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HR: Upcoming Programs

April 19, 2011, Volume 57, No. 30

Sit and Get Fit

Yoga is a popular form of exercise these days, but it’s not for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t like the idea of striking a pose on the floor, chair yoga may be the answer.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the benefits of a regular yoga workout, like better strength, flexibility and balance, without having to master complicated poses. Chair yoga can even help improve your breathing and teach you relaxation techniques that are sure to improve your mental wellbeing.

Want to give it a try? Come to our free Chair Yoga workshop on April 27 at noon. Don’t worry—it will move at a slow pace so anyone can participate regardless of their fitness level. For details and to register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog

Welcoming Spring with a 5K Walk

Spring has arrived, which means it’s a great time to get outside and get active. If you’ve been itching for some fresh air and exercise, join us for a 5K walk (3.1 miles) through University City on Friday, April 29.

We’ll meet in front of the Ben Franklin statue on College Green at 11:30 a.m. Our course will run from Locust Walk to 40th Street, through the paths of Woodlands Cemetery, and back to the starting point. Walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate. We’ll even have volunteer walkers placed throughout the group to help keep a steady pace and make sure no one is left behind.

If you’re a member of the Penn Walking Program, you’re encouraged to wear your “I’m a Penn Walker” t-shirt and bring your pedometer. You’ll also be able to register for the program and receive a free t-shirt, welcome packet, and pedometer.

So throw on some sneakers and get moving! Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog for more details and to register.

—Division of Human Resources
Related: Open Enrollment Ends April 22
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