WellAware is BGSU’s faculty and staff, current and retired, health and wellness program. Employee wellness is promoted through coordinated campus efforts on wellness and health education, programs, and health screenings at BGSU. Possible as a result of a generous grant from Medical Mutual, activities are supported and administered by the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the Office of Human Resources, and the Division of Student Affairs.
WellAware offers specially designed programs to the faculty, staff and retirees of BGSU. In addition to the health and wellness benefits derived from participation in WellAware events and activities, employees are can receive incentive prizes.
WellAware is recruiting volunteers to serve as Wellness Champions for their department. Wellness Champions are ambassadors for WellAware and their main responsibility is sharing program information and encouraging healthier habits within their work areas. Being a Champion is a great opportunity to assist with wellness initiatives and build a wellness culture on campus. The time commitment is minimal and you do not need to be the healthiest person in your department. A great Wellness Champion is someone who is enthusiastic about improving their health and motivating others to do the same. If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Champion, please contact Karyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9 - March 27
- Teams of up to 7 members each will inspire and support one another to complete a variety of health behaviors with the goal of making it a regular habit.
- Each week, teams will be provided a list of 7 activities. Each one must be completed by at least one team member during that week to earn tokens.
- Along the way, team members earn additional tokens by engaging in physical activity.
- Tokens can be reduced for prizes at the Poker Walk, April 1.
- Start organizing your team now and stay posted for registration details!
- Register Online
- Flyer For Your Office (PDF)
- Complete Program Information and FAQ
WellAware - Spring 2015 Programs and Events
Take a short mid-day break and participate in these free low-impact, stress relieving classes. Come as you are, registration is not required. Click HERE for more information or to watch the Yoga As You Are Instructional Video.
- Yoga As You Are – January 26 – April 27 | Mondays: 12:10 – 12:50 PM at the Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall
Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you. Facilitated by Caroline Dawson, Certified Mindfulness and Yoga instructor with over 18 years of Yoga and meditation expereince.
*No class on March 9
- Faculty/Staff Tai Chi - January 14 - May 6 | Wednesdays: 12:10 - 12:50 PM in the Library, Pallister Room
Facilitated by David Cunningham, certified specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning.
*No class on April 8 and March 11
- Breathe, Restore and Relax Yoga – January 16 – May 1 | Fridays: 3:10 – 3:50 PM at the Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall. Facilitated by Caroline Dawson, Certified Mindfulness and Yoga Instructor with over 18 years of Yoga and meditation experience.
*No class March 13
Walk your way to better health and fitness. Fit more steps into your day by walking at Eppler Track. Courtesy of School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, the track is available Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Receive support and guidance to start and sustain a physical activity paln. Contact Karyn Smith at email@example.com to schedule a free fitness consultation and receive an individualized exercise paln.
Is your goal to become more active, feel better, and improve your health and fitness? Set yourself up for success by joining BG Be Fit, a beginner exercise program for BGSU faculty and staff. This free program is specifically designed to teach you the basic techniques of regular aerobic, resistance, and flexibility training. Program is available to male and females and the exercise classes can be tailored to your individual fitness level. Feel comfortable exercising with other beginners and receive the guidance and encouragement needed to start and continue a lifestyle of exercise.
Classes available January 27 - April 23 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 12:45 PM in Eppler South Gym. Click HERE to enroll.
Classes are offered January 12 - May 6, and are only available to BGSU faculty and administrative and classified staff. You do not need a SRC membership to participate but pre-registration is required. To participate:
2. Complete the health assessment form/waiver prior to class participation. The Medical Clearance Form needs to be completed snd returned IF you answer "yes" to any of the questions in the Health History section of the waiver form. If you answer "no" to all of the questions. This Medical Clearance form is not required. Please bring your completed waiver (and Medical Clearance Form, if necessary) to the first class you attend or submit via one of these methods prior to attending your first class:
Campus Mail: Karyn Smith, 221 Student Recreation Center
Faculty/Staff Zumba®: Mondays: 5:30 - 6:15 PM in Studio B
A mixture of cardio, total body toning, and upbeat Latin dance music! No previous dance experience is necessary. The aerobic dance steps are easy and fun to learn. "Ditch the Workout - Join the PARTY!" Instructed by Amanda Watkins.
Faculty/Staff Cardio and Tone: Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:15 PM in Studio B
Work your way to a stronger, healthier you! This class is a great combination of strength training exercises utilizing dumbbells, resistance bands and body bars, and incorportate cardio moves on and off the step.
The challenges of caring for others can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health. Because family caregivers must attempt to balance work responsibilities with their caregiving responsibilities, it is not surprising that many caregivers are emotionally drained and physically exhausted. The BGSU Gerontology Program is organizing an on-campus support group to help those balance work while providing care. Contact Nancy Orel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.372.7768.
The IMPACT Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program is a benefit available to BGSU employees and their families offering access to confidential professional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The program is free of charge, courtesy of BGSU. For more information visit Impact Solutions on the web:www.myimpactsolution.com. Your member login is: BGSU.
Are you ready to lower your cholesterol, reverse high blood pressure, lose weight without dieting, and prevent heart disease and stroke? Are you ready to make long-lasting lifestyle changes for life?
Join the new Eat Right For Life, a group program for healthy eating and healthy living, and make long-lasting lifestyle changes for life.
Receive guidance and support to move toward a whole food, plant-based diet. Next session begins Fall 2015, to view past program resources, click Here.
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You can also get reimbursed for attending Weight Watchers Community meetings through Medical Mutual. You will need to contact Medical Mutual before attending meetings or purchasing monthly passes. Log into your account at MedMutual.com and follow the link for Healthy Living.
Dining Services is now offering Meatless Mondays and Flexitarian Fridays. Meatless Mondays simply call attention to those menu items that are vegetarian on the menu for the day and this occurs in all locations, every Monday. On Flexitarian Fridays the Oaks and Carillon Place are taking turns featuring vegan items for both lunch and dinner to encourage decreasing the amount of animal products in our customers' diet. For more information, contact Daria Blachowski-Dreyer at email@example.com or 419.372.8095.