By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
They are at it again–trying to help make Chicago citizens healthier! On Friday, August 26thBuilding a Healthier Chicago is teaming up with Macy’s on State to present “Good Health is Always in Fashion,” a day of family fun and promotion of healthy living! The event aims to highlight good nutrition, physical activity, and local and national health organizations working toward wellness promotion.
Celebrity Chef Tom Douglas will appear in the 7th floor Culinary Studio for a Fresh, Innovative and Tasty (FIT) cooking demonstration at 12:00 noon, and other chefs will prepare wellness-oriented fare throughout the day. Macy’s beautiful 7th floor event space will be open to Building a Healthier Chicago stakeholders to offer fun and interactive family activities from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Other Ongoing Events from Building a Healthier Chicago
WOMAN Activity Tracker
Activities: The WOMAN Activity Tracker is the year-round equivalent of the WOMAN Challenge, an online, interactive physical activity program that encourages women and girls to get active. Participants have the opportunity to record their activity and measure their progress towards physical activity goals.
Participants: The tracker is designed for women and girls – but men and boys are welcome to participate as well.
Sponsor:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region V Office on Women’s Health
For more information: Visit the website
Activities: The President’s Challenge gives participants extra motivation to be physical by allowing them to earn special Presidential awards recognizing their accomplishments. The Challenge takes staying active into everyday life. A series of programs designed to help improve everyone’s activity level are available on the website. A minimum of 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week is the goal.
Participants: Everyone is welcome.
Sponsor: The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
For more information: Visit http://www.presidentschallenge.org/
Healthier Life Steps™ Program
Activities: This program provides background information and tools to help physicians support their patients’ efforts to change four key health behaviors: diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use. Toolkits and materials for physicians and patients are provided.
Participants: Physicians and medical professionals.
Sponsor: The American Medical Association
For more information: Visit www.ama-assn.org/go/healthierlifesteps