Workout and Yoga Videos & Grocery List to Stock Your Kitchen

Alex Wandersee (UREC Fitness Coordinator) created some great online well-being resources available on the Wellness website > Online Well-Being Resources at https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-committee/remote-wellness-resources/, including:

  • Leg, back and core workout video
  • Two 30 minute yoga class videos
  • Links to other workout videos
  • 30 day challenges – jumping jacks, squats and planks

Jolene Dorn (Chartwells Registered Dietitian and UWGB Associate Lecturer) and her team put together a helpful “How to stock your kitchen” grocery list, also on the Wellness webpage under Online Well-Being Resources.  It is basic staple items for your pantry, refrigerator and freezer that you should keep on hand when events like this hit, put together by Chefs and Registered Dietitians.

How can you improve your well-being?

What are some things you are doing to improve your mental and physical well-being?  Here are some things that your co-workers reported they are doing or recommending:

      • Taking online yoga classes
      • Using video chatting via Facebook or Facetime to have some human contact
      • Streaming workouts
      • Trying new recipes using items on hand in the freezer or pantry
      • Exercising by doing dance routines from YouTube
      • Picking up the phone to call co-workers rather than sending countless emails
      • Taking walks outdoors
      • Utilizing free online platforms to do better team collaborations
      • Having a daily routine/schedule

Be intentional – make your well-being a priority.  What will work for you to reduce your anxiety and stress, and improve your mental and physical health?  Create a plan and start today!  You will feel better mentally and physically.

Don’t Wait, Hydrate Challenge

 

The Don’t Wait, Hydrate! Challenge is about making sure you get the healthy fluids you need while avoiding the ones you don’t, like sodas and energy drinks.  So, pour yourself into better health and join the challenge!

  • Starts March 1, 2020
  • Drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water or other healthy fluids for 21 days during the month of March
  • Record your progress at wellwisconsin.staywell.com
  • Complete the challenge to earn credit toward your 2020 Well Wisconsin incentive.

Source: The StayWell Company, LLC

Onsite Health Screenings

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

Three free health screening* events have been scheduled at UW-Green Bay for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

These events are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:00 am to 1:00 pm **CANCELLED**
    • Green Bay Campus – Phoenix Rooms, University Union
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Sheboygan Campus – Wombat Room # 2114
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Green Bay Campus – Phoenix Rooms, University Union

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!

Wait – the StayWell website is new this year – do I need to create a new log in?  Yes – please see this blog post for details.

After logging in, you will see your StayWell dashboard.  In the middle right side, click on the arrows to scroll to the Quest Diagnostics information and click SCHEDULE NOW.  At the Location screen, search for UW Green Bay or select another screening location that is close to you (you don’t have to do the screening at the Green Bay campus – there are many screening locations throughout the state available).

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 9, 2020, to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive.

1. Get a health screening*

Attend an employer sponsored event or if you see your health care provider, complete the Health Care Provider Form, available at wellwisconsin.staywell.com – click on Resources > State of Wisconsin > Health Care Provider Form.

 2. Complete the StayWell health assessment*

This online questionnaire takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!  Find it on the StayWell websiteclick on My Incentives in the top menu bar and then Health Assessment.

3. Complete a Well-Being Activity through StayWell.

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to wellwisconsin.staywell.com – click on My Incentives in the top menu bar and you will see a list of activity options.

Questions? Review this FAQ document about onsite health screenings or contact us at wellness@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

*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 issued 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 spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Source: The StayWell Company, LLC

Chilean Corn & Meat Pie

INGREDIENTS FOR MEAT MIXTURE

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 8 oz extra lean ground beef (5 percent fat)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ C raisins
  • 2 tsp olives, chopped

FOR CORN TOPPING:

  • ½ Tbsp canola oil
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 16 oz frozen yellow corn, thawed
  • ½ C fat-free milk
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Cook the chicken breast for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and shred the chicken with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Put beef in the same skillet; cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink.
  4. Stir in the green pepper, black pepper, raisins, and olives.
  5. Spoon the mixture into an 8” × 8” baking dish. (If you prefer, divide the mixture into four servings and bake in four small ovenproof bowls.) Arrange the chicken on top of the mixture in the dish.
  6. Combine oil and paprika in the same skillet; warm over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. While the onion is cooking, combine the thawed corn, milk, cumin, salt, black pepper, and basil in a blender, and puree.
  7. Add pureed corn mixture to the cooked onion in the skillet; mix well. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. Spoon the corn mixture over the meat mixture in the baking dish.
  8. Bake until bubbly and nicely browned, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • PREP TIME 10 Minutes
  • YIELDS 4 Servings
  • COOK TIME 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • SERVING SIZE 1 Square
  • CALORIES 251
  • TOTAL FAT 6 G
  • SATURATED FAT 2 G
  • CHOLESTEROL 48 MG
  • SODIUM 69 MG
  • TOTAL FIBER 3 G
  • PROTEIN 21 G
  • CARBOHYDRATES 31 G
  • POTASSIUM 592 MG

Recipe from StayWell

Beef & Bean Chili

Throw this in the crock pot before kick-off this Sunday, and serve up delicious warm bowls of chili at half-time!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lb lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 C water
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 lb tomatoes, chopped (about 3 C)
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 C canned kidney beans (use no-salt-added to reduce sodium)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brown meat in a large skillet with half of vegetable oil. Add water. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour until meat is tender.
  2. Heat remaining vegetable oil in a second skillet. Add garlic and onion, and cook over low heat until onion is softened. Add flour and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic-onion-flour mixture to the cooked meat. Then add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for ½ hour.
  • PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
  • COOK TIME: 2 Hours
  • YIELDS: 9 Servings
  • SERVING SIZE: 8 oz Soup
  • CALORIES: 274
  • TOTAL FAT: 10 G
  • SATURATED FAT: 2 G
  • CHOLESTEROL: 65 MG
  • SODIUM: 159 MG

Recipe from StayWell

StayWell Portal Change

StayWell, the administrator for the Well Wisconsin Program, has a new employee portal in 2020. Remember, the Well Wisconsin Program is available to you and your spouse in 2020 if you have enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program for 2020.

You and your spouse will need to create a new account through the new StayWell portal (http://wellwisconsin.staywell.com/).  Please click Sign Up in the upper right corner the first time you go to the new website to create your new account.

NewSTaywell

Note: The only information that will transfer to your new StayWell account is your 2019 biometric screening data.

Want to see a demonstration of the new portal?  Register for the StayWell webinar on Tuesday, January 14th at 12:00 pm by clicking here.

Please review the Well Wisconsin Program page to learn more about the Well Wisconsin Program.

‘WAIT … DIDN’T I READ SOMETHING ABOUT $150?’
Yes, you did!

All you need to do to earn your Well Wisconsin incentive* is complete three activities by October 9, 2020:

  1. Submit your 2020 health screening results (we will have onsite health screenings in 2020 like last year, and will let you know when the sign up is open, otherwise you can visit your primary care doctor as well)
  2. Take the 10-minute health assessment on the StayWell website
  3. Complete a well-being activity through StayWell

‘WHAT’S A WELL-BEING ACTIVITY?’
It’s a program, tool or educational session that helps you improve your well-being.

And we’ve got a ton of them for you to choose from, including challenges, health coaching, goal-tracking and more. Go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com for a full listing.

GET STARTED!
Just go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com to get started. It’ll only take a few minutes and you’ll be ready to start improving your well-being.

Download the new My StayWell mobile app: After you register on the website and join a team, you can download the app if you want. Search for “My StayWell” in the App Store or on Google Play.

Remember: The deadline to complete your activities and earn incentives is October 9, 2020—which may seem like it’s a long way off, but think about how quickly we got to the year 2020!

QUESTIONS? Contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800-821-6591 or wellwisconsin@staywell.com.

*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 issued 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 spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Source: UW System Human Resources & The StayWell Company, LLC