Takoma Park, Md. (April 4, 2019) Washington Adventist University recently held its first Health and Wellness event. For two hours, members of the campus and neighboring community were invited to attend seminars on nutrition, chiropractic care and to participate in cardio exercises.
“One of our department’s goals is to provide quality community-based health programs that satisfy the needs of our campus, wider community, and church,” shared Denise Hinds, Chair of the Department of Health, Wellness, and Physical Education. “These programs will have a holistic approach–focused on our physical, mental, and spiritual health.”
Spring Into Health and Wellness strived to provide a look at caring for our body from the inside out. Presenters included Ruby Lathon, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist from Roadmap to Health with Dr. Ruby; Romona Brown, Assistant Chiropractor from Sims Chiropractic Center; and Coaches Rocco Perciavalle and Dan Steel from Impact Athletic Performance Training.
In her presentations, Lathon shared her journey of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and how pursuing alternative treatments and a plant based diet helped reverse her condition. She provided tips that would help participants improve their life in just 30 days such as drinking two glasses of water first thing in the morning, reducing meat consumption and getting rid of negative talk. Brown focused on “How to live young” for the first 100 years through chiropractic care. She reminded those present that caring for our bodies and skeletal systems would help improve our overall health and life span. After the seminars, participants were given an opportunity to meet with the coaches to join in strength and conditioning exercises.
This event has resulted in renewed connections with the community and internship opportunities for WAU students. The Health, Wellness and Physical Education Department plans to make this an annual event and invites you to stay tuned.