University departments and units needing financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues can receive up to $5,000 in MHealthy ergonomic grant funds.
Applications are now being accepted for MHealthy's annual ergonomics grants program.
Fall is fast approaching, which means football season, cooler weather and the last few days to get outdoors and enjoy warmer temperatures.
Registration for Active U Autumn, MHealthy's fall physical activity challenge, opens Tuesday.
Beginning this week MHealthy wellness experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series of themed Wellness Weeks.
For one week each month, August through October, a wellness expert will cover a specific health topic and respond to your questions.
Fall is a busy time for many of us, which can make staying on a healthy track a challenge. As extra motivation, MHealthy will award six lucky people with a $500 American Express gift card, just for participating in an eligible health and well-being activity between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.
This year's MHealthy Rewards program concluded with 35 U-M schools, colleges and administrative areas achieving 50 percent or more completion in the program.
Eight university areas are being recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for independently implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
Active U's ninth year saw nearly 11,000 participants log more than 21 million minutes of physical activity over the 12-week exercise challenge.
The university community now has convenient options for buying locally grown fruits and vegetables on campus.
Through October, the Eat Smarter: Fresh Produce Series returns on select days at the University Hospital's Courtyard, Wolverine Tower, and the North Campus Research Complex.
The work environment, and the relationships created there, can play an important role in influencing healthy behaviors. To maximize their impact, MHealthy is offering three department-level wellness programs focused on nutrition, stress management and physical activity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, covering tobacco cessation treatments is one of the most cost-effective health insurance benefits that an employer can provide to its employees.
With Memorial Day right around the corner, many will spend the long weekend honoring our veterans, gathering at picnics with friends and family, and maybe enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.
The popularity of wearable activity trackers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand and others have grown considerably over the last year.
In May, MHealthy is offering free webinars to help those who are interested in learning more about the features and health benefits these devices have to offer.
MHealthy is now recruiting new members for its MHealthy Champions program. Champions are staff and faculty members who volunteer to help create a culture of health within their work areas.
The deadline to apply is April 30.
With three weeks left to complete MHealthy Rewards, more than 14,000 benefits-eligible faculty and staff have completed a wellness screening, and more than 17,000 have completed the health questionnaire. The universitywide goal is 47 percent completion of both.
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff who attend the MHealthy Rewards wellness screening on Monday in the Michigan League’s Ballroom will not only learn their numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose, but also will be treated to a complimentary breakfast or lunch.
Just in time for National Nutrition Month, MHealthy has launched a new recipe-finder website featuring more than 300 MHealthy-approved recipes.
Registration now is open for "Ready to Lose," MHealthy's new, free webinar-based weight-loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults with a body mass index greater than 25.
The University of Michigan has been named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices.
Starting today, thousands will begin tracking their exercise minutes for Active U, MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge.