Ready, Set, Move! Wellness Walking Challenge Begins Monday, 4/25

Ready, Set, Move! Wellness Walking Challenge is a hybrid program of our popular “Walk on Wednesdays” and “Walk to Win” programs with increased opportunities for encouragement, excitement and engagement.
Participants will receive weekly emails with tips to get you moving, fun quizzes and challenges, program statistics and much more. Whether you compete as an individual or as part of a team,
participants have opportunities to win lots of prizes!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the program homepage below:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/healthieru/ready_set_move.html

Program is free to all employees. Don’t delay, sign up today!

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Colorectal Cancer Screening & Prevention Seminar TODAY!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Healthier U is inviting you to learn how you can best protect your health through screening. If you are over the age of 50, learn about your screening options and why they are so important in detecting cancer and precancerous lesions, and can prevent cancer from occurring. Both colonoscopy and virtual colonoscopy will be discussed.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2 from 12:00 – 12:30pm
WHERE: Stony Brook University Hospital Cafeteria, Club Room

Seminar will be led by physician experts Dr. Chris Lascarides and Dr. Matthew Barish.

All those in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win Healthier U merchandise.

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“Maintain Don’t Gain” Healthy Holiday Challenge Begins This Week!

Did you know that the average person gains between one and four pounds during the holiday season? While this may not seem like a lot, these “bonus” pounds can add up over time. Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season and take the Healthier U “Maintain Don’t Gain” healthy holiday challenge! Enjoy weekly emails including healthy holiday tips, healthy recipe makeovers and 10-15 minute exercise guides; all the tools you’ll need to help you maintain your weight throughout the festive holiday season as well as win some great prizes!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the program homepage below.

Don’t delay, sign up today!

http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/healthieru/maintain_dont_gain.html

Maintain Don't Gain Flyer 2015

Healthier U presents Walk on Wednesdays & Walk to Win, Fall 2015 Edition

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It’s time to dust those sneakers off and get moving this fall with Healthier U!

Stony Brook University’s employee health and wellness program, Healthier U offers two walking programs: “Walk on Wednesdays” (WOW) & “Walk to Win” (WTW). Both programs start Wednesday, September 9, and run through Wednesday, November 25.

Walk on Wednesdays occurs on Wednesdays at noon at many campus locations. Walk to Win is a team-based competition that allow you to walk anytime, anywhere. Only two people minimum are needed to form a team.

Participants in both walking programs will receive a variety of FREE prizes after only six instances of participation during the fall. The team that walks the greatest number of miles per person through “Walk to Win” will also receive awards following the conclusion of the fall walking season.

For more information and to register for both programs, visit www.stonybrook.edu/healthieru

Healthier U presents Walk on Wednesdays & Walk to Win, Spring 2015 Edition

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It’s time to dust those sneakers off and get moving this spring with Healthier U!

Stony Brook University’s employee health and wellness program, Healthier U offers two walking programs: “Walk on Wednesdays” (WOW) & “Walk to Win” (WTW). Both programs start Wednesday, March 25th, and run through Wednesday, June 10th.

Walk on Wednesdays occurs on Wednesdays at noon at many campus locations. Walk to Win is a team-based competition that allow you to walk anytime, anywhere. Only two people minimum are needed to form a team.

Participants in both walking programs will receive a variety of FREE prizes after only four instances of participation during the fall. The team that walks the greatest number of miles per person through “Walk to Win” will also receive awards following the conclusion of the spring walking season.

For more information and to register for both programs, visit www.stonybrook.edu/healthieru .

Heart Month Program!

It’s Heart Month! Learn about heart disease, risk factors and the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Attend this informative session to learn strategies to address heart disease and discover ways to decrease stress in the workplace and at home.HU Address Stress -Reduce Risk

Try out a free fitness class with a colleague this spring 2015! Did you know you’re more likely to show up – and keep showing up when done with a friend.  A resolution to exercise won’t do you any good unless you actually get started…and then keep it up, even when your motivation lags. The fact that the others in your class, not to mention your instructor, will notice your absence, usually provides enough of a impetus to get people out the door and into the gym. Having that accountability built in is an ideal way to ensure that you actually keep up with your intention to exercise regularly. (source HU Spring 2015 Fitness ClassesYMCA).

Registration begins Monday 2/9 and will include a free 7 day pass to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center.  Contact healthieru@stonybrook.edu for any questions regarding the free fitness classes.

Healthier U Presents Weight Watchers at Work!

Rank #1 Best Commercial Diet by U.S. News

Rank #1 Best Commercial Diet by U.S. News

Weight Watchers, ranked #1 by U.S. News,  is coming to Stony Brook!

Tracey Ledger of Non-Invasive Cardiology and Melissa Shampine of Cardiac ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Cardiac Acute Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Step Down & Telemetry are Weight Watchers At Work liaisons who would like to let you know about some exciting news for 2015.

They are offering a new series of Weight Watchers at Work (WWAW) starting on Feb. 5, and are hoping current members will continue their quest for good health & wellness through weight loss in 2015. To that end, A WWAW Open House will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm on Jan. 29 in the Cafeteria Club Room.

Tracey and Melissa also have a new weekly meeting spot. It is centrally located for those who work in the hospital and Health Sciences Towers. Meetings will be held every Thursday from 12-1 pm, in the Cafeteria Club Room*, which is located between the main cafeteria & deli, Hospital Level 5.

Anyone interested in joining can start at this week’s meeting (fees will be pro-rated as they are finishing up their current session), so please feel free to bring your lunch, your colleagues and SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

· The 17 week series is $186 min 20 members – includes 19 weeks of free etools

· The 12 week series is $156 min 15 members – includes 14 weeks of free etools

(*In the event of a location change an email will be sent out to members & notice will be posted prior to meeting time)

Payment can be made in Cash, Check, Major Credit Card or Money Order