RWTH Health Day 2017 – Healthy in Every Sensewww.organmodelle.de
Get in Touch with Your Senses!
Everyday university life poses a multitude of challenges to both students and employees. These challenges are often linked to a high amount of stress. RWTH Aachen takes its responsibility seriously and supports students and staff with diverse information and activity offers for getting in touch with their senses!
On May 10, visitors to the RWTH Health Day 2017 learned about the many different possibilities for accomplishing this.
Time to get active. Challenge your senses!
"Healthy in every sense" was the motto of the 2017 Health Day. Literally, all senses are meant to be involved. It was the goal of this year's Health Day to help us rediscover all of our five senses, which too often seem to take a back seat in our everyday lives characterized by the constant exposure to noise, the lack of exercise and too much fast food.
RWTH Health Day is a day for all to participate and is oriented towards all students and staff of RWTH Aachen and the University Hospital. Participants found many opportunities to hone their senses and to become sensitized to matters of their own health and well-being.
A Day in the Service of Seeing, Tasting, Hearing, Smelling and Feeling!
For the first time in and around the SuperC building, Health Day 2017 offered many opportunities to explore your senses by offering an extensive program from 10am to 4pm: Interesting lectures, diverse seminars, health checks and workshops, as well as exciting activities, exhibitions and various exercise offers.
All of this was meant to inspire and activate you to take responsibility for your own body and your personal health. "To listen well – What was said, what was meant by it?" or "Bodymapping – how does healthy exercise work?": from an obstacle course of the senses to Yoga – there was something for everyone to help them get back in touch again once more with their inner self.
Stress Ease up!
Relaxation offers, such as Mobile Massage, BrainLIGHT-Chairs or mindfulness exercises, invited you to experience ways to take breaks from everyday work. At the C-Caffé, the Studierendenwerk offered culinary delights in the form of coffee and cake enticing students and RWTH staff to linger and socialize with their fellow students or co-workers.
Seeing Inside Your Ear
In line with this year's theme and specially built for Health Day, visitors were amazed by a walkable ear model. This exhibition highlight was able to show the anatomical structures of our organ of perception in a three-dimensional manner and revealed normal or healthy changes to our ear, but also those that are pathological. Here, it was possible to experience diverse symptoms of disease in a visual and haptic manner.
The goal of the exhibition was to create a better understanding and acceptance of people with diseases involving their sense of hearing, because once hearing damage occurs it can never be repaired. That is why a timely discovery of warning signals is of the essence. Visitors had the opportunity to have your own hearing ability tested at the "Hörmobil."
All employees were released from their duties to participate in RWTH Health Day.