Health for the Holidays

Take a break from decking the halls and stop worrying about Santa bringing lumps of coal.

College of St. Joseph will present Health for the Holidays!: Helping Make the Holidays More Restful than Stressful at noon Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Speakeasy Cafe.

For many, the holidays season is a favorite time of year. But, with all of the revelry, wassailing, decorating, gift-wrapping and baking can come a lot of stress – and calories.

This free, roughly 45-minute presentation will help you maintain a healthy mind and body throughout the holiday season. Speakeasy Cafe is located at 67 Center St. in Downtown Rutland.

Dr. Michael Kesler, chair of the CSJ Psychology & Human Services Division, will offer tips and techniques to help you relieve holiday stress and have a holly jolly Christmas.

Kimberly Griffin, wellness guru at College of St Joseph, will offer you tips on how to eat, move and live healthier through the holidays.

Now, bring us some figgy pudding? Perhaps, but only in moderation.

The speakers will also answer questions from the audience and discuss issues surrounding holiday wellness.

This talk is part of the In the Know with Joe series.

About Kim and Michael

Kimberly Griffin is the Farm Manager and Wellness Assistant at College of St Joseph, working with staff, faculty, and students to eat, move, and live healthier! She is also the Program Coordinator for the Rutland Area Physical Activity Coalition, advocating and educating for a healthy community through increased bicycle and pedestrian activity in our region.

Michael Kesler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Radio, TV, and Motion Picture production, a Masters of Science degree in Counseling and Guidance from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Special Education from BYU.  As a licensed psychologist, he has worked in private practice and as a behavior specialist working with folks with learning challenges.

In the Know with Joe

In the Know With Joe is  a monthly series of community discussion centered around timely topics and CSJ’s expert faculty and staff.