Work Well

Work Well advocates for a culture of wellness for UND faculty and staff through innovative engagement opportunities.

February Wellness Spotlight

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February is American Heart Month! February is American Heart Month, which is a time to educate and raise awareness about heart disease! This disease is the leading cause of death in the United States as mentioned by the National Library of Medicine. Luckily, up to 80% of heart disease is preventable, and there are things […]

January Wellness Spotlight

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness within the United States. Over three million Americans, as well as sixty million people worldwide have glaucoma. There are often no symptoms of Glaucoma before it is diagnosed. This Wellness Spotlight includes information on glaucoma risk factors, prevention tips, and […]

December Wellness Spotlight

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 Cold and Flu Season Has Arrived! Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that is caused by many different strains of viruses. The period of time in which the influenza virus is most contagious is referred to as flu season. This period is generally during the colder months of the year. […]

November Wellness Spotlight

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer in the United States, affecting both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, there are over 218,000 people in the United States diagnosed with lung cancer, and 149,000 people […]

October Wellness Spotlight

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Mental Health Awareness Week is October 3-9th! According to the CDC, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can affect how we think, feel and act. Mental Wellbeing can impact your overall health and it can change over time. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. […]

September Wellness Spotlight

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September is Healthy Aging Month! With September being healthy aging month, it is the perfect time to educate yourself on the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults 45 and up. Although, all individuals can benefit from learning the importance of taking care of one’s health, even at an early age. Why is Healthy Aging Month […]

August Wellness Spotlight

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Mindfulness at Work You don’t need to meditate every day to receive the benefits of mindfulness at work. According to the National Institute of Health, research suggests that focusing on the present can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness can reduce anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep. Additionally, […]

July Wellness Spotlight

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Camping Safety Summer is filled with days on the lake and sleeping under the stars! According to the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, there is a positive relationship between camping and mental health and can help people live longer, happier lives. Some camping factors that can benefit one’s mental health and wellbeing include: […]

June Wellness Spotlight

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Healthy Summer Series Summer is finally here! It is the perfect time to check in with your health goals and incorporate new healthy habits. This month’s wellness spotlight gives tips on how to have an all-around healthy summer! Get Moving! Did you know that physical activity can enhance thinking, learning, and judgement skills? Physical activity […]

May Wellness Spotlight

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May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month Warmer weather has finally arrived, and so has the sun! May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month, and in this wellness spotlight, defining skin cancer, how to spot skin cancer, and ways to prevent it are discussed. What is skin cancer? According to the CDC, cancer is a disease which […]