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ESCC hosts community health workshop

ESCC hosts community health workshop

Almost 30 community members learned about nutrition and personal health from local trainer Cornelius Boulton during Enterprise State Community College’s “Eating Well” workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Boulton is heavily involved in personal fitness and lead workout classes in the community. He is a certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach, and USA Boxing coach.

According to Community Education Coordinator Ann Kelley, the workshop allowed attendees to ask questions about nutrition, personal health and exercise.

“It was discussion-oriented,” she said. “He really went into depth with the information, and there were some really good questions.”

Boulton taught attendees about food choices and how those choices effect a person’s body and health, such as by reducing the risk of several diseases, high blood pressure, cholesterol and more.

Boulton explained the terms macronutrients and micronutrients – the protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals a body needs – and shared the importance of drinking plenty of water.

He also talked about basic metabolic rate and how it can be used to calculate personal caloric intake.

“It was very informative,” Kelley said. “Everyone just seemed to get a lot out of it.”

Boulton will return to ESCC to lead a monthly “bootcamp” workout on the front lawn of the campus in front of Wallace Hall as part of a new “Let’s Get Physical Under the Oaks” program.

“We’re just wanting to get the community involved in being healthy,” Kelley said. “It’s about just feeling good about yourself. It’s just getting out and moving and feeling good overall.”

The workout will be held on the third Saturday of each month, with the first event being held on Sept. 21.

“Everybody bring their yoga mats, and we’re going to do workouts,” Kelley said.

Each monthly workout will start at 7 a.m. The cost to participate is $5 a person. For more information, contact Natalie Bradley at (334) 347-2623 ext. 2340 or nbradley@escc.edu.

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