Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Incentive Programs


Wildcat Step Challenge 2.0- October 5-November 15, 2020

We're bringing back a favorite from last year! Using a device that counts steps, like a smart watch, phone, or pedometer, count your steps every day. Every Friday throughout the challenge, report how many days each week you walked at least 10,000 steps. That's it! At the end of the challenge, participants who walked at least 10,000 steps on 4 or more days per week for 4 or more weeks will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. You will receive a small prize just for signing up!

Registration for this challenge is now closed.

Self-Care Bingo- November 1-24, 2020

As this unprecedented semester comes to a close, remember to take care of yourself! Self-care bingo can help. Each participant will receive a bingo card through their NMU email. Each self-care activity that you do can be marked off on the bingo card once it is completed. Each bingo (up and down, across, and diagonal) is counted as one entry into a drawing for a prize at the end of the challenge. Just for participating, you will receive a small prize!

Sign up for this challenge at this link.


Lunch and Learn Presentations

The NMU Employee Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for lunch hour presentations on various health topics during the Fall 2020 semester.  

Join fellow NMU Faculty and Staff for an hour long wellness lecture and discussion via Zoom. Speakers will vary by month, with topics falling within the realm of the Wellness Wheel. A coupon for a free lunch from NMU Dining Services will be sent to participants following the presentation. 

November 2020- Mindfulness and Mental Health 

Join us virtually via Zoom Thursday, November 19 at noon to discuss mindfulness and mental health with Shelley Brandow, an Assistant Professor with Counseling and Consultation Services. 

Register for this Lunch and Learn at this link.

Active Workstation

NMU’s Employee Wellness Committee and Olson Library has launched an initiative to help employees avoid prolonged sitting while at their workstations. The Active Workstations program gives employees opportunities to increase movement and/or promote healthier positions while at their desks or work spaces.

Two sets of equipment are available for use. One set can be checked out at the Library’s Public Services Desk for up to two weeks, while the other set can be tried in the Library’s demonstration area. For more details, contact or stop by the Library's Public Service Desk. 

Some of the equipment require a release form to be filled out and signed before employees can use the equipment, because of the assumed risks of physical activity. Regular maintenance of the equipment will be performed between each checkout to ensure the safety of the employees.

Available equipment includes:

   • Adjustable height standing desk 
   • Fitdesk – exercise bike with desktop platform 
   • Adjustable height rolling laptop cart

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Desktop Stretching 

Take several minutes out of your day to do some stretches at your desk. This will help you relax and de-stress, you do not even need to leave your chair. Click here, relax and enjoy!

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