Nanika Rhodes is looking forward to a free chair massage at a Duke Wellness Expo when the event returns at several locations starting on Sept. 13.
Rhodes, building support services coordinator for the Duke University School of Nursing, has been busy helping to prepare School of Nursing employees for their move to the new building on Trent Drive.
“I have three kids, so it’s hard to squeeze in time to treat myself in between work and home,” she said. “The Wellness Expo is a time I can set aside to indulge with a massage.”
Rhodes plans to get a health assessment and learn more about health resources during the Healthy Duke Wellness Expo, organized by LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program. The expos showcase resources at Duke and offer free flu vaccines, health coaching and chair massages.
Duke community members are invited to attend the following expos:
- Sept 13: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Duke Medicine Pavilion’s 2nd-floor lobby
- Oct. 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Duke University School of Nursing in Pearson 1103
- Oct. 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fuqua School of Business’ Kirby Reading Room
Nurses will be available at the expos to provide a confidential health assessment that measures blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and glucose.
LIVE FOR LIFE staff will help you register for “My Health,” Duke’s online wellness portal that tracks and calculates how lifestyle choices influence overall well-being. You can also get a free flu vaccine and 15-minute chair massage. Massages are first come, first served.
During the expos, Sustainable Duke, Duke Recreation & Physical Education and Personal Assistance Service representatives will be on hand to offer easy tips to improve your health. In “Do-It-Yourself” fashion, you can learn exercises to do at your desk, get instructions to practice mindfulness and discover ways to practice sustainability.
“We believe health is reaching one’s fullest potential and to reach this ideal, one might need assistance in a number of wellness-related areas,” said Nick Beresic, health promotion manager for LIVE FOR LIFE. “Attending the wellness expo is a great opportunity to be connected with the right resources for the right issues.”
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