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GO RED! for Heart Health Week (February 3-7)

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GO RED! for Heart Health Week (February 3-7)
  • Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 7
    • Go Red Booth Display in University Union: Pick up your Red Dress Pin 
  • Tuesday, February 4: Zumba!
    • Get your heart pumping!
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Alumni Rooms, University Union
    • Participate for a chance to win a Juicer! 
  • Wednesday, February 5: A’viands Cooking Demo
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Leona Cloud Commons 
  • Thursday, February 6: Go Red Concourse Poker Walk (National Wear Red Day)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Compete for great prizes! Register in the Student Life Office (UU 150) 
  • Friday, February 7: Blood Pressure Checks
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Provided by Health Services at the Go Red Booth 
Sponsored by Student Life, Wellness Committee, and Health Services

2014 Wellness Committee Programming Survey

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Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Like the topics we’ve covered so far, but would like to suggest a different meeting time?  Are you finding the monthly Wellness Newsletters informational, or would you like to see changes to it? 

Take the 2014 Wellness Committee Programming Survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.  As the Wellness Committee is excited to start planning programming for the upcoming year, we request this survey to be completed by Friday, January 31, 2014.

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Improve your Financial Wellness: Tax-Sheltered Annuity Basics

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What: Improve your Financial Wellness: Tax-Sheltered Annuity Basics
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: University Union, 1965 Room
RSVP: Please sign up to attend this event by e-mailing the Wellness Committee by Monday, January 27th
As you begin receiving bills from holiday spending and anticipate tax season is just around the corner, finances are on the top of many people’s minds!

Have you thought about saving for retirement?
  Terry Lauber, Benefits Specialist with UW System Administration will be on campus to provide a presentation and to answer questions about the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program, which is a supplemental retirement savings program.  This lunch and learn will help you understand the basics of investing and what to look for when you choose your investments.  See flyer for more details.
Saving something is better than saving nothing.  Plan to save in 2014! 
Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Take the 2014 Wellness Committee programming survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Lunch & Learn: What do food labels REALLY mean?

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What: What do food labels REALLY mean?
When: Thursday, January 16, 2014
12:10 – 1 p.m. OR 4:40 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix A
Presenter: Laura Stalland, Dietetics Intern
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between “low fat” and ” fat free”  or even what “organic” vs. “natural” REALLY mean when reading a food label? Come learn how to quickly scan various food products, and figure out which ones work best for you and your health goals!
Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Take the 2014 Wellness Committee programming survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Winter Break Fitness Challenge

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What: Winter Break Fitness Challenge
When: Monday December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
Where: UW Green Bay Kress Events Center
Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit since the announcement of the Faculty/Staff Free Membership Program, NOW is your time to do so while working towards rad prizes! All Faculty/Staff have free UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.To Participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID & a second pair of shoes required).
  2. Ask the front desk attendant for an entry slip for the Faculty/Staff Winter Break Fitness Challenge.
  3. Complete the slip(s) and give back to the front desk attendant to enter for the drawing.

See the flyer for more information, including prizes and timelines for the drawings.  Let’s keep it HOT inside the Kress these cold winter days!

Relay for Life Kickoff Party

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Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. The American Cancer Society leads the search for cancer’s causes and cures and helps save lives!

Come to the Relay for Life kickoff meeting to learn more about the event and how you can form a team and be part of the Relay.

What:   Relay for Life Kick off informational session
When:  Monday, December 2nd
5 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: the Mauthe Center
This informational session will inform you about UW Green Bay’s Relay being held on Friday, April 26, 2014. Can’t make it? Watch the Wellness Committee website for further information. 

Lunch and Learn: Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12 – 12:40 p.m. 
Where: University Union
Phoenix B 
Dr. Akishi Oshita from of Cornerstone Chiropractic will be giving a nutrition and lifestyle presentation on the Okinawan Diet.  This people of Okinawa Japan have some of the longest life expectancy in the world.  In addition, Okinawans have very low rates of cancer in comparison to Americans. Dr. Aki who is originally from Japan, will be discussing this diet and lifestyle. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Jingle Bell Run

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 Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 7, 2013
8:00 a.m.
UW Green Bay Kress Events Center 

REGISTER TODAY to join UW-Green Bay’s team for the 2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. This is a fun, festive, family friendly event! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. Adult Registration- $25, Youth Registration (12 and under) $15. Register by Monday, November 18th to get the UW-Green Bay team name included on your t-shirt. The wellness committee will be giving away a prize to the first 10 registrants who register before Friday, November 22nd!

Wellness Committee: Power Yoga & Nidra

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Please join us for our upcoming Yoga event!
Power Yoga & Nidra
Thursday, November 7
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Special Events Room
Other notes:

  • This event is FREE to students, faculty/staff and Kress members
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a sweatshirt, blanket and/or pillow for the Nidra portion
  • This event is for ALL levels – experienced or new to yoga, you are sure to find your place on the mat

Get your sweat on from temple to toe.  Led by certified Yoga instructor, Liz.  This 90 minute practice starts with a flowing Power Yoga practice, and will be closed with a deep meditation (Nidra) where you will be invited to surrender to the ultimate state of letting go.

Mid semester can be stressful, why not work it out on the mat with a good sweat followed by a chance to take time for yourself and simply just breathe.

We hope you’ll join us for this magical event!

Please feel free to respond to this email, or email Liz at branel06@uwgb.edu, if you have any questions!

Wellness Committee Fruit & Vegetable Challenge

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The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a month long nutrition challenge encouraging employees to track their fruit and vegetable consumption and increase their daily servings.

Throughout the month of November, employees are encouraged to keep track of their daily servings of fruit and vegetables on the tracking forms provided.  At the end of each week, participants will turn in their tracking form to wellness@uwgb.edu and weekly drawings will be held for prizes.  At the end of the month, a grand prize drawing will be held, with the winner receiving two Green Bay Gamblers Tickets.

Details on the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge and Tracking Forms.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.