December 2022

Wellness Spotlight

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As we all know, North Dakota winters are no joke. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. In December's Wellness Spotlight, we discuss winter driving, winter car care tips, what to include in a winter survival kit, and what to do if you get stranded in a blizzard.

Read more here: December's Wellness Spotlight
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Work Well Ambassador of the Month

This month's Work Well Ambassador is
Val Becker!

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication!

What's Happening?

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Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners: Aleta Krack & Angela Beardemphl!

Our two winners received a $100 sleep essentials basket.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this challenge a success!
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Congratulations to our Gratitude Campaign Grand Prize winner:

Leo won a pair of lower bowl tickets to the UND vs UMD Hockey game!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this challenge a success!
The winter months are full of cheer and good spirits AND stress, hectic schedules, and overeating. All the extra activities and expectations can throw you off your routine. The Winter Wellness Challenge is an opportunity to keep wellness at the top of your to do list, and the chance to win PRIZES! You don't have to wait until New Year's to make a resolution to take care of yourself.

Dates: 12/5 - 12/16
Registration opens 12/2!

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Don't forget to upload any last vouchers you have completed! Employees can upload 4 each calendar year.

Here are the instructions to upload your vouchers. If you are ready to redeem your points, this document will walk you through it. If you have any further questions, please reach out to
Customer service: 800-499-3416
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VIRTUAL Zen in 10 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:00am

Join us on Zoom HERE
Meeting ID: 999 5460 9002
Password: zenin10

*Last Session: December 15th
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IN-PERSON Zen in 10 will be held on

McCannel Lobby Area @ 9:00 a.m.
O'Kelly Room 300C @ 9:30 a.m.

*Last Session: December 14
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After December, Zen in 10 is taking a break!

The last Zen in 10 sessions are December 14th (in-person) and 15th (virtual).

In the meantime, watch recorded sessions HERE!
Become a Healthy Department!
Healthy Departments is a way to recognize departments that make their staff members wellness a priority by having healthy meeting practices. Departments agree to offer healthy beverage & food options during meetings and incorporate physical activity such as stretching into the agenda. It's that easy!

Email for more information.
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Apply to be a Work Well Ambassador
Work Well Ambassadors consist of staff & faculty members from all UND campus'. They promote wellness & provide updates within their various departments.
Are you wellness-minded & would like to motivate others?

Email Work Well at to apply today!
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Happy Healthy Harvest
Join us for Happy Healthy Harvest, where you can conquer dinner for your family! These recipes are sure to be a crowd pleaser, leaving your family asking for more! For $30 every other Friday, go home with all the ingredients prepped and ready to cook and serve for the weekend!

Upcoming Sessions:
12/2: The Perfect Chili

Register by Thursday of the prior week HERE!
CPR & First Aid Class Available
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you prepared?
UND Wellness & Health Promotion offers American Heart Associattion courses held righ on campus to provide you with the critical training that you need for any emergency at home or work. These course are open to both UND affiliates and the general public. Our classes fill up quickly, so please register early to secure a spot.

Check the class schedule and offerings!
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Rock Wall Family Days
Has your family ever wanted to try rock climbing?

Come to the Wellness Center Rock Wall and experience it for yourself. This event gives families the opportunity to experience rock climbing with guidance and instruction from our Attendants. Each Family Day costs $15 per child. For more information/register click HERE
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Join us for our Gaming Family Days!
Our new Nexus facility boasts state-of-the-art PCs, which will allow you and your kids to bond over some of the most popular games today! Gaming accounts will be required (Steam, Epic, Riot, etc.), so be sure to have your log-in information ready! Fee is $15 per child.

When registering for the event, each child will need to be added to their parents account in our Fusion system to register them. To learn more and register, click HERE.
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Mossa On-Demand
UND Wellness & Health Promotion has partnered with Mossa On-Demand to provide Faculty, Staff and Students the opportunity to work out anytime, anywhere you choose using your own TV, mobile app or computer.

There are over 70 workouts to choose from with new ones added regularly. Workouts can range from 10 - 60 minutes in length, but you can pick and choose which ones to do, making it your own work out. There is even NEW series included to De-Desk™ Your Body!!! Sign up for a 14-day free trial and then its only $9.99/month. Let’s Keep Moving this year!

Wellness Education Opportunities
Work Well has several different resources for UND employees to learn about developing healthier lifestyles. Need some pointers on stretches or mental health coping strategies? Check it out HERE
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Don't miss out! 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). Learn more HERE.
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Nominate Your Co-worker!
The UShine Award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went above and beyond, with an annual award chosen each May!

UND faculty, staff, students and public are encouraged to nominate and recognize a UND Staff member who did something special or extraordinary to assist a colleague, supervisor, student, or family.
Angel Fund
Be an Angel for UND students today! We know that life can bring unexpected challenges. We never want a student to leave UND because of a situation that is beyond their control. The UND Angel Fund provides support for these students so these challenges aren't a barrier to competing their education. To make a gift, visit the UND Alumni page HERE. Your kindness matters. Thank you for supporting students through the UND Angel Fund.


Vaccines for All Faculty & Staff
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters are available to all UND students, faculty, and staff at UND Student Health Services. Appointments for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available. For more information, check out UND Student Health Services.
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NDPERS November 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.

Employee Wellness Webinar: Effective Committee Meetings 12/13/2022 @ 10:00 AM
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Sanford Health Plan's Virtual Wellness Book Club
A monthly virtual book club for Sanford Health Plan members to engage and connect with the six dimensions of wellbeing in a meaningful way.

Book Title: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

When: First Thursday of each month, starting 12/1

Diabetes can be prevented, but not cured. Take control of your health and start making positive lifestyle changes with the help of a trained lifestyle coach and fun, engaging support groups. Groups: NDSU Extension, Grand Forks Senior Center, Sanford Health Plan, YMCA, & Altru. Learn more HERE.
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.
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It's never too soon or too late for parents to make a positive impact on their child's health and well-being. As a parent, you can play a powerful role in supporting the behavioral health of your kids. Parents Lead helps parents find resources on topics that will help you lay the foundation for a healthy home where everyone thrives.
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