June 2019

New Work Well website!

We are excited to announce that the Work Well website is getting a face lift!  Please be patient with us, some links may not work. If you come across one, please email Work Well (und.workwell@und.edu) and we will get it fixed!  Thank you!


What's New?!

Work Well is excited to showcase their new internal logo!  

We have a new look that encompasses our purpose.  The arrow you see is rotating and represents the lifelong aspect of well-being…it’s continuous and never-ending. It also conceptualizes the person: one that needs all 7 Dimensions of Wellness to be whole, with each dimension being an equal part.  Our Tag line: Stay Strong, Live Long, Fly Far envelopes Work Well’s and Wellness & Health Promotion’s missions.  We want employees to stay strong physically and mentally.  We want them to live long, happy, engaged lives.  And of course: fly far…both personally & professionally!

Nutrition BINGO is going strong with 2 weeks left! Log in and record your spaces today!

Next week, Work Well will send out the freebies to everyone that has at least 2 BINGOs and the winners of the five - $10 gift cards. At the end of the challenge (June 15th), TWO GRAND PRIZES will be drawn if the participant has full blackout BINGO (one - $100 gift card and a 6 quart Instant Pot® with a $30 gift card).

Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award.  This award will recognize an individual, department or group who has worked to improve the health and wellness of the entire UND community by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms and creating a healthier environment. 

Nominations for the Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award are due by Monday, July 15th, 2019.  The 2019 recipient will be recognized later this fall. 

Do you hear that? The water is calling. Paddle up at The Outpost! Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Rental packages include the boat, paddles, life jackets, vehicle tie down kit, and seat cushions. Call 777.9355 to reserve gear.

Purchase a summer membership (3 months) starting May 16th and receive 10% off. The membership will go until August 22nd and is only $81 for Faculty and Staff.

Are you interested in sponsoring a family member or friend? They are also eligible for the 10% discount! 


What's Happening?!

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy and better body functioning. Services provided by Kay Williams, Certified Yoga and Relax and Renew Instructor. FREE and open to the Campus! FLYER 

Ever wondered whether your metabolism is fast or slow? This 10 minute test will tell you. Set up an appointment today with our talented Registered Dietitian, Barbara Arntson! Click here to learn more!

Don't Cancel Class:
FACULTY: Heading out of town for a conference or on business? Not sure what to do with your class? Wellness & Health Promotion has you covered! With Don’t Cancel Class, you have a variety of Health & Wellness topics/presentations to choose from and a member of our team will come cover your class!  To learn more about the presentations available and reserve a date!

Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center:
Participate in a research study!  USDA is looking for volunteers to participate in studies to improve their understanding of the health roles of food and physical activity.  Volunteers are essential partners in their research and are paid honoraria for their participation.



It's a new calendar year!! Remember to take your annual LifeScore Health Assessment so you can receive your Fitness Center Reimbursement and be eligible to earn a $250 wellness benefit ($500 per household).

As Faculty and Staff (and maybe even parents of your own students), you have access to Student Advocate.  It is written specifically for Faculty, Staff and Parents and is a publication put out by Student Health 101. The content is updated each month and is a great way to stay in the loop!

UND is a Tobacco Free Campus. If you are ready to quit, UND offers unique benefits to help Faculty and Staff who are interested in quitting smoking or chewing tobacco. Get help to quit and cover the costs. Learn more here.

NDPERS Wellness Newsletter:
We all need different solutions to be successful in our individual wellness pursuit.  The Dakota Wellness Program for NDPERS members offers just that - a broad mix of tools and a variety of education to encourage and support you in your wellness journey. 

Profile by Sanford:
UND is now a Preferred Employer!  Profile combines nutrition, activity and lifestyle into a weight loss plan that is easy to follow and made just for you.  They help you stick to your new, healthier life and keep it going well into the future. Read more…

WW (formerly Weight Watchers):
Update: The WW meeting at UND EERC on Thursdays has been closed.  Work Well will continue to offer UND employees a $50 return up to 3 times a year if they are enrolled and meet the attendance criteria.  Click here to learn more about the WW Studio in Grand Forks.