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Wellness

We're committed to a healthier you

Henderson Community College is committed to a healthy lifestyle for our students and staff.   

HCC Healthy Choice Challenge:
Make Your Weigh Day a Payday!

Join your colleagues and the HCC Wellness Committee in making choices that lead to a healthier weight and possibly win money in the process.  You can join anytime--just follow the plan below:

Each Friday you can check your weight if you want to see progress.  Every other Friday is Weigh Day--Participants will officially weigh-in every two weeks and will pay $5 each weigh-in.  Half of the amount collected from paying participants will be awarded to the person with the highest percentage of weight loss for the respective period and the remaining half will be held for the overall winner to be announced on March 6th.  There will be a special prize for the winner of the January 9th weigh-in.  You'll weigh-in with Denise Sutton between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in A/T 303A on Weigh Day Fridays (you may also be able to make a weigh-in appointment with her).  Herron Center and Main Campus 2nd Shift staff who choose to participate will have weigh-in time/place alternatives.  Weighing-in is private and your weight won't be shared.

Official Weigh Days ($5 to participate): 

10/24 - Starting weight (no charge today)
10/31 - First Challenge Friday (pay your $5 and see if you have lost the highest % body weight during the first week)
11/14 - Keep it Going Challenge Friday
11/25 - Pre-Thanksgiving Challenge Tuesday
12/12 - Before the Break Challenge
1/9/15 - Back from Holiday Break Challenge--special prize to winner (plus 50% of money collected that Weigh Day)
1/16 - Keep it Going Some More Challenge
1/30 - No Hibernating Challenge
2/13 - Fall into February Challenge
2/27 - Almost at the End Challenge
3/6 - Congratulations --BIG WINNER CHALLENGE

The Wellness Committee and other groups on campus will sponsoring various healthy eating/exercising initiatives and the HumanaVitality program also provides healthy and nutritious tips.

Resources:

WIN - Weight Control Information Network

USDA Choose My Plate

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition: How to Eat Healthy (and other topics)

Walking Trails

HCC has several trails both inside and out for you to walk on for exercise or relaxation.

Get Fit

Fitness Room

HCC has created a Fitness Room in the basement of the Student Center.  The Fitness Room includes treadmills, exercise bikes, and more to promote a healthier lifestyle among the college students and staff.
Fitness Room hours are 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.             

Smoking and you

HCC follows county laws on smoking. Current HCC policy requires no smoking within a reasonable (25 foot) distance of any windows or doors that can open. Note locations with “butt butlers,” which signify appropriate smoking spots. Faculty and staff may ask you move to an appropriate spot if you are found smoking near entrances/windows. If campus staff notice littering of cigarette butts and smoking in doorways, a more restrictive smoking policy may be developed.

The Great American Smoke Out is November 20, 2014.

Think About It!

If you smoke, consider quitting! As the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet notes, “Cigarette smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals; hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year and is responsible for about one in five deaths each year in the U.S. The life expectancy of a smoker is approximately 14 years shorter than that of a nonsmoker. Monetary costs are high, too, totaling more than $193 billion in lost productivity and health care.”

Need help quitting? Check out these resources:

KY Personnel Cabinet

Cooper/Clayton Method 

KY Department of Public Health 

Green River District Health Department 

Tobacco Use Prevention Youth Resource Guide

Want to stop using tobacco? 1-800-QUIT-NOW


Healthy Living Resources

WebMD

Healthy Living Resource

Methodist Hospital