Lyme disease is on the rise in Maine. Learn how to lessen your risk of the disease this month. Last year HealthyU and Cutler Health Center’s Sande Curtis, FNP offered a Lunch & Learn detailing what the disease is and how to lessen your risk.
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Manager of the Employee Wellness Program Joanna Rosebush and Provant Health Coach Hilary London ran their first 5K at the UMaine Healthy High 5k race. They are excited to share their race picture with you!
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Hilary London, Provant Health Coach, is on the UMaine campus and ready for your appointments. Hilary can help you manage your health and wellness. As your health coach she will encourage you to share what lifestyle changes would would like to make in the following areas:
When: Hilary is at UMaine every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and every other Thursday.
Where: Safety & Environmental Management (SEM) in York Village, Building #7 and Cutler Health Center. SEM is off Square Road from Grove Street Extension.
SCHEDULE TODAY by calling RiseUP at 855-2RISEUP
You can also email Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fitness and Rec Center Orientation, Saturday February 22, 8-9:30 a.m.
If you’ve been nervous about using the Student New Balance Recreation Center, now is your chance to get an introduction to the facility. Also included is an introduction to exercise equipment, a mini fitness assessment and a Q&A session with personal trainers and group fitness exercise instructors.
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Friday, February 7, 1 – 1:45 p.m., New Balance Student Recreation Center
Join HealthyU this Friday, February 7 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center for Fitness Hooping gone red. Trish Hayes of Whole Lotta Hoopin’ will lead a fun workout to celebrate heart health. Bring sneakers and wear something red to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women national wear red day. Come, have fun, and work your heart.
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Squeeze a workout into your workday? Campus Recreation’s Employee Express Fitness program is designed to do just that.
Contact the Rec Center at 581-1082 to ask about joining this or any other program.
If interested in other spring fitness programming, click here for an informational brochure about all Spring 2014 session-based fitness programs. Though many of these programs have already begun, you can still join. Remember that program costs are different depending on whether or not you have a Rec Center membership; find more information about memberships here.
Tuesday, February 4th, 12 – 1 p.m., Bangor Room in the Memorial Union
HealthyU presents a Lunch & Learn program dedicated to heart health, highlighting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red for Women aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women in the United States. Local Denise Sullivan, a Certified Medical Assistant and Educator, speaks about how she became a heart disease statistic and about what you can do to help prevent your risk of heart disease and how to recognize the signs of heart disease. Ms. Sullivan received her WomenHeart Champion certification at the Mayo Clinic in 2008, a formal training program that helps women tell their heart health stories and empower their communities to value heart health. She looks forward to sharing her “Heart Journey” with you in the Memorial Union’s Bangor Room from 12 – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th. You can earn 20 RiseUP points for attending.
Feel free to print and share this informational PDF about the event: Go Red for Women 2014 Lunch & Learn
For more information about Go Red for Women please see: www.goredforwomen.org.
For more information about WomenHeart and Women Heart Champions please see: www.womenheart.org.
It pays to eat healthy. The Bear’s Den (formally the Union Marketplace) is offering 20% off healthy food selections through the month of January. Enjoy the salad bar, soup, stir fry, noodle bowls, grilled chicken burgers, grilled turkey burgers, and grilled veggie burgers all at a great 20% off discount. Bon appetit!
On October 30 HealthyU hosted a Halloween themed Wellness Walk led by members of the University of Maine’s Paranormal Investigation Club. Did you know that Estabrooke, Balentine, Carnegie, and Coburn Halls are rumored to have supernatural beings? Emily DeWitt, president of the club, and her friend Amber Robinson led the walkers on a tour of campus’ creepy buildings.
Local Fox 22 News even came to the event to learn about the spooks on campus. If you missed the walk, Fox 22′s video is a great recap.
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