Alumni E-News – January 2011

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Beginning January 20, we are excited to introduce the Belhaven University Health and Wellness Series to our friends and neighbors in the Belhaven Neighborhood. Made possible through a generous grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Belhaven University invites you to come and learn with us as we seek to create a healthier community.

The BU Health & Wellness Series, which is free and open to the public, contains two key elements. First, are twoWalking Traildesignated walking trails of either 1 or ½ mile in length. Both trails lead walkers through the beautiful Belhaven campus and offer a safe and scenic way to walk your way towards a healthier life. The Campus Gold Trail is a mile in length and traverses the outside of the campus. The “Academic Green” trail is a half mile and highlights the center of campus which includes the main academic buildings and the Student Center. While all the sidewalks on the BU campus are open to the public, these two trails will be specially marked in order to offer participants a way to measure their progress. Come check them out!

The second component of the BU Health & Wellness Series includes unique, educational, and hands-on programs that have been developed to help participants improve their health IQ. Designed to inform you about the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle, the educational programs are led by experts in a variety of fields and will be enhanced through interaction with Belhaven University Sports Medicine and Exercise Science students and faculty. You will learn and do through informative commentary and interactive demonstrations. Mark your calendars and join us for these Spring 2011 events! Continue reading