Fitness

BC’s Here to Health program is a strong start to a healthy lifestyle

BC’s Here to Health program is a strong start to a healthy lifestyle

Thu Sep 10, 2020

Fewer students might be on the Brazosport College campus this semester, but the College’s Here to Health Program is as busy as ever.

With an active presence on Zoom and Facebook, Here to Health is offering an abundance of online health and wellness events throughout the Fall 2020 semester.

These events, which are focused on improving one’s mental and physical well-being, can assist in leading a positive and healthy lifestyle. Staying active can be even more important during a pandemic.

“Navigating academics and other life responsibilities against this pandemic landscape is a challenge we have all been pressed to overcome,” said Tina Williams, BC Health and Wellness Specialist. “In the not-so-distant past, increased screen time was shown to be connected to a higher perceived stress and broken sleep. Now, virtual connections are a professional, spiritual, social and academic lifeline. 

“Staying healthy is as much about maintaining healthy relationships with others, as it is personal exercise, food and nutrition habits,” Williams added. “We are excited to invade and flood screen time experiences with positive connections and participation opportunities for BC and our local community to focus on finishing 2020 better. Join in and bring a friend.”

The calendar below lists Brazosport College’s Here to Health events for the Fall semester.

To participate, register at tinyurl.com/HereToHealth or text “@TINAREC” to 81010.

Fall Here to Health events include:

ONE-TIME EVENTS:

Thursday, Sept. 17Suicide Prevention in Times of Crisis virtual event, 6-7:30 p.m., Zoom: A panel of experts and personal success stories will help participants recognize the warning signs and learn tips that could save a life. Free for BC faculty, staff, students and the community.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 — Mindful Wellness and Recovery virtual event, 6-7:30 p.m., Zoom: Licensed clinical social workers Teresa Peterson and Veronica Bowler demonstrate mindfulness for stress management. Free for BC faculty, staff, students and the community.

Thursday, Oct. 8 — Vaping vs. Smoking virtual event, 6-7:30 p.m., Zoom: The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) will discuss the topic of vaping and smoking, and if one is safer than the other? Free for BC faculty, staff, students and the community.

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Every Monday/Wednesday — Virtual Zumba with Zaira, 7 p.m., Zoom: Thirty minutes of Zumba, International Genres Dance Workout on Monday, and Zumba Toning on Wednesday with certified Zumba professional Zaira Arevalo. This event is live and interactive. Free for BC faculty, staff and students.

Every Tuesday/Thursday — Virtual Functional Fitness Class, 3 p.m., Zoom: Coach Black will lead participants through live, interactive exercises designed to strengthen everyday movements. Free for BC faculty, staff and students. Free for BC faculty, staff and students.

Every Tuesday/Thursday — Virtual Yoga with Adriene, 5 p.m., Zoom: Come together for strength and balanced movements designed for relaxing and self-awareness. This event is pre-recorded. Free for BC faculty, staff and students.

SPECIAL EVENT:

Meal Prep Challenge from Nov. 3-23: A 21-day challenge creating your favorite curbside/takeouts at home and healthy. Zoom launch and check-in at 5 p.m. on Nov. 3. Event ends with a Zoom Holiday check-out at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Free for BC faculty, staff, students and the community.

ONGOING:

Facebook Fitness Group: Join “BC Make Fit Happen” on Facebook to keep yourself accountable, share your passion with others and join daily challenges. Go to tinyurl.com/BCMakeFitHappen.