Health & Wellness Unit – Programs

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

  • Introduction to cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor
  • Diagnosing and treatment of high blood pressure
  • Diagnosing and treatment of elevated lipid levels
  • Other aspects in reducing the cardiovascular risk

Knowing Diabetes

  • Different types of Diabetes
  • How Diabetes is diagnosed
  • Groups at risk of developing Diabetes
  • How to prevent Diabetes
  • Treatment of Diabetes


  • Role of calcium and vitamin D
  • Diagnosing Osteopaenia and Osteoporosis
  • Treatment of Osteoporosis
  • Prevention of fractures
  • Prevention of Osteoporosis

Women’s Health

  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Women’s sexual dysfunction
    Cancer screening in women

Common diseases in the Thyroid gland

  • How thyroid diseases affect day to day life
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Enlarged thyroid gland

Stress Management

  • Stress: A definition
  • Effects of stress and its coping strategies
  • Present Moment Awareness (PMA)?
  • PMA and stress reduction
  • Coupling PMA with Cognitive Re-structuring (CI)

Work Place Harassment

  • Types of harassment
  • The bully, the bullied, and the bystander
  • Taking a stand on harassment
  • Company policy on work place harassment
  • Case study discussion

Professionalism & Emotional Intelligence

  • Facets of emotional intelligence
  • Present Moment Awareness (PMA)
  • The association between conduct, ethics and PMA
  • Experiential exercises for developing PMA
  • Coupling PMA with Cognitive Re-structuring (CI)

Skillful Parenting

  • Disciplining children across a child’s life span: What to do and what not to do
  • How to communicate effectively with children
  • Physical punishment: Myths and facts
  • Child abuse
  • Parents as role models

Skillful Teaching

  • Disciplining students across a child’s life span: What to do and what not to do
  • Physical punishment: Myths and facts
  • Hurting a child’s mind but not his/her body: How does this happen?
  • Child abuse
  • Teachers as role models

Healthy Eating

  • Food as medicine
  • Main dietary issues in Sri Lanka
  • Possible solutions
  • Plate model

Prevention of Obesity and Weight Reduction

  • Prevalence of obesity and overweight
  • Obesity as a disease
  • Dietary methods for weight loss
  • Weight maintenance

Diet for Heart Diseases

  • Health burden
  • Global evidence
  • Local evidence
  • Practical dietary tips

Diet for Diabetes

  • Prevalence of diabetes
  • Risk factors for diabetes
  • Diabetic diet
  • Common dietary controversies

Diet for Sports Personnel

  • Basic dietary advise
  • Weight loss and muscle gain
  • Hydration
  • Dietary supplements

Active Life (For beginners)

  • What is exercise? And what is physical activity?
  • Measurements and interpretation of : Weight, Height, Body mass index
  • Exploding myths regarding exercise
  • Tips to break barriers of adherence to exercise
  • Planning an exercise program and rules to follow
  • Easy exercise program

Building Fitness (For regular exercisers)

  • Theory from “Active life” will be revisited
  • Preparation to exercise
  • Exercise program to build strength and endurance
  • Tips to lose weight and gain weight
  • Tips to avoid injury
  • Customized program according to the participants

Good Posture

  • What is good posture? And what are ergonomics?
  • What are good biomechanics?
  • Common postures
  • Common problems due to inappropriate ergonomics and biomechanics
  • How to arrange your home, office, and transport set up
  • Easy exercises to avoid pains

Time to Relax

  • What is mental stress? And what is physical stress?
  • Their interrelationship.
  • Quality of life and productivity
  • Factors aggravating stress.
  • Exercises to relax yourself