Wellness

Wellness Lunch and Learn

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What: How could the Employee Assistance Program help me or a co-worker?
When: Wednesday, July 16
12:10  – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Spring Room (Student Services 1400)
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, work place based Employee Assistance Program.  The program is designed to assist in the prevention, early identification and resolution of personal issues with may affect both an employee’s sense of well-being and their ability to effectively carry out their work responsibilities.  Examples of issues which the EAP might be helpful with are health, marital, family, financial, alcohol and other drug, emotional, stress and other personal concerns.Join Greg Smith, Senior Counselor for this lunch and learn that will focus on how the EAP program could help you or a co-worker.  The goals will be to help you learn what services are provided, how to access services and what other resources are available in the community.  You will also have a chance to provide ideas on how EAP services could be enhanced on our campus.

Unlimited Kress Events Center Access

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The Kress Events Center has unlimited access over the summer!  In addition to the free unlimited access for employees during the summer hours noted below, there are also various free group fitness classes offered.

Hours until August 28, 2014

  • Mon – Thurs    6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri.                   6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.                  8 a.m. – noon
  • Sun.                 closed

Lunch and Learn: Computer Workstation Ergonomics

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The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Computer Workstation Ergonomics
When: Thursday, June 12
12:10  – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Room C
Your work can affect your health.  Since we spend a fair amount of time in our workplace, it’s essential that we do what we can to create a healthy work environment.  Ergonomics is the study of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the worker rather than forcing the worker to adapt to the job.  Join Jill Fermanich, University Safety Manager, for this lunch and learn that will focus on computer workstation ergonomics.  The goals will be to help you learn what you can do to set up your office work space and practices so that they fit you and help you to be more comfortable and healthy at work.  The session will discuss workstation setup, how you sit, and how long you stay in one position.

Lunch and Learn: Beginner’s Yoga

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What:               Wellness Lunch and Learn
Beginner’s Yoga
When:              Wednesday, May 28th
12:10  – 12:50 p.m.  
Where:             Phoenix Room A
Whether this is your first experience with Yoga, or you have experienced this practice before, this is a session for you!  Join Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Training, Liz Brandt, on a journey to break down some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful practice geared towards YOUR level of fitness!

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

Shorewood Golf & Lunch

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Wellness Opportunity at Shorewood Golf Course: Golf & Lunch for $10.00

Play three holes – or more if time permits – between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and have lunch too!

Come and play holes 1, 2, & 3 ending up back at the clubhouse where you can dine in or take out lunch from the extensive clubhouse menu! This wellness opportunity includes the use of rental clubs at no charge, allowing you to get out, exercise and enjoy the beautiful views that Shorewood golf course has to offer.

Shorewood is a seasonal operation that will remain open through October (possibly into early November), closing for the winter and re-opening each spring.

For more information on the Shorewood Golf Course visit their website at http://www.uwgb.edu/shorewood/.

Wellness Lunch and Learn – Beginner’s Yoga

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Beginner’s Yoga
When: Wednesday, May 28
12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
Where: Campus Quad (weather permitting)
Phoenix Room A (rain site)
Whether this is your first experience with Yoga, or you have experienced this practice before, this is a session for you!  Join Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Training, Liz Brandt, on a journey to break down some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful practice geared towards YOUR level of fitness!

Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Laboratory Science Greenhouse
Someone will be available at the greenhouse between 7:00 to hand out numbers, so that you do not need to stand in line. Doors open at 9 AM and people will be allowed to enter in order by number. Cash and checks only.
Natural & Applied Sciences invites you to the 18th annual Heirloom Plant Sale. We typically include over 50 varieties of peppers and over 70 different varieties of tomatoes. Other vegetables will likely include eggplants, cucumbers, broccoli, and lettuce. We also have herbs and fine selection of flowers. We will be offering a number of unusual herbs and flowers this year including several unique basils.
For more information:  http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/heirloom/

Bellin Run: UWGB Team T-Shirt Contest

One of the exciting features of the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge is participating in a team t-shirt contest!  Corporate teams are able to submit a team t-shirt design for judging by elite athletes, race officials, and local area personalities.  T-shirts are judged on how they best represent their company and the theme pertaining to the Bellin Run.  The 2014 t-shirt theme is “Yes, You Can!”

On that note, we want you to know the Wellness Committee is hosting an internal t-shirt design contest!  Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit their own t-shirt designs for consideration of the UW-Green Bay 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! The winning t-shirt design will be submitted to the Bellin Run for the Corporate Challenge t-shirt contest, displayed at the expo, and used as the design for the 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! Designs are limited to the front of the t-shirt and one ink color.  (We reserve the right to adjust designs as necessary in order to meet ordering requirements)

As an incentive for participation in the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Corporate Challenge, the Wellness Committee is sponsoring team t-shirts for all individuals that register under the UW-Green Bay corporate team by May 1, 2014! 
Register today!

Submit your t-shirt designs to the Wellness Committee by Wednesday, April 16th to be included in the contest.

Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair

 

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What:              Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair

When:              Thursday, April 3
                          1:00 to 1:45 p.m.       

Where:             Phoenix Rooms

Where we live, learn, work and play impacts our health.  By investing in health – personally, at work, and in the community – we not only prevent disease, but also save dollars, strengthen businesses and improve quality of life in our community.  Join Jen Van Den Elzen, director of Live54218.org, to learn about five key behaviors that affect your health and successful strategies for creating a worksite and a community that support you in living a long and healthy life! Please see the flyer for details.

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

‘Step into Spring’ Challenge

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‘Step into Spring’ Challenge
Tuesday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a month long challenge for employees and students to track their physical activities and to encourage the campus community to get active.Step 1:Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the team name and list of members to wellness@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register on the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win 360° of Wellness T-shirts and Water Bottles!  Continue logging your activities after Wednesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the attached flyer for information on how to sign up and compete today!

Looking for a way to stay motivated or for new fitness ideas to help you with the Step into Spring Challenge?  Kress Events Center Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer, Liz Brandt, along with her fellow fitness staff are coordinating a 30 Day Fitness Challenge throughout April.  Each day will feature an email challenge geared towards teaching you about proper strength training form, healthy habits, various group fitness formats, etc.  To sign up for the daily fitness emails, send an email to wellness@uwgb.edu or Liz Brandt at branel06@uwgb.edu.