~JANUARY 2015 is MHEALTHY REWARDS KICK-OFF MONTH ~

MHealthy Rewards starts January 13, benefit-eligible faculty and staff can:
1. Get a personalized health report by completing the 2015 confidential Stay Well health questionnaire – earn $50
2. Then complete an eligible Rewards activity by June 2015 – earn an additional $50
 
To learn more about MHealthy Rewards, visit www.MHealthy.umich.edu/rewards
Contact your MHealthy Wellness Coordinator Sherri Berry at sleet@umflint.edu

 

~ FEBRUARY 2015 is PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONTH ~

Functional Fitness Training: Working Out for Real Life Activities
Tuesday, February 3, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Michigan Room C - UCEN
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently.
Find out more about functional fitness exercises—and what they can do for you.
Presented by Chris Clolinger, Assistant Director for Facility Management, UM-Flint Recreational Services.

 

Yoga for Fitness and Wellness
Wednesday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Michigan Room C - UCEN
Yoga is an excellent mind-body connection activity that can help you gain muscular strength and improve flexibility.
Join Rose McCabe, Fitness Instructor/Massage Therapist from UM-Flint Recreation Center for this experiential workshop. Dress for activity.

 

 Wearable Trackers
Thursday, February 5, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Loving Lounge - 2nd Floor UCEN
The popularity of wearable activity trackers (Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, etc.) has increased. If you’ve thought about buying one but aren’t sure which tracker features will be right for you,
this session will help you become more informed. Brett Knight, an MHealthy Health Educator will also provide tips on how your device can connect with other users to motivate through friendly competition.

 

~ MARCH 2015 is NUTRITION MONTH ~

Stretching Your Food Dollar
Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN
Do you feel healthy foods are more expensive? Smart grocery shopping and meal planning
can help you save money when finances are tight. Learn strategies to cut your grocery bill and
prepare lunch or dinner for $2 or less. Presented by Stacy Whitthoff, MHealthy Registered Dietician.

 

Juicing 101
Wednesday, March 11, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN
Tawana Branch, UM-Flint UHR staff member has made several healthy lifestyle changes including adding more fruits and vegetables to her diet. She is teaming up with Jeffery Davis, Executive Chef for University Dining Services to present this basics of “juicing” workshop. Learn about juicers, how to select and prepare fruits and vegetables for juicing along with obtaining several tasty recipes. Samples will be provided.
Registration is required at https://formassembly.umflint.edu/2722
Sponsored by UM-Flint Staff Council, Division of Student Affairs, & University Dining Services.

 

Eating Out Healthfully
Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN

Eat out healthfully by learning how to better navigate menus at popular restaurants. Our presenter, Jon Oldham, MPH, MS, RD will also provide valuable information on ways to visualize portion sizes in relationship to calories.

 

~ APRIL 2015 is STRESS MANAGEMENT MONTH ~

How to be Successful & Happy in Work, Life, & Everything Else!
Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN
Do you struggle with balancing your personal and professional commitments?
In this 1-hour workshop keynote speaker Paul Artale,
Director of UM-Flint Student Activities & Leadership Programs will share 31/2 strategies
that will start you on your journey to leading a more fulfilling life.

 

Meditation for Stress Management and Relaxation
Wednesday, April 8, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN
This is an opportunity to participate in several meditation activities designed to produce relaxation and
help manage stress. Join Theresa Landis, Director of UM-Flint Auxiliary & Recreational Services
for this experiential workshop.

 

Stress and Sleep
Thursday, April 9, 11:30 a.m.~12:30 p.m., Happenings Room - UCEN

Most adults need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Join John Sonnega, PhD, Program Manager of MHealthy Thrive to explore how stress affects your sleep, and how your sleep habits impact your stress. Healthy sleep habits can help you feel more energized and more resilient, and bounce back from the stressors of your daily life. Learn techniques to help reduce and manage the effects of stress so you can sleep better at night.

 

UM-Flint faculty and staff only:
For every wellness session you attend February - April, your name will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini.
Only one prize per person; three (3) iPad Minis to be given away.
FREE! Open to faculty, staff, students and the community.
— Recreation Center door prizes at each session —
For more information, call UM-Flint Human Resources (810) 762-3150.