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Workplace Wellness Week 2014 calendar

WORKPLACE WELLNESS WEEK 2014

Did you know that there is a full week dedicated to Workplace Wellness? After all, nearly everything now has a day or week dedicated to celebrating its very existence. If there is a national day for pancakes and margaritas, workplace wellness certainly deserves a full week in the celebration line-up! Initiated by the American Heart Association (AHA), the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution that designates the first full week of April as "National Workplace Wellness Week." Join us the first week in April as we celebrate Wellness in the Workplace!

March 31- More Fruits & Veggies Monday

  • Come to our FREE Brown Bag – Tips to More Colorful Meals – in Library 154 from 12-1pm. Hear from our Registered Dietician, Caitlin Miller, on ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as well as fun new meals you can try cooking. If you are not on the Logan Campus and would like to join, please let Nicole know (Nicole.jackson@usu.edu; 435-797-1807). We will record the session, as well as broadcast via IVC.

  • Today, try and add one more serving of a fruit and a veggie. Try out a different recipe to spice things up a little. Need help with how to prepare your fruits and veggies? Check out our suggestions here: www.usu.edu/wellness. Send us your healthy recipes and we will post it on our site to share with others!

  • Stop by the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109) during Employee Only workout (1130am-130pm) for a fresh apple (limited supply).


April 1- Thirsty Tuesday

  • Try to only drink water today, and wait and see how your energy level increases! If you already drink only water, drink adding another 8oz.

  • Try to reach the goal of drinking 64 oz of water today. If you achieve this goal, you will receive a free Be Well Water Bottle!

  • Email Nicole (Nicole.jackson@usu.edu), if you accomplish the goal.


April 2- Weights Wednesday

  • Come to our FREE demonstration on the exercise equipment in our Employee Wellness Center – HPER 109- from 12:30-1:30pm (Please note this is a time change from the flyer you received in the mail!). Receive proper instructions on using the machines, as well as proper techniques. We know the gym can be intimidating sometimes, so get as much information as you can in this hour long demonstration.

  • Have you wanted to try one of our classes, but you were not sure if you would like it or not? Attend our Fit Club Class from 5:15-6:15 in HPER 109 for FREE! The class will be taught by one of our Personal Trainers, as they take you through a workout designed to get your whole body in shape. All activity levels are welcome, as there will be modification given if needed.

  • Come and exercise in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109) during our open hours 6:30-7:30am & 11:30am-6:30pm.


April 3- Tranquility Thursday

  • Have you ever wanted to try Yoga- but never got around to it? Today is your chance! FREE Yoga Class with Josh from 12-1pm in HPER 201. Bring a friend and come relax with us! (Yoga mats will be provided). If you cannot attend the Yoga class, check out our Yoga video on our website. We will show you some simple yoga exercises you can do at the comfort of your own home.

  • Attend our FREE Brown Bag – Library 154 – from 12-1pm on Stress Management. Get some ideas on how to decrease your stress levels during the work day, as well as some relaxation methods. You will leave this seminar feeling more relaxed then when you started. If you are not on the Logan Campus, and wish to attend please contact Nicole (Nicole.jackson@usu.edu; 435-797-1807). We will record the session, as well as broadcast via IVC.

  • What is more relaxing than a 10 minute chair massage? Come to the Employee Wellness Center in HPER 109 for a FREE 10 minute chair massages by Skie from 1130am-630pm. Help relieve some of the stress and tension from the workday by coming to get a calming massage. It is first come first serve, so don’t delay!


April 4- Fitness Friday

  • Do you love to throw a Frisbee around with some friends? Come to our FREE ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAME 12-1PM on the North West portion of the quad (by Old Main and the Ray B. West building). If the weather is poor, we will use the main floor of the Fieldhouse. Grab a friend or a coworker and come have some fun.

  • Take some time to get a little exercise today. Grab a friend/co-worker/family member and go for a walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and park a little further away from your destination.

  • If you need to add a little intensity to your workout, check out our Friday workouts on our website – you don’t need any equipment to get a good sweat on http://www.usu.edu/wellness/htm/fitness/friday-workouts.

  • It is always good to know where your health stands by getting a fitness assessment done at least once a year. To schedule a FREE fitness assessment, email Nicole (Nicole.jackson@usu.edu)


We hope you have enjoyed Workplace Wellness Week!! Keep up these good habits – we are always here to help you on your wellness journey!

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