health

Join me in this Summer 2020 Fitness Challenge. Exercise guidelines recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week. Keep in mind that exercise comes in many forms. It may be walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming or participating in a fitness class. I challenge each of you to participate in this 8 week Summer Fitness Challenge, from June 15 – August 9. Log your minutes and the activity performed on the Fermi Summer 2020 Fitness Challenge spreadsheet found here. If you complete…

Catapult Health – On-site preventive health checkups Free, quick, confidential checkups for active employees covered under BCBSIL plans. Know your health status related to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Lab-accurate results are produced in minutes. Review your results with a board-certified nurse practitioner and develop a personal action plan. Registration required. Space is limited. Choose the time and location that works best for you. January 22, 23 at Wilson Hall, at Hornet’s Nest WH8-XO January 27, 28, 29 at the Training Center,…

Interested in trying out a Pilates class for free? This free trial class will be held on Monday, January 6th, 11:45am – 12:30pm, at the Fitness Center Group Exercise Room. Pilates is an excellent way to reduce back pain, strengthen your core, and increase flexibility. This class focuses on low impact exercises that target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Limited space available. Contact Jeanne Ecker in the Recreation Office to reserve your spot at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Yoga registration

Stretch, move, and refresh in this all-level Yoga class taught by certified instructor, Lisa Barker. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this class will help you feel both energized and relaxed. Alignment-based poses and flowing movement combine to improve your flexibility, strength and balance. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Two classes to choose from. Mondays classes will be held Nov. 18 – Jan. 27 (no class 12/23, 12/30, 1/20), 11:45 –…

Yoga class is back!

Stretch, move, and refresh in this all-level Yoga class taught by certified instructor, Lisa Barker. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this class will help you feel both energized and relaxed. Alignment-based poses and flowing movement combine to improve your flexibility, strength and balance. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Two classes to choose from: Mondays, September 16 – November 11 (no class 10/7), 11:45 – 12:30pm, at Kuhn Barn Upper Level. Fee…

Avoid West Nile virus

In May, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed reports of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus. There have yet to be any confirmed human cases in Illinois. There are steps you can take to avoid being infected. Protect yourself and your family by reducing your exposure to mosquitoes.

Colon Cancer Awareness Colorectal cancer affects both men and women. In the early stages of colorectal cancer, there may be no symptoms. That’s why it’s important to know the risk factors for colorectal cancer and to talk to your doctor about the right time to get screened. There is no cure for colorectal cancer, but screening and diagnostics can help determine the right course of treatment for you. If you are 45 years old or older and have one of…

Whether you’re living with diabetes, caring for someone who is, or just want to avoid being diagnosed with it, this health education seminar is for you! Thursday, March 29th, 12-1pm, Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, Curia II. Are you or a family member diabetic or at risk? This presentation will include diabetes information, statistics, diabetes type 2 management and prevention tips…what causes it, and what you can do now to avoid being diagnosed with it. Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes,…

Rush Copley is proud to offer Freedom From Smoking, a seven-week, eight-session program sponsored by the American Lung Association. Sessions are lead by a certified facilitator. Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health. This is a small group setting, fun, interactive learning environment, and includes a 30-day pass to Rush Copley Healthplex. The program starts on January 8th, 6:30-8pm, Waterford Place, Cancer Resource Center, 1310 Waterford Drive, Aurora. Cost is…