Wellness

Wellness Lunch and Learn: Running/Walking

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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!

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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

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What:               AED: Be a Lifesaver
When:              Tuesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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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)

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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!