The Brain and Youth Sports – Well Wisconsin Radio

Well Wisconsin Radio – Monthly expert interviews on various health topics with professionals around the state. 

The Brain and Youth Sports 

Join your host, Morgan Meinen as she talks with Julie Stamm , Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Julie and Morgan will discuss the science behind repetitive brain trauma in sports, common misconceptions, and how parents can make informed decisions about sports to protect their children. We hope you’ll tune in!

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • Noon – 12:30 PM

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Episodes available on demand after the event!  Click here to access the Well Wisconsin Radio channel.

Just a reminder, participants would need to listen to two Well Wisconsin Radio shows in order to get credit for the Well-Being Activity. You do not have to listen to the program live in order to get credit – you can listen to the recorded program on the Well Wisconsin portal. 

July Well Wisconsin Challenge – Summer Bucket List

Fill your bucket this summer by doing things that feel good to you! Our Summer Bucket List Challenge has some great ideas or create your own. Set a goal and then get to fillin’ your bucket!

Track your fun for 30 days by checking 10 days off your bucket list. Click here for the form. Email your completed form to wellness@uwgb.edu.  

Treat yo’ self!

Self-care

  • Stargaze—contemplate just how amazing life is
  • Use PTO to leave work early to do your own thing!
  • Enjoy a book or magazine at your favorite cafe
  • Tap in to your artistic side with sidewalk chalk
  • Take a nap or read in the warm shade
  • Say “no” to something that feels stressful
  • Say “yes!” to something fun and indulgent
  • Relax in the bath, pool, hot tub, lake—you choose
  • Sit outside, close your eyes, and just listen

I like to move it, move it!

Active living

  • Dance to music that moves you
  • Beat the heat—get up for an early morning walk/run
  • Start your day with yoga in the sunshine
  • Walk to do an errand or get a summer treat
  • Try a NEW activity—geocaching, paddle boarding, etc.
  • Grab a friend and go for a bike ride
  • Work in your garden or yard
  • Hand wash your car
  • Go for a hike and have a picnic

Get ‘er done!

Goals, productivity, professional development

  • Get rid of 25 items from your house
  • Organize a space—don’t forget before and after photos
  • Set one professional or personal goal for the summer
  • Don’t check work email when you are on vacation
  • Make an emergency/natural disaster plan with family
  • Aim for a no-waste week—reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Listen to a professional/personal development podcast
  • Read an article that will help you toward a goal
  • Plan a fall/winter vacation

Sunday—fun day!

Weekend ideas with friends and family

  • Go camping
  • Visit a museum—pose like an exhibit (pictures!)
  • Catch a summer blockbuster to escape the heat
  • Have fun with animals—zoo, aquarium, or your pet
  • Go to an outdoor concert, festival, fair or sports game
  • Try an outdoor ropes course or ziplining
  • Go to brunch or have a picnic in the park
  • Visit a pool, river, lake, or coast for a water adventure
  • Tour your local town or a new city you want to see

For the love of full bellies!

Food and drink

  • Make a healthy, cool summer treat—share the recipe!
  • Organize a progressive dinner with some neighbors
  • Enjoy a treat from an ice-cream truck
  • Make real homemade lemonade (no powdered stuff!)
  • Eat your favorite summer produce—savor every bite
  • Have a BBQ and snap a photo of the grill master
  • Try a cold summer soup recipe
  • Make fruit popsicles
  • Pick up fruits and veggies from a farmers’ market

You do you!

Create your own list

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UREC: Summer Break!

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of equipment rentals!

Rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, camping gear, backpacking gear, and more.

Discounted prices for UWGB faculty/staff: Full Equipment and Pricing List

Outdoor Adventure Center Hours

How to rent

 

FREE YOGA CLASSES

Attend on zoom OR in-person

June 15th – August 26th

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:15-12:45pm

Instructor: Alex (RYT 200 instructor)

How to attend

 

FREE ZUMBA® CLASSES

Attend on zoom or in-person*

May 24th – August 25th

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:15-12:45pm

Instructor: Kristy (Certified Zumba® instructor)

*Wed Zumba will only be on zoom until June 16th

How to attend

 

KRESS ACCESS (Fitness Center)

May 24th – August 29th

Monday-Thursday  6:30am-8:00pm

Friday 6:30am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

 

Special Hours

Annual Shutdown (May 16th – 23rd): CLOSED

Memorial Day (May 29th – 31st): CLOSED

4th of July (July 3rd – 5th): CLOSED

*Above information applies to UW-Green Bay Faculty & Staff

Bellin Run Updates

A few updates with the upcoming Bellin Run:

  • The Bellin Run will be a virtual event from June 12 – 21, 2021.
  • There is still time to register! More information here.
  • Packet Information:
    • If you signed up by May 15th and chose to have your packet delivered to the Green Bay Main Campus, it will be available to pick-up before the run at the HR Office, located in the Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 710.  (We will email you when it is ready.)
    • If you chose to have your packet delivered to your home, you will receive notice of when they intend to ship to the email you provided at registration.

Items to Note:

    • 10K Training Guide
    • Bellin Run Virtual Event FAQs
    • Submit results manually or download the timing app, RTRT.me for results to be automatically submitted.
    • Group Photo! Unfortunately, with a virtual event, we are unable to get a group photo.  Please email a photo of you on your run or pre/post-run with your bib to oclairek@uwgb.edu by June 21st, 2021.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Corporate Team Captain, Kaitlyn O’Claire, oclairek@uwgb.edu, 715-735-4331.

Thank you and best of luck!

Update on Required COVID-19 Testing & Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Faculty and Staff

Since January 19, 2021, it has been a UW System requirement that any employee who comes into any UW-Green Bay building once a week or more to conduct business must obtain a negative COVID-19 test through an antigen test, or through a subsequent confirmation test administered not more than 14 days prior to accessing the campus building. In response on the recent update to SYS 600-02, Interim: Summer 2021 COVID-19 Testing Requirements, it is with pleasure, that we share the news that any UW-Green Bay employee that is fully vaccinated and does not have symptoms of COVID-19 will no longer be required to participate in bi-weekly surveillance testing effective May 10, 2021.

Employees who are fully vaccinated can get an exemption from the testing requirement by completing the Immunization Record Form located in the MyUWPortal. As part of the form, employees will be required to upload proof of vaccination, by providing a copy of their vaccination record from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. Instructions on how to complete the form can be viewed here.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two (2) weeks after receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna); or
  • Two (2) weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)

Employees who are not fully vaccinated or choose not to receive the vaccination will still be required to obtain a test through the UW Green Bay Testing Center or have the testing administered at a medical service provider of their choice or an alternative testing location. Please note campus testing locations and hours have changed.

On-Campus Testing Logistics:

Green Bay Campus (East Gym located in the Kress Events Center)

  • Week of May 10th
    • Mon & Tues 7:00am-2:00pm
    • Wed & Thurs 12:00pm-4:00pm
    • Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Week of May 17th
    • Mon & Tues 12:00pm-2:00pm
    • Wed & Thurs 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Fri 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Starting the week of May 24th and moving forward
    • Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:30am-12:30pm
    • Tues 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Fri 9:00am-11:00am

*All appointment availability will be listed on the MyPrevea app, please plan in advance to guarantee availability for a testing appointment.

Marinette Campus (Cafeteria)

  • Last day for on-campus testing will be  Tuesday, May 11th, hours will be 10:00am – 12:00pm

Manitowoc Campus (Gym)

  • Last day for on-campus testing occurred Tuesday, May 4th.

Sheboygan Campus (Fine Arts Gallery – Theater Building)

  • Last day for on-campus testing occurred Wednesday, May 5th.

Employees who are unable to obtain a test on campus can find a local community testing site. Testing at these sites are provided at no cost and may require an appointment. Wisconsin residents may also request an at-home specimen collection kit at no cost. It is important to know that many of these testing sites are only administering PCR (lab resulted) tests and may take 3-5 business days to get the result.

Daily Self-Assessment:

Employees who have completed the Immunization Record Form exempting them from testing will no longer be required to complete the Daily Self-Assessment prior to arriving to campus each day.

Face Coverings & Social Distancing:

Aligned with the Center for Disease Control’s “CDC” recent update to the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, the University of Wisconsin System removed the System-wide mask mandate. Effective June 1, 2021, employees who have a verified vaccination through the above process will be exempt from the use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing.

There is no requirement to receive a vaccination or apply for an exemption, however employees who are present in buildings who are not exempt will need to still participate in the current COVID-19 Safety Protocols unless an exemption is confirmed through the exemption process.

Employees should continue to monitor for symptoms and stay home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Should you have questions related to any of the information contained within this e-mail, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Mental Health Awareness Month

There is no quick fix or magic pill for mental health issues, but I’m confident that together, as we learn and talk about them more, we’ll start to turn every month into one where mental health is a priority, both at home and at work. To your good health!

Well Wisconsin Invitational Teams Steps Challenge

The Invitational is a team-based steps challenge made up of 5 person teams. The Invitational begins with a warm up round on May 3rd, 2021, followed by 5 weeks of friendly competition, as your 5 person team is matched up with a different 5-person team. Participating in all 5 Rounds of the Invitational will earn well-being activity credit! Please click on the following link for more information about this event:

Invitational Overview

Registration for The Invitational Team Steps Challenge is open from
May 3 to May 9 at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin. All eligible employees will also receive an email invitation to register around May 3rd. The challenge runs May 10 through June 15.

EARN REWARDS
Report at least 5 days of steps in each round (for all five rounds of the challenge) to earn the Well-Being Activity reward. Completion of this activity, plus the health assessment and a health check, earns you $150.*

DOWNLOAD OUR APP
Use Wellness At Your Side from WebMD to register and track your steps during The Invitational. Enter “SOWI” as the connection code.

*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.

May Well Wisconsin Challenge: Explore Wisconsin State Parks

This month’s challenge is encouraging everyone to get out and explore our wonderful state parks. The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks have developed a fun event that will challenge visitors to explore the Wisconsin properties in new and fun ways to increase healthy habits, connect with family and friends, and help serve the community.

There are several activities to choose from like hiking, camping, fishing, paddling, photography, and volunteering to help clean the parks. Please go to the site to see all the challenges listed (link below under resources). There is no fee associated with the challenge except for a vehicle admission sticker. Plan to complete it with family members, friends, coworkers or just some alone time outdoors.

The challenge has started and runs through September 22, 2021. Participants need to complete at least one of the challenges in order to get credit for the Well Wisconsin Incentive. Register on the site and download the logbook. When you complete a challenge, log it and email a picture of the logbook to wellness@uwgb.edu.

Want to learn more about the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Explore Challenge? Tune in to Well Wisconsin Radio on Tuesday, May 25th from Noon-12:30. Host Morgan Meinen will be interviewing Mike McFadzen and Randall Paske from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.

Register here or available on demand after the live air date.

Resources:

Wis. Friends Explore

WebMD: Health Benefits of Getting Outside