NCC Walking Club Returns Fall 23
Let’s get active! NCC Wellness Committee will be bringing back Walking Club starting Fall 2023. Walk briskly around campus with us once a week around noon. Check back for exact days!
Body Breaks a Huge Success!
This spring we ran our “Body Breaks Beyond” video series. It was a 4 week program to get our faculty and staff moving more and sitting less. It is an exercise plan that can be done at your desk or in the comfort of your home. Check out the video here to get started on this 4 part series.
Body Breaks Beyond Testimonials
“I found that participating in the Body Breaks Beyond! program that my muscle tone increased overall, especially in my legs and arms. It also gave me additional energy. In addition, it gave motivation to exercise at least those three times a week.”
– Gregory L. Riley, Sr., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.
See the video series link on the left for more reviews!
Health Risk Assessment (HRA) 2022
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a voluntary survey open to all faculty and staff here at NCC. This survey is completed electronically with guaranteed anonymity. The data collected from the HRA assessment provides the Wellness Committee with information to identify and address the specific health and wellness needs of the campus. For those individuals willing to share their information, the HRA can also act as a method of determining progress made with lifestyle changes and/or exercise prescriptions.
Read the HRA Summary Report 2022
Interest Surveys 2022
Statewide Programs On-Line
Did you know that your health plan offers monthly well-being seminars presented by Wellspark. The topics include the seven chronic condition basics along with related health and well-being topics.
- Tuning in to your body, Turning up Your Mind*
- Stress Warning Signals and Intro to the Relaxation Response
- Developing Stress Hardiness
- Coronary Artery Disease Basics
- Asthma Basics
- Heart Disease (HF/CHF) Basics
Seminars are open to all employees, their spouses, and dependents. Participants can attend as many seminars as they want, please check our Quick links for updates!
Wellness at NCC Podcasts
Our Latest Episode
The Wellness Committee will provide appropriate health and wellness guidelines and recommendations to assist with positive and well informed lifestyle modifications for the NCC campus and associated individuals, while acting as role models.
The Norwalk Community College Wellness Committee is committed to improving the health and wellness of the Campus Community by fostering a conducive environment to maximize institutional and individual wellness goals.
Wellness Initiative @ NCC
The purpose of the Wellness Initiative is to provide information for healthy living options needed for lifestyle modification. This initiative is exclusively offered to our campus community, including faculty/ staff and students. All of the services offered through the Wellness Initiative are voluntary and intended to provide evidence-based information regarding one’s personal health and wellness status. The Wellness Initiative will allow for healthy choices in each of the seven domains of wellness, including physical, social, environmental, intellectual, emotional, occupational and spiritual (non-religious).
|First name||Last name||Position|
|MaryJo||McGonagle||Wellness Committee Chair, Instructor, P-TECH|
|Paul||Gallo||Wellness Committee Executive Director,
Director of Exercise Science and Wellness
|Nicole||Mendola||Instructor of Exercise Science and Wellness
|Maohlicia||Carolus||Program Director, Med. Office Management|
|Kimberly||Bryant-Smith||Wellness Committee Past Chair, Library Associate|
|Catherine||H.||Project Assistant, Allied Health|
|Jonathan||McMenamin-Balano||Professor of Biology|
|Carmine||Ingenito||Adjunct Professor Biology, Registered Dietitian|
|Catherine||Liegey||Veterinary Technology Program Coordinator|
|Sharon||Pereira||Clinical Education Assistant|
Stand More, Sit Less
Outdoor Walking Trail!
These walks are intended to last from 15-30 minutes. For more information about the Indoor Wellness Walking Course, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Mendola at NMendola@norwalk.edu
Please take a look at Wellness Walks Map
All participants will can access the Wellness Walks Calculator below and determine total calories expended by entering body weight and time taken to walk the outdoor course.
Wellness Walks Calculator
Nutritious eating and dining at NCC
The Wellness Committee and BESBE Cafe Services have partnered to offer nutritional information for all prepared foods in the East and West Campus Cafes. This information will encourage consumers to consider Healthy Food Choices when dining in our facilities. Consumers will be be informed of serving sizes, total calories per serving, total fat, saturated fat and sodium content for all food items sold. All nutritional content will be reviewed by dietitians working with the Wellness Committee.
This information is also available in the East and West Campus Cafeterias
Tobacco Free Campus
Norwalk Community College is the second state facility in Connecticut to implement a Tobacco Free Campus, which will officially begin on October 1, 2014. The Wellness Committee and Norwalk City Health Department are supporters of this policy.
Smoke Cessation Programs
Every fall and spring semester, the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center, in collaboration with the Wellness Committee, Exercise Science Student Club and Wellness Club, will offer a monthly wellness series. The Wellness Series will include health screenings, lectures and interactive workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics, presented by regional professionals, clinicians and practitioners.
Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center
The Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center at NCC is a state-of-the-art fitness facility that is committed to improving the general well being of all patrons. We encourage safe and effective exercise in an effort to improve one’s quality of life. The Pitney Bowes Foundation Center also offers a variety of Physical Activity Courses that meet for 10 weeks every fall and spring semester. For more information on the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center or the Physical Activity Courses, please click on the links below: