June 2022

June Focus – Welcome to Summer!

Ample sunshine, longer days and warmer temperatures means more opportunities to get outside and get involved! Summer weather and activities also bring along new considerations for our well-being. It’s important to keep health and safety a top priority while having fun in the sun. 1, 2

Have fun in the sun with outdoor Employee Wellness events this month, including a faculty/staff summer field day, two lunchtime SPIN eBike/eScooter rides, and a walk & talk focused on the flowers in bloom on campus. In addition, be sure to join us for Mindful Monday on June 6, a webinar on credit scores on June 15, and a webinar about preventing chronic conditions on June 21.

JUNE Presentations

Learn strategies for creating and maintaining healthy habits straight from the experts. Browse our June webinars below. These sessions are open to all full and part time employees. For those participating in the wellness rewards program, each session is worth 10 Tier 2 points.

June 15

12-1 p.m.


Financial Wellness: Credit Makes "Cents" 

A credit rating is important in our modern consumer society. Join Megan Cooper as she discusses how your credit score is calculated and ways in which you can work to improve it over time. Megan will also cover the collections process, judgments, bankruptcy, and consumer rights laws.

Register to attend Credit Makes "Cents"

June 21

12-1 p.m.


The 5 Smartest Things You Can Do For Your Health

Join Michael Schechter, MD, Be Well Solutions, to learn how to take charge of your health and review 5 important factors in prevention of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and other chronic conditions.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview of healthcare consumerism, screening tests, and your family history
  • Basic nutrition strategies
  • Exercise essentials
  • The importance of emotional balance and sleep habits in healthy aging
  • Strategies to reduce dependency on nicotine and cigarettes

Register to attend The 5 Smartest Things You Can Do For Your Health



 Join Employee Wellness and Recreational & Wellness Services on Thursday, June 23 for a day of fun! The Faculty/Staff Summer Field Day event will take place at the outdoor pavilion and fields near Stewart Hall and will feature classic field day activities and employee favorites as well as some new activities (pickle ball, anyone?!). Light refreshments will be available. Come when you can for as long as you want! Click here for more information and to register

Summer Health Tips from Livongo

Between poolside drinks, all-you-can-eat buffets and more, summer vacation is a time to kick back, relax and have a blast. For many people, that means putting wellness on the back burner. The good news is that you can still have an awesome getaway while not losing ground on your healthy eating plan. Livongo offers some insightful ways to alter your perception around eating on vacation so that you can enjoy your favorite treats AND stay on track with your health goals. In addition, Livongo shares a few quick facts from the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology to help you learn more about different types of sunscreen, why it helps and what those little numbers really mean.

How to eat healthy on vacation (pdf)                 All about SPF (pdf)

Learn more about Livongo, a free-to-you health program that combines advanced technology, coaching, and support, including weight management and behavioral health support, for individuals living with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or hypertension who are covered under the university sponsored health plan.