The holidays can be one of the most joyous times of the year…but also the most stressful. With the end of the semester and the holidays in full swing, stress can be at an all-time high. So take a moment for yourself to destress by joining us for a free chair massage. Free to all … Continue reading Chair massages are coming to combat holiday stress!
The Ultimate Loser: Weight Management Challenge took place on the Clearwater Campus this year. The program, put on by BayCare, is a 12 week challenge that incorporated weekly education seminars and fitness classes to teach participants how to lose weight by eating right and staying active. This program was designed to address all different areas … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winners of the Ultimate Loser: Weight Management Challenge!
We are quickly approaching SPC Discovery Day. Check out all of the Wellness events that will be held throughout the day! Wellness Fair Come by the Wellness Fair in the ES lobby to check out SPC partners, vendors, giveaways, and more! Wellness fair participants include: Aetna: Representatives will be on-site all day to answer questions … Continue reading SPC Discovery Day – Wellness Events
Feeling drained or exhausted these last few weeks? You’re probably feeling effects from hurricane fatigue. It’s a real thing and you’re not alone. For nearly a week before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Keys, all of Florida had a very close eye on this historic storm. The warnings and precautions from the government and news … Continue reading “Hurricane Fatigue”
For the 3rd year in a row, St. Petersburg College is a Corporate Health Champion! (2015, 2016, & 2017). What does that mean for us? The American Diabetes Association has launched Wellness Lives HereSM, a new initiative designed to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. As part of that … Continue reading SPC is a Health Champion 3 years in a row!
Every year the World Heart Federation promotes World Heart Day to raise awareness of the world’s leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease. This year World Heart Day will be held on September 29th. The theme for 2017 is “Share the Power.” Participants are encouraged to share how you power your heart; whether it be through … Continue reading World Heart Day – September 29, 2017
Dear Associates, Due to the recent tragedy affecting us at St. Petersburg College, we have invited our employee assistance program (EAP), Health Advocate, to be on-site to offer support. A tragedy in the workplace and in our community can create many stress symptoms including anxiety, fatigue, depression, grief or even anger. Impacted particularly hard are … Continue reading EAP On-site Counseling Available
Studies are constantly finding more and more evidence of the strong connection between stress and your health. Stress cannot only cause temporary affects to your mood, heart rate, and blood pressure; but overtime stress can buildup and lead to more chronic and serious health effects. To learn more details of the connection of stress … Continue reading SPC Wellness Seminar: ‘How Stress Affects Your Overall Health’
It’s that time of year again – fall biometric screenings! Biometric screenings are a short health examination that checks your blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, and glucose levels to help determine the risk levels for certain diseases and conditions. Although biometric screenings do not replace a physical with your doctor, it is a great way to … Continue reading Fall 2017 Biometric Screenings
September 17th is National Healthy Lunch Day. The American Diabetes Association sponsors this annual event in order to provide education and promote the importance of good nutrition and better food choices. Food is the fuel that our body needs to keep going. We often overlook the focus of providing our bodies with the right nutrition … Continue reading National Healthy Lunch Day – September 19th