Lunch and Learn: Live 54218 @ the Inclusivity Health Fair



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.

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‘Step into Spring’ Challenge


‘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.


Biometric Screening Event


The UW-Green Bay Benefits Office & Wellness Committee Presents: 
What: Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event
When: Wednesday, April 30th
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix Room A
Who can Participate: Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult children enrolled in State Group Health Insurance
How to Participate: Pre-Registration is required!
Register online at https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi
Deadline to Register: Monday, April 28, 2014 (or until all appointments are filled)
In 2014, all state insurance plans are offering $150/member for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  1. Participate in a biometric screening  Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to verify your identity (driver’s license, etc.) and proof of insurance.  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.
  2. Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan  Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.


Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 30th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

Lunch & Learn: How to Cool Heartburn & GERD


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
How to Cool Heartburn & GERD
When: Wednesday, March 19th
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Where: University Union, 1965 Room
Dr. Peterson from Bellin Health will present information on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including what GERD is, how to recognize symptoms, and treatment options.  Details of the presentation can be found on the attached flyer.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events! 

Wellness Lunch and Learn: AHA MYStart! Tool


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
AHA MyStart! Tool & Step into Spring Challenge Information 
When: Friday, March 28, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
Where: SS 1400, Spring Room
Looking for a way to track your physical and nutrition activity?  Want a way to personalize a walking plan that works best for you or to create your own custom walking paths to share with others?  Looking forward to another team challenge as we head into spring?  Attend this informational session on the American Heart Association MyStart! tool and find out ways to use the MyStart! tool to get active for a healthier lifestyle as well as information on the upcoming Step into Spring Challenge that will take place in April.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Wellness Lunch and Learn: Running/Walking


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Running/Walking Progressions & Getting Motivated for the 2014 Bellin Run 
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where: University Union – Christie Theatre
Join the Wellness Committee and Bellin Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nate Vandervest for an informational lunch and learn on the dos and don’ts of creating a Running/Walking Progressions and how to get motivated to use the Bellin Run to stay on track with your fitness goals!
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events! 

2014 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge!



UW Green Bay Corporate Challenge
Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 14, 2014

 REGISTER TODAY to participate on the 2014 UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge team for the Bellin Run.

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle. Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Register today and enjoy to benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery- all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • An early registration customized gift if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • Entry for additional prizes donated by UW Green Bay’s Wellness Committee

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay  Team Password: 840

Visit the UW- Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

Interested in training with fellow employees? Contact the Wellness Committee for coordination of employee interest.

Join the Wellness Committee and Bellin Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nate Vandervest for an informational Lunch and Learn on Running/Walking Progressions and Getting Motivated for the 2014 Bellin Run

When:             Wednesday, April 9, 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

Where:            University Union – Christie Theatre

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Lunch and Learn


What:               AED: Be a Lifesaver
When:              Tuesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where:            University Union
Alumni Rooms A/B
  An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.
Every minute counts.Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.
The University has recently added several AED’s providing for over 30 across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.
  Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

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


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


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.

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