Jumpstart Your 2016 With These Wellness Initiatives
The new year always brings new resolutions, such as improved health and fitness. Studies show that regular exercise and dealing with stressors in our lives helps to reduce the risk of cancer, increases longevity, supports weight management, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure and even improves the effects of arthritis and other chronic conditions. To that end, the Division of Human Resources and its wellness partners offer a host of wellness initiatives, such as Weight Watchers at Work, yoga, stress management workshops and more. Programs are specifically designed to help improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. We have highlighted some of our upcoming programs below. For a full list, please visit the OneWellU wellness calendar.
Kent State Weight Watchers at Work Program Registering Now
Kent State University is proud to offer Weight Watchers at Work to its full- and part-time faculty, staff and students. Participants in Kent State Weight Watchers have the option of two discounted weight-loss programs.
Stress Management That Works — All Campuses — Jan. 28
Does the temporary relief of the holiday break seem as if it has worn off? Are you feeling a little “stressed?” We all realize that stress is a part of life. We can’t avoid it; however, some of us have the ability to cope with stress in a more proactive way. Not having the right tools in place and reacting negatively can leave you prone to suffer stress-related symptoms and illnesses.
Read more about Stress Management That Works
Last Chance to Register for Fit for Life — Starts Jan. 20
Join Fit for Life, formerly Faculty/Staff Exercise Program, and get the individual and small group attention you need while improving your goals at your own pace. This 1-credit workshop is a perfect way for faculty, staff, students and adult family members to achieve the success they have been looking for in their personal health and fitness journey.
Schedule Your Health Coaching Session — Next Onsite Session is Feb. 10
Be Well Solutions’ health coaches, certified through Wellcoaches of America, work with employees individually to help them reach their wellness goals. Health coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including exercise, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation and general health. Onsite health coaching sessions will be available throughout the year, on select dates, to all full-time, benefits-eligible employees.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees today established a comprehensive, national search to recruit and select the university’s 13th president.
The events of May 4, 1970, placed Kent State University in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard ended in tragedy with four students losing their lives and nine others being wounded. From a perspective of nearly 50 years, Kent State remembers the tragedy and leads a contemporary discussion and understanding of how the community, nation and world can benefit from understanding the profound impact of the event.