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March 28, 2013 | Thursday 
e-Veritas EXTRA

Week of Well-Being, April 1-5, to Focus on All Aspects of Wellness
Cooking demonstrations by a celebrity chef, a lecture on nutrition by a bestselling author,
outdoor yoga sessions, and health fairs will be offered.

From celebrity cooking demonstrations and a lecture by a renowned best-selling author to outdoor yoga sessions, health fairs, and financial planning workshops, the University of Miami’s inaugural Week of Well-Being will take place April 1-5 at multiple locations on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses as well as other sites. The weeklong slate of free activities, sponsored by UM Human Resources and the Wellness Advisory Council, helps advance UM’s mission to enhance health and wellness programs for faculty, staff, and students.

“We want to transform the way our faculty, staff, and students think about their wellness by augmenting our offerings to include programs that address not only their physical well-being but their psychological wellness, relationships in and out of the workplace, community involvement, and financial health,” said Nerissa E. Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of UM’s Wellness Advisory Council. “The Week of Well-Being is part of that goal.”

Highlights of the Week of Well-Being include celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, who will give cooking demonstrations on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses; a lecture by T. Colin Campbell, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and author of The China Study, one of America’s best-selling books about nutrition; a TIAA-CREF seminar featuring Joseph E. Coughlin, founder and director of MIT AgeLab, who will lead a thought-provoking discussion on shifting demographics and the future of retirement; wellness fairs; outdoor yoga sessions on the University Green (Gables campus) and the Quad (Miller School); workshops; and opportunities to meet with wellness vendors.

Registration is required for some of the events. For the complete lineup of activities, please click here.

The Week of Well-Being coincides with National Workplace Wellness Week, an American Heart Association initiative that encourages private and public employers across the country to invest in the health of their employees by creating worksite health promotion programs and to share their best practices with other employers.

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