FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2002
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
EMU SEMINAR EXAMINES BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
YPSILANTI Seven senior ballroom dancing couples
will be twirling around the floor and a 92-year-old will be demonstrating
various exercises during EMUs The Ulyssean Journey: Setting a
Life Course for Wellness, Tuesday, March 26, 7-10 p.m. at McKenny Union
Ballroom. The events are part of Eastern Michigan Universitys wellness
planning seminar, which is free and open to the public.
Research is indicating that those who begin healthy nutrition
and exercise habits early in life have a greater chance of aging well,
said Elizabeth Schuster, director of EMUs Gerontology Program.
Presentations will focus on the current and projected overall
wellness of adults as they age into the 21st century.
One can start any time and adopt a healthier lifestyle,
said speaker Judi Brooks, coordinator of EMUs human nutrition and dietetics
program. Its never too late, nor is it too early.
Brooks session Experiencing Nutrition in a Journey
from Plate to Palate, will look at important nutrients that are especially
important in mid and late life.
Special features of the program will include cooking and physical
activity demonstrations featuring elder performers and audience participation.
There also will be door prizes and a reception featuring healthy foods prepared
during the program.
Other program sessions are Incorporating Meaningful Fitness
Activities into Leisure and Fitness and Quality of Life: How Exercise
Impacts Daily Living.
For more information, contact the Gerontology Program at 734.487.1361.