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Healthy "U" October Newsletter

Go For A Walk
      by Reverend Beth O'Malley, Dean of the Chapel
When was the last time you took a good long walk? If the medical benefits for your physical health aren't enough to get you up and walking, consider this. Author and motivational speaker Anthony B. Robinson writes –

“I recently learned a new expression, solvitur ambulando. It's Latin and means, roughly, “It is solved by walking.” Facing a tough problem, a gnarly worry, a writer's block? Go for a walk. Take a hike. Solvitur ambulando. It may be solved in walking.

So often when I am stewing about something the answer is not to be found by thinking harder, stewing more, making lists or hitting the matter head on (again). Going for a walk, or a run, a bike ride or a swim gets the body moving and may take the mind off the spinning wheel. And then, just when I've stopped looking for it, an insight or idea or entirely different way emerges...
Sometimes when we take a walk or a hike or jog, it happens. Solvitor ambulando. It is solved by walking.”

Whether you're studying for a test, preparing a presentation or wrestling with a relationship issue, going outdoors and getting some exercise can clear your head and help you see life in a new way. Solvitur ambulando!

Emotional Intelligence: The Next Steps
Bill Osborne will facilitate this employee developmental session. The training will be held Friday, October 12, Coblentz Seminar Room, 9:00 a.m.-noon. For more information or to register, please email humanresources@hood.edu.

The News-Post Second Annual Health and Wellnes EXPO
This Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., take part in this free event. Click here for more information or call (301) 662-1163 for details.

Walk to Stop Diabetes
Join the Hood College “Step Out” Team on Sunday, October 14 at Baker Park for the annual Walk to Stop Diabetes. Check-in is noon and walk begins at 1:00 p.m. To register and/or for details on how to make a donation, please click here.
By the way, check out SUBWAY®. The restaurant is now offering Diabetes Friendlier Meal Choices for people with diabetes.

Brand New Workout Opportunity
Tennis workout for all levels and ability: beginners to intermediate. Come try out our new courts, get some exercise, and improve your strokes with Dr. Len Latkovski. Meet at the tennis courts noon-1:00 p.m., Friday, October 19 and Friday, October 26. Racquets are available for your use. Just bring yourself, a water bottle and tennis shoes. If you have questions feel free to call  Dr. Latkovski on extension 3722. Future workouts will be scheduled weather permitting.

Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Walk to End Alzheimer's in our area will be held Sunday, October 21. Walkers may register at the Maryland School for the Deaf at 1:00 p.m. Race begins at 2:00 p.m. For additional information and to register call (800) 272-3900 or click here.

Frederick CROP Walk Against Hunger
Raise money for local and world wide hunger relief programs on Sunday, October 21. Walkers can contact Reverend Joe Foster at (406) 794-7256 or sign up that day at the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 West Church Street. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. and the walk begins at 1:30 p.m. The walk will take place rain or shine.

Badminton Tournament
Healthy “U” will be hosting its 2nd annual Badminton Tournament on Tuesday, October 23 at Gambrill Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Games will be in a round robin player format. This means you come to play without worrying about having a team partner. Names wil be drawn from a hat and a new two-man team is formed for each match. Equipment provided. Prizes will be awarded.

Make A Difference Day
Make a Difference Day, the national day to help others, is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday of October. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. Click here to be one in a million.

World Food Day
Join us for a night of FREE FOOD! Our celebration commemorating World Food Day will be Monday, October 29 at Coblentz Seminar Room from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.. Healthy “U” and Heat, our student environmental club, are co-hosting this dinner. Seats at our dinner table go to the first 60 people that register, so hurry! To register for the dinner contact Dr. Boulton. For more information vist our website or contact Emily Purcell.

Mindfulness Meditation - Mondays
Meditate with Beth O'Malley, on Mondays from noon-12:30 p.m. in the McHenry Interfaith Prayer Room in the Coffman Chapel basement.

Yoga at Hood - Mondays and Thursdays
Free yoga classes, made possible by Sol Yoga, are held Mondays 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Thursdays 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in the Dance Studio in Gambrill Gymnasium.

Boot Camp - Thursdays
Physical Therapist Zachary Baker leads boot campers through a series of workouts that burn fat, strengthen muscles, build cardiovascular endurance, build agility, and increase flexibility. Participants will move from station to station during a 60 minute workout. Meet in Gambrill Gymnasium, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hood Walking Group - Still Walking on Tuesdays
Leaving at noon from the plaza between Alumnae Hall and Hodson, the group walks for approximately 30 minutes rain or shine. Congratulations to our Hood Walking Group. Coordinator JoAnne Bodine '09 and her group leaders Amy Kaufman MacLeod '08, Jane Moore, Krista Schaffert '04, and Phyllis Townsend just celebrated one year of walking with their group.

Hope to see you at any or all of these events!


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