Wellness Happenings: February/March

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.

See below for the latest health and wellness news, and reach out to Christine at x7167 or cmflory@marybaldwin.edu. Additional info is available on the MBU health and wellness website.

Faculty and staff, meet at the Spencer Center for walks with the MBU community: 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning on February 23.

Faculty and Staff Wellness Opportunity

Walk with the MBU community! Meet at the Spencer Center at 12:15 p.m. and choose from a 15- or 30-minute route. Offered Monday through Friday, beginning on February 23. Sponsored by the Office of Wellness and the Spencer Center.

Walk the Campus flyer

Wellness Wednesdays

Join Simone McKelvey, director of student services at Murphy Deming, and Christine Flory, wellness navigator, for a monthly series called Wellness Wednesdays. Main campus and Murphy Deming collaborate monthly to provide you important information on a wellness topic via a short newsletter, so you can walk away with tangible and actionable tools.

March Wellness Wednesday: Magical Thinking and Creativity, hosted by Rebecca Silberman

This month, we’re partnering with the Spencer Center for a lunch and learn with Rebecca Silberman, professor of art and photography at James Madison University. “Magical Thinking and Creativity” begins at 12:10 p.m. on March 1 at the Spencer Center. Free lunch with RSVP! The event will also be live streamed.

March Wellness Wed. flyer

Free Yoga Fridays with Christine: For Faculty, Staff, and Students

We meet every week virtually via Zoom: Fridays from 12-12:45 p.m.

Use this link every week! These sessions will be recorded and shared with the MBU community. ALL LEVELS welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82419489182?pwd=VjFFZ1VOZ3lRWWxXUUtDNFAxdk5JQT09

Plus Wellness Wednesday and all-levels yoga class recordings are on the MBU health and wellness page.

Save the Date

Wellness Week is coming! Save the date for April 3 through 9.

Join us for a weeklong celebration as we take a deep dive into how to support all dimensions of your wellness. Stay tuned for more information about this community collaboration!

New Grant to Boost Health Awareness Around Tobacco-Use and Vaping

MBU has been awarded a $14,494 grant from national public health nonprofit, Truth Initiative, to boost awareness around the negative health impacts of tobacco-use and vaping, and provide additional resources for individuals who want to quit. 

Over the next 17 months, Christine will lead a campus task force — which will include two student leaders — to assess smoking, vaping, and tobacco-use behaviors and attitudes on campus, create a cessation support plan for current smokers and vapers, and identify educational opportunities to help foster healthier practices.

Truth Initiative was founded in 2000 and has since led a national movement to address smoking, vaping, and nicotine use on U.S. college campuses.

Read more about the grant here.

WebMD Programs/Challenges

Five To Thrive Nutritional Challenge

This challenge is designed to promote positive eating habits and to provide tips about how to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Have fun working on wellness while tracking your fruit and vegetable intake.

How do I participate?

The challenge goes through Feb. 28. We encourage you to record your daily fruit and vegetable intake, so that you stay on track towards reaching your nutrition goals.

How much is a serving of fruits and/or vegetables?

A serving of vegetables equals 2 cups of raw leafy vegetables, 1 cup of chopped, cooked or canned vegetables, 1 cup of vegetable juice. A serving of fruit equals 1 medium fruit (about the size of a baseball); 1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit, or 1/2 cup of fruit juice.

 Register and record your progress on www.webmdhealth.com/vpc

Make sure to log your progress by 6:00 PM ET on March 7, 2023 to get credit for the challenge.

Questions? Email Wellness Coordinator Christine Flory cmflory@marybaldwin.edu 

Upcoming Challenge

Intercollegiate Invitational: March 22 through May 10

What is the invitational?

Physical fitness is important to one’s well-being. One way to improve your physical fitness is to keep active. The invitational is a weekly team-based competition designed to help you improve your physical fitness, specifically number of steps you take on a daily basis, while having fun.

You will be part of a five-person team that competes against a new team each week for five consecutive weeks. The team with the most steps each week is the weekly winner.

Quarter One Wellness Incentive

Earn Q1 Wellness Incentives by logging your incentives by following these easy steps. Deadline to earn Q1 incentives is March 31.

  • Visit this link: https://webmdhealth.com/VPC/
  • Hover over 3 horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner
  • Click on REWARDS under the three lines
  • Scroll to view all the ways to earn
  • Click on a category to view options to earn 
  • Click on report completion to earn
  • Your points earned should be updated under q1 incentives

Questions? Contact Wellness Coordinator, Christine Flory at cmflory@marybaldwin.edu

Anthem EAP Webinars

March Topic: Diversity in the Workplace

Date/Time: March 7 at noon 

Webinar Information:

  • Attendee Link: Here
  • Audio conference: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
  • United States Toll: +1-408-418-9388
  • Webinar Access Code: 26316077736
  • Webinar Password: mwL5FI6267w

Past Recordings

View on Demand

To view a seminar on demand, go to anthemeap.com and enter your company code: MBU

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

View the seminars on demand — anytime, anywhere. Submit a question and receive a response via email. Questions are logged in a FAQ section, so you can browse and learn from the questions of others.