WELLNESS PROGRAM

Welcome to the Los Rios Community College District Wellness Program, designed to promote "Living Healthy."

Send us your tips or suggestions for "Living Healthy" to LivingHealthy@losrios.edu.

 

 

Mind and Body

Wellness is described as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind. Your body and mind affect each other. If you are stressed or worried, it can result in physical ailments such as, headaches, stomach problem or high blood pressure. If you are in constant pain, it can take a toll on your emotions, causing depression and stress.

Some basic tips to balance your mind and body, that we have all heard before are to exercise, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy, but what about laughter? We have all heard “laughter is the best medicine”. Laughter relaxes the body by relieving tension and stress. It boosts the immune system by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection fighting antibodies. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which trigger positive feelings and interact with receptors in the brain reducing the perception of pain. Laughter is even good for your heart. It improves the function of blood vessels and increased blood flow. Why not share a laugh with a co-worker? Here is a couple laughs to get you started.

Entered what I ate today into my new fitness app and it just sent an ambulance to my house.

I park in the farthest spot possible at the gym for the added benefit of eating my croissan'wich without being judged by people walking by.

Why did the lady overcook her food? She was told to burn calories.

Kaiser's suggesttion for a healthy mind and body is to "Follow Your Bliss".

Sutter Health says “Coloring: It’s Not Just For Kids”, but is a good way to “de-stress and unwind”.

We would love to hear your tips for balancing your mind and body or a good clean joke to bring laughter to your co-workers. Provide typed documentation to the Wellness table, during the October Health Fair and receive a prize. Your entries will be shared on the Wellness website, so you have the option of including your name or remaining anonymous.



THE ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

 

Sacramento City College Monday, October 24th 1:30pm - 3.30pm LRC-105
Cosumnes River College Tuesday, October 25th 8:30am - 10:30am WIN-150
American River College Tuesday, October 25th 1:30pm - 3:30pm Student Center Rms. 1 & 2
District Office Wednesday, October 26th 8:30am - 10:30am Board Room
Folsom Lake College Wednesday, October 26th 1:30pm - 3:30pm FL1-20


 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NEWSLETTERS & WEBINARS

Get helpful tips on health and wellness from Weight Watchers, Compsych, VSP and Kaiser.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Visit our Community Events page for upcoming activities in your area.

HEALTHY RECIPES

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