Biweekly Staff: If you participated in the 2018 Wellness Incentive program, your Tier 2 payout will appear on tomorrow’s paycheck (not on the Oct 31 paycheck). Because October is a 3-paycheck month, Oct 17 is the last paycheck that will include benefits. Your October 31 paycheck will also be a little bigger because your before- and after-tax benefits will be excluded from that paycheck.
Monthly Staff: If you are monthly staff and participated in the 2018 Wellness Incentive program, your Tier 2 payout will appear on your October 31 paycheck.
Congratulations! and Good Work! to those that worked so hard to earn the Tier 2 2018 Wellness Incentive!
2019 Wellness Incentive: The 2019 Wellness Incentive program opens on November 1, 2018. The structure will be more flexible than ever with two “cycles” that can be completed together or independently with the ability to earn up to $225 per cycle. For more information, visit the website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/wellness_incentive_2019.
Lunchtime Fitness Pilates
Mondays and Wednesdays
205 Townsend Hall
$3.00 per class
Drop in Volunteer Day
Kilgore’s Community Garden
Step Beyond Celiac 5k
Nourish Café and Market – 1201 E Broadway
Out of the Darkness Walk
Join us for the 5th annual Columbia, MO Walk to support suicide prevention in our communities!
11 am – 4 pm
Stephen’s Lake Park
Central Missouri Step Up Walk 2018
Join our MODE team as we Step Up for Central Missouri Down Syndrome Guild!
11 am – 1 pm
ShowMe Healthy Relationships
Has FREE classes for couples and singles!
5-week classes start in Oct!
Annual Enrollment: October 15-26, 2018
Reminder: Annual Enrollment provides you an annual opportunity to review and change your benefits for the following calendar year. Choose the insurance that’s right for you! Learn more at umurl.us/enrollment.
This is a reminder that the Wellness Incentive comes to an end on September 30th. You need to complete a total of 400 points for Tier 2. Your account should show a total of 450 points (with the Tier 1 points).
If you are having issues with your online workshops, logging into the portal or synching your device, please contact Cerner at 888-252-8150. If you have any other issues, please send a message to the wellness inbox email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
REAL APPEAL – We received our last Real Appeal report today (9-11-18). If you were not on that, you to contact Real Appeal and have them send you a sheet showing your sessions (must complete 10 for points), you can forward that to firstname.lastname@example.org I will upload them manually.
POINTS NOT CALCULATING??
This is a common issue. Most people are trying to add too many points in the diversity section. Unfortunately, diversity points max out at 100. We are aware that the Cerner program is allowing additional points to be submitted by the employee; however, they will not count at this time. The problem is being remedied for the coming Wellness year.
Free Flat Changing Clinic
Walt’s Bike Shop
Teaching the ins and outs of changing a bike flat out of the road or trail!
Lizzy’s Walk of Faith 5k walk/run
Twin Lakes Recreation Area
Proceeds for to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Spectrum’s Remarkable Race
Spectrum Health Care
Sara Evans Concert for Mental Health Awareness
Blue Note 8-12 pm
Pilates – Healthy for Life Wellness class
You can earn 10 points per class toward your Tier 2 Wellness incentive – up to 200 wellness points under Physical Activity.
- Pilates is held Mondays and Wednesdays (12:10 – 12:50) in Townsend 206. Contact Tina England (email@example.com) for information.
- Strength/Core conditioning is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday (12:15 – 12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library. Contact Nani Fudge (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
- Yoga is held Tuesday and Thursday(12:15 – 12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library. Contact Glenda Moum (email@example.com) for information.
Escape from your desk! Lunchtime fitness classes are a great way to reduce stress, boost energy levels and improve your well-being. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and stretch fully. All levels are welcome! MU Faculty and staff, you can earn 10 points per class toward your Tier 2 Wellness incentive –up to 200 wellness points under Physical Activity.
- Pilates: M/W (12:15-12:45) in 205 Townsend, $3 per class. Contact Tina England (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
- Strength/Core conditioning: M/W/F (12:15-12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library, $1 per class. Contact Nani Fudge (email@example.com) for information.
- Yoga: T/R (12:15-12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library, $1 per class. Contact Glenda Moum (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
For more information on ways you can improve your health and well-being, visit the Total Rewards Culture of Health page: https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/wellness/culture_of_health
If you are having issuing with anything regarding Cerner (log-in issues, syncing devices, workshops or points not showing) please contact CERNER at 1-888-252-8150. The Wellness staff does not have access to look into these issues.
If you have completed 10 Real Appeal sessions your points will automatically be uploaded by the end of July.
The weather is warm and people are getting out those fancy sandals and flip flops. But are they good for your feet? Check out a blog post I wrote back in my training days. It still holds true. http://schicktraining.blogspot.com/2012/08/are-flip-flops-bad-for-your-feet.html
June is: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
- In Missouri alone, around 110,000 people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
- In Missouri there are over 316,000 caregivers helping their loved ones!
For local assistance: https://www.alz.org/greatermissouri/index.asp 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
Men’s Health Month
PTSD Awareness Month
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and we want to raise awareness on this serious condition that affects many war veterans. PTSD is a type of anxiety that occurs in many different ways. It can begin after you experience extreme trauma, some examples are: exposure to combat, being involved in a serious accident, an assault or abuse, a natural disaster, or an act of terrorism. Source: www.va.gov
For help, contact your local VA facility or contact our UM System Employee Assistance Program https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/eap_contact
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month – a time to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.
Fact: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
Article: Early skin cancer more accurately diagnosed by dermatologist than other providers
National Bike Month
Health benefits of biking:
- increased muscle strength and flexibility
- improved joint mobility
- decreased stress levels
- improved posture and coordination
- strengthened bones
- decreased body fat levels
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- reduced anxiety and depression.
Mental Health Awareness Month
A few examples of healthy habits that can boost mental health include:
- Sleep: Sleep recharges the mind and body. Lack of sleep can raise cortisol (the stress hormone) levels and heighten a person’s fight or flight response. Sleep allows new neural pathways to form and may contribute to resilience.
- Nutrition: Food is not only fuel. It also impacts which hormones the body produces. Eating certain foods helps boost serotonin levels, which can improve mood.
- Exercise: Studies show regular exercise can help relieve stress and improve mood. It has also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
Nurturing the body through self-care can provide more energy for other activities that boost mental health, but for some that is not enough. If you want more information or need help, please contact our Employee Assistance Program for help. https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/eap
Events Near You
Be sure to complete your Personal Health Assessment and read the 2018 Healthy for Life User Guide by April 30.
If you haven’t completed the two steps required for Tier 1 of the Wellness Incentive, you’ve still got work to do before you can earn $50* in your final May paycheck** and unlock the ability to work toward the additional Tier 2 incentive of $400. To finish Tier 1, log into the Wellness Portal and:
- Complete and submit your Personal Health Assessment to pinpoint ways you can improve your health.
- Read the Healthy for Life User Guide to find out about opportunities available system wide.
Already done with Tier 1? Keep your momentum going! You can check in on your progress and record points-eligible activities in the Wellness Portal to get a jump-start on Tier 2.
The Healthy for Life team
Alcohol Awareness Month
If you have concerns or questions regarding alcoholism, contact our Employee
Assistance Program for help. https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/eap
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
If you are in danger, please call 911 or:
True North (Columbia) (573) 875-1370
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800 799 SAFE
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline: 800 656 HOPE
National Donate Life Month
Help ensure your life-saving decision is fulfilled:
- Make a decision about organ and tissue donation.
- Join the Missouri organ and tissue donor registry. http://health.mo.gov/living/organdonor
- Inform your family, friends, faith leader and physician of your decision.
- Complete the back of your driver’s license with a permanent marker.
Optional April Fitness Challenge
30 push-ups a day for 30 days*. Modify (against the wall, on your knees) as needed and break them
Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes
Low-Fat Diet vs. Low-Carb: And the Winner Is …
Campus Specific Activities
Women’s Health and Wellness Fair
Wednesday, March 21st
11 am – 1 pm
Memorial Union – Stotler Lounge
Health Information for Men (HIM)
Mondays from 12:10-12:50
March 5th-May 21st
Stay Strong Stay Healthy