Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Exercising for Longevity

If you are looking for well-being tips and advice from local experts, Well Wisconsin Radio is the podcast for you!

February 2024 Episode: Exercising for Longevity

Many Well Wisconsin program members are participating in the Move for a Million Challenge! As the focus is on moving more, Thad Hubbell, a WebMD health coach and certified personal trainer with 25 years of experience working with beginners to professional athletes. Thad talks about exercising for longevity, supporting an active future and living longer. Also discuss starting an exercise routine after injury or with chronic pain and new Well Wisconsin coaching resources available to support your well-being.

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NOTE to those eligible for the 2024 Well Wisconsin Inventive – Listening to two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from season 3, dated November 2023 and later, will qualify for well-being activity credit.

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Navigate Diet Trends

If you are looking for well-being tips and advice from local experts, Well Wisconsin Radio is the podcast for you!

January 2024 Episode: Navigating Diet Trends

If you are focusing on healthy eating habits in the new year, don’t miss this episode on navigating diet trends. Get advice from a registered dietitian on identifying credible nutrition information from fad diets. During this interview with Mackenzie Burke, RD and lifestyle coach from UW Health, explore popular weight loss diets including keto, intermittent fasting, intuitive eating, Mediterranean, MIND, flexitarian and more.

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NOTE to those eligible for the 2024 Well Wisconsin Incentive – Listening to two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from season 3, dated November 2023 and later, will qualify for well-being activity credit.

Positive January Challenge

This time of year, can have people feeling the winter blues, the next Wellness Challenge is here to help. From January 7th to January 27th, we are going to focus on positive thoughts!

For one week keep track of how many times you complain. Then the next 2 weeks focus on not complaining or changing those complaints into positive thoughts on your situation instead.

Please email completed forms to wellness@uwgb.edu by February 7th to be put in a prize drawing.

If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance complete this challenge as part as your well-being credit for the $150 incentive!

Follow these instructions to report your completion for your well-being activity – Report completion for Well-being credit – January. Make sure to select Kindness in Step 7.

Need some inspiration on this challenge? Attend the Well Wisconsin Changing Your Thought Pattern Webinar on Thursday January 11, 2024 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. Register here, or check out the blog post for more information on the webinar.

PDF: Positive January Challenge

Well Wisconsin Changing Your Thought Patterns Webinar

Understand ways of thinking that cause people to view reality in inaccurate ways and identify how to change your thought patterns. Explore the benefits of practicing self-compassion and reflection. Discover new resources available through the Well Wisconsin program that can help you feel happy, healthy and at home as you work toward well-being.

Join the webinar Thursday January 11, 2024 11:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Register HERE!

If enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance attending two Well Wisconsin Webinars throughout the year will earn your well-being credit for the Well Wisconsin $150 incentive. Also complete the health assessment on WebMd.com, and complete a health check, to get the incentive. Available for spouses also enrolled in your State Group Health Insurance.

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin/.

 

2024 Onsite Health Screenings

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

A free health screening* event has been scheduled for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At an onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL, and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes. Register Today!

  • LOCATION: University Union, Phoenix Rooms, Green Bay Campus
  • DATES: Wednesday April 3, 2024 OR Wednesday September 18, 2024
  • TIME: 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Please register at WebMD ONE – Login (webmdhealth.com) by clicking Get Started on the Biometric Screening card.

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 11, 2024 to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive.

  1. Get a health screening or complete another health check option (ex: dental exam or coaching session).
  2. Complete the health assessment at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin  it takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and table friendly!
  3. Complete a well-being activity (ex. complete a challenge, listen to two Well Wisconsin pod casts, etc.)

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issues to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases. the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouse will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned. 

Well Wisconsin Move for a Million: Exercise for All Webinar

Just Move for a Million – that is, move the equivalent of a million steps in ways that work for you. Get inspiration for movement in this webinar as we look at the benefits of physical activity, recommendations and exercises for all age groups. Well Wisconsin will also explore movement recommendations for people with chronic conditions or disabilities, and for people recovering from injury. Get ideas for moving your way with real-life scenarios.

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Do not forget to Sync a Device for the Move for a Million Challenge starting January 1st going through October 11th on Webmd.com. Complete this challenge and you will earn your well-being credit to earn the $150 incentive. This challenge is also available for spouses to take part in if they are enrolled in your State Group Health Insurance Plan, for them to also get the $150 incentive.

See the blog post on more for the Move for a Million Challenge

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Winter Movement, Plus a Bonus Episode

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well-being from experts around the State of Wisconsin

New Episode: Moving Outdoors this Winter

Janet Hutchens, expert from the Department of Natural Resources shares ideas for movement and education this winter in Wisconsin State Parks, including candlelight hikes the OutWiGo snow event and much more. Discover how you can get free entry to state parks, try out equipment like snowshoes and access to adaptive equipment.

Bonus Episode: Managing Anxiety with Exercise and Active Living

In this bonus episode two experts from UW-Whitewater – Logan Edwards, PhD., Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Jen Kaina, Assistant Director for Fitness and Aquatics – who share mental health benefits associated with exercise, activities to reduce anxiety, and tips for staying active at every age.

Listen HERE!