Upcoming Events at UNC Wellness Center

Upcoming events include: Energy Medicine for Athletes, Cholesterol: The Real Discussion, How to Prevent a Heart Attack and Supper in Snap Chef Series with Penny Rich.

Unless noted, all events below are held at The UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. Dial 919-966-5500 for more information.


Energy Medicine for Athletes
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Are you a competitive athlete, weekend warrior, or just striving for balanced exercise? Join doctors from Stevens Chiropractic & Wellness of Durham and Stevens Holistic Health of Chapel Hill, as they show you how to increase your vitality, stamina, and training effectiveness with Energy Medicine. This class is hands-on experience. You will learn to keep your energies balanced, empower your workouts, strengthen your immune system and to start using a five minute energy routine using Acupressure Tapping Points. This event is free.


Cholesterol: The Real Discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Phil Mendys will discuss the "numbers" behind the assessment of cardiovascular disease and risk assessment. Cholesterol numbers may seem complicated if you don't know how to interpret them. Dr. Mendys will help us to gain a better understanding of their meaning to our overall heart health. Phil Mendys, PharmD, is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pharmacotherapy at the UNC Division of Cardiology and the UNC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Mendys is also the Co-Director of the UNC Lipid and Prevention Clinic. This event is free.


How to Prevent a Heart Attack
Friday, Feb. 26, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Ross Simpson, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the UNC Division of Cardiology, will present the risk factors for heart disease that lead to heart attacks, the leading killer of mean and women in the United States. Dr. Simpson will review prevention strategies associated with heart attacks. This event is free.


Supper in Snap Chef Series with Penny Rich
Monday, March 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Penny Rich, originally from New York City, has lived Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, and is now making North Carolina her home. Receiving a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from New York University, she began her career in the print/production/advertising field. Penny has been developing recipes for her friends and family since childhood, and now has turned her love for food into a career. While living on the East Side of Manhattan, Penny was exposed to a variety of ethnic cuisines and wonderful restaurants, which have influenced her cooking style. She expanded her culinary education by moving South in the early 1990's, studying Food Science, and then on to New Orleans where food is a daily celebration. Penny has been a personal chef in the Triangle since 1999 and a small business owner since 2001. She lives with her husband, Chris, and two boys, Mikko and Brody, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The program fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.