Fall 2014 Erie County Park Walk Schedule Announced
The Wellness Institute and Erie County are proud to co sponsor the Be Active Walk series for Fall 2014
Below are the dates and locations for the fun and free outdoor SATURDAY MORNING Park walks:
September 6th: Isleview Casino
September 13th: Emery Park Fieldhouse
September 20th: Sprague Brook Casino
September 27th: Akron Falls Park, Cummings Lodge
October 4th: Chestnut Ridge Casino Meeting Room
October 18th: Como Lake Park Casino
Walk registration locations will be posted at the County park entrances on the mornings of the walks. On site Registration for each walk begins at 9 a.m. Park Walks are on Saturday mornings and start @ 940AM and are led by Phil Haberstro of the Wellness Institute with support from Erie County staff and Wellness majors from Buffalo area college wellness programs. Participants will learn more about how to get and stay healthy, and may participate in health screenings includingblood pressure, BMI and others. Senior Services program information, health education materials, and smoking cessation products will be available at each walk. Wellness Institute Executive Director Phil Haberstro is urging WNY residents to be physcially active year round and take advantage of these great walks! The walks are free, fun, and everyone is welcome!
The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & Western New York, Inc
65 Niagara Square Room 607, Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 716-851-4052 * Fax: 716-851-4309
WI's Haberstro Trained to Be a Certified Trainer with CDC's Work@Health Program...
In January 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Work@Health Employer Training Program. The Work@Health Program is designed to train 600 U.S. Employers how to establish, expand and improve science- and practice-based health promotion strategies that lead to specific, measurable outcomes to reduce employee chronic disease rates in the work place.
The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo's Philip L.Habersto was selected by CDC as one of 40 participants in the Northeast training that features a Train-The-Trainer module, intended to provide trainers with the skills and tools to provide employers with training to promote health in their workplaces to prevent or reduce chronic illness and disability, improve productivity and the competetiveness of participating employers through the CDC's Work@Health program.
WBEN radio Interviews Phil Haberstro...
Link here to access Pod cast of interview on WBEN radio with Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo Executive Director Phil Haberstro: http://media.espn1520.com/a/87863326/buffalo-means-business-02-22-14.htm
Buffalo Bills and Independent Health announce a Health & Wellness Challenge for all
Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills are teaming up to give our community extra incentive to get healthier. Join their Health & Wellness Challenge and you can earn points for making healthy choices. You'll have a chance to win some great prizes-including a trip to the Super Bowl. The Challenge starts October 6th and run through November 16th.
Participants will earn points by meeting three weekly goals:
Exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes, Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, Drink eight glasses of water ever day. You can also complete one daily challenge for additional points to gain more chances to win. Each challenge integrates health tips that help you learn about fitness and nutrition, to stay healthy even after the challenge is completed.
You'll receive daily emails as a reminder to log in and learn about each daily challenge. Weekly prizes include Bills items or game tickets, with the grand prize being a trip for two to the Super Bowl in Phoenix.
Phil Haberstro, Executive Director of the Wellness Institute, is happy to serve on the Advisory Committee for The Challenge.
Sign up today at www.BuffaloBills.com/TheChallenge