Staying Well at the U of L Monthly Profile - Sharon French

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Living Well at the U of L

University of Lethbridge among Alberta's healthiest workplaces.
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Office: SU030 (Students' Union Building)
Phone: (403) 332-5217

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Bee Amazing Race 2014

Bee Amazing Race 2014 is over for another year. :( This was a great year for the Challenge - 268 participants and 26 teams! Click here for winners and Photos

Thanks for joining us for the Bee Amazing Wrap Up and Lunch.  Special thanks to Josh Schroeder of the IT Web Team, the Wellness Committee, Sport and Recreation Services, Elaine Carlson and Susan Roth for assisting with the luncheon, and Megan Podrasky for writing this year's challenges. Bee Amazing Race Final Results 2014.pdf

Video Clips etc Check these out!!

See you next year!!

Weekly Wellness Tips

-Don't forget to try out the U of L Stretch and Strengthen Program - just pick one or two of the stretches - you don't have to go through the whole program at once!  Stretch_and_Strengthen_Program092410.pdf 

-Ergonomics affects many day to day tasks  - T4512 Ergonomics.pdf

-Check out the Nutrition Action website - great source for unbiased, nutritional information and recipes.

-Thinking about Quitting Smoking? Check out these resources cessation.pdf albertaquits.pdf


- 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!

Live It Good

University Food Services

Aramark on Facebook

Aramark U of L on Twitter

Adapting Recipes for Health wellness articles

Check out the newest Alberta walking challenge - UWalk

Yoga at Work

Upcoming Events

-Bee Amazing Race 2014 - Race is now over for this year. Thanks to those who joined us for the Bee Amazing Wrap Up - lunch and prize presentations - please check out the winners and photos

-Sport and Rec Services have set up a new program to help you achieve your fitness goals - Check out their Small Group Training which promises to be more flexiable and affordabe -starts June 16  SRS Small Group Training.pdf

- Mental Health First Aid courses and certification are available free of charge to interested staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, please visit The next course is scheduled for afternoons on May 12, 13, 14, and 15. To  register in this course or for more information, please email

Staying Well at the U of L

July 2014 - Staying Well Profile, Sharon French Staying Well at the U of L July 2014 Sharon.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 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

Mental Wellness Resource Links

EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142

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

Dealing with Stress at Work TZ5013 Stress Reduction.pdf