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February 2019

High blood pressure = “Silent Killer”  It rarely has warning signs or symptoms and many people do not realize they have it.  Going unnoticed for long periods of time can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Get it checked often…visit your healthcare provider or a health professional to have them measure it for you! Click here to learn more.


Upcoming Events

Grab your coworkers and find something RED to wear on Friday, February 1st. The UND community is encouraged to show support for heart health in women by wearing red to work and taking a photo to submit online to Work Well. There are different categories and a chance to vote for your favorite!  More information here!

Join Work Well as we host a heart health presentation given by Dr. Joshua Wynne.  Dr. Wynne will kick off American Heart Month by sharing the determinants of heart disease and tips to reduce risk. Thursday, February 7th @ 10:00 am at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Room E419. Register here or just come join us!

Nanci Wilson with the University Federal Credit Union is excited to bring you two fabulous presentations focused on Financial Wellness!

All Aboard the SS Finance: Money Personalities - February 6th @ 10:00 am in the Memorial room at the Memorial Union. Register here or just come join us!

Raising Financial Super Heroes: Teaching Kids - February 12th @ 10:00 am in the Presidents room at the Memorial Union. Register here or just come join us!

2019 is here and many have made or are working on their New Year’s resolutions already.

Are you always making a new year’s resolution, but never sticking to it? Peggy Varberg has some tips and tricks for you. Join us at the Memorial Union on February 12th @ 2:00 pm in the Badlands Room to get the scoop on goal setting! Register Here!

We are finishing up week 3!  Don't forget to log in and complete your squares for BLACKOUT bingo!  Everyone who completes all the activities is in a drawing for a $100  SCHEELS gift card!!  

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 

Sanford Health Plan Member Portal:
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).

Rock Wall Family Days:
UND Rock Wall will be open to the Campus Community and the Grand Cities Area for climbing with No Membership required!  Children of all ages (we have harnesses for toddlers/small children, fit is not guaranteed) will be able to visit and climb the Rock Wall.  Stop by and give the Rock Wall a try on Sunday, February 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Cost is $10/family.

The Outpost:
Are you interested in exercising outside or exploring the outdoors? Gear up for adventure at The Outpost!  The Wellness Center has their winter equipment rentals all ready to go!  Open to faculty, staff, students and the public, The Outpost can outfit you with winter gear for snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoes and even ice skates! Call 701.777.9355 and reserve your gear today! 

Metabolic Testing
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! 


What's Happening

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 to reserve a date, click here!

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.



NDPERS Wellness Newsletter

Sanford Health Plan Member Portal:
Remember to take your annual Health Assessment so you can receive your Fitness Center Reimbursement and be eligible to earn a $250 wellness benefit ($500 per household).

Student Advocate:
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/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!

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. 

Tobacco Cessation:
Get help to quit and cover the costs.