This is your WSU Vancouver spot for all wellbeing activities, ideas and links to resources.
Wellness Watch springs into nutrition
The New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. Many resolutions are related to health and wellbeing. The Wellbeing committee is dedicated to providing you with health and fitness information and activities to help you stick to your resolutions.
Last semester the wellbeing theme was “Get Moving.” This semester the theme is “Spring into Nutrition.” The first nutrition-related wellbeing fact for 2012 is this: “Those who eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts regularly have better health than those who do not.”
So why not make friends with a “Cutie” this month? These petite California oranges are portable, easy to peel, come with two grams of fiber and only 40 calories. Eat up!
Want to learn to cook something new? The committee will work with Bill Bontems, café and catering manager, to offer cooking classes where you can learn to make healthy new recipes. There will also be video classes about mindful eating, cooking techniques and menu planning offered this spring. Keep an eye on FYI for dates and times. March is National Nutrition Month, so look for special events and opportunities associated with that as well.
Eating on campus today? The café will continue offering its healthy choice menu items and nutrition fact sheet. Both are posted in the Dengerink Administration building café and available online. Oops, no excuse for not knowing exactly what you’re putting in your body.
Even though “Get Moving” was last semester’s wellbeing theme, that’s no reason not to keep up the good work or resolve to get moving this term. Join a lunchtime walking or running group. The sneakers take off from the fountain at noon on Thursdays. If the winter weather scares you indoors, take a class at the Fitness Center or learn how to use a new piece of equipment there.
For questions about the campus wellbeing activities or suggestions for improving our wellbeing efforts, contact Randy Boose in the Human Resources Department at 546-9595.
Have a great 2012 where you “eat well, strengthen, explore, practice, move, stretch, balance and renew.”
WSU Internal Resources
The following links contain WSU Vancouver and system-wide wellbeing resources.
- WSU Pullman Wellbeing
- WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- WSU Vancouver Recreation Program (includes Recreation and Intramural-Fitness schedules)
- WSU Vancouver Counseling Services
- WSU Vancouver Events Calendar (find a new lecture or event to participate in)
If you have ideas or questions about the Wellbeing Program please contact Randy Boose, chair of the Wellbeing Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.