreational Sports, & TNT Club
- Ride Your Bike to Viterbo Day!
Free Bike Tune Ups, 2:00-5:00 p.m. / Franciscan Way (Rain site: Mathy Center)
Sponsored by Recreational Sports
- Carmel Apples, 2:00-4:00 p.m. / Franciscan Way (Rain site: Mathy Center)
Sponsored by Health Services and Recreational Sports
- Red Watch Band Training, 5:30-8:30 p.m. / Location to be announced
The training is for students only. It is free and requires participants to register in advance. To learn more and to sign up, contact Sue Danielson at 796-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Health Services
- Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings, 2:00-4:00 p.m. / Mathy Center
Sponsored by Health Services
- Self Defense Classes, 4:00-5:30 p.m. & 6:00-7:30 p.m. / Mathy Center
This is open to anyone who wants to learn basic self defense. Participants will learn how to be aware of their surroundings and be exposed to various self defense techniques. Sessions will be led by a certified instructor. Sponsored by Recreational Sports
Sponsored by Campus Activities
- Body Image Awareness Day, 12:00-4:30 p.m. / Fine Arts Center
- 12 – 2 p.m. Body Image Awareness Activities in the Nursing Center Lobby
Come and Go: Refreshments, Compact Mirror Making w/positive messages, “End Fat Talk” pledges, etc.
- 2:15-3:15 p.m. Q&A Panel Discussion on Disordered Eating, Nursing Center Room 196
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. Looking Through Broken Mirrors: Understanding Eating Disorders by Stacey Prussman, Nursing Center Room196
“Stacey’s earliest memories of her disordered eating patterns and negative self image where around age 10 after her big audition for the title role in Annie on Broadway. An agent told her after her audition, “You need to lose weight.” She was immediately put on a very strict diet and the next 15 years were filled with an array of fad diets, weight loss pills, periods of starvation, extreme exercise, depression, anxiety and bulimia. After being sent to an emergency room due to the effects of her eating disorder, she knew her only choice was to seek help. She fought with a vengeance for her own recovery and learned to set her own standards. Stacey is now encouraging others do the same by telling her personal story with humor and brutal honesty. Stacey has been in recovery from her eating disorder for over 10 years and not only has she been committed to her own healing she has been committed to healing the planet. She is a professional stand-up comedian, actress, TV host, certified personal trainer, motivational speaker, environmentalist, animal welfare advocate, but most importantly, an eating disorder survivor.“ http://www.staceyprussman.com/speaking.html
- Lunch N’ Learn: How to Stay Young Noon-1:00 p.m. / Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite
Presentation will talk about spinal health and aging. Space is limited! Individuals must RSVP at the Student Development Center or by calling 796-3825. Sponsored by Health Services & Recreational Sports
- RECtoberfest, 9:00 p.m.-Midnight / UW-L Recreational Eagle Center
Student I.D. are required to attend. Transportation will be provided from Viterbo to UW-L. Sponsored by VU After Dark
Did You Know?
General Health Screening Guidelines
Regular physical exams and health screening tests are an important part of preventive health. Early detection is often the key to successful treatment of various health conditions. Mayo clinic suggests the following screening for those individuals age 19 – 29:
1. Annual blood pressure and weight check.
2. Dental checkup annually.
3. Cholesterol check every 5 years starting at age 20.
4. Eye exam yearly.
5. Women should have a pap smear beginning no later than age 21 and at least every 1-3 years for sexually active women.
6. Women should have an annual clinical breast exam.
7. Physical exam every year.
8. Diabetes check every 5 years until age 45 then every 3 years.
9. Hearing exam.
10. Self breast exams or testicular self exams should be conducted monthly at home.
If you have questions, talk to your healthcare provider about your personal risks.
May the Fest be With You!
La Crosse has been celebrating Oktoberfest since 1961. The annual fest brings thousands of visitors to the La Crosse area for the “party”. Unfortunately, many people see Oktoberfest as a time to drink heavily, rather than to celebrate the culture and traditions of the festivities. If you do choose to drink during Oktoberfest, please use the following suggestions to stay safe:
- Don’t drink and drive. Always use a designated driver. Students can use the Safe Ride program which is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a designated driver booth on the fest grounds where you can go to find a ride home.
- Use the buddy system, stay with your friends and watch out for each other.
- Keep your cell phone with you at all times.
- Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Avoid isolated areas.
- Don’t accept drinks from people you do not know. Don’t leave your drink alone.
- Eat before you go out.
- Remember, it is OK not to drink.
Enjoy the festivities in a fun and safe way. There are many activities that you can partake in that don’t involve alcohol during Oktoberfest. These might include music, dancing, carnival rides and great food at the fest grounds or Viterbo’s VU After Dark program activities going on during the weekends for those who want to have fun, hang out with friends and meet new people on campus. Gemütlichkeit!