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Employee Discount to GoodLife Fitness and change to application process

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Move More, pay less.

Employees and their spouses and children can join GoodLife Fitness at a 35% discount, with the convenience of payroll deduction and the option to join the gym location of your choice.

The annual rate is $425.00 plus tax, a 35% discount, paid monthly at a rate of $35.42 plus tax ($40.73) until April 2015.  Those paid bi-weekly are adjusted according to the number of pays.

Detailed information and the application form are available at http://healthy.dal.ca (“Healthy People” – “GoodLife Fitness” under the “Body” section)

Deadline for applications is May 6, 2014.  Sign up at any time, but after May 6th, applications will be batched and processed on a quarterly basis.

Inquiries: HealthyDal@Dal.ca, 494-1115

Don’t forget the 50% employee discount at Dalplex, also available through payroll deduction – http://dalplex.dal.ca

Faculty and Staff discount for Learn-to-Row program

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The Halifax Rowing Club, situated at the St. Mary’s Boat House on the beautiful North West Arm, is pleased to offer employees of Dalhousie University a $25.00 discount to register for any of its 2014 Adult Learn-to-Row Classes.

Rowing provides excellent health and wellness benefits. It is an excellent whole body fitness activity, helping to improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.  It is also a wonderful stress reliever … there really is nothing like being out in a boat, on the water, on a beautiful summer day!

Halifax Rowing Club provides those who are new to rowing with expert instruction, by qualified instructors, in both types of Olympic rowing – sweeping where each rower has one oar and sculling where each rower has two oars.  We do this in one, six session, 12-hour program.

Adult Learn-to-Row regular Fee: $190

Dalhousie University employee discounted fee: $165

Registration, information and schedule available at http://www.halifaxrowing.ca/live/programs/learn-to-row/

Visit their Open House on Sunday, April 27th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, email rowing@halifaxrowing.ca

Move More for FREE at Dalplex this weekend

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Do something active this weekend at Dalplex – for FREE!

Dalhousie employees and their families are invited to enjoy Dalplex’s fitness and recreation facilities free of charge from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23. Simply show your Dalhousie employee ID at the Customer Service Desk and get moving!

Some conditions apply, click here for details: http://ow.ly/tI8ho

The Hazards of Sitting

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Think heading to the gym a few times a week makes up for the hours you spend sitting?  ‘Fraid not.

Review the graphic at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/ for some sobering information.

Excerpt from Scientific American article: “Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?”:

Not surprisingly, they report that time spent sitting was associated with increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality (there was no association between sitting and deaths due to cancer). But what is fascinating is that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was independent of physical activity levels. In fact, individuals who sat the most were roughly 50% more likely to die during the follow-up period than individuals who sat the least, even after controlling for age, smoking, and physical activity levels. Further analyses suggested that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was also independent of body weight. This suggests that all things being equal (body weight, physical activity levels, smoking, alcohol intake, age, and sex) the person who sits more is at a higher risk of death than the person who sits less.
Full article at: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/01/06/can-sitting-too-much-kill-you/

The author of this article is Dalhousie’s very own Travis Saunders.  Attend his “Is Sitting Killing You?” session on February 24th by registering at http://register-eod.dal.ca.

Inquiries: HealthyDal@Dal.ca

 

 

3 Tips for Boosting Your Energy

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Hear from Pauseworks author, Patricia Katz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWq6cBsuZ2c

Great examples of things that are simple, but not easy.

 

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