ICC's PTK sponsors health week, Oct. 17-21

By ICC Media Relations

Itawamba Community College’s Upsilon Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is sponsoring a week of health-related activities at the Fulton Campus, Oct. 17-21.

The campaign entitled “Fit4ICC: Health Is in My Crosshairs” will focus on four main areas of health: exercise, diet, water intake and stress management, according to advisor Heather McCormick.

The schedule includes

Oct. 17 – “Exercise/Walk Mania” seminar conducted by head men’s basketball coach Marty Cooper at 1 p.m. in the Fitness Center. The seminar will include the benefits of exercise and physical fitness, stretching with the basketball team and a walk around campus.

Oct. 18 – “Who Wants to Eat Healthy Food?” conducted by Stephen Banes who will discuss good nutrition prior to a healthy food tasting fair. The seminar will be at 2:30 p.m. in Student Services banquet rooms 1 and 2.

Oct. 19 – Vickie Cochran will lead a seminar entitled “Who Doesn’t Have Stress?” at 2 p.m. at the Crane Pavilion. It will focus on ways to manage stress.

Oct. 20 – The seminar entitled “Got H2O,” which will be led by Dana Hale, will focus on how much water is needed each day and why. It will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Crane Pavilion and will be followed by a hands-on activity.

Oct. 21 – A Health Fair will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Services banquet rooms. Area health-related businesses are invited to participate by setting up booths. In addition, a Hip Hop exercise party at the Crane Pavilion at 2:15 p.m. will close the health awareness campaign.

All events are free and open to students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

For more information, contact McCormick at (662) 862-8191 or hlmccormick@iccms.edu.