National Wear Red Day 2013

January 25th, 2013 11:12 AM

HealthyU is encouraging everyone, men and women, to wear red on National Wear Red Day, February 1.  Email a group photo of  you and your colleagues wearing red to Joanna Rosebush ( on February 1st.  Please list everyone’s name in the email. One lucky person will be selected to win a gift basket from the MarketPlace.

This is a fun and positive way to spread awareness about heart disease. For more information about heart disease or the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, visit

To print a poster to remind your department, building, or office to wear red on February 1st, click here. If you would like to distribute Go Red pins to your coworkers contact Joanna at 581-4058.

Biometric Screening Appointments

January 24th, 2013 4:25 PM

Are your biometrics for 2013 done? Biometric screening appointments are available at Cutler Health until February 28, 2013.  If you want to schedule an appointment, visit or call Cutler Heath at 581-4179.

Explore the DeMeritt Trails via Snowshoe

January 22nd, 2013 4:46 PM

Snowshoeing Wellness Walk

HealthyU and Campus Recreation are sponsoring two snowshoe wellness walks, one Tuesday, January 29th, 12-1:15pm and another Thursday, February 14th, 3:45-5pm. Jeff Hunt, director of the New Balance Student Recreation Center, will lead a snowshoeing tour of the DeMeritt Forest Trail System. Meet at the Rec Center dressed for the winter weather.

If you are an employee and need snowshoes, you can check-out one of ten pairs at the Rec Center for free; just show your MaineCard at the Rec Center’s front desk.  If you have snowshoes, please bring them as tour participation is limited to the number of available snowshoes.

Save money eating healthy at the Marketplace

January 16th, 2013 2:31 PM

Dine Smart and Save 20%

Save money at the Marketplace in January when you eat foods marked with the DineSmart logo. These foods must have less than 600 calories, less than 7g saturated fat, and no trans fat. For more information about DineSmart requirements, visit University of Maine Dining’s website at

Snowshoes available to employees for free at New Balance Student Recreation Center

January 15th, 2013 10:33 AM

Employees now have access to 10 pairs of snowshoes to use on campus for free.  Show your MaineCard at the New Balance Student Recreation Center to check-out a pair of snowshoes and have fun snowshoeing around campus.  Snowshoes can only be checked-out for a limited time period and can only be checked-out by employees.

If you are interested in a longer or off-campus trip, check out MaineBound’s selection of snowshoes and other winter equipment for rent:

Valentine’s Day Recipe Contest

January 2nd, 2013 11:21 AM


Valentine's Day Recipe Contest

You could be the next HealthyU cooking star! Enter your favorite recipe containing dark chocolate. If your recipe is selected you and your recipe will be featured in our next HealthyU cooking video. The winner will receive a HealthyU apron and an assortment of dark chocolates from the Marketplace. Submit your recipe online at by January 15th. The selected recipe will be announced on January 16th.

Better Balance

December 12th, 2012 9:40 AM

Want to take the worry out of winter walking? Better balance can lead to improved activities of daily living, as well as reduced risk of injuries and falls. Train your body to interpret and use information about your position in space for improvements in coordination, performance and posture. Julie Avans from the Rec Center will guide you through a variety of static and dynamic balance exercises you can do at home or in the gym.

This is a free event for all UMaine employees of all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Wednesday, December 5th
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Campus Rec Center, Foster Room

Introduce yourself to the joy of fitness hooping!

December 12th, 2012 9:39 AM

Fun, Music, Exercise

Wednesday, December 12
Campus Rec Center, Foster Room
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Laughter guaranteed & hooping success is certain. This is a free event for all UMaine employees
of all fitness levels. So come join for fun and health. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Weighted hoops, handcrafted and made in
Maine, will be provided for use and also available
for purchase at $20 each.

Instruction provided by Kelly Tingley from
Hardcore Hoops

Dana Humphrey – HealthyU Success Story

December 11th, 2012 8:57 AM

Dana Humphrey, Dean, College of Engineering, shares his success story and secrets on how he has found time to stay fit. Bonus: Beautiful photos!

Lisa and Denice Loving the Gym

November 30th, 2012 10:59 AM

Lisa and Denice share their first time Campus Rec experiences through the Summer Employee Fitness Challenge, sponsored by HealthyU and Campus Rec’s Employee Fit Club.