What does healthy food entail, and how do we make our meals healthier for ourselves and our families? These are tough questions to answer, and they can have more than one correct answer. Food makes us happy, so changing our diet can be difficult, even when we know it’s what’s best for us. Employee Wellness and Sodexo are bringing four healthy cooking series classes to campus throughout this next year to help you answer these questions. These classes are designed around various foods, with a lesson on how to prepare it in a way that is healthier than you may make it at home now. These classes will be held on the first floor lobby of the AMU for one hour. Spouses and significant others are welcome and food samples and recipe cards are provided! Our four events are:
Eating Well Thai Cuisine – Tues. October 15th 12pm-1pm
Healthier Holiday Deserts – Tues. November 19th 4pm-5pm
Heart Healthy Seafood – Wed. January 22nd 3pm-4pm
Reduce Sodium, Boost Flavor – Mon. March 17th 3pm-4pm
Register for one or all of these events! Look for an additional cooking event in July: Cooking with Kids! For more information contact Kristin Kipp (414)-288-5607.
Can’t wait to see you there!
The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Chapter at Marquette University School of Dentistry is proud to announce that we are hosting the first annual Oral Cancer 3K/5K walk/run on September 21, 2013, on the Marquette University campus.
Approximately 46,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013, which includes tongue and throat cancer. When found early, there is an 80–90% survival rate; however, due to a lack of public awareness, the majority of cases are unfortunately discovered in a late-stage, which often proves to be fatal. In a continuing effort to increase awareness of oral cancer and the importance of early detection, we will be offering free oral cancer screenings performed by community dentists the day of the event to all race participants.
There is a one hour CE course on oral cancer diagnosis and treatment to further educate health care professionals on the importance of early detection. The CE course will be offered Saturday, Sept 21st, from 8am to 9am in Marquette University School of Dentistry. All participants are welcome to attend the CE course, which is free with registration for the event. Oral Cancer Screenings begin at 9am to 10am. The Walk/Run begins at 10:15am at the Olin underpass. Registration and additional information can be found online at: http://www.sndamarquette.org/snda-2013ocw/ or you may call 414-288-1533/1445.
As with everything, the beginning of the semester is crazy time! There is so much going on and so many things to do that I want to make sure this information is really easy to find! First, if you haven’t registered for the Heart Walk, do it! The American Heart Association is having a Heart Walk at Veteran’s Park on Sunday, Sept. 29th at 9:00 AM. It should be a blast and we would really like to see big numbers. So come if you are free! Check out our flyer for more info!
Next, Employee Wellness is offering CPR and First Aid classes both this fall and in the spring. We have CPR for adults or adult/infant/child. Employees and spouses/significant others can take these classes for the first time or if you are already certified we are offering a recertification class that can be taken either with the instructor or the written and video portions can be taken online and employees can come in and do a quick skills check with the instructor. For the recertification classes, you must also choose between adult or adult/infant/child certification. First aid is another really good skill to have, and these classes will be offered both in the fall and spring as well. If you are interested in being certified please check out our website for times, dates, and cost!
Finally, we are kicking off the Take Charge of Your Health Campaign on October 7th. This is an 8-week self-guided program to help you prepare your own personal health manual to keep all of your vital health information in one place. We’ll give you tips and resources along the way to help you save money on your health care costs, secure a primary care physician and take a more active role in your own health. This is a free program where you will receive WELCOA’s Self-Care Essentials Guide. With successful completion of this challenge you will be entered into a drawing to win some great self-care prizes. Information will be available on the employee wellness website soon and don’t forget about Employee Health and Benefits Day coming up on October 29th from 9a.m. -2p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom.
Have a great week!
Over 180 employees joined us for our third annual Poker Walk for National Employee Health and Fitness Day, and 35 winners were announced. Prizes for the day included two Premium Rec Memberships, three 30-minute Massages, four 15-week fitness classes, three 10-week fitness classes, 20 MU Cash Cards valued at $15 each, a Milwaukee County Zoo Package to include four admission tickets, parking, four train rides, four carousel rides, and four zoomobile rides, a Milwaukee Art Museum package to include two admission tickets and a $10 gift certificate for the museum store, and a Milwaukee Repertory Theater package to include two vouchers for tickets to a production in the 2013-14 season. And although everyone did not win a prize, everyone did benefit from some sunshine, comraderie, and of course….EXERCISE!
Tags: Marquette, walking, Wellness
In this poker game, you can’t lose.
To celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day, Marquette will be hosting a “Poker Walk.” To play, walkers will trek the Marquette Mile and collect cards throughout the route. The best poker hands at the end will win massages, gift cards, 15-week fitness classes and a one year membership to the campus recreational facilities.
Interested? Join President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Provost John Pauly and Executive Vice President Mary DiStanislao on May 15th. The walk begins at 12:15, with comments from Father Pilarz at 12:10p.m.
Participants may start the walk at a time convenient for them between noon and 1 p.m. and the walk starts and ends at the Rec Center (525 N 16th St.). Rain location will be inside the Rec Center.
You can register online or at the Rec Center just prior to the event from 11:45a.m. – 12:10p.m. If you plan on attending, please register online by Friday, May 10th. Registration prior to the event is not required, but RSVP is encouraged. For questions, please contact Kristin Kipp at email@example.com or 288-5607.
Why walk? Watch this recent Ted Talk about the importance of walking for a business.