-Feb 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness day - more info
-Check out the Nutrition Action website - great source for unbiased, nutritional information and recipes.
- ARAMARK is the food service provider on campus. Check out the following websites to help you ensure you are eating as healthy as you can at work!
March 2014 - Staying Well Profile, Jennifer Mather Staying Well at the U of L March 2014.pdf
How do YOU Stay Well at the U of L? Do you have an interest you enjoy outside of work, something that helps stretch and maintain your physical and/or mental well-being? If so, we'd love to display it in our rotating 'Staying Well at the U of L' feature on our website.
Take a photo of your talent, interest or yourself in action. You could display a quilt, or some wood-turning, a woven scarf, or a jar of jam. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo and we will display on a rotating basis on our website and other U of L wellness publications (monthly wellness newsletter, Wellness Facebook, Twitter)
Is there a picture of you with a marathon medal, or a record trout? Maybe you make the world's best nachos, or you've golfed at Augusta?
*Please note your submission will be displayed, along with your name and department, on our U of L Wellness webpage and related publications. Check this out on a regular basis - You'll learn about the wellness interests of your U of L colleagues, plus maybe even discover a new bridge partner, or mountain biking companion, or someone with a hobby that matches yours.-More info - call Suzanne at 5217 or email email@example.com
- March is National Nutrition Month - focusing on getting Canadians back in the kitchen and involving youth and children in food preparation. If you have a busy week, try preparing your meals on the weekend. Plan your week ahead of time so you can ensure you have all the ingredients you need and can utilize your time on busier nights. Ask your children for help! Evidence suggests that children who are involved in meal preparation and enjoy meals with their families have healthier diets. Visit http://www.dietitians.ca/ for more nutrition information.
- Colorectal Cancer Month Did you know that Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada? Many people with colorectal cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease so it is very important to be screened regularly. You can visit www.colorectal-cancer.ca for more information or talk to your doctor about screening.
Mini- Massage March 5 L1112 from noon - 2:00 PM drop in or Register
Mini- Massage March 26 AH100 from noon - 2:00 PM
EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142 www.homewoodhumansolutions.com
Some self care strategies and other tips from Great West Life Working Through It
Learn healthy ways to manage stress - physical activity, humour, creative self-expression,
mediation using deep breathing, yoga, praying
•Mental Health Commission of Canada •Public Health Agency of Canada •Alzheimer Society of Canada •Check-Up From The Neck Up •Mental Health Website •Canadian Association of Social Workers •Canadian Institute for Health Information •Centre for Addictions and Mental Health •Canadian Medical Association •Canadian Mental Health Association •Workplace Strategies for Mental Health: Workplace Strategies •Mental Health Association of East Tennessee Mental Health in the Workplace
Interested in a short presentation (25 minutes) on Stress Management Techniques and Coping with Change and Transition for your department or team? Contact Suzanne at wellness to set this up.