October 8, 2013
Feeling stuck in your exercise routine? Have you considered strength training?
Women sometimes avoid muscle-strengthening equipment for fear that they will overdo it, either by developing larger muscles than intended or by doing it wrong and hurting themselves. With the proper knowledge and training, however, weight training can be very beneficial.
Join Well Aware, the MCPS employee wellness program, and UnitedHealthcare for Women and Weight Training, a seminar and webinar that will introduce you to the benefits of strength training and teach proper techniques for using free weights, strength machines, and exercise tubes/bands to achieve your goals. They are being held:
- Tuesday, October 15
- Thursday, October 17
Carver Educational Services Center Cafeteria
850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville
- Tuesday, October 22
Shady Grove Bus Depot
16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
Register for the seminar and/or webinar by emailing Well Aware with the date and time you plan to attend. If you register for the webinar, you will be sent a link to it as well as an Outlook calendar reminder.
Check Out the October Wellness Newsletter
In this month’s Well Aware e-News, meet this month’s wellness champion, who expanded her personal wellness efforts by learning to run at a 5K training and eventually completed a triathlon. Also, learn about a seminar/webinar that will introduce women to the benefits of strength training; how to move, lose, or maintain with the latest fitness challenge, Just 10; and when and why you should wear pink.
Depression Screening Day
The MCPS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is holding a Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 10. Screenings will be available for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Appointments will be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The screenings will be held in Room 43 at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville.
To make an appointment, call the EAP office at 240-314-1040.
Flu Vaccine Available for School-Aged Children
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free nasal spray flu vaccine clinics (FluMist) in November for children 18 and under at various MCPS schools.
On Friday, Nov. 1, the county will hold flu clinics at John F. Kennedy, Richard Montgomery and Seneca Valley high schools. No classes will be held on that day because it is a professional day for teachers. These clinics will be open to any school-aged child.
All MCPS elementary schools will host a flu clinic on either Monday, Nov. 11, or Tuesday, Nov. 12, following early dismissal of students on those days. More information will be sent home from your child’s school.
All clinics are free, but registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies. For more information, visit the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services website.