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WELLNESS
&
YOUR HEALTH

 

January 2020 Newsletter
Glad you are back!
We hope you enjoyed your holiday break. Here's to a year full of happiness, good health, and wellness!
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

With the unfortunate accident in Iran impacting many communities across the world, we wanted to take the time to let you know we're here to support you.

To help, we've put together some suggestions from Homewood Health on how to help employees affected by a traumatic event. 

Click here to see and feel free to distribute as you please.

Health Check for U is back! We are teaming up with the Health Centre to bring back this popular health screening program.  We are now booking for the New Year. Please contact us for more info.
Markin Hall 2007 Wednesdays this semester
8:00 - 10:00 AM in 15 minute increments
Register Here
Click here for more info on the program

Ultimate Break It Off Challenge
Thinking about quitting?
Join a six week contest that encourages young adults to be done with smoking in 2020 for their chance to win cash prizes.
1. Registration (January 1-February 6, 2020)
2Challenge (February 7-March 19, 2020)
3. Post-challenge (March 20-31, 2020)
Register here or visit breakitoff.ca for more info

Yoga Rave
January 16 from 7-9 pm
Location: PE 155 (Main Gym)
More info here

Discover Drop in Pickleball
Location: Sports and Rec Gym
Tuesdays (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28) 9:00am-11:00am
Saturdays (Jan 11, 18, 25) 10:00am-12:00pm
More info, contact the Customer Service Centre (403) 329-2706

Mini Massage
Jan 28 - 10AM - Noon - Parkway Services building
March 10 - 10AM - Noon - Room TH277
March 25 - 1 - 3PM - Room L1168
Come for 15 mins mini massage
Register here, more info here

Bell Lets Talk Day
January 29th
Join in raising awareness and changing the stigma on mental health in Canada
Stay tuned for upcoming events at the U of L
More info here

U of L Winter Walk Day
South Entrance of Main Floor
Feb 5, 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm
Join for 1000 extra Heart Smart points!
Email @wellness.uleth.ca to register 


Save the date

2020 President's Award for Service Excellence, Long Service Awards and Retirement Recognition Ceremony
May 6th
   Time: 1 p.m. to 4:30 pm   
Location: SU Ballrooms

    

Only takes 15 mins and available on campus
Free confidential cardiovascular screening 
Get an overall assessment of your health
BRING A CO-WORKER ALONG!
More info here
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Mini Massage sessions are back on campus this semester!

Jan 28 - 10AM - Noon - Parkway Services building
March 10 - 10AM - Noon - Room TH277
March 25 - 1 - 3PM - Room L1168

click here to register
Online registration now open for Winter 2020 Programs at the University of Lethbridge

Select from a list of program options. Register or view program options here

Work out, learn a new skill and enjoy all the facilities and services we have to offer. Horns Recreation offers memberships for students, staff and faculty, alumni and community.
BOOK A WINTER PROGRAM HERE
APP CORNER

myfitnesspal
myfitnesspal is a free fitness app that lets you keep track of the food and activity you do. It allows you personalize your fitness goals and helps you stay on track.
Successful weight management programs encourage people to keep a food dairy and/or an activity log. This app will assist you in doing just that. Happy logging!

               


  

Feeling stressed or anxious?

 
The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, has 4 tips on ways to cope and build psychological resilience

Sharing concerns and stressful feelings with others can lighten the load. Just knowing that other people care and/or have experienced similar feelings can be helpful as we endure and move through difficult times. There is increasing evidence for the benefit of peer support programs that offer talk, text, and chat support by trained peer helpers.
Physical exercise can increase the production of neurochemicals that enhance mood and reduce stress-related chemicals in the brain and body. Exercising in nature will provide an additional boost to mood as it has a calming effect on the human nervous system.
Noticing the positive things that are present in our lives during difficult times can reduce the burden and prevent overwhelming emotions. It helps to be aware of what is working, going well, or brings us joy. Naturally occurring gifts such as our loved ones, sunshine, a deep breath, and the night sky can all be a source of comfort and awe.
Helping other people, our community, and the larger world shifts our attention outward. Harnessing the energy from stress and worry to make a positive contribution can create a sense of control and purpose. There are many kinds of community action groups that provide solidarity and meaning, which can offset feelings of worry and threat.
 
More info here
Parent Rooms on Campus




Two parent rooms are now accessible to anyone on campus who wishes to feed or just spend some quiet time with their baby or toddler.

Locations: SU058 (Students’ Union Building) and SA7236 (Science Commons)

More info here.


UPass for U of L Employees

The University is pleased to offer employees in continuing or term academic and non-academic positions the opportunity to opt into the Universal Transit Pass (UPass) program again for the Spring 2020 term. The UPass program offers an environmentally friendly and sustainable program.  

Terms run through the following months:
Fall – Sept. 1 to Dec. 31
Spring - Jan. 1 to Apr. 30
Summer - May 1 to Aug. 31

For more info here

 

Make this year count. A year of good health!

AHS 2019/2020 Influenza Immunization Clinics are now available around you. 
You can look up your local clinic locations and schedules here

Clinic dates and times may vary so be sure to plan ahead or call 811 for more information.

Influenza immunizations will be available, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, through AHS clinics, pharmacies, and physicians.

Note: Pharmacists can now immunize children five years of age and older. Children, less than five years of age must be immunized at an AHS Clinic.

For more information on the Influenza Vaccine, read the following PDF 

hi-flu-influenza-vaccine-information-sheet.pdf

 

Calgary Corner
Wellness Day at the Calgary Campus in the works for Feb 5 - Calgary folks stay tuned!

 
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