February Heart Month “Screening Series”

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

Written by Sarah Mau, Wellness@Work Programming Committee Chair

February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.

Heart disease and stroke can be prevented.  Known lifestyle risk factors that contribute to an increased risk of having a heart disease or stroke include:

  • Physical Inactivity
  • Unhealthy Weight
  • Smoking
  • Poor Diet
  • Stress
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption and / or Drug Use

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee has created a unique “Screening Series” of topics that will provide some fun and interesting learning on wellness activities that can help keep your heart healthy!  Please see the schedule below for dates, times, topics, and locations.    

Each session will be hosted by members of the Wellness@Work Programming Committee.





Hosted by

How To Make Stress Your Friend

Thursday February 8th

12:10 pm - 12: 50 pm

Alexander Hall, EHS Training Room 168

Hosted by Manuela Racki and Nicole Reuss

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Thursday February 15th 

12:10 pm - 12: 50 pm

University Centre, Room 441 (use North Elevators)

Hosted by Sarah Joosse 

The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

Thursday February 22nd

12:10 pm - 12: 50 pm

OVC 1714

Hosted by Steve Nyman and Alan Miller

How Meditation Can Affect Your Heart and Brain

Wednesday February 28th

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Gryphon Lounge, Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre

Hosted by Sarah Mau and Dave Trudelle, with special guest Sadie


We invite you to bring your lunch, sit back and relax, and enjoy some healthy screen time!

For more information or help in improving your lifestyle to reduce or eliminate known lifestyle risk factors, please drop in to Occupational Health and Wellness to pick up some resource material or seek advice through the Employee and Family Assistance Program. 

Or visit Heart & Stroke Canada  - http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy

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