Wellness Activities at the APHA Annual Meeting

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The APHA Annual Meeting Wellness Center is in its fourth year. We're working hard with the Physical Activity Section, the Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section, and the Population and Reproductive Sexual Health Section to give attendees new activities that focus on mental and physical wellness while in San Diego. During APHA 2018, hundreds of attendees will stop by the Wellness Center for activities like sunrise yoga, walking groups, relaxation games, meditation, stretching, chair massages and more. 

The Steps Challenge was a great success during APHA 2017. Attendees surpassed the steps goal of 5 million steps by more than 400,000 over the course of four days. Stay tuned for APHA 2018 Steps Challenge updates including this year's steps goal and instructions on how to sign up. The Steps Challenge is accessible and welcome to all!

Wellness Center Schedule

The Wellness Center is open each day from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the exception of events that run over. Stop by APHA's Zen Room in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Green Room) to relax between sessions. 

Sunday, Nov. 11

 Time  Event 
12:01 a.m.

 Steps Challenge begins. Sign up to start tracking your steps as a walker or runner.

8 - 8:45 a.m.  Walk and network stroll
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  APHA Dance Party

Monday, Nov. 12

 Time  Event
7 - 7:30 a.m.  Tamarkoz meditation with Nasim Bahadorani
7 - 8 a.m.  Monday Mile walking group – all are welcome!
10:05 - 10:20 a.m.  Let’s move freely, happily & “CreActively”, anytime, anywhere
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Connecting People to Nature: The Evidence and Practice of Nature Prescriptions
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Chair massages
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.  Healthy Living with AARP
12:30 - 12:45 p.m.  Monday Mile Walking group – all are welcome!
2:35 - 2:50 p.m.  Genius Break with Suzie Carmack
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Monday Mile Walking group – all are welcome!
4:35 - 4:50 p.m.  Rock, paper, scissors playoffs
5:30 - 6 p.m.  Yoga with Anita Rangaswami
6:30 - 7 p.m.  Conscious dance with Barbara Wesson

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 Time  Event 
7 - 7:30 a.m.  BodyFlow demo – Nina
7:30 - 8 a.m.  Early morning walk
10:05 - 10:20 a.m  Mindful movement & belly dance with Suzanne Kennedy                                 
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Chair massages
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.  Rock, paper, scissors finals
2:35 - 2:50 p.m.  TBD
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Afternoon walk
4:35 - 4:50 p.m.  Football tournament
5 p.m.  Steps Challenge ends. Winners will be notified by email.
5:30 - 6 p.m.  TBD

Thank you to the APHA 2018 official Wellness sponsor

AARP Real Possibilities