Meredith Holt, a Forum features reporter whose topics of interest include women's issues, social issues and mental health, captured Melanie Carvell’s presentation at the Women’s Health Conference in Fargo in a recent article in the Forum.
Holt opened her article with the two kinds of exercise Carvell promotes for exercise a priority: structured workouts and the unstructured exercise that includes walking the dog or taking the stairs.
Holt writes, “Carvell, a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant, offered a few tips for office workers who spend most of the day sitting. Among them:
• If you're able, stand up during phone calls or ask everyone to stand for the last few slides of a presentation. Just getting up from a seated position can make a difference.
• Take a short walk on your lunch break, walk to the post office, the coffee shop or to do other errands, or suggest a walking meeting.
• Do office exercises such as chair sits (essentially a squat using a chair for balance). So what if your co-workers give you strange looks?” READ THE ENTIRE INFORUM ARTICLE
Keynote Speaker Melanie Carvell was also featured on the NDToday morning show on VNL to offer her advice on taking charge of your health.
There were so many wonderful lessons learned at Women's Health Conference!
1.) "When you change the way you look at things, things change the way they look."
2.) "Movement and vitality are gifts you deserve to give yourself"
3.) "Compassion can change our world, but it has to start within ourselves"
We found mentors in the inspirational Amy Dee, Judy Siegle, Sarah Nasello, Kelly Meyer, Emily Wangen, Chery Hysjulien, Melanie Carvell, and Zonya Foco. We took a journey on the path of self improvement, led through the day by our fabulous emcee Lisa Budeau.
None of this would have been possible without our brilliant sponsors; Women's Way, North Dakota Today, Common Ground, The Forum, Reach Partners Inc., Sanford Health, Bell State Bank & Trust, Dakota Medical Foundation, Profile, Thrifty White Pharmacy, Thrivent Financial, and of course the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Lastly, a special thank you to former First Lady Hoeven and all of the attendees, without whom there would be nobody to share the success of the event with!
While online registration closes today, May 20, 2016, walk-ins are welcome for Zonya Foco’s Sunday Nutrition Workshop, Melanie’s Natural Running Workshop and the Women’s Health Conference on Monday morning.
Get there early to meet the exhibitors, and enjoy a light breakfast yogurt, fruit and granola. Meet new people or sit with friends.
You may want to take part in the activity sessions so comfortable shoes are suggested. Room temperatures always vary so wear a scarf, light sweater or jacket.
Take a deep breath. This day is for you.
May 23 Schedule
7:30 Registration, Exhibit Showcase & light breakfast
Just Breathe! The Power of Choice! | Amy Dee, RN
9:30 Exhibit Showcase
9:45 Breakout sessions (5 options)
Being and Health: What’s the Connection | Cheryl Hysjulien, PsyD
The Possibilities of Kindness | Kelly J. Meyer
Local Recipes with Nort h Dakota Ingredients | Sarah Nasello with CommonGround
All-In | Judy Siegle, MSW
Drum with Your Heart|Emily J. Wangen, MT-BC/L
10:45 Break to next session
11:00 Breakout session (5 options repeated)
12:15 Exhibit Showcase
Grace, Gratitude and Grit: Making Wellness Fit | Melanie Carvell, PT
1:30 Exhibit Showcase
1:45 Breakout sessions (5 options repeated)
2:45 Exhibit Showcase
Cutting Through the Clutter of Popular Diets | Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP
Use the promotional code "MOM" for $5 off registration for you and Mom this Mother's Day, May 6!
You may be a mom, with young ones at home, a grandmother or great grandma with great love and experience. Give yourself and Mom the gift of time. Spend a special day with your Mom, Mother-in-law, Step-mom or grandma on May 23 2016. Take time to consider your health and hers at the Women's Health Conference. Use the special offer on Mother's Day.