Wellness

Torch Calories with a Super Move!

Spend at least 3-minutes trying one of these super moves today! Most of us have no problem consuming enough calories to power through the day. On the other hand, burning calories—especially if you’re trying to shed a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight—can be more challenging. If this is your goal, look beyond a gentle stroll or set of crunches and try a “super calorie burner,” an exercise that requires a high amount of energy to perform. Examples include jumping jacks, running up and down stairs, and running in place with high knees.

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One of the best calorie burners is jumping rope. It’s simple to do, and all you need is an inexpensive jump rope. It’s a great calorie burner because it’s a full-body exercise that requires you to lift your entire body weight each time you jump. If you haven’t exercised in a while, start out gradually—just a minute or two at a time—to avoid soreness and reduce your risk of an injury.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

California Marinated Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, quarteredfruitandveggies
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 8-oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. tarragon, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine nectarines, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
  2. Drain and save liquid from the artichokes. Add the artichokes to the salad.
  3. Combine reserved liquid with remaining ingredients in a jar. Shake well and pour over the salad.
  4. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for two hours for the best flavor.

Makes 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Each serving provides 80 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 13 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar, and 3 g protein.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Try These Tips for Relieving Work-Related Stress

Stressed out at work? Try these tactics today to get some relief:

  • Resist the urge to say “yes” to everybody. Protect your schedule so you have enough time to get things done.workstress
  • Still overwhelmed? Try focusing on just one task at a time. Ask your boss to help you prioritize what needs to be done. When you can, delegate items to others.
  • Confused about your boss’s expectations? Ask for a written job description that lays out your duties.
  • Take a few deep breaths when you get harried. Shrug your shoulders few times to ease the tension.
  • Colleague getting under your collar? Before letting your anger takeover, try counting to 10—then open your mouth.
  • When you get home, take at least 15 minutes of time for yourself.Use those precious minutes to exercise, play with a pet, or meditate.
  • Discuss your feelings with your family and friends. Your doctor can also recommend some ways to beat stress.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Flu Shot Clinics

The Well Wisconsin Program is offering workplace flu shot clinics. Because a quick needle stick now is better than a nasty illness later.  Flu shots are free and voluntary for all employees and spouses who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. New this year: You will be required to present your health insurance ID card at the flu shot clinic.

 

Marinette Campus:FluShotClinic

  • *UPDATE: Flu Shot Clinic at Marinette has been cancelled (didn’t meet the minimum number of participants requirement)*

Sheboygan Campus:

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am
  • Location: Room 3212

Green Bay Campus:

  • Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: University Union, Phoenix Rooms

 

The shot will vaccinate against the four most likely causes of flu illness during the upcoming season, including the H1N1- strain of influenza.

The vaccine is not preservative free and is not recommended for the following individuals:

  • Those allergic to eggs or egg products
  • Those who are sensitive to the mercury-based preservative thimerosal
  • Those who have an active neurological disorder
  • Those with a fever, acute respiratory or other active infection or illness

If you are pregnant, you should receive the vaccine directly from your physician.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. No cash payments or insurance payments accepted. To register for your flu shot appointment, log into the StayWell wellness portal at wellwisconsin.staywell.com and click on the Flu Shot Clinics tile on the dashboard.

For more information about the flu shot, visit: cdc.gov/flu.

Please contact us at wellness@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203 if you have any questions about the Flu Shot clinics.

Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendar to attend the Annual UW-Green Bay Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair!AuroraBooth

When: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Where: University Union Phoenix Rooms

Please stop by to talk with vendors about your benefits and wellness, help yourself to some refreshments and goodies, and get helpful information as you consider options for the annual It’s Your Choice benefit enrollment period.  This year’s annual benefits enrollment period is September 30th- October 25th.  There will also be a flu shot clinic during the fair.

Representatives from the following organizations will be looking forward to talking with you during the fair: Aging & Disability Resource Center, BayCare, Dean Health, Delta Dental, Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), Fidelity, Foundation Chiropractic, Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense, Kress Events Center, Navitus, Network Health, Securian Financial, StayWell, T. Rowe Price, TIAA, Unity Hospice, VSP, WEA Trust, UWGB Wellness Committee, 9th Street Wellness Center, Ameritas, Delorey Chiropractic, Golden House, Lincoln Financial, UREC and Zurich.

Questions? Please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Summer Wellness Challenge Wrap-Up

The Summer Wellness Challenge at the Kress Event Center finished up at the end of August. We would like to thank the 27 employees who participated in this challenge throughout the summer!

Congratulations to the following employees who got at least 12 punches on their punch cards and win a wellness prize:

  • Sarah Locke
  • Jill Siegmund
  • Laura SinclairGreat-Job-Adam
  • Tina Tackmier
  • Amanda Wildenberg
  • James Zarling
  • Alan Chu
  • Sara Chaloupka

Embrace Power Naps to Reduce Stress

Naptime is back! In fact, taking a power nap can be just what you need to recharge and reduce your stress! Here are three good tips to try out today.

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  1. Limit the length. Keep naps under 30 minutes for better short-term alertness and performance. One study found that 10-minute naps are the most effective for immediate improvements. Longer rests can cause undesired post-nap grogginess.
  2. Select the right setting. Find a restful place to close your eyes. Make sure the temperature isn’t too hot or cold. Try to block out noise and light, if you can.
  3. Time it right. Avoid taking a nap too early or late in the day. Napping late may affect your sleep patterns and make it difficult to doze off at bedtime.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Chicken Salad Blues

(Gluten-free, gout-friendly)

Ingredients

  • 1 9.75-ounce can premium chunk chicken breast packed in waterchickenblue
  • 1 large stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 leaves romaine or red leaf lettuce, washed and trimmed
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 ripe tomato, quartered (or 8 cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 small cucumber, washed and thinly sliced

Directions

Drain chicken. Add chopped celery and mayonnaise. Mix lightly to keep the chicken chunky. Arrange lettuce in a shallow serving bowl. Put chicken salad in the middle and crumble blue cheese over it. Arrange tomatoes and cucumber slices around the plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 4

Each serving contains about 175 calories, 15 g protein, 10 g fat (51% calories from fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 3.5 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 675 mg sodium.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains foods moderate in purines. Meat, fish, and poultry should be limited to 1 to 2 servings per day.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.