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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Employee Wellness @ Work

Events - MSU

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wellness/events/summer2012/

Summer 2012

How to Stay Young for the 1st 100 Years

Did you know?

  • The average American lifespan is increasing from 49 to 70 years old and still growing.
  • Studies reveal that by 2050, 800,000 people will be living to be over 100 years old.
  • Long life reveals that we will have health problems after the age of 50 if we don’t do something prior to the age of 50 to take care of those potential problems.
  • The most common cause of functional disability is spinal disorder
  • This class will teach you how to avoid and prevent spinal disorder in preparation so you can enjoy your extended life!
  • The Wellness Committee is happy to present you with “How to Stay Young for the 1st One Hundred Years” by Dr. Shawn Andrews. Dr. Shawn works in Andrews Family Chiropractic in assisting with total mind, body and spirit healing.
  • When: Monday, July 16th, 12pm -1pm
  • Where: CSU 238 Nickerson Room
  • Let’s learn simple tips on improving our mobility and living a healthier lifestyle.

Type 2 Diabetes Screening

  • The Wellness Committee is happy to provide you with a free “Type 2 Diabetes Screening” in a traditional finger prick method.  Testing will be done by appointment only so make your appointment and learn more about your own blood glucose level.  Your results will be sent directly to your home address.
  • Please email rakshya.basnet@mnsu.edu  to make an appointment today!
  • Testing will be done between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. each day.
    • When: July 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th and 27th, 2012
    • By appointment only!
    • Appointments are available every 15 minutes from 8:30 - 10:30 AM.
    • Where:  Student Health Services
    • 21 Carkoski Commons
    • Phone: 507-351-0780
  •  “Blood sugar testing is a key to you knowing your diabetic risk ”
  • No food or drink allowed for 8-12 hours before test
  • Information Sheet (PDF)

Why Organic

  • “Why Organic?” by Ms. Katie Boone, Education & Outreach Coordinator at the St. Peter Food Co-op. She works to educate the community so that people can make the best decisions for them and their family when it comes to eating wholesome, good food.
  • The "Why Organic?" presentation will help explain the differences in various food labeling, the differences between conventional vs. organic farming, and how it impacts you and your family's overall health and well-being. St. Peter Food Co-op’s goal is to empower you with information so that making healthy food choices is easy to do.
    • When: Friday, July 27th, 12pm -1pm
    • Where: CSU 238 Nickerson Room
  • Let’s learn simple tips on building healthy soil, protecting future generations, tasting better and many more.

Do you suffer from constant headaches? (Cancelled)

  • Many of us have experienced a headache at one point or another.  However, some of us may have them more frequently due to unknown reasons.  Did you know there are over 100 different headache categories ranging from tension headaches, migraines, to sinus and hormone headaches? 
  • The Wellness Committee has invited Troy Benson, MD and Trevor Page, DO for an educational session on the different types and causes of headaches as well as treatments and managing headaches.  Whether you have occasional or daily headaches or know someone who does, join us for this highly anticipated session that could be the key to decreases headaches making us more active, productive, and relieved.
  • When: Tuesday, June 19th, 12:15pm- 1pm
  • Where: CSU 238 Nickerson Room

Dam Bike Ride to Rapidan (Campus Recreation Sponsored)

Poker Walk

  • An exciting opportunity to play Poker and exercise at the same time!  Join your fellow colleagues as we walk around campus and the best three hands win!
  • When: Thursday June 21st, 11:30am- 1:30pm
  • Where: Start at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the CSU

Outdoor Rock Climbing activity on campus

  • Did you know that this exhilarating sports is located  right on the south end of campus, on the road behind the Gage Residence Community. You can drive to this location by going through the parking lot and continuing out on the gravel road until it ends at the climbing wall and ropes course. With a 35 feet pinnacle, natural features and unique routes; this real rock is a challenge for every skill level. Please join us and have a safe and thrilling experience and look at the attached flier for details.
  • When: Friday June 22nd, 2012 @ 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • Where: Behind the Gage Complex
  • Who: MSU Employee, Staff and Families
  • Please contact rakshya.basnet@mnsu.edu or diane.roggow@mnsu.edu for forms that need to be completed prior to participating in this event.

How to Stay Young for the 1st 100 Years

Did you know?

  • The average American lifespan is increasing from 49 to 70 years old and still growing.
  • Studies reveal that by 2050, 800,000 people will be living to be over 100 years old.
  • Long life reveals that we will have health problems after the age of 50 if we don’t do something prior to the age of 50 to take care of those potential problems.
  • The most common cause of functional disability is spinal disorder
  • This class will teach you how to avoid and prevent spinal disorder in preparation so you can enjoy your extended life!
  • The Wellness Committee is happy to present you with “How to Stay Young for the 1st One Hundred Years” by Dr. Shawn Andrews. Dr. Shawn works in Andrews Family Chiropractic in assisting with total mind, body and spirit healing.
  • When: Monday, June 25th, 12pm -1pm
  • Where: CSU 238 Nickerson Room
  • Let’s learn simple tips on improving our mobility and living a healthier lifestyle.

A Women’s Journey in Health: Health Maintenance from ages 21-110

The Employee Wellness Committee is excited to bring you a series of presentations to this summer. The first presentation is, “ A Women’s Journey in Health: Health Maintenance from ages 21-110” by Troy Benson, MD and Trevor Page, DO.  This is going to be an exciting presentation on the current state of Women’s Health with tips of how to improve and maintain good health.  

  • WHEN: Tuesday May 29, 2012
  • 12:15 pm-1:00 pm
  • WHERE: CSU 201