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Food For Thought

All sessions are free and are on Wednesdays from noon - 1 p.m. in room 101B of the MAC. You’re welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy each class on its own or attend as many as you would like. 


Spring 2015 Food for Thought

Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Time/Location: 12:00-1:00 pm/MAC 101B (large conference room)
Title: How Are You Hydrating? The Effects of Sweating and Hydration on Pre- and Post-Exercise

Description: Come learn how sweating and hydration levels before, during, and after exercise can affect exercise performance and recovery.  We’ll also discuss how a person's skeletal muscle and cardiovascular systems are affected by water and give out general recommendations on the amount needed for an individual.  Other outcomes related to drinking too much or too little water will also be covered. 

Presenter Bio: Joseph Nguyen is an AFAA certified personal trainer at the Mavericks Activities Center.  He has completed his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, and has experience working in multiple physical therapy rehabilitation centers.  Joseph has been training for over five years and is familiar with many training methods ranging from circuit training, TRX, bodybuilding, powerlifting, and increasing sport-specific performance.  He also has experience on how to handle conditions such as muscle strains, arthritis, joint pains, tendinitis, obesity, pacemakers, low flexibility, back pains, and more.  Joseph believes that everybody can be stronger in regards to anything, if they put their mind to it, athletes and injured people included.


Date: Wednesday, March 4th 2015
Time/Location: 12:00-1:00 pm/MAC 101B (large conference room)
Title: Hot Topics in Nutrition

Description: In this session we will take a look at some of the buzz words in nutrition these days: Gluten-free, Paleo, low-carb, organic, GMO's, supplements.  We hear a lot about these terms, but what's fact and what's fiction? And what should we really be focusing on when making choices related to our nutrition?  We'll sort out the truth so you can feel confident when it comes to deciding what you eat.

Presenter Bio:  Lisa Nesta is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who provides nutrition services including counseling, speaking, and writing and works for area hospitals as a clinical dietitian.  She specializes in weight management, eating disorders, sports nutrition, and wellness.  She also offers nutrition counseling for students, faculty, and staff through the Department of Campus Recreation at the MAC.


Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Time/Location: 12p-1p/MAC 101B (large conference room)
Title: Play filled Living

Description:  How can we add more play into our lives?  Watch a kid make a sand castle, or paint a picture and notice their willingness to create without rules, design without limitations, and build without expectations.  Choosing to add playtime into our lives is a key ingredient to creating a life of your own. A life designed for and by you, and magnificently lived.

Presenter Bio:  Janet Ellis is an impassioned speaker, life coach, interfaith minister and training consultant specializing in personal resilience, emotional and spiritual wellness, leadership and organizational renewal. She has inspired many groups and individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Through her company, Janet's Planets of Empowerment, she designs and delivers inspirational workshops, seminars and keynote presentations.