College Station, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2012
Bush Library and Museum staff, interns and volunteers learned about everyday steps to living healthier lives and rolled up their sleeves for a blood drive during Health and Safety Week May 30 to June 1 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.
“The healthier we are as individuals, the better we can perform as a team at work,” said Eric Piñon, Bush Library and Museum health and safety coordinator.
Several health experts presented information to Bush Library and Museum staff on topics including physical activity and healthy eating.
In the physical activity class, participants learned the components of fitness and the essentials of creating an individual workout plan. Piñon compiled a list of song submissions from staff for a fun and high-energy workout playlist.
In the “Dining Out and About” class, participants learned to recognize menu vocabulary that indicates a lower fat and calorie choice. Piñon, a Texas A&M class of 2013 health education major from Corpus Christi, said the class also gives students living on campus guidelines in eating healthy at the dining halls.
Health and Safety Week culminated with a blood drive Friday in front of the Bush Library and Museum. Piñon said more than a dozen staff, interns and volunteers participated in the blood drive, as well as several walk-up donors.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network. The Bush Library and Museum preserves and makes available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings. For more information visit the Bush Library and Museum website at bushlibrary.tamu.edu.