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.

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