Upcoming: Lunch n’ Learn wellness presentations, Thursday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 2

Two wellness Lunch n’ Learns will be taking place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019. For both Lunch n’ Learns, RSVP by emailing wellness@uwgb.edu.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the topic of backyard chickens. Have you ever wanted to learn more about raising backyard chickens? UW-Madison’s Division of Extension Agriculture Educator, Liz Binversie, will provide some tips and tricks to help start your own backyard flock. UW-Green Bay’s Monika Pynaker (IT) will also share a little about her experiences raising chickens! Feel free to bring your lunch to this interesting and fun presentation.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the Bellin Run. Have you thought about walking or running in the Bellin Run, or maybe you have participated in the past? Linda Maxwell, Bellin Run assistant race director, presents “The Bellin Run: It’s not so scary (and is a WALK as well)!”  Maxwell will share information about the perks of the Corporate Challenge (UW-Green Bay has been a member for years), talk about walking as a prime part of the event, and give basic event information and updates. The presentation should help you to feel more comfortable and confident competing in this event. Employees who attend will be entered in a drawing for a Bellin Run full-zip windbreaker (size medium)!

Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn set for Wednesday (Mar. 6)

The Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nate Vandervest, UW-Green Bay Assistant Cross County Coach, CSCS, CES, and former Division 1 cross country runner, has a passion for running and will be presenting this Couch to 5K lunch ‘n learn. He will cover a training plan, as well as common injuries and how to prevent them.  Jolene Sell, Registered Dietitian with Chartwells, Wellness Committee member and avid runner, will discuss the right foods to eat as you train for a walk/run. The kick-off for the new Run/Walk Team will also take place at this Lunch ‘n Learn.To RSVP, email wellness@uwgb.edu. Learn more.

Upcoming wellness events

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee is hosting a five-week Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge April 2 to May 6, 2017 for UW-Green Bay employees. Drawings for prizes will be awarded.

Wellness Webinar: Clean and Simple Nutrition
Wellness Webinar: Clean and Simple Nutrition will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Cofrin Library Room 735. This webinar will provide an overview of nutrition and detail the basics so you can improve and simplify your eating habits. Register now.

Green Bay Area Races/Endurance Events
The Phoenix 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Please pre-register by April 12, 2017. Call 465-2145 or email Phoenix5k@uwgb.edu.

The Bellin 10K Run/Walk is Saturday, June 10, 2017. Employees, students, family and friends are encouraged to sign up to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate team. Register by May 1 to receive an early registration incentive gift with the Bellin Run logo on it. Register by May 15 and your race packet (bib and race shirt) will be delivered directly to UW-Green Bay about a week before the event. Friends and family can be registered on the UW-Green Bay team and receive these benefits as well.

Stress Management Lunch ‘n Learn includes lunch

The Wellness Champions will be presenting a Lunch ‘n Learn on the topic of Stress Management from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. A complimentary lunch catered by Chartwells will be provided to attendees. This lunch ‘n learn is limited to 40 attendees, so an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. Please click on the following link for more information and to RSVP: http://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2016/10/stress-management-lunch-n-learn/.

Wellness Committee sponsors ‘Campus to Campus’ Walking Challenge

Ever wonder about how many steps it would take to walk from UW-Green Bay to each UW Campus? The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a ‘Campus to Campus’ Challenge, asking you to track your daily steps and participate so that we can try to get our campus to every campus in the UW System. This challenge starts Monday, October 3rd and ends Friday, November 25th. You can sign up anytime. The Wellness Committee has pedometers available for employees to use, and Sam Goeller is leading a weekly walk every Monday at 12:15 p.m. during the challenge. Learn more.

The Myth of Cholesterol Lunch ‘n Learn debunks health misconceptions

The Myth of Cholesterol Lunch ‘n Learn will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in CL 735. The webinar will discuss research that is shedding a new perspective on cholesterol and the culprit of heart disease. The presentation will provide participants with a variety of tools, resources and nutrition concepts that they can use to improve their overall health and wellbeing. No need to RSVP. Just bring your lunch! Learn more here.

Stress and wellness seminar

Not controlling your stress level can be detrimental for both physical and mental health. The Stress and Your Physical Health Wellness Webinar highlights the negative effects stress causes in our bodies, as well as tips on prevention and how to build a resilience to overcome barriers to effective stress management. The seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in CL 735. No registration necessary. Bring your lunch.

Wellness Webinar: Choose This, NOT That

Need help choosing what foods are the healthiest? Attend the Wellness Webinar: “Choose This, NOT That!” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 in CL 735. “With all of the mixed media messages and new information on food and food types, it is difficult to know what to eat to stay healthy. This presentation provides an overview of five simple tactics to help individuals choose a healthy diet. In addition, based on the popular book, Eat This, Not That, participants are provided with a comparison of similar foods that have a surprising disproportional nutritional value so better selections can be considered.” No RSVP necessary. Feel free to bring along your lunch.

Get up and go with the Wellness Committee

Is sitting the new smoking as far as a detriment to your health? The answer is “yes” according to recent health studies. UW-Green Bay is holding a wellness webinar called “Stretch and Flex” to provide tips on how to stretch and perform simple exercises throughout the workday. The webinar will take from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. No RSVP necessary. Bring your lunch.

For the full schedule and links to recordings of previous Wellness Wednesday Webinars, download the Well Wisconsin Wellness Webinars flyer.