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May 20, 2018

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May 16, 2018

Colorful Choices program encourages more fruits and vegetables

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.

April 16, 2018

Deadline is April 20 for up to $220 through MHealthy Rewards

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:

April 13, 2018

Group offers free screening tools for Alcohol Awareness Month

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.

March 6, 2018

Nominees sought to honor units that reduce ergonomic risks

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.

January 12, 2018

MHealthy Rewards offers new incentives with 2018 program

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.

October 3, 2017

Free mental health screenings available on campus Thursday

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.

August 1, 2017

Health-minded employees being sought for MHealthy Champions

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.

June 13, 2017

M Farmers Markets bringing fresh produce to campus

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.

May 15, 2017

Nutrition program encourages eating more fruits and vegetables

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. 

May 2, 2017

U-M receives Governor's Fitness Award as a healthy workplace

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. 

May 1, 2017

May programs celebrate National Mental Health Month

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.

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