Fitness Center Hours

The Lynett Haggerty Family Fitness Center is available, at no cost, to all Marywood employees. Click here for the latest schedule. For fitness coaching contact for an appointment.

Winter Wellness Sessions

We're two weeks into the new year, prime time for resolutions made...and often broken. Let's make 2015 different!

We are offering five individual wellness sessions on various components of metabolic syndrome to help us understand and combat it. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend as many sessions as you can.

NOTE: All sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays and will be held in LAC 121 at 12:00 noon.

January 21 - Blood Sugar Management - led by Kathy Uhranowsky. This session will provide information about how sugar intake affects your metabolism; how pre-diabetes can be present without any symptoms; the potential health consequences of uncontrolled blood sugar; and basic measures to help maintain normal blood sugar levels. More in-depth information on interventions will be provided in future wellness sessions.

January 28 - Glycemic Index - led by Jill Troiano. Glycemic index is a measure of how much a carbohydrate raises blood sugar. Foods with more fiber have a lower glycemic index while foods that are more processed have a higher glycemic index. Learn how you can balance your carbohydrate intake to manage diabetes, prevent pre-diabetes and lose weight this year.

February 4 - Reversing Metabolic Syndrome through Exercise - led by Jeff Jones. Incorporating exercise with other healthy lifestyle habits is essential to managing and even preventing metabolic syndrome. Research shows that long-term, sufficient exercise assists in weight loss, lowers blood pressure, improves blood sugar control, insulin response and overall 'good' cholesterol. If you're not sure which exercises are right for you or where to begin, attend this session.

February 11 - Cholesterol Management - led by Kathy Uhranowsky. This session will provide information on how our intake of fat and sugar affects our cholesterol levels; the role of cholesterol and fat in health; how heart and vascular disease get started; and basic measures to take to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

February 25 - The DASH Diet - led by Jill Troiano. For the 5th year in a row, the expert panel from US News & World Report chose the DASH diet as the Best Diet, Healthiest Diet, and the Best Diet for Diabetes. According to the panel, "DASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all-purpose diet. But it certainly looked like an all-star to our panel of experts, who gave it high marks for its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and role in supporting heart health."

Please RSVP (x2680) and indicate which session(s) you plan to attend.

Thank you, here's to a healthy new year!

RSVP: | 570-348-6211 ext 2680

Wellness 1-2-3

Wellness 1-2-3 is Marywood University's wellness program designed to help the University and its employees control health care rate increases in the future at the same time empowering employees to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. The Wellness 1-2-3 program is open to all full-time benefit eligible faculty and staff, even those who have health coverage through another employer. Participation in the program is voluntary. RSVP: | 570-348-6211 ext 6280