Tips for Leading a Mentally Healthy Lifestyle Topic of 2013 Baughman Lecture
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 [8:07 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The 10 keys to a healthy life
will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at Lindsey Wilson
Dr. Christopher K. Peters of Louisville, Ky.,
will speak about "Top 10 List for a Healthy Lifestyle" at 3:30 p.m.
CT on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for
Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive.
The talk is part of LWC's second-annual Dr. Henry
Baughman Visiting Fellows Program.
Peters, who is a psychiatrist with the University of
Louisville Physicians, will discuss how lead a healthy mental
lifestyle. A Kentucky native, Peters works in sports medicine and
has been a consultant for U of L athletic teams.
Peters said his talk will focus on young adults and
include "tips for achieving wellness, balance and moderation --
things that we in America don't always do well."
"The focus of the talk will be, taking from the field of
mental health, what are the kinds of things that we've learned that
one can incorporate into their life to create better balance and
well-being," Peters said.
Peters said that many American have "work-hard, play-hard
mentality" that "gets us all into trouble."
"We're an excessive society … and I think that can be
challenging if you don't try to balance things out," he said. "Even
good things can become bad if you do too much of it."
An assistant professor in the U of L School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Peters' area of specialties are child and
adolescent psychiatry. He's also studied autism, bipolar disorder,
depression and sports medicine.
The Dr. Henry Baughman Visiting Fellows Program was
established in 2012 by Henry Baughman of Stanford, Ky. The program
invites a scholar in the field of health, safety and wellness to
give a public talk and meet with LWC students. Modeled on the
prestigious Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, the mission of
the Baughman Visiting Fellows Program is to enlighten area
residents and LWC students about critical life issues.
A retired college professor, Baughman helped start
Western Kentucky University's emergency medical
technologist/training program, and he also shaped some of
Kentucky's regulations for emergency technologists.
The Dr. Henry Baughman Lecutre will be streamed
online. Click here to watch it.