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YourLife News / August 2018

31 for 31 Challenge

Can you eat one serving of produce each day for 31 days?

Join YourLife for the 31 for 31 Challenge to find out! Track and eat one serving of produce each day for the month of August and you will be entered in a raffle to win a Northwestern swag bag.

If you'd like to join the challenge, contact Evelyn Cordero, YourLife Wellness Coordinator, to receive challenge tips and reminders.

New! YourLife Walking-Jogging Group

Join YourLife Wellness Champions for a weekly 30-minute walk or jog. The group will meet each Tuesday through August 28. This no-commitment, no-judgment group is open to all faculty and staff regardless of ability or fitness level. Please note, the group will not meet in inclement weather.

  • Participants can choose to walk or jog.
  • A route map will be shared each week.
  • Wear comfortable workout clothing and bring a filled water bottle.
  • Group leaders will be wearing a gray YourLife or purple Northwestern t-shirt
To receive up-to-date announcements about the group, please join the YourLife mailing list.

YourLife Fitness Classes: Summer Schedule

Each quarter YourLife and Northwestern Recreation co-sponsor free exercise classes on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. These on-site group exercise classes support Northwestern's ongoing objective of promoting faculty and staff health and well-being.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

Mindfulness Meditations

Join YourLife on Tuesdays 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 meditation. Elizabeth Tuckwell will lead the guided meditations. No previous experience is necessary.

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

YourLife Nutrition Consultations

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with Vicki Shanta Retelny, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), to discuss strategies for eating a balanced diet, planning meals and grocery shopping. Vicki will assist you with setting realistic nutrition goals and provide motivational tips. These 25-minute consultations are FREE for Northwestern faculty and staff.

Read additional information about scheduling a consultation.