Wellness Program Incentive Reminder

Do you have health insurance through the State of Wisconsin?  If so, did you know that a $150 incentive is available through the Well Wisconsin program?  There are two steps to complete (just one step if you already attended the biometric screening event held on campus this year on April 18th), and details are available at the following link: http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov/home

 

Student Hours Reduction

As a reminder, UW-Green Bay student employees must reduce their working schedules down to 25 hours per week starting August 21, 2016 to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Wellness Webinar – Stress and Your Physical Health

stressProlonged, uncontrolled stress is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Stress can kill. This presentation reviews the stress response in more detail and highlights the impact on the human body during each phase including discussions on stress induced weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Review of previous stress management tips and strategies will be discussed as well as building resilience to overcome barriers to effective stress management.

When:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Wellness Webinar – Choose This, NOT That!

Making healthy choices is part of a healthy diet, but with all of the mixed media messages and new information on food and food types, it is difficult to know what to eat to stay healthy. This presentation provides an overview of 5 simple tactics to help individuals choose a healthy diet. In addition, based on the popular book, “Eat this Not That”, participants are provided with a comparison of similar foods that have a surprising disproportional nutritional value so better selections can be considered.

When:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Wellness Webinar – Stretch and Flex

StayFitRecent research says that sitting is the new smoking! This presentation offers simple solutions to help you move more throughout your workday. Getting up and out of your chair; recharging your body & mind is important to your physical and emotional health. Many of us spend long hours sitting at a desk engaged in administrative and/or computer tasks that may be placing you at potential risk for certain health conditions.

Stretch & Flex offers a balanced approach to improving more movement at the workplace including simple stretching and exercises tips to reduce your sitting time.

When:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Good luck at the Bellin Run!

Bellin Run Team FunThe Bellin Run UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge Team consists of 41 employees and their family members!  Good luck to all those participating on Saturday, June 11th!

Photo by Dan Moore

#50fitspiration Challenge

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Thank you for participating in the #50fitspiration Challenge!  Jena Richter posted some pics of her and some of the fifty #50fitspiration posters displayed around campus on Twitter or Facebook, and she received a T-shirt and water bottle.  The Wellness Committee hopes that you found the wellness tips on the posters helpful for staying healthy at work!

Know Your Numbers Lunch ‘n Learn held on March 22, 2016

 

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Thank you to Jane Lehman of Prevea for sharing interesting information about biometric measurements!  We learned about cholesterol HDL, LDL, and triglyceride numbers, as well as glucose and blood pressure measurements.  She cautioned us to take our BMI number with a grain of salt, and shared practical ways we can improve our numbers, and more importantly, our health!  Please click here to view her Power Point presentation.

CSA Lunch ‘n Learn held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CSA Lunch 'n LearnThank you to Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA for providing us with excellent information about Community Supported Agriculture!  We are looking forward to enjoying fresh vegetables and herbs during their 15 week harvest season from mid-June through mid-September.  For more information about CSA’s or to sign up for Suzi’s CSA that may be delivered to campus, please visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA website (http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/), or contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.