2014 Tyndale Health and Wellness Expo
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to make healthier choices. Sometimes this is easier said than done, so it can be helpful to have some guidance on how to make a healthy lifestyle a practical reality. In an effort to encourage healthy living in the Tyndale community, the Workplace Wellness Committee hosted the 2014 Health & Wellness Expo in the Ballyconnor campus gymnasium on Friday, February 28.
Many people from the Tyndale community came out to learn from local health professionals at the numerous exhibits and mini health talk seminars available. “As a team, we were excited to see so many health professionals eager to share their time and talents with our community,” says Lina Balsamo, Chair of the Workplace Wellness Committee and Director of the Tyndale Writing Centre.
The Expo brought together a variety of local exhibitors, including Focused on Fitness, Nutritionist Irene Livingston, Bayview Village Wellness Centre, Aramark, Woodland Dental Hygiene, Tyndale Health and Safety Committee, Weight Watchers, Tyndale Counselling Services and Arbonne. Attendees enjoyed a spread of delicious healthy snacks and there were some fantastic door prizes and free samples available as well. Seminar topics included Activity in the Office, How to Process Stress and Common Exercise Myths, and provided engaging conversation and practical tips for keeping active and staying healthy at work.
The Workplace Wellness Committee was formed in November 2013 with the purpose of leading the development and implementation of initiatives designed to encourage health and wellness amongst the Tyndale community. In addition to Lina, the employee-based committee currently includes Natalie Wong, Jessica Brisco, Tuuli Hannula and Grace Pat. The Expo was their first event, and the Committee is ecstatic that the Tyndale community showed such an active interest in improving their health.
“We are delighted to see such a positive response to our first Expo,” says Lina. “We hope that this will just be the first of many fun health and wellness events to come.”
If you are part of Tyndale’s staff and faculty and would like to be part of the Workplace Wellness Committee, please email lbalsamo [at] tyndale [dot] ca (Lina Balsamo).