For Immediate Release
January 13, 2012
HDGH Wellness Week Dedicated to Health Staff
For many years, healthcare experts have encouraged individuals to get more exercise, eat a healthier diet and find positive spiritual and other constructive ways to help foster better physical and mental well-being.
From January 16-20, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital staff will take a little of their own medicine with activities and workshops geared to helping individuals improve their physical and mental health during Wellness Week. Activities will include guided wellness walks, a stair climber challenge, healthy cooking demonstrations, Pilates and fitness classes, a Weight Watchers seminar, a free family skate.
The week's activities start Monday, January 16th with the annual Spa Day. For a $5 donation to the HDGH Foundation, staff will be pampered with spa treatments in the Learning Centre (located near the Chapel) between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
In addition to Monday's Spa Day, here are a few of the other offerings:
Tuesday, January 17
"50-50 Weight Loss Challenge" with Rob Maggio of Lifestyle Fitness (11:30 a.m. to noon & noon to 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room 4)
Healthy Cooking with Maria Giannotti: a healthy cooking lesson and samples in the cafeteria (11:30 a.m. to noon & noon to 12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 18
Pliates Class with Diane Cantin (noon to 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 4)
Thursday, January 19
Weight Watchers at Work Program: guest speaker Andrea Bradford-Lambert (11:30 a.m. to noon & noon to 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room 4)
Friday, January 20
Healthy living and Fitness with Mike Bates from Refine Fitness (two sessions 11:30 a.m. to noon & noon to 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room 4)
Wellness Walks will also take place daily starting at 11:30 a.m. and noon. Walkers will meet in the Ouellette Avenue lobby. The walk will take about 30 minutes from HDGH to University Avenue and back.
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For more information, contact Steve Erwin, Director of Communications (519) 973-4433.