Webster Wellness Welcome!

Webster Wellness hopes you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a fantastic academic year at Webster University! This year’s Webster Wellness theme is “Wired for Wellness” and we already have our planning underway so want to highlight a few upcoming events:

Moonlight Ramble – August 29/30 – All Invited

Enjoy biking…under the stars? Sign up for this year’s Moonlight Ramble, the longest running nighttime bike ride in the US and an annual tradition with thousands of riders taking to the streets of St. Louis at midnight under the light of the moon.  The event starts at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday August 30th, but you’ll want to arrive on Saturday night August 29th to get set up. There is a registration and a fee associated, so you’ll want to check this out in advance. If you do decide to go, then let us know at wellness@webster.edu so we can plan a meet-up with you!

Involvement Fair – Wednesday, Sept. 2 (Students Only)

We’ll be at this year’s Involvement Fair handing out Mindful Mile t-shirts to students who can tell us how they are “Wired for Wellness”. Join us between 11a and 2p in the Quad!

Weight Watchers Orientation – Thursday, Sept. 3 (Employees Only)

We are continuing this on-site program, assuming we have at least 15-20 participants. Join us Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11:30a in the Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall for an introduction to the fall/winter session which will start the subsequent Thursday, Sept. 10th (same time/location), lasting 17 weeks plus an additional 2 weeks of e-tools online support. UHC members pay $93 (the other $93 reimbursed via the Employee Wellness Reimbursement program) and non-UHC members pay $186.

4th Annual Webster Wellness Fair – Wednesday, Sept. 16 – All Invited

Join us in Grant Gym between 10:30a and 1:30p to get “Wired for Wellness”

  • Get connected with local and Webster Wellness exhibitions and vendors and plug into available screenings
  • Reboot at our recess area and tap into your creativity in our art area
  • Experience healthy food samples, including the #gorlokstrong bike blender smoothie
  • Check out fitness demos like Tai Chi, Yoga and Boxing – 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Chill with FREE chair massages – first come, first serve
  • Reap the reward with Door Prizes (every 30 minutes) and Grand Prize drawings (Extended sites, submit your entry through wellness@webster.edu)

Employee Wellness Reimbursement – next deadline Wednesday, September 30

This program is still going strong – submit your receipts and participation for wellness activities or programs you’ve done in 2016 if you are a UHC member and be reimbursed 50% up to $100 this quarter. Submissions can be sent any time to wellness@webster.edu.

Questions? Contact us at wellness@webster.edu

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NEW EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT!!

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Webster University is proud to announce our new corporate partnership with Gold’s Gym. Any Webster University employee and family member(s) that enrolls will receive a discounted corporate membership (savings of over $100.00)!! To enroll, please visit your local Gold’s Gym (with proof of employment) to get started today! You must show proof of employment, during enrollment, to receive your corporate discount. See attached flyer for more details and 7-Day trial pass.
7 Day Trail Pass

YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES…
One year Gold’s Gym membership with unlimited access to your local Gold’s Gyms, 7-week quick start email campaign (includes personalized workout and meal plan), Travel privileges to all Gold’s Gyms worldwide (750+), Cardio Cinema (A movie theatre in the gym!!!), Free orientation with a personal trainer, Smoothie Bar, Monthly corporate newsletter, Pool, Hot tub, Sauna, child care, Free classes, Basketball, and more…

“CORPORATE DISCOUNT VALID FOR ALL WEBSTER EMPLOYEES ACROSS ALL CAMPUSES IN THE UNITED STATES”

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Webinar on Juicing for Better Health!

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The juice revolution is upon us, are you ready to give juicing a whirl? Learn how to drink your way to a healthier you with nutritious juices and smoothies for nourishing snacks, meal replacements and an easy way to help you eat more fruits and veggies. Recipes for the most nutritious beverages will be included. Join us to understand what you can expect juicing to do for you, and what’s just hype — like juicing for detoxification and cleansing.

When: May 20th (Wednesday)
Where: UC Presentation Room
Time: 12-1 pm

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Winners of the Mindful Mile Marathon !

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We had 124 participants this year( 88 Staff, 18 faculty & 16 Students). This was twice the number of respondents compared to the previous year (61 Total)

Total Miles were 8521 and Total Minutes 150,620
Our Winners for this year are :

Top 3 Miles(Faculty & Staff)
William Houth (COLO) 690 Miles
Vickie Fredrick(WEBG) 264 Miles
Ryan Elliot (WEBG) 253 Miles

Top 3 Minutes(Faculty & Staff)
Dominik Jansky (WEBG) 4,560 Mins
Jenni Popken (WEBG) 4,515 Mins
Christal Chu(WEBG) 4,010 Mins

Top Miles(Student)
Nora Radway(WEBG) 192 Miles

Top Minutes(Student)
Jonah Munzer(WEBG) 2,557 Mins

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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FINANCIAL SEMINAR

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Come join us for an informative seminar on Wednesday April 29th at the Library Conference room between 12pm – 1pm to learn about Student Loans, Credit Cards, Budgeting and Money Management. Webster Wellness in association with Enterprise Bank & Trust has organized this event and is open for Students, Faculty & Staff

We are giving away 6 authentic Cardinals or Royals hat’s and not to mention other goodies to the attendees. Please use the below link to RSVP for the event
http://goo.gl/forms/wM2pqkguV0

Please direct any questions to wellness@webster.edu

*Light Refreshments will be provided*

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“Watch your Drinks”

NCADD Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use leads to about 88,000 deaths in the United States each year, and shortens the life of those who die by almost 30 years. Further, excessive drinking cost the economy $223.5 billion in 2006. Most excessive drinkers are not alcohol dependent.

Please use the link below to make yourself familiar with “What is excessive drinking & What is Binge drinking”

Alcohol & Your Health

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MONEY TALKS

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Tuesday March 31 – 12pm (What’s my score?)
Wednesday April 15 – 3pm (Setting Financial goals)
Thursday April 30 – 12pm (Financial Rules to Live by)

Come for FREE FOOD and find out how your name could be entered to win a $300 scholarship

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2015 Mindful Mile Marathon

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Sponsored by: Webster Wellness, Webster Staff Alliance, Gorlok Fit Club and Mindful by Sodexo

What is this? It’s simple – by signing up, you commit to the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) from March 18th-April 28th. Participants can walk/run or perform other cardio by themselves or with a group.The point is to commit time and energy to being deliberately active outside of their everyday routine.

Who can participate? This is open to ALL students, staff and faculty at all campus locations.

How much does this cost? IT IS FREE….EXCEPT FOR YOUR TIME AND ENERGY! Plus you will get some goodies just for participating.   

When do I start? We’ll kick-off on Wednesday, March 18. At the Webster Groves campus, check-in will take place in the University Center Presentation Room from 11:30am to 1pm. Please bring your signed waiver to the kick-off and you’ll get a goodie bag. Extended sites – contact your director to coordinate for your local kick-off and send your waivers to wellness@webster.edu!

How Do I register? Online registration is available here Click here. Registration will be accepted through march, but plan to pre-register before our kick off on Wed.,March 18.

How do I log my miles? Log both the number of miles and the amount of time you exercise in any format you’d like. Note that the minutes are counted please count mileage and number of minutes you are active, count these when you are deliberately active for 20 minutes or longer at a time. On April 28th, we will ask for the total number of miles and total number of minutes you were active during the program. You will report this information in a simple online form that will be sent to you by the email you provide on your registration form.

Are there any incentives? Yes!  While 26.2 miles is our goal, you don’t need to stop there!  Each participant who makes the goal is awarded a certificate and t-shirt.  We will also give away a Fitbit to the top 3 overall miles and top 3 overall minutes for faculty and staff. Students will also be eligible for a Fitbit for the top mileage and top minutes. Through a random drawing three other participants who achieved their 26.2 miles will be awarded wellness-related prizes. Please send your final miles to wellness@webster.edu no later than Tuesday, April 28th 2015  Prizes will be awarded at our final celebration on May 1st at 12:00 pm in the Emerson Library conference room or via phone by calling 1-888-337-0215, participant code 4171229#.Questions?  Contact Webster Wellness at wellness@webster.edu

As an additional resource we have mentioned few routes & maps below :
Walking Routes
MilebyMile Campus Map
MilebyMile from Rock Hill

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Go Red For Women – Friday February 6

Show your support for women and fighting heart disease by wearing red on Friday, February 6th.  For further details on our 2015 campaign, click here.

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Your new beginning could start here.

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Let’s bring Weight Watchers to work.

With Weight Watchers At Work Meeting Series, you can get:

• Guidance from a leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers
• Access to e Tools, our Internet weight-loss companion, FREE
• Group support from co-workers who understand the workplace environment best

Learn how we can get Weight Watchers At Work Meetings started now!

Anytime is the right time to join Weight Watchers. Meet us in the Webster Groves Room in Webster Hall 1st floor EVERY THURSDAY from now through May 21st, 2015 at 11:30 am

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