Zen dens, healthy potlucks and refreshed lounge spaces are just a few of the benefits of having an MHealthy Champion in the workplace.
Now through Aug. 16, MHealthy is looking for staff and faculty to serve as Champions. More than 700 employees currently volunteer, helping to support a culture of health within their area
Warmer days are here, which means spending more time outside enjoying picnics, boating on the lake, barbeques and other celebrations. Alcohol is often included in many of these activities.
Research shows that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension, among other things. Despite knowing the benefits, it is still difficult for many people to get their recommended daily servings.
Active U, MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge, returns this winter to encourage the entire University of Michigan community to get moving.
Registration is open now through Jan. 7. Tracking exercise minutes starts Jan. 8.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, designed to encourage benefits-eligible faculty and staff to choose healthy behaviors.
With the end of the year fast approaching, many will be celebrating the season with holiday parties and spending time with family and friends. This may also mean having an alcoholic beverage or two.
Ergonomics awareness groups from all three U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine have again partnered to offer grant funds to departments and units looking to solve worksite ergonomics issues.
Any employee can apply on behalf of their area. Submissions are encouraged by Oct. 31.
Improved mood, stronger trust among co-workers, and enhanced creativity are a few of the benefits suggested in MHealthy’s “Be Kind Be Well” campaign.
UM-Dearborn campus sees summer campus improvements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.