Wellness

Motivation Tips from WebMD Health Coaches

By Emily on April 27, 2017 in Wellness

Motivation: The Key to Unlimited Potential Lighting the fire to actively create positive changes. By Matt Ferguson, WebMD Health Services Most people readily acknowledge that motivation is the desire to do something but is it really that simple? While motivation can start with a mere thought or v...

Join the challenge to move!

By Emily on March 10, 2017 in Wellness

The Spring 2017 WashU Moves Challenge starts March 15th and all benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to join. The challenge is to accumulate 10,000 steps each day for 100 days through a variety of activities, including walking, running, rolling, biking, swimming, and many other fun ways to ...

Have you met your on-campus Nurse Advocate?

By Emily on February 22, 2017 in Wellness

Washington University employees looking to address chronic and emerging health concerns can meet with Teresa Fisher, a UnitedHealthcare registered nurse and our dedicated Nurse Advocate. Teresa has a broad range of experience in disease management and health coaching. She is located on campus and...

Free Elder Care Seminars

By Emily on February 6, 2017 in Wellness

Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? Are you concerned about how to care for an aging parent? Join Michael E. Chiodini, of Chiodini Financial Group and Debra Schuster and Carol Quick, attorneys with Debra K. Schuster and Associates, for a free seminar on caring for older family ...

Upcoming Webinars to Promote Emotional Wellbeing

By Emily on January 26, 2017 in Wellness

Do you feel like your head needs a refresh? Register for free and confidential webinars focused on building positive stress management strategies. Facilitated by trained counselors from Guidance Resources and our employee assistance program, these webinars will address a number of different topic...

Results from Fall 2016 WashU Moves Challenge

By Emily on January 6, 2017 in Wellness

Congratulations to all of our teams and individual participants! We are pleased to see new and returning participants in this Fall 2016 Challenge.We were especially excited to have our colleagues from locations across the country joining us! Participants were located in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas...

Looking for “Movers and Shakers”

By Emily on December 6, 2016 in Wellness

Interested in a Leadership Role for the 2017 Spring WashU Moves Challenge? The Wellness Connection team is already looking ahead to the Spring 2017 WashU Moves Challenge and we have some new ideas to further enhance the challenge experience for participants. We are looking for current participant...

Set a Quit Day! You can do it.

By Emily on November 2, 2016 in Wellness

Are you planning to quit tobacco? Research shows that if you pick a quit day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, you’ll be more likely to succeed in quitting. Why not pick the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® November 17? The American Cancer Society offers these tips t...

Promoting Breast Health for Washington University Employees

By Emily on October 6, 2016 in Wellness

“Women who consistently get an annual mammogram beginning at age 40, survive longer than women who don’t show up for their mammogram.” These are sobering words when it comes to breast cancer. Dr. Catherine Appleton, Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Breast Imagin...

Prevent the spread of flu at WU!

By Emily on September 13, 2016 in Wellness

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend: Get the flu vaccine each year Cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick Take antiviral drugs if they are prescribed for you Click here for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...