Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
Answering yes to 2 or more may indicate that you are at risk:
- Are you 45 years of age or older?
- Are you overweight? (body mass index > 25)
- Do you have a parent or sibling who has diabetes?
- Are you of African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian,
- Asian American or Pacific Islander descent?
- Have you given birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds or have you been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
- Are you physically active less than 3 times per week?
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a FREE 16-week lifestyle change program designed to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for IU faculty and staff. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports with support from Healthy IU.
For more information contact Susan Woods with Campus Recreational Sports, 812-855-1345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you aware of the Get Healthy Programs available to full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan?
The Quit for Life Program offers and integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. Also IU employee medical plans cover 100% of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter replacement products.
The Mind & Body Program helps participants reduce weight and waist size permanently, and address other risk factors that lead to diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.
See http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/gethealthy.html for more information about these programs.
A fun class for kids aged 3-7 at Vibe Yoga. It combines yoga, story, and a little art/craft at the end. The next class is Saturday, September 8, at 9:30-10:30 am. Check out their website for more details: www.vibeyogastudio.com.
Amy Headdy of Anywhere Fitness offers this great wellness tip: If you have a sit down job, make sure to get up and move around throughout the day. For example: walk to your co-worker instead of sending her a text or calling her, if you talk on the phone to clients walk around your desk while talking, instead of eating/socializing during your 1 hr. lunch break, eat for 30 minutes and take a brisk 20-25 min. walk with your co-worker(s). By adding this into your daily routine, you will be more alert at work, have more energy, and will have burned a good number of calories by days end.
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