Administrative Services

Go Red for Women, February 2015 Bridge the Gap to Health Races - May 2013 A-Team, 2013 Big Pink Volleyball Bracket Winner Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013 Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013 Yes You Can - Angie Veith and Brian Briggs

Western Well: Employee Wellness at Western Illinois University

Past Event Photos

3rd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K, October 2014
Fallen Soldiers 5K Race Participants
Go Red for Women's Health, February 2014
Go Red for Women's Health Luncheon
2nd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K, November 2013
Fallen Soldiers 5K Race Winners
Leathernecks in Training - Bridge the Gap Run, May 2013
Leathernecks in Training group photo
Illinois Healthy Worksite, Silver Level

Wellness Events

Health Tips

Controllable Factors that contribute to high blood pressure:

  • Sedentary or inactive lifestyle. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption. Heavy and regular use of alcohol can increase blood pressure dramatically.
  • Sodium (salt) sensitivity and/or heavy sodium consumption
  • Obesity and overweight. Studies have shown that changes in body weight over time and skinfold thickness are related to changes in blood pressure levels.
  • Stress

Spot reduction, the targeted removal of fat in a specific area, is a common myth that may people are unaware of. The loss of fat occurs due to more calories being burned then consumed. In short you can do as many crunches or sit-ups as you want but not lose your "spare tire"; you have to burn calories by other means. Fat loss occurs evenly throughout the body.