January 2022 Newsletter
Welcome Back, Wildcats!
The Employee Wellness office will be offering many services and classes this semester. For your convenience, please view this booklet which includes a quick snapshot of this semester's offerings. We look forward to helping you achieve your well-being goals!
The Wellness Pays Bonus Program will reset on January 1, 2022. This means you may start the renewal process at any time.
There are a few updates to be aware of for the 2022 calendar year:
- If you participated in the Bonus Program last year by providing a blood lipid screening, you will need to improve your score by 1 or meet 4 of 6 health criteria. As an alternative, you may complete the Therapeutic Lifestyle Program if you would rather not complete a blood lipid screening. This is a 17 module program that should take 2-4 months to complete.
- If you participated in the Bonus Program last year by completing the Therapeutic Lifestyle Program and would like to provide a blood lipid screening this year, you will not need to meet any specific health criteria. This will be considered your benchmark year. You may choose to complete the Therapeutic Lifestyle Program instead of a blood lipid screening.
- All participants will need to complete ONE health improvement activity as part of the program requirements. These activities have changed for this year to include:
- Record blood pressure daily for one month
- Record blood glucose daily for one month
- Record stress-relieving activities twice weekly for one month
- Complete a 2-week health challenge
Employee Wellness will be offering blood lipid screenings weekly, Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 - 11:00 am.
The Wellness Pays Rewards Program will reset on January 1, 2022. All point levels have been set to zero, and you may complete activities to earn points.
Prizes that were earned during the 2021 calendar year will be applied to the January 18 paycheck. Spouses who earn prizes will be informed when their prizes will be available for pick up.
As a reminder, all activities must be completed during the 2022 calendar year. Exams and other activities completed in 2021 will not be accepted.
Wellness In 30
Online or Training Tracker: #810-16
It's the New Year and that means it's time to set new personal and professional goals. Learn how to draft your goals to ensure your success.
This presentation will be added to your Employee Wellness Account by Monday, January 10.
One in-person session will be held for those who prefer to learn face-to-face. Please register on Training Tracker if you would like to participate in this option.
Wellness In Action
January 12, 19, 26
Learn how to better incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine by attending this three-session workshop.
Determine your goals, envision your success, track your progress, and treat yourself. Learn tips for setting your lifelong goals.
Register on Training Tracker: #810-17
Plan to Be Active
January 10 - January 31
Over the course of this 2-week challenge, create an activity schedule and get to it! You will need to report on your progress daily in order to earn points for this challenge. Participants may record their progress using their Employee Wellness account or by downloading the paper tracking sheet.
No need to register. Log on to your account on January 10 and start your active plan!
Group Exercise Classes
January 10 - April 28
Enjoy group exercise classes in the company of your fellow colleagues. These classes are offered exclusively to faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees. Classes will be offered in a hybrid format; feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
Classes begin January, Monday 10th. The $45 registration fee will allow you access to both class formats. Attend 75% of classes this semester and earn points towards the Wellness Pays Rewards program.
Fees must be paid by Friday, January 14th!
Register on Training Tracker: 800-16, 800-19
Tuesdays, January 11 - April 26
TOPS is a weight loss support group located here on campus. Weekly meetings consist of a weigh-in, educational information presented by a member of the Employee Wellness Staff, and conversations among the group to encourage others and share ideas, struggles, and accomplishments. We also have fun challenges and activities for the group at each meeting! Spring semester meetings will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesdays and last 20-30 minutes. Classes will be offered via Zoom.
Register on Training Tracker: 810-06
January 28 - April 15
Employees are eligible to work with a personal trainer during the semester based on intern availability.
Employee Wellness will be trying something new this semester and will provide 12 weeks of personal training. Sessions will occur once a week for 12 consecutive weeks and will assist with developing confidence to use equipment located within the Wildcat Center at the Ogden campus. For more detailed and advanced training, employees and spouses should be referred to Campus Recreation.
January 28 - April 15
Employee Wellness will be offering online wellness coaching.
Participants can meet with a coach to explore ways to improve in the areas of exercise, nutrition, sleep, and time management. Each week you will meet with your coach online to review how your week went, if you accomplished your goal, and to develop a new goal. Wellness coaching will last for six weeks, with one session per week.
Fridays, January 28 - April 22
Each semester, Employee Wellness will provide a wellness-related book for the class to read. The class will meet weekly to discuss what was read and will work through additional support materials.
This semester, we will be reading and discussing The Power of Habit. The class will meet 10 times during the spring semester. All class sessions will be held via Zoom.
The course has a $10 fee which will be applied to purchasing books.
Register on Training Tracker: 810-19
Bolster your immune system with some power punches that will help keep you healthy and on your feet. Learn what you can do and take action to fight off illness this winter and even year-round.
January 10 - March 4
Learn key concepts that empower you to choose foods that are both nourishing and satisfying. Get the tools, education, and support necessary to help you maintain a life-long healthy weight.
Lighten Up is an 8-week educational series of web-based classes developed by a PEHP registered dietitian.