16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family! Participate in friendly competition while gearing up and preparation for the Bellin Runon June 8, 2013.  Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate.Complete a registration form to register today for the 16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
10:00am:  ½ mile kiddie run
10:15am:  5K starts at (immediately following the kid’s run)
Where: Kress Events Center
Entry Fee: $20 pre-registered runners ($25 on race day)
$15 pre-registered UW-Green Bay students & staff ($20 on race day)
$7 pre-registered Kiddie run ($10 on race day)
Pre-register by: Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • All proceeds will benefit the Green Bay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Programs.
  • Chance to win many fabulous door prizes!
  • Silent Auction: Packer Football
  • 50-50 Raffle

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

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.

“Step into Spring” Challenge


Step 1: Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the list of members to danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register of the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.

Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win a 360° of Wellness T-shirt! Continue logging your activities after Tuesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the Informational flyer on how to sign up and compete today!

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Wellness Committee: 2013 Bellin Run

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn to hear more about the Bellin 10 K, and receive helpful hints on registration, training, and other aspects of the run from Assistant Race Director, Linda Maxwell.

When:                 Friday, March 22, 12:10 – 1 p.m.

Where:               University Union, 1965 Room

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:


What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn:
AED: Be a Lifesaver

When:             3/12/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) or
                       3/13/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            Christie Theater

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.

Every minute counts. Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.

The University has recently added several AED’s providing for 21 total across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:


What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn
Mindfulness Presentation
by Lissa Balison. MSE, LPC, Counselor, Counseling and Health Center

When:             2/27/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            University Union- Room 103

In a culture of always sprinting ahead, and looking behind (often with regret and/or embarrassment) wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to take a break from all of that and “just be” from time to time.  Mindfulness will give you that opportunity.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully. For example, we can eat mindfully or we can think about past or future events without paying attention to our eating.

This is not the easiest of things to do but it is possible. This lunch and learn will focus on basic mindfulness practice that anyone can apply to their daily life.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@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