Upcoming events at the UNC Wellness Center

Upcoming events include: Steppin' Out 2010 - National Walking Challenge; Life Coaching Series - Change Your Day, Transform Your Life!; Osteoporosis: Risks, Facts, Myths, and Bone Health; Life Coaching Series - Effective Decision Making; and Positive Self-Talk: How To Really Do It!

Steppin' Out 2010 - National Walking Challenge
Monday, April 19 - Sunday, April 25
The Walking Challenge is 70,000 Steps in seven Days. The Walking Challenge encourages local communities to get up and move by striving for 70,000 steps in seven days. The challenge will involve wearing a pedometer and tracking how many steps a day a person is achieving. The goal of this Medical Fitness Association initiative is to promote an increase in physical activity levels in all ages and to highlight the medical fitness difference. The community who achieves the most steps in the seven days will receive a national recognition through press releases, the MFA Web site, and the Annual Conference. During this international event, medical fitness centers and communities throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad are asked to offer programming that focuses on teaching families the skills they need to develop healthy lifestyle habits. In addition, all participating organizations are asked to raise money through participation in the Walking Challenge, "70,000 Steps in 7 Days."

When participants register, they will be given a pedometer information sheet, a Steppin' Out program schedule, and a pedometer. Participants can walk anytime, anyplace, and with anyone they'd like. Walking in the grocery store, to the car, on errands, at work, etc. all count. Participants should keep a record of their total step count for the entire week and provide their step count to the front desk by Friday, April 30. $15 per person if you need a pedometer, free if you own one.

Life Coaching Series - Change Your Day, Transform Your Life!
Monday, April 19, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us for Conscious Scheduling with Richard Zimmerman. Learn how to make simple changes to your daily schedule that will make radically positive changes to your life. Take positive steps to make your dreams come true. Re-examine your priorities by letting go of unfulfilling activities and adding those that inspire. Learn uplifting and practical ways to gain more peace and empowerment. The result will be a greater sense of your true self and an amazingly transformed life!

Richard Zimmer is an author, motivational speaker, and advisor on spirituality, wealth, conscious living. For over two decades he has studied a number of Eastern and Western spiritual practices and has been taught by teachers around the world. He combines this experience with a successful career as an executive in leading U.S. financial institutions and wealth manager for wealthy families. Richard is the Co-Founder of Alchemy, a Centre for Personal Transformation in London, England. He lives in New York and holds "Spiritual Wealth" lectures, workshops, and consultations in the U.S. and abroad. Please visit his Web site at www.richardezimmerman.com. This event is free.

Osteoporosis: Risks, Facts, Myths, and Bone Health
Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
This program will cover the following areas:

  • The Hidden Risks for Osteoporosis
  • The Facts and the Myths Surrounding Osteoporosis
  • Optimal Bone Strengthening Exercises

Dr. Angelina Stevens, D.C., is passionate about healing the body naturally without the use of drugs or surgery and by finding the true cause of pain or illness.  As a triathlete, she has competed in world-class events and has represented the U.S. as a triathlete on Team USA 2001.  She currently competes as an elite cyclo-cross racer. Dr. Joshua Stevens, D.C., utilizes chiropractic, acupuncture, detoxification, nutrition, and cold laser therapy with patients.  A two-time Iron man finisher, he now focuses on elite cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing.  He works extensively with competitive athletes assisting them with individualized exercise and nutritional programs to meet their needs. This event is free.

Life Coaching Series - Effective Decision Making
Monday, April 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Every action we undertake (or avoid) is the consequence of a decision, yet we often spend more time evaluating the action than the process that led to the action. In this seminar, we will review decision models and processes as well as the unconscious decisions we make each moment. You will learn skills and insights to immediately improve the quality of your decisions.

William Frey is a certified professional coach, assistant manager of Training & Talent Development for UNC Chapel Hill, instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the UNC School of Medicine, co-owner of Pathfinders Coaching, and author of Stress Tips. This event is free.

Positive Self-Talk: How To Really Do It!
Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
What you say to yourself and how you say it has a strong impact on your ability to achieve your goals. Learn how and why positive thinking is such a powerful tool for making changes or creating concentration and relaxation. Understand a clear process for creating specific positive thoughts, called affirmations, that have meaning for you and your needs, and learn when and how to use them for maximum effectiveness to attain focus, persist in practice, work more smoothly with colleagues, or enhance performance in high pressure situations.

Helen Spielman is a performance anxiety coach with an international clientele who presents workshops around the world. Her articles and work have been featured in publications in Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and South Africa, as well as the United States. Helen brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of education, coaching, public speaking, and musical performance to her classes, which are rich with the dissemination of practical tools based on scientific knowledge, warmth, and humor. She works with clients in her Chapel Hill office or via telephone or Skype. Helen has studied, practiced, and taught positive self-talk for more than two decades.

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