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April 2019

April is Public Health month!

What IS public health?  According to the American Public Health Association, public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.  At Work Well we continually seek to improve the lifelong, multi-dimensional well-being of the employees at UND by providing impactful experiences that help prevent disease and promote healthy behaviors.  Learn more about Public Health in our Wellness Spotlight!


What's New?!

Get Moving Challenge starts April 7th. Registration is now open! Register as an individual or a team. Each week, you will keep track of your steps with the ultimate goal of moving MORE!  And don't forget!  Each week there are chances to win individual or team prizes with a $200 Grand Prize at the end. Sign up today!

The Sex and Drugs Show uses intervention theater to challenge thinking on complex issues surrounding substance use, sexual communications and sexual assault. This event is free & open to the UND Campus Community. Faculty, please consider incentivizing students who attend with extra credit. Click here to learn more.

Happy Hour is a FREE GX class where you will get to experience different classes! Come ready to cycle, dance or strengthen your body each week in this fun filled 45 minute class! This is the perfect opportunity for you to check out what different classes we have to offer! GX Pass not required. 

Crock Pot Cooking: Leave work on Friday with a tasty homemade dinner in hand for FOUR! From savory to refreshing, these recipes are sure to keep you coming back for more.  Upcoming dates: April 12th and 26th. Please register by noon the day before, cost is $20. Click here to register!

The UND Rock Wall will be open to the Campus and public for climbing with No Membership required! Children of all ages (we have harnesses for toddlers/small children, fit not guaranteed) will be able to visit and climb the Rock Wall. Stop by and give it a try on Sunday, April 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Cost $10/family.

We want to celebrate YOU! All events are FREE!

Staff Luncheon and Health & Wellness Fair - Tuesday, April 16th @ Memorial Union Ballroom: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Night Staff Breakfast - Wednesday, April 17th @ Wilkerson Commons: 6:00am - 7:00am


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!

Weather unpredictable?!  The Outpost has you covered! Gear up for adventure! Open to faculty, staff, students and the public, The Outpost has winter and spring rentals ready to go and can outfit you with gear for snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skates, snowshoes, bikes, kayaks or canoes! Call 777.9355 to reserve gear.

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.