Culture of Health

May is National Physical Activity Month! Engaging in regular physical activity has numerous health benefits - including lowering the risk of heart disease and improving cognitive functioning. How are you going to celebrate?
Summer 2017 Culture of Health Classes
Yoga
Mondays, 2-2:30 p.m. in 0003 Michael Hooker Research Center

Just Walk
Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Meet at the Pittsboro St. entrance to McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Mindful Relaxation
Tuesdays, 3:00-3:30 p.m. in 0003 Michael Hooker Research Center

All members of the UNC Gillings community are welcome to join!

Questions? Contact: mps3@email.unc.edu

Creating a culture of health is a continuous process and includes finding opportunities to ensure people have access to options that make it easier to live a healthy life.

During National Public Health Week (in April), we asked our students, faculty and staff to tell us how we can improve the culture of health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We are actively growing our initiative based on the responses.
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Working toward a culture of health requires partnerships and collaboration. You can get involved by:

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  • Reading more about the launch of the initiative on Dean Rimer’s blog;
  • Participating in the regularly-scheduled community activities listed at right;
  • Encouraging your peers to use our employee and student health resources (PDFs);
  • Sharing your knowledge and skills by leading healthy living classes or activities; and
  • Experimenting with eight easy recipes for delicious, healthy snacks.
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We hope you’ll join in on the challenge!

Triangle Resources Map

This interactive map displays recreation locations around the Triangle area (trails, parks, fitness centers, etc.).

Fitness Inspiration

See examples of the many ways the Gillings School community keeps fit in a photo essay from Carolina Public Health magazine.

Walking Maps

Plan a walking meeting or take a short break with timed walking maps for routes around UNC Gillings (PDF) or check out the walking stations available in 132 Rosenau!

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