Sponsored by the Health and Wellbeing team in Human Resources, this popular series which focuses on healthy living owes its success to the gifted speakers who support the program by providing their expertise with presentations on a wide range of topics. The program is also successful thanks to the enthusiasm of faculty and staff who turn out on their lunch hour to take part.
Boost Your Health 2012, which ran from January to May, was attended by almost 300 faculty and staff who participated in ten events in the series, ending with a Spring Tune-Up session that offered blood pressure and blood sugar testing by the Kidney Foundation, and a sample Functional Movement Screen Test demonstrated by McGill Athletics.
Thanks are due, as always, to the wonderful presenters who have shared their passions with the Health and Wellbeing team: Dr. Ross Andersen (Kinesiology); Ms. Jill Barker (Athletics & Recreation); Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Chemistry); Ms. Mary Hendrickson-Nelson (Dietetics & Human Nutrition); Dr. Ivan Rohan (Family Medicine), Dr. Danielle Donnelly (Plant Science), and Ms. Lena Stuart (Athletics & Recreation). The program has also been generously supported by the Kidney Foundation, Paragraphe Books, and McGill’s Food & Dining Services.
Plans are currently under way for the fall semester series of Feel Good Fridays, and a return of the popular Health Fair in early November. Watch for more information about the program in what’firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website (link below).
The Health & Wellbeing team encourages you to get up from your desk and walk briskly across campus to join other like-minded people who care about their health. One participant shared her thoughts about the program: “I’ve learned a great deal as I’ve sat in on the sessions, and I’m gradually incorporating those precious 30 minutes of brisk walking into my day. It takes a while to make it a habit, but hey, I’m worth it.”
For additional information on the Health and Wellbeing program for faculty and staff, please check out the website at
You can find information on a variety of health related topics. Check out the Get Up and Move section for tips on how to start a walking program or organize a walking group. The Living Well section provides information on healthy blood pressure, exercise, and eating well to name a few. Visit our blog for informative health related articles.
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