Community health opportunities

Whitewater is a great place to be active and get outdoors. Depending on the season, there are great opportunities for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, hang-gliding, golf ing or mini-golfing, paint-balling, or canoeing. Links are available HERE for more information about these activities. The Spring 2016 Whitewater Parks & Recreation Guide has even more fun outdoor activities listed such as Freeze Fest 2016, Ice Skating at Big Brick Park on West Center Street, fitness classes, Adult Open Gym, and more!

Not the outdoorsy type? If you prefer to access an affordable fitness facility there are options such as the University Fitness Center or the Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center. Even if you don’t buy an on-campus gym membership (for the weight room and group fitness classes), you can still use the pool, fieldhouse and racquetball courts at the Williams Center during open recreation.

Join Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) for the 5th annual W3llfest on March 13, 2016 from 1-4pm. Event takes place at the Whitewater High School and features a resource fair, fitness classes, gardening and cooking demos, health screenings, and info sessions. Healthy snack samples and free childcare are provided.

Why not catch a film? On Monday, March 7th, the student organization, P.E.A.C.E. will host a screening of  That Sugar Film: One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Director Damon Gameau follows the Supersize Me playbook, documenting the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body by consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. As noted in a the New York Times review, the “breezy blend of computer imagery, musical numbers, sketches and offbeat field trips makes the nutrition lessons easy to digest.”

Catch this film screening in Summers Auditorium in the University Center, Monday, March 7th, at 5:30 pm.

Want to read more about Sugar?

Try The Truth About Sugar – Academic DVD,

Salt, Sugar, Fat : How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Sugar: A Bittersweet History

This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on this blog to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation.
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