In life I play it safe. I avoid confrontations, I like nothing more than to stay at home with a good book and a warm cup of tea.
You won’t find me out on a wild adventure or out doing something illegal crazy.
Last semester I heard about a research program to study healthy living in Switzerland. I knew this was the program for me. I had never traveled out of the country( do Canada and Mexico count?) before so I was nervous.
In 1997 I went to Las Vegas and threw up the entire 6 hour flight. Let’s just say people requested a seat change.
So I figured I would just apply for the program, and if I did not get in, well then I would not have to go.
But I GOT INNNN!!!!!
I will be in Switzerland from June 28th-July 4th
I have not decided where I am going to go after, I am meeting with my classmates next week and we will take it form there!
What will I be doing there?
“This program will be useful to undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in health and aging or who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a fast-paced culture.
Exercise, stress reduction, and diet have been identified as key components in maintaining health for people of all ages. These factors are central to the prevention and management of chronic disease. The risk for chronic diseases increases with age, however, the sedentary, high stress, fast-food life style typical of student life and common for all ages in the US has contributed to an epidemic of related health problems. Switzerland is distinguished by low rates of chronic disease, compared to the US, and a geography and culture that fosters out-door activity for all ages. This experiential learning program applies an ecological framework to examine case studies, international best practices and participant experience to better understand how public policy and clinical practice can help individuals initiate and maintain healthy life styles.
Switzerland, a country of stunning mountain vistas, truly lies at the crossroads of Europe. For our academic program, we stay in Kandersteg, nestled in the Swiss Alps. Participants venture in to nearby cities to conduct their field research, returning to home base for an evening meal and to discuss the day’s experiences. Highlights include options for day trips to Geneva, Zurich, Berne, to see a glacier and Alpine hiking.”
*Does anyone else have air sickness? If so what do you do to deal with it?*