Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort & Spa is partnering with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Public Health for a wellness lecture series. The goal of the partnership and lecture series is to open more community dialogue and access to resources to help people live their best, most vibrant life.
The Loma de Vida WellYou Lecture Series launches this year, with self-care topics to improve health outcomes through an integrative well-being model that encompasses psychosocial, mental, physical, spiritual and sexuality components. The cost is $10 and proceeds will benefit the UTSA scholarship fund for public health.
The WellYou 2021 schedule includes:
January 27: Quick Meals for Optimum Nutrition with Breanna Price, MDS, RD. A registered dietician, Price is a clinical coordinator and instructor in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at UTSA. Prior to joining the program, she was a dietician working at Cancer Therapy and Research Center at UTHealth San Antonio.
February 24: Spicing Up Your Relationship with Sara Oswalt, PhD. Oswalt is the chair of the Department of Public Health at UTSA. She is also a certified sexuality educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
March 24: Personal Well-being: A Complex Web (What we know and how to affect what can we control) with Johnelle Sparks, PhD, and Erica Wallace. Sparks is a professor of demography whose research focuses on health and health disparities; Wallace is an instructor in the Department of Public Health with previous experience as a health and wellness coordinator at Oakland University.
April 28: Functional Movement & Strength Training for Longevity with John Long, Tianou Zhang, PhD, and Wan Yao, PhD. Long is an undergraduate student in the kinesiology program who plans to pursue a PhD next year. Zhang is an assistant professor in kinesiology whose research focuses on sport and exercise nutrition, specifically effects of phytochemicals supplementation on chronic diseases. Yao is the interim department chair for kinesiology with a research emphasis on motor learning and control.
Additional topics that will be scheduled later in 2021 include:
- Power of Civic Engagement
- Aging and Caring for Yourself and the Elderly
- Living in the Moment; Creating a Well Family
- Dietary Supplements, Separating Fact from Fiction
- Substance Abuse, Social Habits or Problem Behaviors?
- Holiday Time: How to Shop Safely in Person and Online
- Authenticity: Being Yourself to Better Health in December