Research shows that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can reduce risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes and hypertension, among other things. However, despite the benefits, many still do not get their recommended daily servings.
Time is running out to get up to $220 in incentives for learning about your health and taking action to maintain or improve it. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have until April 20 to qualify through the MHealthy Rewards program.
More than 15,000 employees are already participating in Rewards. To get started:
With one in every dozen adults experiencing abuse or dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.
That's why a group made up of various campus and local stakeholders is urging members of the community to consider the role that alcohol plays in their lives.
Nominations are now being accepted for departments and units that have reduced ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
U-M faculty or staff can submit nominations for the annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments through March 31.
The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that billions of pounds of food are thrown away each year in the United States. That's roughly 300 pounds of food per year for the average American.
One in three American adults is on the road to developing type 2 diabetes. And nine times out of 10, they don't know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Registration is now open for MHealthy's 2018 Rewards program. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn about their health, take action to maintain or improve it, and earn incentives along the way.
Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, is now open. Participants can start tracking their exercise minutes starting Jan. 9.
For many, the end of the year includes celebrating the season and enjoying time with family and friends. Sometimes this may include alcohol.
Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.
University of Michigan ergonomics awareness groups from all three campuses and Michigan Medicine have again partnered to offer grant funds to departments and units looking to solve worksite ergonomics issues.
It's now easier for the U-M community to identify and choose foods on campus that demonstrate basic good nutrition. For the last year, MHealthy and its partners have been working to update the MHealthy Nutrition Guidelines.
In celebration of the University of Michigan’s 200th anniversary, faculty, staff and students are invited to two fall events that showcase the university’s commitment to well-being.
Registration is open for a new wellness program that gives U-M faculty and staff the opportunity to embrace a more rounded approach to personal health.
MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.
Currently, nearly 600 employees across the university's three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.
Finding affordable, farm fresh vegetables and fruits on campus just got easier thanks to the M Farmers Markets, currently available at six Ann Arbor campus locations, with more being added each month through the fall.
Preeti Malani, professor of internal medicine, has been named chief health officer for the University of Michigan.
Most people know that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits is a smart idea — research shows doing so can reduce risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes and hypertension, among other things. Despite the benefits, many still do not get the recommended daily servings.
The University of Michigan was recognized as one of the state's healthiest workplaces with the 2017 Governor's Fitness Award.
The award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to help people live healthy lifestyles.
To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — will experience mental illness in a given year.