Health and Wellness Updates: August 2022

Each month, MBU’s medical/health and wellness navigator Christine Flory will share events, insights, and strategies on a variety of health-related topics with faculty and staff.

Scroll down for August’s health and wellness news, and reach out to Christine at x7167 or

Save the date for the 2022 biometric screenings on October 18 and 19. Learn more and register below. Photo credit: Mufid Majnun, Unsplash

Anthem EAP On-Demand Webinars

Available on demand starting August 16:

  • Self-Care: Take Better Care of Yourself

    • Identify ways to implement self-care as a part of your schedule and learn the art of slowing down.

Available on demand starting September 20:

  • Open Communication: Powerful Ways to Create It

    • Attain the skills to have open and effective communication at work and at home.

To view a seminar on demand, go to and log in with your company code: MBU

You’ll find a link to these and other seminars on the homepage.

Mark Your Calendar: 2022 On-Site Biometric Screenings

Appointments are available for biometric screenings at MBU.

Date: October 18 and 19
Time: 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom

Registration is now open:

  • Log into the WebMD Portal at
  • Click on “ONSITE EVENT” on the Biometric Screening card
  • Click the “Register” button next to the Mary Baldwin University event
  • Click here for more information on the screening and detailed instructions on how to sign up for an appointment.

Prefer to see your own provider?

Primary Care Provider (PCP) forms are also available for download and secure upload for MBU faculty and staff.

  • Log into the WebMD Portal at
  • Click on the Biometric Screening card. This will redirect you to the Total Wellness landing page where you will see cards to download and upload the PCP forms.
  • PCP forms are available for MBU faculty and staff from 1/1/22 to 12/31/22.
  • Allowable exam dates are 1/1/22 to 12/31/22.

Reach out to Christine at with any questions.

Reminder: Log Your Wellness Activities

Please log your wellness activities for this quarter (quarter three: 7/1/2022 through 9/30/2022) in the WebMD portal. 

Directions on how to create a WebMD account:

  • You can find instructions for setting up your WebMD account at  and click on “Create Account” to register.
  • Your registration ID is your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format followed by the last 6 digits of your social security number.
  • If you need assistance with your WebMD account, please reach out to their support line at 866-513-2505.

There is also an app called: Wellness at Your Side. You can log your activities here, and view your wellness portal.

You can also view this video on how to set up your account and navigate the WebMD portal.

Participate in MBU Wellness

MBU Wellness (Well by Choice) offers many opportunities to learn, improve, and be supported in achieving your unique health and wellness goals. Health coaching is available at no charge as part of your benefits package.

  • If you’re on our health plan and choose to participate in the wellness program, you can earn a $75 credit (employee-only coverage) per quarter. That’s $300 annually.
  • If your spouse is on your plan and participates you can earn up to $150 per quarter ($75 each person). That’s $600 annually.
  • If you are on Plan 2, this credit will be applied to your paycheck on a quarterly basis.
  • If you are on Plan 6, the credit will be applied to your HSA on a quarterly basis.

Fitness Opportunities

Faculty/Staff Lunchtime Yoga?

Are you interested in a lunchtime 30-40-minute ALL LEVELS yoga class? Email and let me know.

The Invitational Step Challenge

Good luck to all those participating in the WebMD Invitational Step Challenge! Registration is currently closed, but keep your eyes open for more challenges and programs throughout the year.

Dimensions of Wellness

Developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), this interdependent model, commonly referred to as the Six Dimensions of Wellness, provides the categories from which NWI derives its resources and services.

It is important to take a holistic approach to our wellness. We are more than just a number.

There are six dimensions of wellness: emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual.

Each month, over the next six months, I will break down each dimension.

By applying the Six-Dimensional Model, a person becomes aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to healthy living. This holistic model explains:

  • How a person contributes to their environment and community, and how to build better living spaces and social networks
  • The enrichment of life through work, and its interconnectedness to living and playing
  • The development of belief systems, values, and creating a worldview
  • The benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength and vitality as well as personal responsibility, self-care and when to seek medical attention
  • Self-esteem, self-control, and determination as a sense of direction
  • Creative and stimulating mental activities, and sharing your gifts with others

Social Wellness

The social dimension encourages contributing to one’s environment and community. It emphasizes the interdependence between others and nature. As you travel a wellness path, you’ll become more aware of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on multiple environments. You’ll take an active part in improving our world by encouraging healthier living and initiating better communication with those around you. You’ll actively seek ways to preserve the beauty and balance of nature along the pathway as you discover the power to make willful choices to enhance personal relationships and important friendships and build a better living space and community. Social wellness follows these tenets:

  • It is better to contribute to the common welfare of our community than to think only of ourselves.
  • It is better to live in harmony with others and our environment than to live in conflict with them.

Take a few minutes to take the social wellness survey so you can assess your current level.