May 2019

TROPIC like it's HOT!

April (snow) showers bring May flowers. Warm weather has finally arrived and so has the SUN! (has it??) May is skin cancer prevention month, so it is important to remember sun protection when heading out into the long awaited sunshine. Learn more about sun safety in our Wellness Spotlight!


What's New?!

Get Moving Challenge is in it's last week!  Don't forget to log your last few days of steps!  There's one more week of chances to win individual or team prizes with a $200 Grand Prize at the end. Log in today!

How comfortable to you feel talking to college students about alcohol use?  Take advantage of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) to increase your effectiveness with these tricky conversations.  The full day training on Monday, May 20th is sponsored by the UND Counseling Center.  Register by Monday May 13.



Nutrition BINGO will start May 19th!

When the students are away, Faculty and Staff can play!  Enjoy a FREE week membership at the Wellness Center from May 5th to the 10th. Stop in and show your UND or government issued photo ID to access the facility.  This offer cannot be used to extend a current membership.

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! 

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 date: May 10th. Please register by noon the day before, cost is $20. Click here to register!


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 spring/summer rentals ready to go and can outfit you with gear for rollerblading, camping gear, outdoor lawn gear, snowboarding, 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.