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May 26 Lunch & Learn: “Tech Neck”

The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a “Tech Neck” lunch and learn on May 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102.) A guest presenter from Airrosti Rehab Center will discuss the common conditions caused by repetitive neck stress and share tips for relieving pain and discomfort. Space is limited, so register online to reserve your spot and lunch.

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Mammograms on Campus, May 17

Get a Mammogram on May 17

The UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit will visit the east side of the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC) on Tuesday, May 17. Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 with your health insurance information to schedule an appointment for any time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day. Most insurance plans are accepted. Sponsored mammograms are available for patients without health care coverage.

Download their flyer (PDFPortable Document Format File) for more details.

Read the American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection in women without breast symptoms.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns.

May 11 Lunch & Learn: Retirement Strategies for Women

Don’t miss Retirement Strategies for Women on May 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602.) This educational seminar, presented by Valic, will focus on gender-specific financial planning challenges. It will teach you:

  • How retirement planning is different for women
  • The benefits of participating in your workplace plan
  • How sound investment planning can put your money to work
  • How to take action toward achieving a comfortable lifestyle in retirement

Space is limited, so register online today.

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Breakfast in 5 on May 3

Breakfast in 5

Wellness Manager Deborah Hamlin, RDRegistered Dietitian, LDLicensed Dietitian, offers quick and nutritious options for morning meals on May 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Naveen Jindal School of Management, JSOM 11.301. Come as your schedule permits.

See the “evite” for this event.

Mindfulness and Yoga on April 27

Mindfulness and Yoga

Find ways to relax, calm your mind and body, and improve your focus at work and in your life. This is a participatory workshop, so wear comfortable clothes. Come ready to learn and have fun!

Join us on April 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms B & C (SU 2.602.)

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) online by April 22. Space is limited.

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Call for Recipes

Our first edition of the UT System Family Cookbook: The Healthy Holidays (PDFPortable Document Format File) edition was such a hit that we’ve decided to make another! The second edition will feature recipes for spring and summer, with a new section on where to find fresh, seasonal produce in your area.

Please share your coolest recipes for warm-weather, to be included in the upcoming second edition of our UT System Family Cookbook.

The cookbook will be published online and made available through our June A Matter of Health newsletter.

Do you have a recipe you’re not sure is “healthy” enough for a Living Well cookbook? Go ahead and share! Just like in the first edition, we’ll include tips in the front of the cookbook that can be used to make any recipe healthier. We look forward to seeing your favorites!

April 18 Lunch & Learn: Chronic Condition Management

The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a Condition Management lunch and learn on April 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602.) Diana Gonzales with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas will present information on how you and your covered family members with chronic medical conditions can join their Condition Management program. Online registration is required to reserve your spot and lunch, and space is limited. A prize drawing will take place at the end of the event.

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Financial Wellness Fair on April 4

UT Dallas faculty and staff are invited to attend a Financial Wellness Fair hosted by the Office of Human Resources on Monday, April 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602.) There will be retirement planning and financial education presentations throughout the day, as well as games, refreshments, and more. While registration is not required for the fair, we recommend that you register for the presentations.

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Monthly Weight Support Group Begins April 1

Monthly Weight Support Group (Photo Credit: [CC BY 2.0] 2012 Olearys, https://www.flickr.com/photos/97513256@N06/9041948559/)

Employee Wellness Manager Deborah Hamlin, RDRegistered Dietitian, LDLicensed Dietitian, hosts a weight loss support group on the first Friday of every month in the Eugene McDermott Library, Room MC 4.2, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. This group is open to anyone looking for support on their weight loss journey. Please remember to bring your own lunch.

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Breakfast in 5 on March 18

Breakfast in 5

Wellness Manager Deborah Hamlin, RDRegistered Dietitian, LDLicensed Dietitian, offers quick and nutritious options for morning meals on March 18, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in FM 1.502. Come as your schedule permits.

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March 30 Lunch & Learn: Lifestyle Management

The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a Lifestyle Management lunch and learn on March 30, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms B & C (SU 2.602.) Diana Gonzales with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas will present the resources and programs available to UT SELECT members through the Blue Care Connection Program. Online registration is required to reserve your spot and lunch, and space is limited. A prize drawing will take place at the end of the event.

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Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

Silver Sneakers

Get active with Silver Sneakers Fitness, a comprehensive program available to all retirees covered under the UT SELECT Health Plan, including working retirees, a covered spouse of a retiree, or a surviving spouse. It’s available at no extra cost and offered at over 13,000 fitness locations nationwide. Visit silversneakers.com or call 888.423.4632 to get started.

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Heart Walk Photos

At 10:00 a.m. on February 10, groups around UT Dallas joined the rest of UT System in a 10-minute walk for heart health.

Heart Walk
Heart Walk
Heart Walk
Heart Walk
Heart Walk
Heart Walk

UPDATE: February 26 Mammograms Canceled

Get a Mammogram on February 26

The February 26 visit from the UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances.

If you had already scheduled an appointment, UTSWThe University of Texas Southwestern will contact you about either rescheduling for May 6 or visiting the UT Southwestern clinic in Richardson.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns about this cancelation.

 

The UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit will visit the east side of the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC) on Friday, February 26. Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 to schedule an appointment for any time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day. Most insurance plans are accepted.

Download their flyer (PDFPortable Document Format File) for more details.

 

UT System Offers Naturally Slim Weight Loss Program

Apply Online

UT System is offering all active members of UT Select an opportunity to enroll in the Naturally Slim weight loss program for free. Naturally Slim is an online behavioral program designed help you change how you eat instead of what you eat. It is not a diet. By learning new techniques about how and when you should eat, you can continue eating your favorite foods while improving your health, reducing your chance of developing serious, chronic disease, and losing weight.

The application period runs from February 1 through February 12. The program itself begins on February 29.

Apply Online >>

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February 17 Lunch & Learn: Heart Health

Heart Health

Ray Fowler of the American Heart Association presents “Don’t Die of Doubt,” on how to recognize the signs of a heart attack, February 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602.) A light lunch will be served.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to deborah.hamlin@utdallas.edu by February 11. Space is limited.

Breakfast in 5 on February 23

Breakfast in 5

Wellness Manager Deborah Hamlin, RDRegistered Dietitian, LDLicensed Dietitian, offers quick and nutritious options for morning meals on February 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Administration Building 2nd Floor Lobby (near the elevators.) Come as your schedule permits.

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UT System Heart Walk on February 10

UT System Heart Walk

Join the 10-minute System-wide walk for heart health! Meet at the Plinth on February 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Can’t make it to the Plinth? Join groups walking at SPN (outside the main entrance,) ROC (by the first floor mail box,) and The Center for BrainHealth (lobby reception desk.)

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See this event in the Comet Calendar.

SPN Exercise Classes

SPN Exercise Classes (Photo Credit: [CC BY 2.0] 2012 USAG - Humphreys, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/7239588274/)
U-Jam Tuesdays & Zumba Wednesdays
SPN Wellness Center (SPN 1.720)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to administration@utdallas.edu to reserve your place in class!

Please complete a brief survey to help us plan more group classes in the future.

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10 Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff on January 26

10-Week Wellness Challenge

Join us in a fun, team-based weight-loss and physical activity program. Register for the challenge, participate in a free Zumba class, and enjoy a light lunch (while supplies last.) This event will be held on January 26, 2016, from noon - 1:00 p.m., in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room (SU 2.905 A & B.)

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to administration@utdallas.edu by January 22.

Team captains can also sign up online at livehealthynorthtexas.org by selecting “join today” and entering the group id LHDUTD.

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January 20 Lunch & Learn: Stressed is Desserts Backwards

Stressed is Desserts Backwards

Kristen (Ariel) Ketcherside presents “The Science of Emotion Regulation and Compulsive Eating,” on January 20, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Synergy Park North, SPN 1.121. Light lunch to be served and prizes raffled.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to administration@utdallas.edu by January 13. Space is limited.

See this event in the Comet Calendar.

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January 13 Lunch & Learn: Enhancing Workplace Communication

Enhancing Workplace Communication

David Mora, LPC, and Ammy Hirneise, LCSW, will lead a discussion on ways to improve communication with coworkers on January 13, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602.) Light lunch to be served and prizes raffled.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to administration@utdallas.edu by January 13. Space is limited.

See this event in the Comet Calendar.

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Breakfast in 5 on January 13

Breakfast in 5

Wellness Manager Deborah Hamlin, RDRegistered Dietitian, LDLicensed Dietitian, offers quick and nutritious options for morning meals on January 13, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Synergy Park North lobby. Come as your schedule permits.

RSVPReply Please (Répondez S’il Vous Plaît) to administration@utdallas.edu today. Space is limited.

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Registration Open for the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge

10-Week Wellness Challenge

Mark your calendars! The Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge will begin January 25 and go through April 1. Registration is open online and faculty, staff and students are eligible to sign-up.

The challenge is conducted in teams of up to 10 people. To sign up online, team captains should go to livehealthynorthtexas.org, select “join today” and enter the Group ID: LHDUTD to create a team and add team members. Team members will then receive an email with a username and password to log in and complete their profiles.

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Download the Poster (PDFPortable Document Format File)

Retirement Expressway Lunch & Learn, January 14

Join us on January 14 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602) for a lunch & learn on the topic of retirement, presented by the Lincoln Financial Group. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your place at this event.

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