RRC Wellness

Bell Let’s Talk Day: Open House with Tea and Cookies

January 19, 2017 • Written by

p_R118476Wednesday, January 25th is Bell Let’s Talk Day; a day to promote conversations about mental health and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

On this day, drop by the Mental Health Coordinator’s office at AB05 (NDC) where you can chat with Breanna, pick up resources, and enjoy some tea and cookies. Yes, I did say tea and cookies. This open house will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm is intended for staff and students.

More on Bell Let’s Talk Day

All day, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every:
• Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk
• View of the official Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook
• Snap using the official Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter

Join the conversation on January 25th to end the stigma and grow Bell’s funding for mental health.

Breanna

10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

January 13, 2017 • Written by

The new year is upon us and getting in shape is often high on the list of new years resolutions. Make sure you’re not the one who’s turning heads for all the wrong reasons by following some simple rules of gym etiquette. RRC Recreation Services has put some tips together to help everyone have a good experience. Read More →

What’s love got to do with it? Getting started on being active

December 30, 2016 • Written by

For many people exercise presents a special set of challenges. Here’s a realistic guide for getting started and not getting discouraged.

What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to fitness, in the end, love is all that matters. Exercising in public when you’re out of shape can be an emotionally bruising experience. Huffing and puffing to keep up, you feel inadequate and self-conscious, hating every moment you spend on the treadmill or pacing the track maybe you’re trying to tell yourself something.       Read More →

30 things to stop doing to yourself

December 16, 2016 • Written by

I came across this blog when I was feeling a fair bit of turbulence in my life. I personally was doing great. Everything was in line, I was working at my best, and being my best self which warrants recognition as that’s something I have failed to do in my past, and can image others feeling something similar in their lives. Read More →

Exam and Holiday Stress: 7 Stretches You Can do at Your Desk.

December 9, 2016 • Written by

It is December and the stress of exams and the holidays can take its toll.  The day can get by without noticing how long we’ve been sitting. From the breakfast table at home, driving in the car, to sitting at the desk, our bodies spend a lot of time seated and are not designed for this.

stretchSitting for too long can cause muscle imbalances where it can cause weak and tight muscles. Our backs suffer from weak abdominal muscles giving the back poor support and the forward pull of gravity to flex it forward. With so many ailments today of tight hamstrings and lower back pain we need find some balance to being seated so much in today’s culture.

Here are seven stretches that can be done at your desk and don’t draw too much attention to you for doing them. They take only few minutes and doing them a couple of times a day can dramatically change how you feel. Start with going through them once then take a break and go back to what you were doing. As you become more comfortable you can repeat them and do a couple of sets to get a longer lasting response from the body. Enjoy.

Mario De Negri

Fitness Coordinator at RRC

 

Exam and Holiday Closures for Recreation Facilities at EDC and NDC

December 2, 2016 • Written by

North Gym and Loft

  • Friday December 9 – 630am to 8:00am and 430pm to 8pm closed between 8am and 4:30pm for exams
  • Saturday December 10 and Sunday December 11 open 9am to 3pm
  • Monday December 12 to Friday December 16 -630am to 8:00am and 430pm to 8pm closed between 8am and 4:30pm for exams
  • Friday December 23 open – 7am to noon
  • December 24 to January 2 closed
  • Regular operating hours resume January 3

South Gym

  • Closed from Monday December 12 to Friday December 16 between and 8am and 430pm for exams.
  • Closed from December 23 at noon to January 2
  • Regular hours resume January 3

EDC

  • December 23 closed at noon
  • December 24 open 8 to 4
  • Closed December 25, 26, January 1 and 2
  • Open between 8 to 4 on December 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
  • Regular hours resume January 3

 

 

The Awesome Workout-Part One of the Rebels Rec Home Work Out Series

November 25, 2016 • Written by

With winter upon, our thoughts turn to indoor activities. With the stress of exams and holidays right around the corner make sure you take some time to look after you.  Taking a few minutes each day will help combat the stress and make the season more enjoyable.  Even though we are inside more than we like, no reason why cannot continue to exercise and be active. Rec Services has asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. First up is Cameron:

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Building an Accessibility Plan for Persons with Disabilities – We need your help

September 29, 2016 • Written by

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In 2013, the Province of Manitoba announced the Accessibilities for Manitobans Act which requires organizations to develop and implement plans to enhance accessibility in five areas: Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communications, Built Environment and Transportation.

Red River College is currently developing our Accessibility Plan, and we would like your feedback to help build the plan. You can find more information about this initiative here.

You can share your feedback by completing a short survey.  Click here to let us know what you think!. The feedback is anonymous and it takes about 5 minutes to share your thoughts.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Persons with disabilities have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their participation on an equal basis with others.
  • A person can have a disability that is visible, non-visible, permanent or one that occurs only at certain times. You can’t always tell when someone has a disability. For a variety of reasons, an individual may not identify as having a disability, but face the very same barriers.

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