Optimizing Work: Ways to Save Time and Effort (2/9)

In these challenging times many of us are experiencing greater workload demands and it’s increasingly more difficult to continue doing our work in the same way. We all need to look at our work with a fresh perspective and creatively find ways to do things more efficiently. Our leaders are the key players who can make this happen.

People in leadership roles will learn:

  • How to lead by initiating and facilitating improvement conversations
  • How to inspire others to implement changes
  • What questions to ask
  • How to identify some immediate areas for rethinking how the work gets done
  • Clear tips on how to make work processes and procedures more efficient
  • Ways to cultivate the support needed for changes to be successful

This workshop provides a clear model and accompanying tools for looking at how work gets done and how it can be changed to address the challenges we’re facing today. This program offers you a quick return on your time invested – it provides you with tools and techniques for saving time and effort that you can immediately begin putting into practice.

The workshop will be Monday, February 9th 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m., in the University Center, Room 312. Register by January 30th and get a flyer with details here.

Division of Student Affairs Fitness Basics (11/17)

Monday, November 17
12:00 p.m.-1 p.m.
RAC Indoor Track

Want to get a low impact Total Body workout during your workday? This is a good “starter” workshop! The Fitness Basics workshop provides a great balance of low-moderate level cardiovascular training, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. It’s the perfect work-out if you don’t want to get too sweaty before going back to work. Feel free to stay in your regular work clothes and put your sneakers on! Join fellow Faculty & Staff @the RAC on the Arena Track, meet colleagues, have fun. FREE gifts to ALL who participate. Sponsored by UMBC Recreation & DoSA

Eat Right, Sleep Well! (11/13)

Eat Right, Sleep Well (2)-page-001Join Chartwells Executive Chef Kevin Werner and new Dietitian Sarena Glenn in an engaging workshop that focuses on correlation between what we eat and how we sleep. Over the course of the workshop participants will receive a demo, tasting, and participate in discussion; learn basic changes you can make to improve your sleeping; take away some simple recipes and techniques you can use to implement those changes; and bust some of those nutrition myths.

The workshop will be Thursday, November 13th 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, in the University Center, Room 312. Register by November 10th and get a flyer with details on myUMBC.

Expanded Healthy Snack Vending Program

UMBC Vending is pleased to announce the Healthy Vending program is expanding. A sixth “Healthy Choices” machine can now be found on the first floor of Sondheim. This new machines complements machines already located in Math/Psych, The RAC, the Library, University Center, and Fine Arts buildings. For more information about this healthy program, visit the Wellness Initiative website.

Student Health 101 – October Issue Now Available!

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As a service to the UMBC community, University Health Services is providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 for students and their families. Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help students make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students.

Each month, you’ll receive an e-mail with the latest issue of the family-only The Student Advocate, along with the Student Health 101 issue that our students will receive. Please take a few minutes to read the issues each month, as we believe that they can be a valuable resource for you.

You can read the October issue of The Student Advocate online by clicking here.

You’re also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101 issue for our students, online here.

The October issue has some great articles including:
- All-in-one workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere
- The science of choice: Strategies for better health habits
- The job prob: Forecasting your future in the job market
- The pursuit of perfection: What is the cost of your high standards
- Battle of the bars: Is your nutrition bar all health or all hype?
- And much more…

And if you missed it – be sure to check out the September issue, with Sleep study, desirable habits, good mood food and much more here.

Sleep Resources – Tips and Articles

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders which impact daily functioning and adversely affect their health and longevity. If you’re like millions of other people, you often have trouble getting enough good-quality sleep to be rested, focused, and most productive during the day.

If you or someone you love is sleep-deprived, visit our ‘Tips and Articles’ page for tips and tools to get good sleep. We have provided resources on the health benefits of proper sleep, techniques for improving sleep, and links to sleep assessments. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration. Visit us now!