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2013 Safety, Health & Wellness Day

Safety, Health & Wellness Day Poster
 

NIH Wellness ... "Taking Our Own Best Advice"

On August 28, 2013 the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, in partnership with the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, will host the first annual NIH Safety, Health & Wellness Day. This event will be held in Building 45 (Natcher Conference Center) from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

All activities are open and FREE to all of NIH.

 

Fitness Assessments - Conference Rooms C1/C2

 Registration will be required in advance for this health screening
Please Note: Only six (6) participants can register for each assessment time.

This 20 minute Fitness Assessment will be conducted by the NIH R&W Fitness program and consist of the following:

  • Push-ups
  • Partial Curl-ups
  • 3-Minute Step Test
  • Sit & Reach

Please plan your schedule accordingly.

  • Wear exercise clothing and shoes for the test.
  • No food for two hours before testing.
  • No caffeinated beverages.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours before testing
  • No smoking for two hours before testing

You will be contacted by one of the fitness center staff after the Expo to set up an appointment to find out your results. Your blood pressure, body fat percentage and body mass index will also be determined at this appointment.

Fitness Assessment - Registration

 

Health Screenings - Conference Rooms G1/G2
Screenings start at 11:00 am till 2:00 pm

Blood Pressure

No registration will be required for this health screening - first come first served

Provided by the Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Medical Service (DOHS/OMS). The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. Your doctor or another qualified health professional should check it at least once every two years and more often if it's high.

 

Bone Density/Osteoporosis

No registration will be required for this health screening  - first come first served

Provided by Suburban Hospital Community Health & Wellness Department, a quick and easy heel test to measure the bone mass density to estimate your risk of developing osteoporosis.

 

Derma Scan Screening

No registration will be required for this health screening  - first come first served

This ultraviolet screening shows skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. Derma scans will tell you if there is any damage or premature aging of the skin due to sun exposure. Screening results are provided in real time.

 

Glaucoma Screening

 No registration will be required for this health screening  - first come first served

 

Provided by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. A visual field test to evaluate peripheral vision in each eye since glaucoma affects an individual's side vision first, and often the individual does not realize the loss. The "puff" test which measures eye pressure will not be performed. Individuals can take the screening with glasses and/or contact lenses.

 

Seated Massages - Lower Level

No registration will be required - first come first served

Seated massage focuses primarily on the muscles used most during the work day including those of the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. Seated massages will be provided by Terrel Hale from Georgetown Sports Massage.

 
 

Fitness Classes - Conference Room E1/E2

Step/ Zumba with Ana (11:00am - 11:30am)

Ana's step Aerobics and Zumba class combines the fun and dance elements of Zumba a Latin music based dance class and Step Aerobics movements. Join us in toning and sculpting your body while burning fat!

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to sunithi.hindagolla@nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Step/Zumba 11:00 - 11:30”.

Boot Camp with Ana (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Boot camp combines strength conditioning and cardiomoves for an intense cardio workout.  Workout will include strenght exercise, use of an agility ladder, running and more! Come prepared to sweat and challenge yourself in this fun class!

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to sunithi.hindagolla@nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Boot Camp 11:30 - 12:00”.

Zumba with Ileana (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Zumba is a Latin music based dance and fitness class - at a pace where both the movice and most experienced dance enthusiasts can enjoy.  Routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and scupt your body while burning fat.  Never danced? No rhythm? No worries! Come for the fun- we'll help you with the rest.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to sunithi.hindagolla@nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Zumba 12:00 - 12:30”.

Indoor Cycling with Angela (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Indoor cycling is a great way to maintain or improve your overall health and well-being as well as improve your outdoors cycling skills.  The class strongly emulates outdoor cycling conditions and environment with an emphasis on edurance, strenght and aerobics capacity.  Class is fun for all fitness levels!

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to sunithi.hindagolla@nih.gov  and in the subject line type “SHW Indoor Cycling  12:30 - 1:00”.

Cardio Kickboxing - presented by Equinox (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Designed to introduce technique and basic movements such as jabs, crosses, and kicks. Great for the new participant or those looking for a quick and effective workout.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to donovanm@mail.nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Cardio 12:30 - 1:00”.

Vinyasa Yoga with Diamond (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

This type of Yoga incorporates movement from one pose to another with conncection to the breath that intergrates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, physical, and mental vitality.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to sunithi.hindagolla@nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Yoga  1:30 - 2:00”.

Intro to CrossFit (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Come check out the latest fitness craze at NIH! CrossFit workouts consist of everyday, functional movements done at an intensity that is sure to make you sweat! Intro to CrossFit classes will introduce you to the movements and science behind CrossFit.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to donovanm@mail.nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW CrossFit 1:00 - 1:30”.

Spinning with Angela (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Providing a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels, this class includes a mix of easy riding up-tempo cadences, sprints and climbs.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to donovanm@mail.nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Spinning 1:00 - 1:30”.

Intro to CrossFit (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Come check out the latest fitness craze at NIH! CrossFit workouts consist of everyday, functional movements done at an intensity that is sure to make you sweat! Intro to CrossFit classes will introduce you to the movements and science behind CrossFit.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to donovanm@mail.nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW CrossFit 1:30 - 2:00”.

Spinning with Katie - (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Providing a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels, this class includes a mix of easy riding up-tempo cadences, sprints and climbs.

If you would like to participate in this class, please RSVP to donovanm@mail.nih.gov and in the subject line type “SHW Spinning 1:30 - 2:00”.

 
 
 

Outdoor Events 

Volleyball and Football

Join us in a friendly game of volleyball or tossing around a football.

 

 

 

Healthy Lunch Time Offerings (11:30am - 1:30pm)

Eurest Dining Services will be offering the following:

Outdoor BBQ: includes 2 sides and a bottled water

Grilled Salmon Filet Sandwich - $7.99 ($5.99 a la cart)
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich - $6.99 ($4.99 a la cart)
Veggie Burger Sandwich - $6.99 ($4.99 a la cart)

Grab N Go:

Au Bon Pain Salads - $6.69
Au Bon Pain Sandwiches - $6.69
Sabra Hummus Cups - $2.99
Greek Yogurt - $1.99
Baked Chips - .99
Fruit Cups - $2.19
Bottled Water - $1.49

Sides:

Pineapple Coleslaw - $1.39
Baked Chips - .99
Fruit Cup - $2.19

Smoothie Station (Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana) - $3.99

  

This event is sponsored and supported by the following
NIH Institutes and Program Services:

  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Eye Institute
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
  • NIH Blood Bank, CC
  • Clinical Center
  • NIH Office of Research on Women's Health  
  • NIH Office of Human Resources
  • Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, NIDDK
  • Employee Assistance Program, DOHS
  • Eurest Dining Services
  • NIH Federal Credit Union
  • LifeWork Strategies