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January 12, 2010, Volume 56, No. 17

Nutrition Workshops

If you’re like most people, you have plenty of questions about nutrition: What should I eat before and after a workout? How can I choose smarter, healthier foods at the grocery store or in a restaurant? Which vitamins should I be taking, if any? Get answers to these questions and more when you join Human Resources for an ongoing series of nutrition workshops.  For more information about the workshops and to register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Eat This, Not That!; January 19; noon–1 p.m.; free. Many of us are clueless when it comes to calories in the foods we eat. So how do you know which foods to incorporate in your diet and which ones to steer clear of? This workshop will teach you how to make smart choices when it comes to your favorite foods and still lose weight. You’ll learn how to spot the many dangerous nutritional traps that plague health-conscious consumers every day. The workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, Health Promotion Program Administrator, Penn Human Resources, Quality of Worklife Department.

Your Body: From Head to Toe—Part 3

Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared, and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit the online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Weight Training 101; January 26; noon–1 p.m.; free. While a healthy diet and exercise can help change your body’s appearance, one of the most important things you can do is lift weights.  But strength training can be confusing and lead to lots of questions: What exercises should I do?  How many sets and repetitions should I complete?  How much weight should I lift?  This workshop will give you the answers to these questions and more.  You’ll learn basic strength training principles and how to develop a routine to meet your own fitness goals.  The workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, Health Promotion Program Administrator, Penn Human Resources, Quality of Worklife Department.

Quality of Worklife Workshops

Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by Human Resources and led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Quality of Worklife Department, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. Pre-registration is required. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information or to register, visit the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Advanced Methods in Handling Difficult and Angry Interactions Both Professionally and Personally; January 14; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Managing relationships isn’t always easy, especially when conflicts arise.  But with the right strategies, you can effectively manage even the most difficult relationships—and this workshop can show you how.  You’ll learn specific skills, including assertiveness and collaboration, that will help you conduct positive and successful interactions throughout your personal and professional life.

Reducing the Pressures Faced by Your Young Child; January 27; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. As a parent, have you ever been concerned about the pressures faced by your child?  Stress can take a harmful toll on anyone, including children.  This workshop will teach you how to identify and minimize sources of stress for youngsters. You’ll learn how to identify various kinds of pressure, from developmental and environmental pressure to family and peer pressure.  You’ll also learn strategies for reframing and managing these pressures.

—Division of Human Resources

Almanac - January 12, 2010, Volume 56, No. 17