Wellness Matters

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July 21, 2016

Managing stress in stressful times

We've all been there. For some, it's a parent or loved one who makes negative comments that you try to ignore or brush away, until the one day you just can't take it anymore and you lash out. For others, it's the stress of a series of setbacks at home. For people in high stress work environments, the daily stress of their profession can eventually overwhelm even the most resilient individual. In a recent study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Public Radio and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 44 percent of working adults reported that stress from their work environment had an impact on their overall health and well-being.
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Take a Journey!
Are you trying to live healthier? Take a healthy journey to change your life for the better. "Journeys" is an online personalized health enhancement program you complete at your own pace. With each stage you will progress until you have completed your "Journey." When you complete two Journeys, you can earn $100 towards your deductible, if you have a POS plan, or $100 to your Health Savings Account (HSA), as long as you have first completed your Compass Online Health Assessment.
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2016 Move More Challenge coming this fall!
Get ready - the Move More Challenge is coming back! Registration begins August 10, 2016. Throughout the next few weeks, you will begin to receive information regarding the challenge and related events. All employees are encouraged to participate.
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Tips & tools for back to school

Back-to-school season is right around the corner and this time of year brings both excitement and anxiety for most parents and children. Shifting from a relaxed summer schedule to more structured daily routines is often the most challenging part. However, with preparation and a positive attitude, the transition will be smoother for everyone. It is a great way to practice self-care while balancing work and family priorities!
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Are you thirsty? Hydrate!
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends up to 91 ounces of water for women and up to 125 ounces for men. Water needs vary between individuals, so make sure you listen to your body.
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Chef's Corner: Peanut Chicken with Cilantro and Napa Cabbage
Low in fat but high in flavor, this dish is great for any night of the week!
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July brings new webinars! Learn about hydration, strength training, and mindfulness today!

Move More Challenge countdown: 20 more days until registration opens!

Tuesday, August 9 @ 12:00pm: Healthy Winship Free Lecture. Discuss "Family History and Genetic Counseling" with expert Fabienne Estelle Ehivet!

Thursday, August 25 @ 12:00pm: Healthy Winship Free Lecture. Discuss "Family History and Genetic Counseling" with expert Christine Stanislaw!

Saturday, October 1 @ 8:30am: Winship Win the Fight 5K. Register and start fundraising!


Are you looking to enhance your career? Try career coaching with the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.


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