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Measure Up to Good Health
By Pat Aune, UTTC/USDA Land Grant Programs Director
28 January 2010

“Measure Up to Good Health” began with a timed one-mile walk on January 26. United Tribes News photo Dennis J. Neumann

BISMARCK (UTN) - The new, campus wellness program, “Measure Up to Good Health,” is underway at United Tribes Technical College. The program was launched Tuesday, January 26th with health assessments for participants.

      The assessments included: step and flexibility test; arm, waist and leg measurements; and a nutrition and wellness assessment checklist.

      The wellness sessions are offered each Tuesday from January 26 through April 27. Each begins at 4 p.m. in the Healing Room of the Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center. Nutrition and wellness topics, exercise activities and a check-in for measurements and weight changes are included in the 30 minute sessions. The on-line class, “Wellness In the Work Place,” taught by Ruth Buffalo Zarazua provides additional information and motivation.

      For more information please contact Ruth Buffalo-Zarazua (x1357, rbuffalo@uttc.edu) or me, Pat Aune (x 1399, paune@uttc.edu).

Tuesdays at 4 pm in the Healing Room
All Staff and Students are encouraged to participate.

January 26        Welcome, program review, health assessments, and Wellness In the Workplace
February 2        Food Choices For Health, MyPyramid.gov
February 9        Heart Health, Know Your Numbers
February 16       Comfort Foods, Whole Grains, Beans and Fiber
February 23       Bone Health, Calcium and Vitamin D
March 2            Gardening for Good Health
March 16           Trim the Fats and Sugars
March 23           Emotional Health and Spirituality
March 30           Plan Your Meals and Snacks
April 6               Healthy Snacks and Portions
April 13             Changing Habits, Motivation
April 20             Fruits and Vegetables, More Matters
April 27             Celebrate Your Good Measures; Social hour, music, food, entertainment, prizes