UWGB Wellness: Reminders and Upcoming Events

Today is the final day for early registration of the 2013 Bellin Run/Walk Corporate Challenge in order to be part of VIP race packet delivery and received a UW-Green Bay Bellin Run corporate team t-shirt!

Did you participate in the “Step into Spring” Challenge?  All activities must be logged by the end of the day today and winners will be announced in the upcoming May Newsletter! Stay tuned for further information.

Looking for a way to keep your team active, or get active yourself?  Join us for the May and June Fitness Challenge and Hit the Trails! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. starting Tuesday, May 14, join Chrisanna Colletta and other members of the Wellness Committee on a walk/jog/run of the arboretum trails.

Reminder of upcoming lunch and learn events:

Thursday, May 2, 2013          12:10 – 1 p.m.             Phoenix A

 

            Tuesday, May 7, 2013           12:10 – 1 p.m.             Phoenix C

Visit the Wellness website for information on general events, upcoming lunch and learns and other great information!

Wellness Lunch and Learn

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:              Wellness Lunch and Learn
What does your garden grow? GMO’s, Hybrids, and Heirlooms

When:             Tuesday, May 7, 2013
12:10 – 1 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch!)

Where:            University Union
Phoenix C

UWGB Associate Director for Biodiversity Vicki Medland, will present information on the differences between heirloom, hybrid and GMO vegetables and fruits, and highlight the advantages of planting heirlooms. She will also highlight some of the plants available at this year’s Heirloom Plant Sale! Faculty and Staff Early Bird Sale is Friday May 17, Noon-4:30 p.m.

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

Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn
Super Foods: What are they and Why are they Super
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013
12:10 – 1 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch!)
Where: University Union
Phoenix A
UWGB Nutrition professor, Debra Pearson will dazzle your taste buds    Some groups of foods really pack a big nutritional punch – the so called “Super foods”. We’ll spend a delicious hour taste-testing some super foods and learning about their health benefits.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event
(See below for incentive details!)

When:                               Monday, April 29th
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                              Phoenix Rooms A & B, University Union

Who can Participate:       Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult�
children enrolled in United HealthCare NE health insurance plan

How to Participate:          Pre-Registration is required!
Register at https://register.wellness-inc.com/index/registration-key
(Code St-88021-3)

Deadline to Register:      Friday, April 12, 2013

The State of Wisconsin health insurance plans are all offering Health Risk Assessments this year as a wellness initiative. By completing  a Health Risk Assessment (online questionnaire and a biometric screening) you are given results and tools to help you understand and potentially improve your health.  We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

For United HealthCare NE, the biometric screening will consist of:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Glucose (Fingerstick)
  • Cholesterol Level (Fingerstick)

*For best results, it is recommended that the tests are taken under fasting conditions (no food for 12 hours prior to tests).

United HealthCare NE is offering a $75 gift card incentive for completing the Health Risk Assessment.

Details on the Health Risk Assessment and incentive can be found on United HealthCare’s website:  http://www.uhc.com/health_and_wellness/tools_calculators/online_health_assessment.htm

Please see the United Health Care flyer for additional information and direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Wellness Committee Events

GO RED! for Women’s Heart Health Week

  • Wednesday, January 30
    • 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. : A’viands Cooking Demo- find out about heart healthy meals. Leona Cloud Commons
  • Thursday, January 31- National wear RED day!
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. : Go RED! concourse poker walk
    • Compete to win great prizes. Register in Student Life Office (UU 150)
    • Learn more about the UW-Green Bay Wellness Program
  • Friday, February 1
    • Blood pressure checks provided by health services at Go RED! booth in University Union

 

A Healthy Countdown to Spring Break

  • First Meeting: Monday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m., KEC Poolside Room
  • Weekly workouts:
    • Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2/6 – 3/14 at 6:30 p.m.
      • Focusing on muscular strength/endurance,  cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and pre/post workout nutrition
      • Prizes:
        • There will be weekly incentives
        • A t-shirt will be given to everyone who participates
        • Enter to win the grand prize of an iPod Shuffle

Benefits Open Lab Sessions

This year we will be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars to attend the annual…

UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
Monday, October 8, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University Union-Phoenix Rooms

The benefits fair will provide you with the opportunity to learn more information about your benefits and options you have during the annual It’s Your Choice enrollment period.  This year’s annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is October 8th-November 2nd.  Representatives from over 25 vendors will be available during the fair.

This year we will also be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.