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UVM Employee Wellness is offering an expanded variety of programs and events based on your feedback. See details below for the latest Employee Wellness offerings and updates!  

All programs are virtual unless otherwise indicated in their descriptions below.

Special Guest Speaker: Laura Putnam

Roadmap for Becoming Our Best Selves Series

Join us for another enriching program with Laura Putnam, a nationally known expert and author on personal wellbeing. In a challenging time, how can we each rise to meet the moment? Laura will take a clear-eyed view into where we are and how we can each take steps to become our better selves.

Born To Move, Told To Sit: How to recognize and overcome common barriers to movement

Wednesday, September 15, 12 noon - 1pm.

Americans sit a lot. There are a multitude of factors that keep us from moving: classrooms where kids sit for hours at a time, work environments that keep employees in front of computers, even groceries that are delivered to our homes. Meanwhile, we are inundated by a stream of fad exercise classes and news stories about the dangers of sitting. We’re told: “Move more, sit less!” We are left to feel that we’re failing ourselves and that we are to blame. The truth is, there’s a bigger story. We are born to move, but societal systems “tell” us to sit. This session examines the “biological-cultural” mismatch we’re up against – and provides a path forward. After hearing this talk, participants will rethink next time they’re asked to “Have a seat!"

Register

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NEW PROGRAM: Open Source Wellness at UVM

UVM Integrative Health is offering a group lifestyle-coaching program: physical activity, nutritious food, stress reduction, and social support. Participants work together, under the guidance of an integrative health coach, to create sustained changes in their physical, psychological, and social wellbeing that motivate lasting change for a healthier you!

What: 12 Week Group Health and Wellness Coaching for Employees
When: Tuesdays from 12-1pm, starting September 14th
Where: Davis Center
Cost: $25

Register

NEW RESOURCE: Headspace

Coming October 1st!

Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content offerings. Headspace offers hundreds of guided exercises for meditation, sleep, focus, and movement to help you start and end your days feeling like your best self. Headspace is free for UVM employees (membership registration is required).

NEW PROGRAM: On-Site Well Checks

During the past year under COVID restrictions, many have had routine health checks disrupted and/or have missed them altogether.   Now is a great time for a “Well Check” and UVM Employee Wellness is helping to make it easy.  

Employees can now get a Well Check on campus for free!  This special program includes blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body composition, hydration and more.  The screening is followed up with a scheduled virtual meeting with a registered dietitian.   Again, there is no cost and it is easy to schedule.  Employees who complete the Well Check and dietitian consultation will receive a $35 Amazon gift card as an incentive and thank you for doing your part to stay ontop of your health. As we return to campus, please take the time for this easy and free Well Check opportunity. For more information about the Well Check Health Screening and to register, click here.

August 11 Update: Additional times and dates have been added. Please contact the Edge directly to schedule. You can reach them through email at genavix@edgevt.com or by calling 802-951-2320.

 

 

Virtual HealthyCare 90 Day Program:

This online program includes 13 weeks of one hour long group sessions with your Certified Wellness Coach, 3 one-on-one sessions with a Registered Dietitian as well as weekly whole foods meal plans and hundreds of recipes! You will learn the fundamental aspects of fitness, nutrition, stress management and behavior modification. Please view this 5 minute YouTube video for more information.

Upcoming 2021 Sessions:

  •     Updated: Wednesdays, September 15 - December 8 (12-1pm)
  •     Tuesdays, September 28 - December 21 (12-1pm)

Program Cost:  $25 with UVM Healthcare plan. (Originally $499).

Register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing genavix@edgevt.com

Next Steps Diabetes Program

Join the Edge for a comprehensive 8-week program focusing on the positive impact of nutrition and exercise to improve Type II Diabetes. Through the support of your peers, a Registered Dietitian, and an exercise specialist, you will gain the knowledge, guidance, and confidence to improve your health. Included in the program is a FREE 8-week membership to the Edge! View flyer (PDF) for more information.

Upcoming 2021 Sessions:

  • Mondays, September 20th - November 15th from 5:30-6:30pm ath the South Burlington EDGE.

Program Cost:  100% covered with UVM Healthcare plan (with Type II Diabetes Diagnosis)

Register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing genavix@edgevt.com

Virtual Food & Mood Program

Join Allison Filepp, EDGE Registered Dietitian for this comprehensive 8-week program focusing on supporting your mental health and well-being through nutrition. This program includes weekly group educational sessions along with three 1-on-1 tele nutrition sessions.

Information session:  

View this 2 minute pre-recorded Info Session at your own convience.

Upcoming 2021 Sessions:

  •     Tuesdays, October 5 - November 28 (12-1pm)

Program Cost:  $20 with the UVM Healthcare plan.

Register by calling 802-951-2320 or emailing genavix@edgevt.com

Virtual Monthly Lunch & Learns

Join the EDGE Preventative Care team of Health Coaches and Registered Dietitians for lunch time wellness webinars on topics to promote your overall health and well-being. These sessions are engaging and customized to the live audience providing relevant topics and examples of ways to live a vibrant and healthy life through your habits, sleep, nutrition, stress management and movement!

Lunch and learns occur during the noon hour on the third thursday of the month. Please register in advance.

August

How to Create a Consistent Exercise Routine and Stick To It!

Join the EDGE Preventative Care team to learn tips and strategies around formalizing an exercise routine that fits within your lifestyle and most importantly is something you can sustain.

  • Thursday, August 19 from 12 noon -1pm
  • Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

September

The Gut-Brain Connection to Support Your Immunity and Overall Health!

Join Allison Fargo, EDGE Registered Dietitian to gain knowledge and insights on the gut-brain connect to support your immunity and overall health

  • Thursday, September 16 from 12 noon -1pm
  • Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

October

Sleep Habits: How is your sleep impacting your overall health?

Join the EDGE Preventative Care team to tune into your sleep habits. Learn how to create a consistent sleep routine along with the powerful benefits of sleep to support your health!

  • Thursday, October 21 from 12 noon -1pm
  • Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

November

Staying On Track Through the Holidays

Join the EDGE Preventative Care team to create mindfulness and strategies to support your health and wellness goals through the holidays.

  • Thursday, November 18 from 12 noon -1pm
  • Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

December

Setting the RIGHT WHY this New Years!

Plan for success and review strategies on setting the right WHY for your health and wellness goals for 2022.

  • Thursday, December 16 from 12 noon -1pm
  • Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

FREE Employee Classes with Campus Recreation!

Summer Employee Wellness Yoga

Enjoy a four-week Yoga Sequence just for employees that explore a different theme each week. These classes are yoga sequences for you to practice from home that will build according to the weekly theme. Come to learn something new, take a break from the workday, or simply unwind. All postures can be modified. Beginners and experienced Yogis are all welcome!

Go to the Campus Recreation Employee Wellness page for more details and to register! Or view a pre-recorded class on the Employee Wellness YouTube playlist.

 

Employee Wellness Highlights

Born to Move, Told to Sit (with Laura Putnam)

Learn how to "recognize and overcome common barriers to movement" on Wednesday, September 15, from 12 noon - 1:00pm.  See more details and register under the Special Guest Speaker tab on this page!

Program & Events Calendar Fall 2021 

See the complete list of offerings on the Employee Wellness Calendar (PDF)

Subscribe to the Employee Wellness Newsletter

Employee Wellness Newsletter (listserv)