A nice lady stopped by our booth at the Health Fair this week. She glanced at a flyer about the Oct. 10 workshop, and was offered one to take with her. She declined the offer, and with a tone of world-weary resignation, said, “We all know we need to eat better and exercise more.”
She would really benefit from the workshop. Actually, too many of us think we know what it means to eat better, but actually don’t. As to exercise, yes, many need to exercise more, but did she know what type of exercise is especially important for aging adults, especially women? It would have been fun to talk with her more about these topics, but she was already off to the next booth where there was a big plate of store bought cookies loaded with hydrogenated fats.
The two-hour workshop on Living Boomer Well Rules will be held at the Bend Senior Center from 6 to 8 pm on Oct. 10. The first half of the workshop will focused on how food promotes or prevents wellness. The second half will explore exercise, stress, and personal change in some novel ways. Our presentation includes numerous facts pertinent to older adults. Here’s a sample of some topics we’ll explore:
What do you think turned this woman into a zombie? Hint: It wasn’t saturated fats.
What is Superman’s secret for fat loss? Hint: It’s not a pill.
What can we learn from these geese to improve the odds of success reaching our personal goals? Hint: Do they share a similarity?
What can Peyton Manning teach about stress management? Hint: He’s doing it in this picture.
In addition to a stimulating workshop, for $20 you will learn things that will improve your wellness, plus get a free code to download The Wellness Club: A Journey To Health Beyond Healthcare, which has lots of information and resources about the Well Rules. We’ll provide healthy snacks and additional handouts at the workshop.
You can sign up with Bend Parks and Recreation here. We guarantee you’ll hear some things you don’t already know that you can use right away.