Check out the new Winter ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website. 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.
Visit www.umbc.edu/wellness now!
This year, more than 1 million Americans will have a heart attack or stroke, making heart disease the leading cause of death in men and women in this country.
Luckily, many risk factors are things you can do something about, and taking a preventive approach can help you lower your risk and keep your heart strong and healthy for years to come. Come to this session for life-saving information and expert advice on heart health.
In this informative 1-hour program, you will learn the basics of heart health, risk factors, and preventive strategies to steer clear of heart disease.
Interventional Cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Gupta will also discuss common questions regarding preventive cardiovascular health, including:
- Who needs to exercise?
- What is the importance of controlling risk factors?
- Who needs to take medications?
This workshop will be on Wednesday, February 19, 9–10 a.m. in The Commons Room 331
Please register by February 11
Feel free to bring your specific questions regarding cardiovascular disease. There will be Q&A time at the end of the session. University Health Services will offer optional Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure screenings from 10-10:30 a.m.
As we move into the new season, the cool, crisp autumn air makes outdoor exercise pleasant and invigorating. For your convenience, there are printable walking and jogging maps for the UMBC campus available on our website.
UMBC Fitness and Wellness now has online sign-ups! To register for class, go to http://my.umbc.edu/groups/fitness-at-therac and click on Events. You will see the classes being held today. Click on the class you would like to attend and then click the I Can Attend button, you can even add it to your calendar! You must be logged onto myUMBC to register. We look forward to seeing you in class!
If you are curious about UMBC’s Wellness Initiative, the services and programs available on campus, and want to find ways to connect, please check out our new slideshow which has just been posted on our myUMBC Wellness Initiative Group. Please share this link with your colleagues!
If you want additional wellness information delivered to your inbox as well as the ability to explore other resources in the group such as videos, documents, and news, please join the myUMBC Wellness Initiative group today!
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!
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.
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.
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!