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Hands Only CPR Workshops

Friday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., McGaw Pavilion, Room 1-401, Register

Friday, February 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Rebecca Crown, Hardin Hall, Register

If you or someone you know experience a heart attack or cardiac arrest, receiving immediate CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) can be the difference between life and death. During this workshop you'll learn the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, learn the quick techniques to apply CPR and possibly save a life, and receive "hands on" training with a mannequin.

ENERGY Brown Bag: "Type 2 Diabetes 101"

Tuesday, February 20, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., McGaw Pavilion, Room 1-401, Chicago

Thursday, February 22, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., Kresge Hall, Room 4-438, Evanston

Join the ENERGY Nutrition Resource Group for this Brown Bag Seminar led by Sodexo District Dietitian, Lela Fausze, MS, RD, LDN. Participants will learn what diabetes is, how the disease progresses, and how to plan meals to help manage diabetes. Membership is not required to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.


YourLife Fitness Classes

These free group exercise classes are co-sponsored by YourLife and Northwestern Recreation. Classes accommodate all levels of ability and are offered each quarter on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Click here to learn more.

ENERGY Nutrition Resource Meetings

Tuesdays, McGaw Pavilion, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., Room 2-321, Chicago

Thursdays, Searle Hall, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., Room G-120, Evanston

ENERGY meetings provide peer support and discussion around physical wellness and weight management, as well as nutritional and dietary resources. Join us at one of our weekly meetings! New members and drop-ins are always welcome; membership is not required to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.

ENERGY Dietitian Consultations

January, February, & March

Schedule an appointment with Vicki Shanta Retelny, registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Learn techniques that fit your lifestyle – eating a balanced diet, meal planning and grocery shopping – at these one-on-one consultations! Vicki can assist you with setting realistic nutrition goals, and will provide you with motivational tips toward future progress. These 20-minute consultations are FREE for all Northwestern faculty and staff. Click here for registration information.

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., Abbott Hall, Women's Center Suite 1400, Chicago

Join YourLife each Tuesday for a meditative practice. The benefits of meditation include reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness. Meditation formats will vary from guided meditations, to recordings and artistic meditations. No previous experience is necessary. Elizabeth Tuckwell will lead the guided meditations. Elizabeth is the founder of Art With Intention, a website that pairs the art of self-expression with the art of meditation.  

Fridays, 12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m., Parkes Hall, Multi-Belief Space, Room 204, Evanston

Join Religious & Spiritual Life each Friday for a guided mindfulness meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation can help to cultivate awareness to the present moment without judgement. This practice includes paying attention to the breath, the entire body, and sounds. No previous experience is necessary and first time participants are encouraged to come a few minutes early or to schedule an appointment with Eric Budzynski.

Northwestern Recreation Lunch & Learn Series 2017-18

Northwestern Recreation presents Lunch & Learn Series 2017-18. The Northwestern community is invited to attend FREE presentations centered around health and wellness awareness topics including: the culture of distractions, concussions, probiotics, hearing loss, injury prevention and physical and mental health. This free series will take place October through May on specified dates from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Classroom (located next to the Wellness Suite entrance). Light lunch and beverages will be provided.

Running for Success

Wednesday, April 18, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., Henry Crown Classroom, Evanston

Training for a “couch-to-5K,” half-marathon, marathon, or other exercise routine this spring? Join Northwestern University’s Sports Medicine Physicians to learn about injury prevention as you get outside and start your training. Discover and learn the many benefits of running (and other impact exercises), as well as strategies to prevent running-related pain and injuries.

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Past Events

Ice Skating Mixer
Ice Skating Mixer
Run for Walk 5k
Run for Walk 5k
YourLife Salsa Social
YourLife Salsa Social
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