Wellness

Managing a steady metabolism with health snacks

By Amanda on November 6, 2015 in Wellness

Article by Katie Duggan, MPH, MS, RD Many people tend to reduce snacking when they are attempting to lose weight.  However, incorporating healthy snacks can keep you satisfied and energized, and prevent you from getting so hungry or drained that you overeat, reach for junk food, or skip your work...

A Virtual Trip Through the Americas for WashU Moves challenge

By Amanda on October 15, 2015 in Wellness

The WashU Moves walking program is taking a virtual trip through the Americas. We are traveling from Anchorage Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina which is approximately 10,000 miles. If you calculate, that means we will travel 1000 virtual miles per 10 day cycle. We started in Anchorage, Alask...

New women’s health clinic at Washington University

By Amanda on October 6, 2015 in Wellness

The Contraceptive Choice Center, otherwise known as C3 is a new women’s health clinic aimed at providing high-quality, patient-focused family planning services based on the Contraceptive Choice Project model of care. At C3, women can get birth control counseling and methods, well woman exams, pap...

Flu shots for employees

By Amanda on September 10, 2015 in Wellness

Fight the flu at WU! Please refer to below information on flu shots for employees. Please note: Danforth sessions are only for Danforth employees. Medical school sessions are only for School of Medicine employees. Danforth employee information: The Danforth Office of Human Resources is offering f...

Routes to 10,000 steps

By Amanda on September 10, 2015 in Wellness

Looking for walking paths on campus or in the surrounding community? Click here for routes on the Danforth campus. Click here for Med Paths.

WashU Moves Kick Off events

By Amanda on September 8, 2015 in Wellness

WashU Moves launched on Sept. 2. Kick off events were held at the Danforth and Medical School campuses. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Larry Shapiro, Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor for the Medical Affairs, gave opening remarks and awarded top teams and individuals for both Danforth Moves and...

Danforth Moves! Activity Challenge concludes

By Amanda on August 4, 2015 in Wellness

We did it! Our first activity challenge for Danforth benefits-eligible employees has come to a close.  With almost 450 participants and 70 teams, we are very pleased that so many employees are working to improve their daily physical activity.  Over 70% of participants met the Mid-Challenge goal o...

Importance of active breaks during the workday

By Amanda on June 25, 2015 in Wellness

There are many ways to stay active and find balance in the work environment. Going on a walk through campus, taking a stretch break or doing a plank during the workday has emotional and physical benefits. “Ultimately, we need to listen to our bodies. When we learn to do that, taking breaks to get...

Integrating physical activity with active transportation

By Amanda on April 27, 2015 in Wellness

Wellness Connection encourages employees to take advantage of modes of active transportation, such as walking, biking or running. The Office of Sustainability promoted Active Transportation Month in April. “Active commuting is a wonderful way to integrate physical activity into an otherwise...

Danforth Moves! – New activity challenge

By Amanda on April 27, 2015 in Wellness

The first Danforth activity challenge launches on Staff Day, May 18. Building off of the success of the Tread the Med walking challenge, Danforth employees can register a team of co-workers and then get moving! Participants will be encouraged to log at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activ...