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August 19, 2018

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August 13, 2018

Yoga, Zumba and more taking over Big House on Sept. 28

Instead of touchdowns and field goals, look for warrior poses, planks, squats and Zumba-style dance moves Sept. 28 at Michigan Stadium.

University of Michigan faculty and staff are invited to participate in “Be Well in the Big House,” a free event sponsored by MHealthy.

August 7, 2018

Active U Autumn returns Sept. 18; registration underway

Active U Autumn, MHealthy’s eight-week physical activity challenge, returns this fall to encourage the university community to get moving.

Registration is open through Sept. 17. Participants can start tracking their exercise minutes on Sept. 18.

July 23, 2018

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through Aug. 17 to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a culture of health within their department, unit or school.

Currently, more than 650 employees across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

July 16, 2018

Have a safer summer with these drinking tips and resources

With summer now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for neighbor barbecues, road trips to sunny beaches, boating on the lake and other fun activities. Having an alcoholic beverage or two may also be included.

June 19, 2018

M Farmers Markets offer farm-to-table shopping on campus

With more than 12 locations across campus in 2018, M Farmers Markets are making it easy to access fresh produce straight from local farms.

On most weekdays through the fall, fruits, vegetables, flowers, patio pots and other farm products are available at an affordable price at locations on or near campus.

June 18, 2018

Winning departments selected for 2018 Ergonomics Awards

More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Department Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplaces.

Winning areas have reduced risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

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.

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