Wednesday, 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.
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 →
With winter upon us, our thoughts turn to indoor activities. Even though we are inside more than we like, there is no reason why we cannot continue to exercise and be active. rebels Rec 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. Second in our series is Ashleigh:
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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 →
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 →
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.
Sitting 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
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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Over at Mind it! (our Mental Health Initiative blog) Breanna has shared some information about an upcoming training opportunity for students who want to spread body positivity amongst the student body. The deadline for students to register is November 15th. Please help spread the word! You can read more here: The Body Project
September 29, 2016 • Written by RRC Wellness
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.
- 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.