WashU Wellness Team Spotlight in Well-Being Practitioner

The September/October 2019 issue of the Well-Being Practitioner tells the story of how the Washington University Wellness Connection program has evolved over the last 18 months. The team in Human Resources is focused on providing the right partnerships and evidence-based programs to enable employees’ mind-body health. Collaborating with faculty and staff experts ensures the program […]

Treating Challenges as a Marathon

Wellness Tips From Your WashU WebMD Health Coaches: Planning to run a marathon (or taking on any task that requires a lot of time, discipline, and energy) can be overwhelming.  The mere thought of the work that lies ahead may lead to procrastination. Whether our task is literally training for/running a marathon, creating a new […]

Three Ways to Lower Stress

By Amy Hayden, WebMD Health Coach Believe it or not, some stress is good for us. It keeps us motivated to do what we need to provide us food and shelter. However, too much can wear us out and if chronic, it can be detrimental to our mental and physical well-being. So, finding ways to […]

Deadline Approaching for On-Site Wellness Screening Appointments

Knowing your current blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other key biometrics can empower us to make informed decisions about our lifestyle. Washington University encourages you to see your primary care provider each year for a routine wellness screening. For those wishing to participate in the early bird Yay! rewards bonus and are unable to see […]

Take Action to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]

Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu

You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against […]