CCECS announces health and wellness classes

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Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers a series of informative and practical classes on improving health and wellness.

The Science of Aging with geneticist Olga Sideleva explores the biology behind the aging process. Topics include how the body’s systems change with age, worldwide life expectancies, complications due to disease and progress in age research. Various “anti-aging” strategies, including supplements and exercise, will also be discussed. Classes will be held on Fridays, July 7 – 28, from 5- 6:30 p.m. in UH Hilo’s Kanaka`ole Hall, Room 112. Tuition is $45.

Understanding Obesity with Olga Sideleva breaks down the complex science behind obesity, including its physiology, causes, consequences and available treatments. Students will gain a better understanding of obesity and the related factors, including hormones, body types, diabetes and genetics. Classes will be held on Mondays, July 10 –31, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in UH Hilo’s Kanaka`ole Hall, Room 112. Tuition is $45.

Practical Steps to a Better Life with psychologist Hugh Montgomery shows participants how to improve their health and well-being by implementing lifestyle changes. Participants will examine current life practices, work to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance and social well-being, and set personal goals. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, July 11 - August, 1 from 10 a.m. – noon in UH Hilo’s Kanaka`ole Hall, Room 112. Tuition is $65.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 932-7830 or visit

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