Wellness Activities at the APHA Annual Meeting

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The APHA Annual Meeting Wellness Center continues to grow each year! We work with the Physical Activity Section, Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section, Disability Section, and the Population and Reproductive Sexual Health Section to give attendees new activities that focus on mental and physical wellness during the meeting. Add these wellness activities to your schedule in the APHA 2019 mobile app. 

APHA 2019 Wellness Center Schedule:

 Sunday, Nov. 3
 12:01 a.m. APHA’s Steps Challenge begins.
Help us reach 10 million steps!
Get the sign up instructions in the app by clicking the General Info button, then the Wellness Center tab.
 5:30 - 7 p.m. APHA Dance Party
 Monday, Nov. 4
 7:30 - 8 a.m. Monday Mile Walking Group
 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Health Education Session – Scientific Benefits of Meditation with Nasim Bahadorani, DrPH, CHES
 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Knitting Crochet to Decompress and Socialize with Sarah Levin-Lederer, MPH
 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. CreActivity with Kaumudi Joshipura, ScD
 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Chair Massages
 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barre: Strengthen and Stretch with Lynn Herrmann, PhD
 12 – 1 p.m. Wellness Consultation with Kristy Appelhans, MS, MND, RSVP required
 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Genius Break with Suzie Carmack, PhD
 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Monday Mile Walking Group
 2 – 3 p.m. Wellness Consultation with Kristy Appelhans, MS, MND, RSVP required
 2:35 – 2:50 p.m. Genius Break with Suzie Carmack, PhD
 3 – 4 p.m. Guided Relaxation Sessions with Nasim Bahadorani, DrPH, CHES
PCC, Zen Room
 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Public Health Walking Tour - RSVP required
Meeting Place: Christ Church burial ground on 5th and Arch Streets
(14 min walk from Convention Center)
 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Monday Mile Walking Group
 4:35 – 4:50 p.m. Herb and Spice Exploration with registered dietitian Daneila Elazari, RDN, CDN
 5:30 – 6 p.m. Health Coaching – Lifestyle Health Behavior Changes with Nasim Bahadorani, DrPH, CHES
 6:30 – 7 p.m. Zumba with Margie Gerena Lewis, MD
Tuesday, Nov. 5
 7 – 7:30 a.m. Reiki with Donica‘ Beckett, MPH, CHES
PCC, Zen Room
 7 – 7:30 a.m.
Yoga Module for IBS with Senthamil Selvan, PhD
 7:30 – 8 a.m. Monday Mile Walking Group
 8 – 8:30 a.m. Mind in Motion with Cathy Salmons, MA, MSW, LCSW
 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Recess Afrobeats with Jammie Hopkins, DrPH, MS
 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Chair Massages
 12 – 1 p.m. Wellness Consultation with Kristy Appelhans, MS, MND, RSVP required
 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.  Conscious Dance with Barbara Wesson
 2 – 3 p.m. Wellness Consultation with Kristy Appelhans, MS, MND, RSVP required
 2:35 – 2:50 p.m.  Inclusive Pilates with Kiley Tyler, PhD
 3 – 4 p.m. Guided Relaxation Sessions with Nasim Bahadorani, DrPH, CHES
PCC, Zen Room
 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Monday Mile Walking Group
 4:35 – 4:50 p.m.  De-Stressing with Stacey B Plichta, ScD
 5 p.m.  APHA’s Steps Challenge concludes.
Raffle winners will be notified by email.

Thank you to our sponsor Herbalife!


Steps Challenge:

Put on your walking shoes and join your peers in the Steps Challenge. This year's Annual Meeting goal is 10 million steps! Challenge yourself to Stick to It and take 10,000 steps for at least two days and you'll be entered into the raffle to win prizes! Sign up instructions are in the mobile app. Click the General Info button, then click the Wellness Center tab. 

Past Steps Challenge Accomplishments:

APHA 2018: 8,700,000

APHA 2017: 5,400,000