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October 1, 2014

Ergonomic grants available to help solve workplace issues

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.

August 25, 2014

Join MHealthy Wellness Weeks on Facebook, Twitter

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.

August 18, 2014

Participating in healthy programs offers chance at $500 prizes

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.

June 26, 2014

Winning departments announced for Ergonomics Awards

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.

June 9, 2014

Farm fresh produce now available on campus

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.

June 4, 2014

MHealthy offers wellness programs for departments

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.

May 19, 2014

Online quiz tests alcohol serving size knowledge

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.

April 24, 2014

New webinars demystify wearable activity trackers

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.

April 22, 2014

MHealthy recruiting department-level Champions

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.

April 7, 2014

Three weeks left to earn $100 with MHealthy Rewards

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.

March 26, 2014

Free meal at Monday MHealthy screening; walk-ins welcome

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.

February 24, 2014

MHealthy offers new webinar-based weight loss program

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.

January 29, 2014

U-M named one of nation's 100 healthiest employers

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.

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