Nourishing Health with Eastern Nutrition (5/15)

In this age of the Internet and rapid scientific advancement, there is now more information available than ever about health and nutrition. Much of this information is contradictory and confusing, making it easy to become overwhelmed.

Eastern nutrition provides a fun and easy way to think about eating healthfully. In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles that comprise the foundation of Eastern nutrition, such as yin-yang and five-element theories. You will be given tools to understand the state of your own body’s ecology, and to figure out which kinds of foods will work best for you. This course will provide you with a new way to think about nutrition in easy-to-understand terms that you can readily utilize in your everyday life to maximize health, vibrancy, and longevity.

This workshop will be on Thursday, May 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in The Commons, room 331.

This is a brown bag session. Participants may bring their own lunch to this workshop.

Register on the web by May 7thth, and get a flyer with details here.

Wellness Initiative Spring Tips and Articles

Check out the Spring ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website for additional tips and resources for this season. We have provided information on spring fitness, optimizing wellness with ergonomics, seasonal nutrition, Lyme disease prevention and treatment, and smoking cessation. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration. Visit our website now!

Ways to Get Involved with the UMBC Wellness Initiative

The Wellness Initiative was created in 2008 to support the health and well-being of each of our faculty, staff, and students. The Initiative focuses on providing programs, services, and information that support physical, mental, and emotional wellness for individuals, one-on-one relationships, and groups.

There are many ways to get involved with the Wellness Initiative at UMBC.  We have compiled a list that is available on our Wellness Initiative myUMBC Group.  Once you join, you’ll see the link on the homepage under ‘Documents.’

Please also visit our Wellness Initiative website for additional wellness resources, information, and support!

Wellness Initiative Winter Tips and Articles

New Year’s Reflection

A wonderful New Year’s practice is to reflect back on the past year…. and then look forward to the year ahead. ‘Effective Questions’ can generate powerful energy to create what we want in our lives.

Terri Werner, Director of Training and Organization Development shares some of her favorite Effective Questions for transitioning from one year to the next. She encourages you to keep them handy, and answer them frequently – all year long! And share them with your colleagues, family and friends.

Check out the Winter ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website for additional tips and resources for this season. We have provided information on winter wellness, seasonal foods and recipes, winter fitness, and energy-saving tips. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.

Wellness Initiative Summer Tips and Articles

Check out the new Summer Tips and Articles page of our Wellness Initiative website.  We have provided information on the importance of drinking water, links for farmers markets and CSA’s, tips on exercising in hot weather, as well as information on water sports to try and ways to steer clear of Lyme’s Disease. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.

Relationship Violence Prevention Program Seek Faculty and Staff Advocates

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates. The community of staff, faculty and student advocates meets nine Fridays during the Fall 2013 semester (at noon) to learn more about relationship violence and prevention. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, commit to working to prevent violence and gain skills as an active bystander, friend, family member and more.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Questions can be directed to Kim Leisey in Student Affairs at 410-455-2393.

Wellness Initiative Spring Tips and Articles

Check out the new Spring ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website.  With the ushering in of Spring, it’s a great time to take action and recommit to a wellness regimen.  This season we have a wide variety of topics including tips and articles on managing asthma and allergies, ways to recommit to healthy eating, information on adventure sports, and tips and resources on smoking cessation. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.

Visit http://www.umbc.edu/wellness now!