Programs

Winter 2019

 

Wildcat Wellness Health Fair:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Great Lakes Rooms, University Center
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fair offers various health screenings, healthy food samples, refreshments, prizes, and a lot of take-home items and information on a wide variety of topics.

This annual event is free and open to the entire campus community.  Year after year approximately 500 faculty, staff, and students attend or participate in some way.

  

Examples of previous displays and screenings:

  • blood pressure
  • glucose screenings
  • body fat assessments
  • blood donation information
  • tobacco cessation and substance abuse
  • Rape Aggression Defense System demonstrations
  • and a variety of questionnaires and risk assessments.

For more information, contact Matt Kilgas at 227-2534 or mkilgas@nmu.edu.

Men's Health "Lunch and Learn" Event: 

Tuesday, April 9, 12pm-1pm B101 Dome

The NMU Employee Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for a lunch hour presentation on the topic of Men's Health. NMU professor Dr. Yuba Gautam  and local chiropractor Dr. Brian Kulbeida will be giving two brief talks on Cardiovascular Disease and Spinal Health and Posture and how men can protect themselves. The two 20-minute talks will be followed by a time for questions. 

Various sandwiches, salad, chips, brownies, coffee, tea, and water will be provided by Simply Superior for lunch.    

When: Tuesday, April 9: 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Superior Dome Room B101

Who: Any NMU Faculty and Staff interested in learning more about Men's Health (any current faculty/staff are welcome to attend).

Register for the event here: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2560787

Quesitons? Email wellness@nmu.edu

 

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 wellness@nmu.edu 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

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!