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Join the 100 Missouri Miles Campus Challenge

Get Active —Join the Campus Challenge!

Missouri State University is participating as a group in the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge – Campus Challenge and we want YOU to join us in this wellness initiative. The Campus Challenge has been launched by Gov. Jay Nixon under the umbrella of the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge to encourage wellness on college campuses.

Missouri State University has been challenged to complete 100,000 miles of physical activity by Sept. 30.

School pride is on the line as we compete against other Missouri universities for the 2014 Missouri Miles Cup! It’s easy to participate. Whether it’s a stroll outside between classes or a bike ride on a trail with roommates and friends, you can register and log your miles by going to 100MissouriMiles.com. Be sure to share your experiences on Facebook and Twitter using #100MoMiles.

Steps to join our group

Join us as we pursue better health and fitness this year while taking on our state school rivals.

  1. Visit 100MissouriMiles.com and register
  2. Select Missouri State University on registration page
  3. Join the group and get outside!
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November Employee Newsletter

Employee Wellness Update
November 8, 2012

Healthy Holiday Party Foods Cooking Demonstrations
Join the MSU Dietetic Students and Employee Wellness
for this informative and tasty cooking demonstration

on healthy holiday party foods!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
with two options to serve you.
Option 1:  12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in PROF Rm 411
OR
Option 2: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in PROF Rm 411

Please plan to attend
one or the other of these informative and yummy sessions!
All attendees will receive a cookbook.

You must reserve your space by registering in the LMS system.

Just search “
Healthy Holiday Party Foods” in the upper right search box in the LMS.
There is no fee for this program but if you sign up, please plan to attend as there is VERY limited seating.
Questions? Contact Sheila at 836-4064
or at sheilabowen@missouristate.edu
 


Teeth Whitening Clinic at Taylor Health
Dr. Joshua Whitford, DDS of Silver Lake Dentistry in Raymore, MO will be making molds
Of your teeth on Friday, November 9, 2012.
The cost for these are $125,which will include your first kit for teeth whitening.
Each kit lasts 6-8 months.  Additional kits can be purchased at Taylor Health for $35.

Appointments can be made in the LMS system by searching “
teeth whitening”.
Openings available from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (closed 1-2 for lunch)
Appointments run 15-minutes.  You will pay Dr. Whitford directly.
This is a fundraiser for the Chemistry department at MSU, of which Dr. Whitford is an alumni.

Questions?  Contact Sheila Bowen at 6-4064.




Do the holidays coming and all of the food intake
that occurs during that time got you down?

Then join us on Thursday, November 29
th
From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
in the Taylor Health conference room

for a healthy holiday meal and a fabulous presentation on

Health and Wellness For the Holiday Season!
MSU’s Dietetic Department will present
and answer any nutrition questions you have around this topic!

Please register by contacting Sheila Bowen at
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064.
Limited seating is available.  There is no fee for this event!


 
 
If you have turned in your biometrics or physician statement
but have not completed the Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

please remember to do so by Monday, November 26
th
in order to save on your health insurance premiums for 2013!
 
 
Chair Massage
Is it time to relax those tense shoulders and chill out for a few minutes?
Take this opportunity to make an appointment at Taylor Health.

Massages provided by licensed therapeutic massage therapist, Katrina Quinn.

Thursday, November 29th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
Thursday, December 6th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
Thursday, December 13th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
Cost is $15/15 minutes payable by cash, check credit/debit card. To reserve a time contact Jerilyn at 417-836-4045 or by email.
 
 
 
Neo-Classical Thanksgiving Dressing with
Apricots and Prunes, Stuffed in a Whole Pumpkin – Recipe
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried pitted prunes
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 loaf good-quality commercially made pre-sliced whole wheat bread
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 stalks leafy celery, diced (leaves included)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon dried leaf (not ground) sage
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Vegetable stock (see tip, below) as needed
  • Tamari or shoyu soy sauce to taste
  • A small amount of dried leaf basil and oregano to taste (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray (optional)
  • 1 medium-large pumpkin, preferably one of the buff-colored pumpkins, prepared as follows:
Preparation

Pumpkin prep:
Cut off and reserve a lid, as you would preparatory to carving a jack-o’-lantern. Scoop out all of the seeds and fibers. Put an inch or two of water in a large pot. Place the pumpkin, cut side down, in the water, cap wedged in near it. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover tightly and steam for 10 to 15 minutes to precook slightly. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool. When cool, remove from the pot. Since the pumpkin will be eaten with the stuffing, I like to season the inside with salt, pepper, a little tamari, Pickapeppa sauce (located in grocery stores), and brown sugar, rubbing this into the exposed interior flesh after steaming.
1. Place the apricots and prunes in a small, heatproof bowl. Place the apple juice in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Immediately pour the juice over the dried fruit. Let stand for at least 2 hours, but overnight or a day or two in advance is fine. Drain the dried fruit, reserving both the fruit and the soaking liquid. Coarsely chop the fruit and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 375°F, then turn down to 200°F.
3. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and place a single layer of bread slices on the rack. Place in the preheated oven and bake, slowly, turning once, until the bread is hard, crunchy, and dry all the way through, but not browned. This is a fairly slow process — it might take 45 to 60 minutes, but set the timer at 20-minute intervals to remind you to check. You with either need to do 2 sheets’ worth of bread (in which case, reverse their positions in the oven halfway through), or repeat the toasting process again until all bread is prepared. Remove the dry bread from the oven and let cool.
4. Coarsely crumble the bread into a large bowl. Add the onion and leafy celery and toss to combine. Measure the sage (starting with the smaller amount) into your hands and rub the leaves back and forth in your palms until they crumble (this releases the volatile essential oils). Add the sage to the bread mixture. Pour the melted butter over the mixture and toss well to combine. Add the soaked dried fruit and toss again. The dressing should still be dry. Begin adding the liquid, a combination of vegetable stock and the reserved fruit soaking liquid. Use more stock than juice, and use just enough to moisten the dressing without making it soggy. Keep tossing, adding stock as needed. Add tamari, starting with about 1 tablespoon. Taste for salt and add it and plenty of pepper to taste. More sage, maybe? This is also the point at which you can add a little dried basil and oregano, too, if you like. The stuffing can be prepared up to this point and stored, covered and refrigerated, overnight.
5. On the day you plan to stuff the pumpkin, preheat the oven to 375°F.
6. If not using nonstick, spray a baking dish large enough to accommodate the pumpkin with cooking spray.
7. Stuff the dressing into the cavity of the prepared pumpkin, topping with the pumpkin’s cap. Place the stuffed pumpkin in the prepared baking dish. Place in the preheated oven and bake until the pumpkin is slightly brown and looks a bit collapsed in on itself about 40 minutes. Serve whole, at the table.

If you want to be happy, be. 
                ~Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
Sheila L. Bowen, RN, BSN, MA
Certified Wellness Program Manager

Employee Wellness Coordinator – MSU
 
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Mid October Employee Wellness Update

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CURRENT PROGRAMMING
Heart Health Workshop(s)~ Healthy Cooking Demonstrations ~ Healthy Eating Grocery Shopping Tour
Water Walking Challenge ~ Teeth Whitening Clinic ~ Hatha Yoga ~

Homecoming 5K Walk/Run ~ Chair Massage ~ Taiji ~


Heart Disease: How to Arrest America’s Number 1 Killer
High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and the onset of Diabetes all contribute to the number 1 killer in America!
Join us for this introduction to heart health. Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in the United States.
Learn about how the heart works, why a healthy heart is so important, and what you can do to help arrest, reverse, and even prevent heart disease.

Our first session is Monday, October 29th from 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the Taylor Health Conference room.
(bring your lunch)
The second session is Monday, November 5
th in the Taylor Health conference room from 12 noon – 1 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Seating is limited to 25 people so be sure to sign up for any of these programs on the
LMS system, searching
heart disease for the program.
Questions?  Contact Sheila Bowen at 6-4064 or Devin Cara at
Devin063@live.missouristate.edu
There is no cost for this program.


Healthy Eating Shopping Tour
Learn how to read labels, search the list of ingredients for most valuable nutrition, and
discover new and exciting fruits and veggies that you’ve walked by a million times,

understand the NuVal system and get all of your nutrition questions answered by

registered dieticians and nutrition experts.

Thursday, October 25th at the Price Cutter on West Republic Road
from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (a healthy dinner is included at no cost)

Sign up to attend by contacting Sheila Bowen at 6-4064 or at sheilabowen@missouristate.edu
or use the LMS system searching
shop healthy.
Class is limited to 25 attendees.
 
Healthy Eating Cooking Demonstration
Chef Chadwick Isom of Hy-Vee will demonstrate healthy cooking
options and techniques with seasonal fare such as roasted winter

squash, an artisan vegetable stew, and other delectables.

Hy-Vee is located on Battlefield and Kansas Expressway. 

The workshop will be from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 8th.
Please register for this event on the LMS system by searching cooking demo.
Questions?  Contact Devin063@live.missouristate.eduor Sheila at 6-4064.
Class is limited to 20 attendees.
 
 
Hatha Yoga
Learn how yoga practiced with an attention to alignment supports body, mind and spirit.
Appropriate for those that have little or no yoga experience.

(The curriculum for this eight-week session is designed to teach the foundation of Hatha Yoga in the Lyengar tradition, including the use of props.)

Students need to come to class with a yoga sticky mat, 8-10 ft canvas yoga strap,

a 4″ cork or wood yoga block, 2 firm blankets and 2 large towels (beach or bath).

Program begins Tuesday, October 23rd and runs every Tuesday through December 11th.
from 5:30 – 6:50 in the Taylor Health Conference Room

Instructor Betsy Burris, E-RYT-200, RRT, R.PH has a passion for the abundant healing properties yoga offers the whole being.
Betsy is a Registered Pharmacist with a background in patient counseling and natural hormonal balancing.

Betsy is also a certified Relax and Renew Teacher (RRT).

To register for Hatha Yoga,

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the Hatha Yoga through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
Type
hatha yoga into the search section at the upper right of your screen.
If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
10 attendees maxim. Cost of the program is $87. Use of the non-credit fee waiver is allowed.
 
 
Teeth Whitening Clinic
Friday, November 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1-2 closed for lunch)
in the Taylor Health conference room,

Dr. Joshua Whitford, DDS of Silver Lake Dentistry
in Raymore, MO will be making molds.
Cost is $125 per person payable by cash or check paid

directly to Dr. Whitford.  This is a savings of $175.

Approximately two weeks after your appointment,

You will be notified to pick up your molds and first

teeth whitening kit at Taylor Health.

Additional teeth whitening kits can be purchased for $35 through Employee Wellness.

Each kit lasts approximately 6-8 months.

Appointment times run 15 minutes long.

Registeronline for the Teeth Whitening Clinic through My Learning Connection.
Go to My Missouri State
Select the Profile Tab
Under the Professional Development channel , select My Learning Connection
Type Teeth Whitening Clinic into the search box at the upper right of your screen
This is a fundraiser for the Chemistry department at MSU.
Dr. Whitford is an alumni of MSU.

Questions? Contact
SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064.
 
 
 
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FRC Aquatic Center November Noon Water Walking Club
In November, come get some great exercise by walking laps against the current on your lunch hour against the current in the Aquatic Center.
·       Walk 1 mile (31 laps) and receive a prize; walk 5k (96 laps) and receive a second prize
·       No need to get your hair wet
·       Water warmed to 85°F
·       Socialize while getting a workout
·       Walk at your own pace
·       Geared toward faculty/staff
·       No need to register—just check in with a lifeguard to track your progress
·       Come in any time anytime in November between 11am-2pm Monday through Friday to participate!
An FRC membership is required
 
 
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health and Wellness Center
Massage benefits include: stress relief, reduce anxiety, increase circulation, reduce muscle fatigue and tension,
boost immune system, lower blood pressure, relieve muscle pains and headaches, increase energy, and improve sleep.

Massages provided by licensed therapeutic massage therapist, Katrina Quinn.

Cost is $15/15 minutes payable by cash, check credit/debit card directly to the therapist.

To reserve a time contact
Jerilyn at 836-4045or jerilynreed@missouristate.edu.
·       Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, November 29th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 6th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 13th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
 
 
 
Maroon Mile Homecoming 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, October 27 – 7:00 a.m.

http://alumni.missouristate.edu/homecoming.htm
 
Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
Begins Wednesday, October  3rd 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(11-11:30 for beginners)
(October 3rd session has been moved to PSU315)
Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration

There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan. 
To register, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.
-Dalai Lama
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October Employee Wellness Update

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CURRENT PROGRAMMING
Biometrics and HRA for health premium savings of $360 in 2013!
Skin Cancer Screening ~ Teeth Whitening Clinic

Sexual Health Program ~ Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Info Sessions

Zumba Gold ~ Chair Massage ~Weight Watchers at Work ~ Soulfit Circuit Training
Hepatitis C Testing ~ Foster Recreation Center ~ Taiji ~ Mammogram Bus
Biometrics and HRA for health premium savings of $360 in 2013!
There are three additional days for biometrics at no cost available at

Taylor Health and Wellness

October 10th, 11th and 12
th (deadline extended till 10/15/2012)
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Sign up in the LMS system or get in contact with

Sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064 to register for one of these dates/times.
For details on this year’s wellness incentive, visit

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/wellnessincentives.htm
 

Our New Normal: Sexual Health After 40
One of the most frequent questions in my profession as a psychologist and sex therapist is “what is normal” when it comes to intimate relationships.  
The changes that come with different stages in our lives affect how we interact with our partners and how we see ourselves.

This can be an exciting time of reinvention and new ways of defining our relationships and ourselves.

How do we navigate current or future relationships in this day and age?

How do we get out of the rut and put some “spice” in our relationships and see our changing bodies as “seasoned”?

Come learn how to create the “new normal” that fits where you are in life and allows for movement through the stages

that ebb and flow, affecting intimacy and how we express love at every turn.
Dr. Ginger Holczer, PSYD is a  Certified Sex Therapist through the
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Join us on Thursday, October 4th from
5:15 – 7:00 p.m. in the PSU Union Club

A light meal will be provided before the presentation begins.
 
Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the
Our New Normal: Sexual Health After 40 program through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development Channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
 
Teeth Whitening Clinic
Friday, November 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1-2 closed for lunch)
in the Taylor Health conference room,

Dr. Joshua Whitford, DDS of Silver Lake Dentistry
in Raymore, MO will be making molds.
Cost is $125 per person payable by cash or check paid

directly to Dr. Whitford.  This is a savings of $175.

Approximately two weeks after your appointment,

You will be notified to pick up your molds and first

teeth whitening kit at Taylor Health.

Additional teeth whitening kits can be purchased for $35 through Employee Wellness.

Each kit lasts approximately 6-8 months.

Appointment times run 15 minutes long.

Registeronline for the Teeth Whitening Clinic through My Learning Connection.
Go to My Missouri State
Select the Profile Tab
Under the Professional Development channel , select My Learning Connection
Type Teeth Whitening Clinic into the search box at the upper right of your screen
This is a fundraiser for the Chemistry department at MSU.
Dr. Whitford is an alumni of MSU.

Questions? Contact
SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064.
 
 
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health and Wellness Center
Massage benefits include: stress relief, reduce anxiety, increase circulation, reduce muscle fatigue and tension,
boost immune system, lower blood pressure, relieve muscle pains and headaches, increase energy, and improve sleep.

Massages provided by licensed therapeutic massage therapist, Katrina Quinn.

Cost is $15/15 minutes payable by cash, check credit/debit card directly to the therapist.

To reserve a time contact
Jerilyn at 836-4045or jerilynreed@missouristate.edu.
·       Thursday, October 11th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, October 25th 10am- 2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, November 29th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 6th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 13th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
 
 
 
Zumba Gold .5
The original concept of Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere.
Zumba Gold .5 takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for

beginners and middle-agers or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.

Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

Join us in the Taylor Health conference room beginning
Wednesday, October 3rd through Wednesday, November 28th
(First session on October 3rd is being held in PSU315)
from 12:30 – 1:30 pm
or the

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm class

(Note: There is no 12:30 class on 10/24, nor a 5:15 class on 10/31)
Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.  You
will get warm.
Instructor Jean Haugness has 20-years of aerobics instructor experience, is a certified personal trainer,
a tennis instructor and certified Zumba instructor.

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor Zumba Gold 0.5 through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  25 attendees maximum
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that anyone born from
1945 through 1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.
 
More than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C are baby boomers. 
Baby boomers are people born from 1945 through 1965. 

Most of them don’t know they are infected.

Liver disease, liver cancer and deaths from Hepatitis C are on the rise.

Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

Taylor Health is equipped to do this testing, as well as Hepatitis B and HIV testing.
Ask your physician about testing at your next check-up!

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/C/cFAQ.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers.pdf


Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
Begins Wednesday, October  3rd 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(11-11:30 for beginners)
(October 3rd session has been moved to PSU315)
Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration

There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan. 
To register, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 

New Digital Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus?
The Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

The new high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated Mercy Health professionals,

has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of Mercy Health Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

October 24th
October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
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September Employee Wellness Update

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Pole (Nordic) Walking Workshop ~ Hepatitis C Testing ~ Couch to 5K Training Program
Chair Massage ~Weight Watchers at Work Bridge Session ~ Soulfit Circuit Training
Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Info Sessions

Sexual Health Program ~ Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop

Foster Recreation Center ~ Taiji ~ Mammogram Bus



We will be doing the Biometrics and Health Risk Assessment again this fall
so that you can save $360 on your health insurance premiums in 2013.

If you have had a physical with labs in 2012, you may use those labs for your biometrics.

Please visit
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/wellnessincentives.htm
for detailed information.
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health and Wellness Center
Massage benefits include: stress relief, reduce anxiety, increase circulation, reduce muscle fatigue and tension,
boost immune system, lower blood pressure, relieve muscle pains and headaches, increase energy, and improve sleep.

Massages provided by licensed therapeutic massage therapist, Katrina Quinn.

Cost is $15/15 minutes payable by cash, check credit/debit card directly to the therapist.

To reserve a time contact
Jerilyn at 836-4045or jerilynreed@missouristate.edu.
·       Thursday, September 6th: Welcome Back Special: $10 for 15 minutes: 10am-2pm
·       Thursday, September 20th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, October 11th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, October 25th 10am- 2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, November 29th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 6th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
·       Thursday, December 13th 10am-2pm ($15/15 minutes)
 

Couch to 5K Training Program
This program is for the beginner who is looking
for a walk to run transition.
 
We will be training for the MSU Homecoming 5K
run on Saturday, October 27
th or any other 5K you’re up for.
Start date for training is Monday, September 10th
5:15 – 6:30 PM in the Taylor Health & Wellness conference room.

We will start with a short meeting on what your training will look like and some general recommendations.
then do a short walk/run training run from there.

The Couch to 5K Leader this year is Ms. Melissa Mace, Executive Director of Missouri Campus Compact.

Melissa is an experienced runner who will gently guide you through a “walk to run”

program to get you ready for your choice of 5K this fall.

Dress lightly and wear good running shoes on Monday.

Employee Wellness will provide water bottles for this first run.

Please let me know if you plan to attend by contacting

There is no fee for this program.
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064. 
 
 
 
 
Foster Recreation Center is Now Open!
The Foster Recreation Center is an amazing addition to Missouri State.

It offers a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living,

becoming the central campus hub for promoting and supporting healthy living.

Three month membership from last year’s Biometric/HRA project
may be redeemed until January 31st!

Check Foster Recreation Center out today!
http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/reccenter/
 
Please Note:
McDonald Arena Room 116

is no longer available for faculty and staff fitness

now that the Foster Recreation Center is open.

Thank you for your support these past 5 years!
 
Weight Watchers
Four week September bridge program for Weight Watchers!
Sept 11th will be the start date and the bridge runs through September 25th
Cost for the
three week session will be $35.00 cash, check or credit card.
This is for the folks who want to get started before the end of September.

For more information call Marilyn 836-4030.

~~~~~~~~~~
Open house for the new full session is on Tuesday, September 25th
at 7 a.m. and again at 12:10 p.m.

in the Taylor Health conference room.

Sessions runs for 17-weeks.
Cost is $186 payable by check, cash, credit, debit or deferral (if in good standing).

Employee non-credit fee waiver of $150 can be applied toward the cost.

Research study option is also available for a $128 benefit. 

Must be a full-time employee and covered under the MSU health plan.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Robertson at 836-4030.
 
The Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Info Sessions
is designed to substantially lower high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar,
cholesterol, heartburn, angina and to lessen depression.

This world-class program is conducted in hospitals, corporations and many

organizations throughout North America and beyond.


MSU has had excellent outcomes with this program with

participants reducing their total cholesterol by as much as 45%,

reduction in triglycerides levels by as much as 50%,

weight loss of up to 26 pounds and reduction in blood pressure by 30 points

over the course of the program.


Check out our program testimonials!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNX4_ySLf4

If you’re ready to learn how to significantly reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes,

please consider attending one of the information sessions to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Spring session begins, Thursday, February 2nd.  Flexible scheduling is available.


Free 30-minute Information Sessions –
Information sessions held in the Taylor Health conference room

Monday, September 10
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Monday, September 10
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 27
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 27
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Monday, October 1
st – 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Register online
http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the
CHIP Info Sessions through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Health and Wellness – Condition Management ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
 
Our New Normal: Sexual Health After 40
                                                                                                                                                    
·        Do you wonder what’s considered “normal” in the bedroom as we age?
·        Has sexual desire become a problem?
·        Are the changes from age affecting your sexual performance and the way you see your body?
·        Are you concerned about getting back out in the dating world and worried about sex, STD’s, and having to start over again?
·        Have you found yourself in a sexual “rut” and want to put a little more “spice” in your relationship with your partner?
·        Are you in a GLBT relationship and can’t find good sex information?
·        Do you know that sex actually has benefits as we age?
 
It seems that everyone is talking about sex—just turn on the television during the day and you will hear any
number of doctors and talk show hosts discussing erectile dysfunction,
sexual pain, low sexual desire, sex and aging, or problems with orgasm. 

As a society, we are realizing that we are all sexual beings,
becoming more aware of our own sexualityand the problems that go along with it. 
For the first time in history, we are seeking sexual health information that is more complex than the
l
atest news rack headline and looking for answers to attain a more
satisfactory sexual experience throughout our lifetime. 
Even if we aren’t having struggles now, a 1991 survey published in the

Journal of the American Medical Association, Laumann, et. al.,
reported that of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-59, 43% of women and 31% of men experience sexual problems,

and that number tends to increase as we age.   
Although there is little research on human health where sexuality is concerned,
one thing we do know is that we are continuing to be sexual well into our senior years!
At this presentation, you’ll learn how to create a “new normal” that allows one to account for the many

life stages that ebb and flow, affecting sexuality.
Dr. Ginger Holczer, PSYD is a  Certified Sex Therapist through the

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Join us on Thursday, October 4th from
5:15 – 7:00 p.m. in the PSU Union Club

A light meal will be provided before the presentation begins.
 
Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the
Our New Normal: Sexual Health After 40 program through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development Channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
 
 
Pole (Nordic) Walking Workshop
Pole Walking is a rhythmically, energizing form of walking that includes using a specially designed pair of
walking poles that helps you (with less effort) incorporate your entire body rather than just your lower body.
It basically turns a simple walk around the block into an efficient, effective, aerobic total body workout.

We use less than 50% of our major muscles when we walk without walking poles –

When we use
fitness walking poles we use over 90%.
In doing so we spread our weight out helping to lessen the load with which we hit the ground by 26%

making a big difference for those people who have back, hip, knee, ankle or feet problems.

Not to mention
walking with poles while we walk naturally aligns our spine and strengthens our core with each step –
helping use to stand and sit taller.

We also don’t have to go as far or work as hard when we are using walking poles.

Cardio increases by 20% and our calorie burn by up to 48% without any more effort!

You can do it in less time too! A 30 min routine of Pole walking is equal to 50 min of regular walking.

Join us for this Pole (Nordic) Walking Workshop
on Thursday, September 20
th
From 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
at the Taylor Health Conference Room

Led by Keenfit Certified Walking Instructor, Sheila Bowen.

Please register by going to the LMS system.

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the
Pole (Nordic) Walking programthrough My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development Channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
 
 
 
Zumba Gold .5
The original concept of Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere.
Zumba Gold .5 takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for

beginners and middle-agers or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.

Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

Join us in the Taylor Health conference room beginning
Wednesday, October 3rd through Wednesday, November 28th
from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

or the

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm class

(Note: There is no 12:30 class on 10/24, nor a 5:15 class on 10/31)
Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.  You
will get warm.
Instructor Jean Haugness has 20-years of aerobics instructor experience, is a certified personal trainer,
a tennis instructor and certified Zumba instructor.

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for Zumba Gold 0.5 through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  25 attendees maximum
 
SoulFit Circuit Training
SoulFit incorporates yoga, a medium intensity weight resistance workout, yoga cool down,
and a final relaxation period to reward you for all your hard work.

Each class provides plenty of modifications so you work at your own ability.
Mind, body, and soul (true inner self) are all connected. All three areas desire and need fitness in their own way.

So how do we work from the inside out? All of us have what the Sanskrit in yogic tradition call samskaras.

You can think of them as scars or bad habits that we’ve formed over time.

These samskaras form pathways and the more time you’ve spent on these pathways

the deeper the ruts are the harder it is to get off and make a new path.

Program begins Thursday, October 4thand runs every Thursday through November 8th.
from 5:15  – 6:30 PM

in the Taylor Health and Wellness Conference Room.

We are also offering a Wednesday evening session

beginning Wednesday, May 2
nd and running every Wednesday through May 30th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

in the Taylor Health and Wellness Conference Room

The SoulFit workout was created by Amanda Layman who is certified through
Yoga Alliance and is also a Cross Fit Level One trainer.  She is also an MSU alum.

Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.
Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass for the
SoulFit Circuit Training through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program.  Class size is limited.
 
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that anyone born from
1945 through 1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.
 
More than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C are baby boomers. 
Baby boomers are people born from 1945 through 1965. 

Most of them don’t know they are infected.

Liver disease, liver cancer and deaths from Hepatitis C are on the rise.

Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

Taylor Health is equipped to do this testing, as well as Hepatitis B and HIV.
Ask your physician about testing at your next check-up!

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/C/cFAQ.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers.pdf


Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop
Additional Workshop date added!
This interactive workshop will prepare you to support the University’s new
Tobacco Use/Smoking policy as a “smoke free ambassador.” This workshop will

provide information on the new tobacco free policy, which begins on August 15
th, 2012
that disallows smoking on campus and will prepare you
to take an active role in promoting a healthy campus environment by helping

to spread the word about the new policy in a respectful way.  

There are two options to choose from to fit your schedule. 

This is a University program.  All employees are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 311

****************

Register online
http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass
for the Tobacco Free Ambassador Training through

My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  12 attendees maximum


Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
Begins Wednesday, September 5th 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(11-11:30 for beginners)
Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration

There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan. 
To register, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 

New Digital Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus?
The Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

The new high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated Mercy Health professionals,

has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of Mercy Health Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

October 24th
October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
 
For the vegetable layer:
1 lb eggplant
1 lb zucchini
1 1/2 lbs russet-type baking potatoes (using large, long potatoes works perfectly in this recipe)
1/4 cup olive oil
For the sauce:
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large shallots, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup vegetable broth or red wine
2, 15 oz. cans crushed tomatoes, with juice
2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
 
Pine Nut Topping:
1 lb. soft tofu

1/2 cup pine nuts

3 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon arrowroot powder

1 clove garlic

pinch nutmeg

1 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

white pepper to taste
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Extra pine nuts for garnish (optional)
 
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly oil three baking sheets or shallow pans.
Wash and trim stem from eggplant and zucchini. Scrub and peel potato.
Slice the eggplant, zucchini and potato, lengthwise, into approximately 1/4 inch thick slices.

Rub eggplant slices with a little salt and set aside in a colander in the sink or in a big bowl for about 15 minutes

to soften, briefly rinsing with cold water and squeezing out any excess liquid water.
Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and place each vegetable on a separate baking sheet.
Distribute 1/4 cup oil between the three sheets and sprinkle vegetables with salt (except eggplant if salted already).

Toss to coat, making sure each piece is completely coated with oil.

Spread vegetables out with minimal overlapping.

Roast the zucchini and eggplant for 15 minutes or until tender.

Roast the potatoes for about 22 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
While vegetables are cooking prepare the tomato sauce.
Add remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and minced garlic to a large heavy bottom sauce pot.

Bring to medium heat and let garlic sizzle for about 30 seconds, then add shallots and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add wine and simmer until slightly reduced, another 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, ground cinnamon and bay leaf.

Partially cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 12 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sauce should reduce slightly.

Turn off the heat, remove bay leaf and adjust salt.
Make the pine nut topping:
In a food processor blend together pine nuts and lemon juice, scrapping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula until a creamy paste forms.

Add tofu, garlic, arrowroot, nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Lightly oil a 9 x 13 pan and pre-heat oven again to 400 F.
Spread 1/4 cup of sauce in the pan, then add a layer of the following; eggplant, potatoes, sauce, and half of the breadcrumbs.

Spread all of the zucchini on top of this. Top with a final layer of eggplant, potatoes, sauce and breadcrumbs.

Use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the pine nut topping over the entire top, smoothing out any uneven spots.

Scatter a few pine nuts on top if desired.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until top is lightly browned and a few cracks have formed in the topping.

Allow to cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
 
 
 
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
                                                                                                                     – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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August Employee Wellness Update

MSU MS-150 Team ~ Employee Discounts at Local Businesses
Weight Watchers at Work ~ Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Info Sessions

Skin Cancer Screening ~ Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop

Foster Recreation Center ~ Moonlight Bike Ride ~ Biometrics 2012 ~ Taiji ~ Mammogram Bus



We will be doing the Biometrics and Health Risk Assessment again this fall
so that you can save $360 on your health insurance premiums in 2013.

If you have had a physical with labs in 2012, you may use those labs for your biometrics.

Be ahead of the game and get your yearly physical with your $400 wellness benefit.

You will be able to use those labs for your biometrics in the fall.

More information to come soon on Biometric opportunities through Taylor Health!
 
Foster Recreation Center is Now Open!
The Foster Recreation Center is an amazing addition to Missouri State.

It offers a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living,

becoming the central campus hub for promoting and supporting healthy living.

Your 3-month membership from last year’s Biometric/HRA project is still valid!
Check Foster Recreation Center out today!
http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/reccenter/
 
Please Note:
McDonald Arena Room 116

is no longer available for faculty and staff fitness

now that the Foster Recreation Center is open.

Thank you for your support these past 5 years!
 
Weight Watchers
Open house for the new session is on Tuesday, September 25th
at 7 a.m. and again at 12:10 p.m.

in the Taylor Health conference room.

Sessions runs for 17-weeks.
Cost is $186 payable by check, cash, credit, debit or deferral (if in good standing).
Employee non-credit fee waiver of $150 can be applied toward the cost.

Research study option is also available for a $128 benefit. 

Must be a full-time employee and covered under the MSU health plan.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Robertson at 836-4030.
 
The Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Info Sessions
is designed to substantially lower high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar,
cholesterol, heartburn, angina and to lessen depression.

This world-class program is conducted in hospitals, corporations and many

organizations throughout North America and beyond.


MSU has had excellent outcomes with this program with

participants reducing their total cholesterol by as much as 45%,

reduction in triglycerides levels by as much as 5
0%,
weight loss of up to 26 pounds and reduction in blood pressure by 30 points

over the course of the program.


Check out our program testimonials!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNX4_ySLf4

If you’re ready to learn how to significantly reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes,

please consider attending one of the information sessions to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Spring session begins, Thursday, February 2nd.  Flexible scheduling is available.


Free 30-minute Information Sessions –
Information sessions held in the Taylor Health conference room

Monday, September 10
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Monday, September 10
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 27
th – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 27
th – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Monday, October 1
st – 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Register online
http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor the
CHIP Info Sessions through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Health and Wellness – Condition Management ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
 
Mercy Health dermatologists and the Cancer Resource Center have teamed up to offer
free skin cancer screenings to anyone not currently under the care of a dermatologist.
Are you at risk? Register for your free screening and find out.
Friday, August 24
Noon to 4 pm
Mercy Ambulatory Surgery Center
5
th Floor Dermatology Clinic
(Located at the Corner of National Ave and Seminole)
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in America today.
When caught early, it can be treated effectively.
Registration is required. Call for an appointment. 417-820-2588
 
 
MS-150 MSU Team
The MS-150 is a two day, 150-mile bicycle ride to support Multiple Sclerosis.  MSU is putting together
a team to participate with MSU Math Instructor, Patti Blanton, leading team training rides

between now and the September 8
th and 9th event!
Please register for the team by contacting Sheila Bowen with the following information:

Name, Address, Phone #, Email and Shirt Size.
http://bikeksg.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_KSG_Ozarks_Ride
for questions and to register, please contact
SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4064.

Don’t forget to check out
MSU Employee Discounts
with area vendors!
Visit

http://blogs.missouristate.edu/discounts/
 
Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop
This interactive workshop will prepare you to support the University’s new
Tobacco Use/Smoking policy as a “smoke free ambassador.” This workshop will

provide information on the new tobacco free policy, which begins on August 15
th, 2012
that disallows smoking on campus and will prepare you
to take an active role in promoting a healthy campus environment by helping

to spread the word about the new policy in a respectful way.  

There are two options to choose from to fit your schedule. 

This is a University program.  All employees are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 317

or

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 117

****************

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor the Tobacco Free Ambassador Training through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  25 attendees maximum


Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
Begins Wednesday, September 5th 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(11-11:30 for beginners)
Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration

There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan. 
To register, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
Discovery Center of Springfield will be hosting the
9
th annual Moonlight Bike Ride on Saturday, August 18th. 
This family fun ride consists of a variety of distances. 

You may choose from a four, seven, or fourteen mile route.

This event began in 2004 as way to encourage health and wellness among families.

A night time bike ride is a fun and unique way to achieve this goal. 

The event will begin at 7:00 with a pre-party in the Discovery Center’s parking lot and the bike ride will begin at 8:30 p.m. 

We want to welcome all participants to stay after the ride and enjoy pancakes from Village Inn and other fun activities.

If you have any questions please visit our website,
www.discoverycenter.org, or contact Charlotte McCoy at 417-862-9910
 



New Digital Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus?
The
Mercy Health Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art
mammography equipment on wheels.

The new high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated Mercy Health professionals,
has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of
Mercy Health Breast Center.
Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

October 24th
October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
 
Taylor Health Pharmacy can beat the prices you pay for Over-the-Counter (OTC)
medications at local leading drug stores.  Give Taylor Pharmacy a try today!
 
Chickpeas with Spinach – Recipe

Ingredients:
2 medium onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups cooked chickpeas

1 ½ cups chopped fresh tomatoes (or same amount tinned)

red pepper flakes (to taste)

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano

1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, chopped and defrosted

1-2 lemons, juice of (to taste)
Directions:
1. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are tender.

2. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, pepper flakes (to taste) and oregano and paprika

3. Cover and simmer for about 18 minutes, stirring occasionally

4. Add the lemon juice of 1 lemon, taste and adjust to your own personal taste.

5. Salt and pepper to taste
He who takes medicine and neglects his nutrition wastes the skill of his doctors. 
~Chinese Proverb
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July Employee Wellness Update

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Hatha Yoga ~ MSU MS-150 Team ~ Employee Discounts at Local Businesses
Skin Cancer Screening ~ Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop

Moonlight Bike Ride ~ Biometrics 2012 ~ Taiji ~ Mammogram Bus

 


We will be doing the Biometrics and Health Risk Assessment again this fall
so that you can save $360 on your health insurance premiums in 2013.

If you have had a physical with labs in 2012, you may use those labs for your biometrics.

Be ahead of the game and get your yearly physical with your $400 wellness benefit.

You will be able to use those labs for your biometrics in the fall.

More information to come soon on Biometric opportunities through Taylor Health!

Hatha Yoga
Learn how yoga practiced with an attention to alignment supports body, mind and spirit.
Appropriate for those that have little or no yoga experience.

(The curriculum for this eight-week session is designed to teach the foundation of Hatha Yoga in the Lyengar tradition, including the use of props.)

Students need to come to class with a yoga sticky mat, 8-10 ft canvas yoga strap,

a 4″ cork or wood yoga block, 2 firm blankets and 2 large towels (beach or bath).

Program begins Tuesday, August 28th and runs every Tuesday through October 16th.
from 5:30 – 6:50 in the Taylor Health Conference Room

Program cost is $87 and you may use your non-credit fee waiver to pay for the program.
Payments for the program can be made at the Taylor Health business office.

Instructor Betsy Burris, E-RYT-200, RRT, R.PH has a passion for the abundant healing properties yoga offers the whole being.
Betsy is a Registered Pharmacist with a background in patient counseling and natural hormonal balancing.

Betsy is also a certified Relax and Renew Teacher (RRT).

To register for Hatha Yoga,

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor the Hatha Yoga through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  10 attendees maximum

Mercy Health dermatologists and the Cancer Resource Center have teamed up to offer
free skin cancer screenings to anyone not currently under the care of a dermatologist.
Are you at risk? Register for your free screening and find out.
Friday, August 24
Noon to 4 pm
Mercy Ambulatory Surgery Center
5
th Floor Dermatology Clinic
(Located at the Corner of National Ave and Seminole)
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in America today.
When caught early, it can be treated effectively.
Registration is required. Call for an appointment. 417-820-2588

MS-150 MSU Team
The MS-150 is a two day, 150-mile bicycle ride to support Multiple Sclerosis.  MSU is putting together
a team to participate with MSU Math Instructor, Patti Blanton, leading team training rides

between now and the September 8
th and 9th event!
Please register for the team by contacting Sheila Bowen with the following information:

Name, Address, Phone #, Email and Shirt Size.
You might also consider attending the
Bike MS Kick-Off Partyat
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave.

on Thursday, July 12
th from 6-8 pm
If you register at Springfield Brew Co, make sure you put down that you’re with MSU
to get your registration fee’s covered!  No fee’s will be due that night for MSU team members!

Check out the MS-150 Mid-America chapter for more information

http://bikeksg.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_KSG_Ozarks_Ride
for questions and to register, please contact
SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4064.


Don’t forget to check out
MSU Employee Discounts
with area vendors!
Visit

http://blogs.missouristate.edu/discounts/


Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Tobacco Free Ambassador Training Workshop
This interactive workshop will prepare you to support the University’s new
Tobacco Use/Smoking policy as a “smoke free ambassador.” This workshop will

provide information on the new tobacco free policy, which begins on August 15
th, 2012
that disallows smoking on campus and will prepare you
to take an active role in promoting a healthy campus environment by helping

to spread the word about the new policy in a respectful way.  

There are two options to choose from to fit your schedule. 

This is a University program.  All employees are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 317

or

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 117

****************

Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPass
for
the Tobacco Free Ambassador Training through
My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness ”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection

<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan.  25 attendees maximum


Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
2012 sessions will be on Wednesday’s, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration

There is no fee for this program as it is sponsored by your health insurance plan. 
Just show up!
To register, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
 


New Digital Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus?
The St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

The new high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated St. John’s health professionals,
has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of St. John’s Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

October 24th
October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
 
Weight Watchers at Work
Ready to lose some of that unwanted weight that is slowing you down?  Ready to feel and look your best?
Summer session goes from June 5
th through September 25th.
17-week session cost is $186.00 payable by cash, check, debit, credit card or deferred payment.

Call Marilyn for details 6-4030
 

Taylor Health Pharmacy can beat the prices you pay for Over-the-Counter (OTC)
medications at local leading drug stores.  Give Taylor Pharmacy a try today!

Mason Jar Salads  - Recipes
1. Dressing on the bottom, lettuce on the top. If the two are touching the lettuce will turn slimy.
2. The dressing goes in first. On top of your dressing, use a rather “hearty” vegetable, such as shredded cabbage, pea pods, or julienne carrot matchsticks.
They can withstand the acidity of the dressing, and actually get better!
3. Pack it in. Use a nice variety of colorful vegetables! Make it fun and involve the kids.
 
Poppy seed:
Layer, in this order:
-poppy seed dressing
-carrot shreds
-green peas
-pineapple
-blueberries
-raspberries
-lettuce

Asian:
-light Asian ginger dressing
-peapods
-carrot shreds
-cabbage shreds
-water chestnuts
-green peas
-bean sprouts
-quinoa
-toasted sesame seeds
-lettuce
 
Seafood:
(Light dressing with light mayo, skim milk, salt and pepper, and parmesan)
-dressing
-cabbage shreds
-cherry tomatoes (halved)
-black olives
-celery
-drained canned crab / drained canned salad shrimp
-lettuce
 
Caesar:
-light Caesar dressing
-carrot shreds
-diced grilled chicken
-celery
-cucumbers
-lettuce
-parmesan
(add croutons later) …they get mushy in the jar.
 
Rainbow Fruit Salads:
layered in this order:
-blueberries
-honeydew
-cantaloupe
-pineapple
-strawberries
-raspberries
-kiwi
A wide-mouth jar works the best!
 
 
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“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”
                                                          James Bryant Conant (1893-1978)
                                                         Chemist, Educational Administrator
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May Wellness Update

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Manage Your Money Workshop ~ Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
SoulFit Circuit Training ~ New Digital Mammogram Bus Tour and Lunch N’ Learn

Bike to Work Week ~ Taiji ~ Chair Massage
 
TheComplete Health Improvement Project (CHIP)

The Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP), formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project,

is designed to substantially lower high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol,

heartburn, angina and to lessen depression.  It facilitates the reversal of narrowed arteries. 

This world-class program is conducted in hospitals, corporations and many organizations throughout North America and beyond.
MSU has had excellent outcomes with this program with participants reducing their total cholesterol by as much as 45%,
reduction in triglycerides levels by as much as 50%,

weight loss of up to 26 pounds and reduction in blood pressure by 30 points.

This program is an education in nutrition and physiology.
Check out our program testimonials!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNX4_ySLf4

If you’re ready to learn how to significantly reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes and to fight depression

please consider attending one of the information sessions to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Summer session begins, Monday, June 4
th, 2012.  Flexible scheduling is available.
Free 30-minute Information Sessions –
Information sessions held in the Taylor Health conference room

Thursday, April 26, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Thursday, May 10
th, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Monday, May 14th, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Thursday May 17
th, 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Thursday, May 24
th 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Register online
http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor the CHIP Info Sessions through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Health and Wellness – Condition Management ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
 
SoulFit Circuit Training
SoulFit incorporates yoga, a medium intensity weight resistance workout, yoga cool down,
and a final relaxation period to reward you for all your hard work.

Each class provides plenty of modifications so you work at your own ability.
Mind, body, and soul (true inner self) are all connected. All three areas desire and need fitness in their own way.

So how do we work from the inside out? All of us have what the Sanskrit in yogic tradition call samskaras.

You can think of them as scars or bad habits that we’ve formed over time.

These samskaras form pathways and the more time you’ve spent on these pathways

the deeper the ruts are the harder it is to get off and make a new path.

Program begins Monday, May 7thand runs every Monday through May, 21st
from 12 – 1 PM

in the Taylor Health and Wellness Conference Room.

We are also offering a Wednesday evening session

beginning Wednesday, May 2
nd and running every Wednesday through May 30th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

in the Taylor Health and Wellness Conference Room

The SoulFit workout was created by Amanda Layman who is certified through
Yoga Alliance and is also a Cross Fit Level One trainer.  She is also an MSU alum.

Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.
Register online http://www.missouristate.edu/#!BearPassfor the CHIP Info Sessions through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness”

If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,

visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
There is no fee for this program.  Class size is limited.


Allergies got you sneezing and coughing with watery eyes?
We are now into the allergy season heavily now with many people being afflicted
with sneezing, coughing and watery eyes due to the early heavy pollen season. 

The Taylor Health Pharmacy is
VERY competitive when it comes to those over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
While the local discount chains charge $12 – 13 for Claritin (Loratadine), Taylor Pharmacy charges only $3.19!
If you haven’t tried the Taylor Health Pharmacy for your pharmaceutical needs, whether prescription or OTC,
give it a try!  Your budget will thank you and we’ll take care of you like family!
 
 

Bike to Work Week
May 14-18, 2012

Free, Fun, Easy and Makes a Difference
Help Us Make Springfield Bike Friendly!

It’s exciting to see such popular support for increasing alternative transportation choices in Springfield!
Ozark Greenways goal is to show people that leaving their car behind once in a while (or even on a regular basis)

isn’t as hard as one might think in a community like ours,

where a whole network of greenway trails and on-street bike routes is developing!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May is Bike Month, and Bike to Work Week is the crowning event. Join us by taking this fun annual challenge to
leave your car behind at least one day that week to get to work or school,

whether by bike, bus, carpooling or a creative combination.

Ozark Greenway is excited about the Planning Department’s new development of a north/south “Link” bike/ped corridor,

eventually connecting Doling Park to Cox South! Check out
The Link map.
Come along and enjoy the ride.

By registering your commitment to participate in the
“Bike to Work Week Challenge”,
you show your support for making Springfield a more bicycle-friendly community.

Whether it’s by bike, bus, walking, telecommuting, carpooling or any combination,

everyone who participates at least one day that week will get a free Panera breakfast (bagel and coffee).

Small, medium and large sized businesses or schools who have the most people participate will win a traveling trophy.

Mileage is not important to the Challenge because we commend those living close to work or school.

All participants will receive Panera Bread breakfast vouchers and prizes will be given randomly, so everyone wins something!

Your participation will make a difference – we promise!

Register for the MSU team by contacting

SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
Visit
http://www.ozarkgreenways.org/bike-to-work/index.php to learn more!
 
 
Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
2012 sessions will be on Wednesday’s,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration
There is no fee for this class

Just show up!
To register, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
New Digital Mammogram Tour and Lunch N’ Learn
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
11:00 a.m. – Noon – Tour the New Mobile Health Bus.  Receive  cool give-a-ways!

(Parked near shuttle stop at Student Union)

~~~~~~
The Lunch presentation is at 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
PSU- Room 315

on
Breast Health for Women
by Barb Zimmerman, RN of St. John’s Health System
a light meal is being provided by St. John’s
please RSVP to SheilaBowen@Missouristate.eduby May 4th
 

Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus?
The St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

Since 2001, our high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated St. John’s health professionals,

has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of St. John’s Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

May 9th
October 24th

October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
Women with previous incidence of detection of abnormalities or
women with dense breast tissue should have mammograms done at

St. John’s rather than on the mammogram bus.
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health
Massage Benefits  Include:
¨ Relieve physical and emotional stress

¨ Lower anxiety

¨ Increase circulation

¨ Reduce muscle fatigue and tension

¨ Boost your immune system and resistance to illness

¨ Lower your blood pressure

¨ Relieve muscle pains and headaches

¨ Increase energy and stamina

¨ Decrease repetitive stress symptoms

¨ Improve your sleep

Schedule your 15-minute chair massage
with licensed therapeutic massage therapist

Katrina Quinn, LMT

Chair Massage Available Dates:
Thursday, May 10th
Times available between 10 am – 2 pm.

$15 payable in cash, check or credit card directly to the therapist.
Contact Jerilyn Reed at 6-4045 to schedule your massage today!
Or reach Jerilyn at
jerilynreed@missouristate.edu
 
Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Remember, all full time employees have a
$400 wellness benefit! 

Call and make an appointment for your yearly physical today

at Taylor Health and Wellness Center

836-4000
 
Broiled Halibut with Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad – Recipe
 
  • Paper-thin slivers of radish and fennel tumble among ribbons of carrot in this colorful celebration of spring.
    Parsley, cilantro, and lemon add brightness, while nutmeg adds a twist all its own. With its thick texture, halibut can dry out all too easily.

    Your best bet is to slow-roast, poach, or broil. The broiler is foolproof, as the ambient heat of the oven will slowly cook the fillet.

    Yield Serves 4
Ingredients
·         4 (5-ounce) skinless halibut fillets
·         Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
·         1 bunch baby rainbow carrots (about 6 ounces) or 3 medium carrots, trimmed and thinly peeled into ribbons
·         1 bunch radishes (about 5), thinly sliced
·         1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
·         1 small bulb fennel, thinly sliced
·         1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
·         1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
·         2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
·         2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
·         1 whole seed nutmeg
Directions
1.    Heat broiler, and on a lightly oiled baking sheet, season fillets with salt. Place tray directly under broiler, close oven door, and turn off broiler. Leave fish in oven until flaky, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness.
2.    Meanwhile, combine vegetables and herbs in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk lemon juice with oil and drizzle over salad, tossing to combine.
3.    Serve with halibut. Garnish salad with grated nutmeg and a drizzle of oil.
Cook’s Note
Paper-thin slivers of radish and fennel tumble among ribbons of carrot in this colorful celebration of spring. Parsley, cilantro, and lemon add brightness, while nutmeg adds a twist all its own.
 
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April Employee Wellness Update

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Manage Your Money Workshop ~ Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
Zumba Gold .5 ~ New Digital Mammogram Bus Tour and Lunch N’ Learn

Bike to Work Week ~ Taiji ~ Chair Massage

Managing Your Money Workshop
Wednesday AND Thursday, May 2nd and May 3rd.
5:15 – 7:00 PM

Taylor
Health and Wellness conference room
Limited seating available – Bring your significant other
- Learn how to manage your money
– “Find” more money each month

– Avoid family conflicts over finances

– Eliminate your debts, forever!

– Accomplish your financial goals without giving up the “fun” stuff

– Avoid costly financial pitfalls

Sponsored by Employee Wellness.  Education provided by American Financial Educators.  No financial products sold.
Register online through My Learning Connection.
·       Go  to My Missouri State
·       Select the Profile Tab
·       Under the Professional Development channel , select My Learning Connection
·       From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link
·       In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness”
If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources
My Learning Connection website.
Questions, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
Bring something to eat if you wish.
 
 
TheComplete Health Improvement Project (CHIP)

The Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP), formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project,

is designed to substantially lower high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol,

heartburn, angina and to lessen depression.  It facilitates the reversal of narrowed arteries. 

This world-class program is conducted in hospitals, corporations and many organizations throughout North America and beyond.
MSU has had excellent outcomes with this program with participants reducing their total cholesterol by as much as 45%,
reduction in triglycerides levels by as much as 50%,

weight loss of up to 26 pounds and reduction in blood pressure by 30 points.

This program is an education in nutrition and physiology.
Check out our program testimonials!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNX4_ySLf4

If you’re ready to learn how to significantly reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes and to fight depression

please consider attending one of the information sessions to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Summer session begins, Monday, June 4
th, 2012.  Flexible scheduling is available.
Free 30-minute Information Sessions –
Information sessions held in the Taylor Health conference room

Thursday, April 19 – 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Thursday April 26
th, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Thursday, May 10
th, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Monday, May 14
th, 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Thursday May 17
th, 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Monday May 21
st, 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Thursday, May 24
th 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Register online
for the CHIP Info Sessions through My Learning Connection.
·        Go  to My Missouri State

·        Select the Profile Tab

·        Under the Professional Development channel , select
My Learning Connection
·        From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link

·        In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Health and Wellness – Condition Management ”


If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources My Learning Connection<
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/training/MyLearningConnection.htm> website.
Questions, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.eduor call 836-4064.
 
Zumba Gold .5
The original concept of Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere.
Zumba Gold .5 takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for

beginners and middle-agers or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.

Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

Join us in the Taylor Health conference room beginning
every Wednesday, May 2ndthrough Wednesday, May 30th
from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.  You will get warm.

Instructor Jean Haugness has 20-years of aerobics instructor experience, is a certified personal trainer,

a tennis instructor and certified Zumba instructor.

You must register for this class by contacting
SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu or at 6-4064 to attend.
There is no fee for this program.  25 attendees maximum
 
 
Bike to Work Week
May 14-18, 2012

Free, Fun, Easy and Makes a Difference
Help Us Make Springfield Bike Friendly!

It’s exciting to see such popular support for increasing alternative transportation choices in Springfield!
Ozark Greenways goal is to show people that leaving their car behind once in a while (or even on a regular basis)

isn’t as hard as one might think in a community like ours,

where a whole network of greenway trails and on-street bike routes is developing!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May is Bike Month, and Bike to Work Week is the crowning event. Join us by taking this fun annual challenge to
leave your car behind at least one day that week to get to work or school,

whether by bike, bus, carpooling or a creative combination.

Ozark Greenway is excited about the Planning Department’s new development of a north/south “Link” bike/ped corridor,

eventually connecting Doling Park to Cox South! Check out
The Link map.
Come along and enjoy the ride.

By registering your commitment to participate in the
“Bike to Work Week Challenge”,
you show your support for making Springfield a more bicycle-friendly community.

Whether it’s by bike, bus, walking, telecommuting, carpooling or any combination,

everyone who participates at least one day that week will get a free Panera breakfast (bagel and coffee).

Small, medium and large sized businesses or schools who have the most people participate will win a traveling trophy.

Mileage is not important to the Challenge because we commend those living close to work or school.

All participants will receive Panera Bread breakfast vouchers and prizes will be given randomly, so everyone wins something!

Your participation will make a difference – we promise!

Register for the MSU team by contacting

SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
Visit
http://www.ozarkgreenways.org/bike-to-work/index.php to learn more!
 
 
Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
2012 sessions will be on Wednesday’s,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration
There is no fee for this class

Just show up!
To register, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
New Digital Mammogram Tour and Lunch N’ Learn
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
11:00 a.m. – Noon – Tour the New Mobile Health Bus.  Receive  cool give-a-ways!

(Parked near shuttle stop at Student Union)

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Lunch is at 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
PSU- Room 315

on

Breast Health for Women
by Barb Zimmerman, RN of St. John’s Health System
a light meal is being provided by St. John’s
please RSVP to SheilaBowen@Missouristate.eduby May 4th
 

Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus?
The St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

Since 2001, our high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated St. John’s health professionals,

has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of St. John’s Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

May 9th
October 24th

October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
Women with previous incidence of detection of abnormalities or
women with dense breast tissue should have mammograms done at

St. John’s rather than on the mammogram bus.
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health
Massage Benefits  Include:
¨ Relieve physical and emotional stress

¨ Lower anxiety

¨ Increase circulation

¨ Reduce muscle fatigue and tension

¨ Boost your immune system and resistance to illness

¨ Lower your blood pressure

¨ Relieve muscle pains and headaches

¨ Increase energy and stamina

¨ Decrease repetitive stress symptoms

¨ Improve your sleep

Schedule your 15-minute chair massage
with licensed therapeutic massage therapist

Katrina Quinn, LMT

Chair Massage Available Dates:
Thursday, April 26th
Thursday, May 10th

Times available between 10 am – 2 pm.

$15 payable in cash, check or credit card directly to the therapist.
Contact Jerilyn Reed at 6-4045 to schedule your massage today!
Or reach Jerilyn at
jerilynreed@missouristate.edu
 
Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Remember, all full time employees have a
$400 wellness benefit! 

Call and make an appointment for your yearly physical today

at Taylor Health and Wellness Center

836-4000
 
Vegetarian Moussaka – 5 star recipe

Prep Time: 30 min, Cook Time 1 Hr., 30 min, Ready in 2 Hrs.

Calories: 243 | Total Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 62mg
Ingredients
  • 1 eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 (14.5 ounce) can lentils, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt and set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly brown eggplant and zucchini slices on both sides; drain. Adding more oil if necessary, brown potato slices; drain.
  4. Sauté onion and garlic until lightly browned. Pour in vinegar and reduce. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, 1/2 the juice from lentils, oregano and parsley.
    Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. In a 9×13 inch casserole dish layer eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, onions and feta. Pour tomato mixture over vegetables; repeat layering,
    finishing with a layer of eggplant and zucchini.
  6. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine butter, flour and milk. Bring to a slow boil, whisking constantly until thick and smooth. Season with pepper and add nutmeg.
    Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes, and stir in beaten egg.
  8. Pour sauce over vegetables and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for another 25 to 30 minutes.
 
“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness –
the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”

― Sean O’Casey
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March Employee Wellness Update

Happiness & Wellbeing Through Positive Psychology ~ New Digital Mammogram Bus ~ SoulFit Circuit Training – Manage Your Money Workshop
Chair Massage ~ Self-Defense and Rape Prevention Training (SHARP) ~ Taiji

 

If you chose the wellness incentive for a 3-month membership to the
new Foster Recreation Center on campus during the Biometric/HRA program,

the certificate expiration date has been extended to August 31
st, 2012.
 
Top 20 Individual START Walking Competition
Get ready for the next edition of the
START Walking Competition
6-week competition begins
Tuesday, March 6
th and goes through
Monday, April 16
th.
$25 MSU Bookstore gift cards to 20 people with the top mileage at the end of the competition.
Also, three $25 MSU Bookstore gift cards to the people with the most improvement in mileage from week 1 to week 6.

Requires weekly reporting of your mileage to the Employee Wellness Coordinator.

This program includes walked and jogged miles only. 

Benefits of walking:
Increases your heart rate, which helps to stimulate the heart muscle.
Increases blood flow to all parts of your body delivering oxygen and nutrient rich blood.

Tones your muscles – buttocks, hamstrings, calves, arms and back.

Keeps joints lubricated and functioning as you age.

Sweating helps to cool your body and remove toxins from your system!

Assists in digestion!

Releases stress!

Improves your mood and outlook!

Coil-Spring Pedometers available for $20 through Employee Wellness to accurately measure steps, mileage and calories burned.
Please register to participate by contacting

SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064.
There is no fee for participation except for the purchase of a pedometer that measures mileage.


“Happiness and Well-Being through Positive Psychology and Lifestyle Choices”
This series of interactive presentations will provide tools that participants can use in their daily lives to
promote and foster emotional, behavioral & cognitive health through positive psychology.

The cognitive techniques of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness

will be explored in the contexts of improving everyday personal relationships and adopting

positive behavioral lifestyle choices of exercise, meditation, and optimal nutrition.

Program will be led by Dr. Richard Aiken, M.D., Psychiatrist
This 4-week program begins on Wednesday, April 4th and runs through Wednesday, April 25th.
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Taylor Health Conference Room

A light dinner will be provided.  There is no fee for this program.  Seating is limited.
Please reserve your space by contacting SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064. 
 
 
SoulFit Circuit Training
SoulFit incorporates yoga, a medium intensity weight resistance workout, yoga cool down,
and a final relaxation period to reward you for all your hard work.

Each class provides plenty of modifications so you work at your own ability.
Mind, body, and soul (true inner self) are all connected. All three areas desire and need fitness in their own way.

So how do we work from the inside out? All of us have what the Sanskrit in yogic tradition call samskaras.

You can think of them as scars or bad habits that we’ve formed over time.

These samskaras form pathways and the more time you’ve spent on these pathways

the deeper the ruts are the harder it is to get off and make a new path.

Program begins Monday, April 2nd and runs through Monday, April 30th
from 12 – 1 PM

in the Taylor Health and Wellness Conference Room.

The SoulFit workout was created by Amanda Layman who is certified through
Yoga Alliance and is also a Cross Fit Level One trainer.  She is also an MSU alum.

Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.
You must register with
Sheilabowen@missouristate.edu to attend or at 6-4064.
There is no fee for this program.  Class size is limited.
 
 
Managing Your Money Workshop
Wednesday AND Thursday, May 2nd and May 3rd.
5:15 – 7:00 PM

Taylor
Health and Wellness conference room
Limited seating available – Bring your significant other – A light meal will be provided
- Learn how to manage your money
– “Find” more money each month

– Avoid family conflicts over finances

– Eliminate your debts, forever!

– Accomplish your financial goals without giving up the “fun” stuff

– Avoid costly financial pitfalls

Sponsored by Employee Wellness.  Education provided by American Financial Educators.  No financial products sold.
Registeronline through My Learning Connection.
·       Go  to My Missouri State
·       Select the Profile Tab
·       Under the Professional Development channel , select My Learning Connection
·       From the Course Catalog button, choose the Show All Classes link
·       In the Choose Category drop down list, select  “Fitness, Health and Wellness”
If you need more information for registering online using My Learning Connection,
visit the Human Resources
My Learning Connection website.
Questions, contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.
 
 
Taiji
What is Taiji?
In Taiji, emphasis is placed on relaxing the body and calming and focusing the mind.

Taiji form is practiced slowly, accentuating the intention, body mechanics, accuracy and precision of movement.

It is a holistic art.  Taiji improves balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity,

strength, improves awareness, nurtures self-confidence, cultivates inner peace and provides

tranquility of heart and mind.

Untangle the knots of your life by combining breathing, relaxation, visualization and motion.

Burns 281 – 345 calories per hour for a 155-190 pound person.
2012 sessions will be on Wednesday’s,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Taylor Health and Wellness conference room
Instructor:  Ms. Dee Hackett Ogilvy – 20 years of experience

Dress comfortably – bring water for hydration
There is no fee for this class

Just show up!
To register, contact
sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064
 
Mercy Digital Mammogram Bus – Lunch and Learn
Thursday, March 29th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
PSU 317 A & B

30 seat maximum.  Lunch provided.
Come learn all about digital mammography on the new Mercy Digital Mammogram Bus
that will be coming to MSU several times in 2012 and beyond.

You must register to attend by contacting
SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064


Mammogram Bus on Campus
What is the St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus?
The St. John’s Wellness On Tour Bus brings you the area’s only state-of-the-art

mammography equipment on wheels.

Since 2001, our high-tech health bus, staffed with dedicated St. John’s health professionals,

has delivered on-site services throughout southwest Missouri.

Why get a mammogram?
• One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
• Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women

• Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. women

• Early detection and treatment is key to higher breast cancer survival rates

• Mammography is an excellent screening tool

About Mammograms
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue. A mammogram screening can detect

a lump as early as seven years before it can be felt.

The Wellness On Tour Bus is an extension of St. John’s Breast Center.

Your films will be read by St. John’s dedicated mammography radiologists.

Films are also read by the Image Checker System.

This system is the first FDA-approved computer aided detection system.

Early detection is key to higher survival rates and lower treatment costs.

The Mammogram Bus will be located in front of Freudenberger House

2012 Dates open for mammograms on MSU’s campus

March 29th
May 9th

October 24th

October 30th

November 7th

For more information contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045 or go to
http://health.missouristate.edu/74187.htm
Call 888-8888 to schedule an appointment
Women with previous incidence of detection of abnormalities or
women with dense breast tissue should have mammograms done at

St. John’s rather than on the mammogram bus.
 
Zumba Gold .5
The original concept of Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere.
Zumba Gold .5 takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for

beginners and middle-agers or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.

Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

Join us in the Taylor Health conference room beginning
Wednesday, May 2ndthrough Wednesday, May 30th
from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.  You will get warm.

Instructor Jean Haugness has 20-years of aerobics instructor experience, is a certified personal trainer,

a tennis instructor and certified Zumba instructor.

You must register for this class by contacting
SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu or at 6-4064 to attend.
There is no fee for this program.  25 attendees maximum
 
 
SHARP (Sexual Harassment, Assault & Rape Prevention)
SHARP (Self Defense & Rape Prevention) training deals with protecting yourself through prevention of attacks and learning techniques for escape. 
Learn valuable information about how to avoid confrontation and how to best defend yourself if physically attacked or confronted. 

The two session evening course is conducted by Missouri State University Safety and Transportation. 

This course is designed for women. 
Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Location:  Plaster Student Union 317AB
Time:  6:30 – 9:30pm
Fee:   Free! Pre-registration is required.
Instructor:  Missouri State University Public Safety
Session III:  April 16-17, 2012; Register by April 13, 2012
REGISTER HERE:  http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/23295.htm
 
Tobacco Free Campus
Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment
by promoting a culture of health and wellness.

In August of 2012, MSU will be completely Tobacco Free.
To learn more about the policy, designated smoking areas and programs
to help you become tobacco free, go to
www.missouristate.edu/tobaccofree
Want to quit? The Tobacco Cessation program at Taylor Health & Wellness Center

is evidenced-based and modeled after the Mayo Clinic.

It is available at no cost for faculty, staff and students.
Call 836-4000 to learn more today!
 
Chair Massage at Taylor Health
Massage Benefits  Include:
¨ Relieve physical and emotional stress

¨ Lower anxiety

¨ Increase circulation

¨ Reduce muscle fatigue and tension

¨ Boost your immune system and resistance to illness

¨ Lower your blood pressure

¨ Relieve muscle pains and headaches

¨ Increase energy and stamina

¨ Decrease repetitive stress symptoms

¨ Improve your sleep

Schedule your 15-minute chair massage
with licensed therapeutic massage therapist

Katrina Quinn, LMT

Chair Massage Available Dates:
Thursday, March 15th
Thursday,
March 29th
Times available between 10 am – 2 pm.

$15 payable in cash, check or credit card directly to the therapist.
Contact Jerilyn Reed at 6-4045 to schedule your massage today!
Or reach Jerilyn at
jerilynreed@missouristate.edu
 
Remember, all full time employees have a
$400 wellness benefit! 

Call and make an appointment for your yearly physical today

at Taylor Health and Wellness Center

836-4000
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