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.

Stand Up Desk Information Sheet

UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee member and Assistant Professor, Megan Olson Hunt, with the help of Jill Fermanich, Environmental Health Specialist, created an informational sheet about stand up desks.  Please click on the following link to learn more about stand up desks:

Stand Up Desk Informational Sheet

Winter Break Fitness Challenge Winners

Great job to all the staff members who exercised at the Kress Events Center over winter break!  The winners from the random weekly drawings are:

  • Lynn Rotter
  • Barb Tomashek-Ditter
  • Amanda Wildenberg

They won a water bottle and a T-shirt.

The randomly drawn grand prize winner is:

  • Cali Basten

Cali won a Massage Envy gift card.  Congratulations Lynn, Barb, Amanda and Cali!

Watch for details about our upcoming 50 Wellness Tips Poster Challenge!

CSA Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn

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Would you like to enjoy fresh-picked locally grown veggies and herbs each week? Please come to this Lunch ‘n Learn to find out more about CSAs!  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. This provides members with a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce throughout the growing season.

Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA is a small, farmer owned farm in Kewaunee County. They specialize in growing a variety of veggies using sustainable farming practices, and no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides touch your food. (For more information about Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA, you can visit their website at: http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/)

Presenter Suzi Sevcik has a lifetime of farm experience. From growing up on her parent’s dairy farm to now working the fields with her own farm. Using techniques that are kind to the earth to grow veggies, she takes the approach of never ending improvement. Trialing different varieties to see what grows well in their micro-climate, to constantly find better ways to grow veggies and manage weeds and pests. The mission always remains the same – To produce nourishing food that respects that land, and feeds our community and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Where: University Union, Room 103

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blakMU7YlehnH7L

June Lunch ‘n Learn

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The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn “Straw Bale Gardens” with Professor Heidi Fencl

When: Monday, June 1, 2015
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15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, Room 735

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0IEDrJMclVfn9IN by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Straw bale gardens are a great way to grow fresh produce for people with soil, space, or time limitations.  They take some set up in the spring, but then largely care for themselves over the rest of the summer.  A single bale can support two tomato plants or 30 bean plants, or 3 potato plants, so even one or two bales can provide a nice garden.  Come to this session if you would like to learn more about setting up and maintaining a straw bale garden of your own.

Heidi Fencl is a Professor in the Physics department at UW-Green Bay.  She has a 24 bale garden this year and is looking forward to fresh green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes!

WDC Individual Sessions – REMINDER

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please review the documents listed above for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.

When:   Monday; May 4, 2015; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:   University Union Building, Manistique Room (#101B)

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@empower-retirement.com

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.