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Missouri State University – American Heart Association Heart Walk Kick Off

Students, Faculty, and Staff • February 16th: Taylor Health conference room 6pm
Heart Walk Kick-Off Speaker
having discovered his greatest talent – failure at dying, Walter Watts now finds success in helping others learn how even the smallest things we do can make a lifesaving impact. From supporting your local American Heart Association, to learning CPR and how to use an AED, You Can Save a Life on Campus! Students and Employees are welcome to attend and join the heart walk event. Join the fight against heart disease and stroke. Team captain champion incentive. There will be food and chances to win gift cards. There is no fee for this event.  For more information please contact Jerilyn at 836-4045 or jerilynreed@missouristate.edu. To join the Heart Walk visit: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/teams/groupTeamList.asp….

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Lunch time – Racquetball

Racquetball List serve – This List serve is for anybody to play racquetball at Plaster Sports complex. We play almost every lunch break during the week and a few other times. Anybody on the list serve can send out an email in the morning to ask for players. You reply to the message if you can play. Depending on who shows we play singles, cutthroat or doubles. Protective eye wear is required. Racquets can be checked out from Plaster Sports Center. Please send your email address to Galen Martin at gmartin@missouristate.edu if you want to be added to the list or have questions.

 

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Road Warriors! – Missouri State University Cycling

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Road Warriors – MSU Cycling!

Come be a part of the MSU Road Warriors! Join the MSU Road Warriors and have a great semester of cycling. This program will start on Tuesday March 1 at 5:15 pm with a carb meal and information session located in the Foster Recreation Center! There will be lots of opportunities to participate in group rides as well as indoor cycling classes specific for this group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15pm in the Foster Recreation Center throughout the spring semester. Cost to participate in this program is $20 and it is non-credit fee waiver eligible.
You do not have to be a member of Foster Recreation to participate.
Join today by going to My Learning Connection and typing “Road Warriors” in the search box at the upper right of the screen.
Questions? Contact SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu

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Mat Pilates – Two sessions per week

Mat Pilates
Beginning Monday January 25th and going through March 2nd, meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. (class meets 1/25, 1/27, 2/1, 2/3, 2/8, 2/10, 2/15, 2/17, 2/22, 2/24, 2/29, 3/2)
Monday classes will be held in the Foster Recreation building in Studio C
Wednesday classes will be held in Plaster Student Union (PSU) 308 B & C
Course cost is $120 for all sessions. Please register for this course in the Learning Management System.

Mat Pilates
Beginning Monday, March 7th and going through April 20th and meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. (class meets 3/7, 3/9, 3/14, 3/16, 3/28, 3/30, 4/4, 4/6, 4/11, 4/13, 4/18, 4/20)
Monday classes will be held in the Foster Recreation building in Studio C.

Wednesday classes will be held in Plaster Student Union (PSU) Room 312 B & C, with the exception of class on March 16th, which meets in PSU room 317B.
Course cost is $129 for all sessions. Please register for this course in the Learning Management System.

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HealthyWage Challenge – begins January 29th! – Teams of 5

WHAT IS IT?
A fun, team weight loss challenge where you can change your life and win cash prizes. Compete against teams from companies across the country to win HUGE cash prizes!
WHY DO IT?
HUGE prizes: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, $3,000 for third, plus other individual prizes throughout the challenge.* Plus! It’s a fun and effective way to lose weight with support and accountability through team camaraderie.
HOW DO I WIN?
The team that loses the greatest percentage of weight, wins!
MSU will also be doing some internal challenges for prizes!
– Top team with largest percentage of weight lost by the end of the challenge will win a $50 Visa/MC gift card per team member!
– Top ten people with the largest percentage of weight loss by the end of the challenge will win $50 Visa/MC gift card each.
–  Mini challenges along the way with special incentives for participation!
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Fun, online tools, achievement ribbons and social features, weight loss tips to keep you and team of 5 on track, tons of support, accountability, and the chance to win lots of cash for your weight loss efforts!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$70 dollars, but you can also win your money back for losing/sustaining a 10% weight loss by 6 months after the challenge.*
WHEN DOES IT START?
Challenge starts January 29, 2016 and ends April 22, 2016. Join today!
HOW DO I JOIN?
Just sign-up and join or form your team of 5! Your friends and family are also welcome! Sign-up at: www.healthywage.com/clients/msu
* So everyone has a shot at winning, participants are only eligible for one cash prize per challenge.
TO REGISTER OR FIND OUT MORE:
www.healthywage.com/clients/msu  888-636-3832 or info@healthywage.com
All weigh in’s and weigh-out’s will be done in the Taylor Health treatment clinic or with your mobile device as per the HealthyWage dashboard instructions.

 

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Nia – A Cardio Dance Workout

Nia

Nia is the art of movement the body’s way. Nia is a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body. Nia is a mixture of dance, martial arts and yoga.

Nia believes every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.

Nia Workout

Nia tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
To learn more, go to Nianow.com

Nia Timeframe
Every Monday and Thursday beginning Thursday, January 21st and going through February 18th.
(Class does not meet on Thursday, January 28th)
Class time is 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Taylor Health Conference Room

Register for this program in the Learning Management System.
Type “Nia Workout” in the search box at the upper right of the screen.
There is no fee for this program. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
Dress lightly and bring a water bottle.

For questions, contact email Sheila Bowen at SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or call 836-4064.

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Speakers Forum: Inflammation in the Body

Inflammation

Everyone who has had ever had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system, your body’s defense system, to infection and trauma.

This kind of inflammation is good. It’s a protective mechanism is meant to seal off, send a rush of protective tools and becomes a barrier to worse things.

The trouble occurs when that defense system runs out of control, and begins to turn against the body rather than assist the body.

Many of us are familiar with an overactive immune response and too much inflammation. Examples of this are allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease and others. This is inflammation left unchecked and these things can cause lots of trouble.

What few people understand is that hidden inflammation run amok is at the root of all chronic illness we experience — conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, depression, cancer, and maybe even autism.

Inflammation in the Body is an informative presentation that will give you the tools to start warding off unwanted inflammation in your own body.

Join us on Thursday, January 28th from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. in the Parliamentary Room (Rm 313) in PSU. Employee Wellness Coordinator, Sheila Bowen will be presenting. 

A healthy meal will be served. There is no fee for this program. Please feel free to bring a friend or significant other.

Register for the session in the Learning Management System.
Type “Inflammation in the Body” into the search box at the upper right of the screen

Questions? Contact sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or 836-4064.

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Flu Shots Continue at Taylor Health and Wellness

Flu Shots: Starting 9/25/15 at 1pm

Reduce the risk of flu illness and ruining your holidays and finals.

Come to Taylor Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:15pm for your flu shot.

The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine is as follows:

MSU employees (full and part-time) – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
Household members of employees – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
Retirees – on MSU insurance – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
Retirees on Medicare – No Cost (paid by Medicare) – Check in at the Business Office prior to receiving injection
Students – No Cost (paid by Student Fees)
Others – $29.50
Please note, Taylor Health and Wellness Center does not vaccinate children under 6 years of age. Ages 6-9 years need to bring a copy of their immunization record to determine if the child needs one or two flu vaccines. If you have children less than 6 years of age, please contact their pediatrician for information about the vaccine.
If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) we must have an INR lab result in the last 3 weeks equal to or less than 3.5.
Bring your BearPass Card. Dress for easy access to your upper arm.
If you want more information about the vaccine please go to www.cdc.gov/flu/.

For more information about receiving your vaccine at Taylor, please call 836-4000.

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Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

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Ready to shake up that kitchen and to create some new tastes and textures to enjoy during cooler weather?

All participants will be able to sample the creations and will receive a cook book of the day’s recipes.

Event is sponsored by the Dietetics Department and Employee Wellness.

This event will be held in the Professional Building, room 426 on Thursday, November 5th.

Two different options are available for attendance.
12 – 1 p.m.
and
1 – 2 p.m.

Seating is limited. There is a $5 fee for this event. This program is eligible for the non-credit fee waiver.

Please register for these programs in the Learning Management System.
Once logged into My Missouri, go to the Profile tab and click on the link for My Learning Connection. In there, if you type in Healthy Coooking into the search box at the upper right portion of the screen, it will bring up the class. Questions? Contact Sheila Bowen at 6-4064 or at sheilabowen@missouristate.edu.

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release for Relief of Chronic Pain
Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Taylor Health Center Conference Room

A healthy dinner will be provided. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. We will be doing a drawing for a session of Myofascial Release for those that attend.
Note: All wellness incentives must be reported for tax purposes by employee wellness in compliance with federal government regulations.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of Myofascial Release (MFR) and how it may reduce chronic pain by releasing fascial adhesions.
  • To provide information about the structure and function of fascia.
  • To provide physiological information to those who experience chronic pain and limited range of motion.
  • To demonstrate myofascial release techniques.
  • Answer questions from attendees.

This program will provide information on Myofascial Release, a gentle manual therapy technique. The concept is simple: “Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body.”  Over time, many experience restrictions in fascia that can influence posture and movement patterns.  It may result from a trauma or a stressful event, or even after years of sitting at a desk and answering the phone while working on a computer.  It may take time for the myofascial pattern to develop, and even longer for the symptoms to appear.  As the body adjusts, fascial adhesions may develop and tissues may adaptively shorten leading to range of motion restrictions, poor circulation and stiffness or difficulty moving.  The presenter will provide information and demonstrate the manual release of fascial adhesions to restore motion.  This program is of special interest to anyone who experiences chronic pain and would like to experience more freedom of movement with a decrease in pain.

Presenter Andrea Mouser is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in chronic pain relief, with a focus on improved functional outcomes.  She is the owner of Aquatic Fire Healing Arts, and is one of two certified Watsu® practitioners in the state of Missouri.

Please register for this event by going to MyMissouriState.
Go to the Profile Tab and click on the My Learning Connection link.
Once there, please type Myofascial Release Technique into the search box at the upper right of the screen. Follow the prompts from there.

Questions or concerns, contact SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu

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