Spring 2021 Wellness Challenge: WashU Couch to 5k
New Challenge coming soon! Registration opens February 22.
Wellness Connection is excited to partner with the Washington University Program in Physical Therapy to offer employees a new activity challenge in 2021. The WashU Couch to 5k Challenge is designed for those who have thought about walking or running a 5k distance, but are not sure how to get started. However, everyone is welcome to participate with any activity as well to earn points!
Expert Guidance from WashU Wellness Consultants
Working from home requires us to consider new challenges and opportunities for improving our overall well-being. Employees are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a MyWay to Health Consultant to create an individualized plan for adopting the 8ight Ways to Wellness. Our holistic approach focuses on nutrition, weight management, sleep, stress and physical activity. Include your family or roommates in your sessions!
Zoom into Mindfulness!
Working remotely has created a great opportunity to create an online community of wellness-seekers who are building connections and cultivating a mindfulness practice. Join us for a 30-minute drop-in session or for the full series of this evidence-based curriculum, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.
WashU Online Fitness Classes and Consultations
Sumers Recreation Center fitness staff are working hard to deliver classes, fitness trainings, and consultations remotely.
- BearFIT “Instagram Live” BearFIT classes.
- Replays: WashU Rec’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
- Complimentary online fitness consultations via ZOOM are available for employees who want guidance on how to stay active during this time.
- Login at recstore.wustl.edu > click ‘Programs’ > click ‘Fitness Consultations’ to sign up. Starting March 30th, BearFIT Trainers and Pilates Instructors will be working with clients virtually. View rates. You must be a member of Sumers Rec to take advantage of this program.
New! Financial Wellness Workshops
Learn about basic financial concepts you need to make wise decisions and reach your goals at every career stage.
Resources to Support Emotional Wellness
Work-Life Solutions (EAP)
This employee assistance program offers free, confidential, 24/7 support and resources for employees and their family. Help is available for emotional counseling, legal issues, financial concerns and work/life resources, like child or elder care. Checkout their Digital Toolkit. For assistance, call 844-365-4587 or register online and enter the Web ID: WASHU
UnitedHealthcare Behavioral Health
This employee benefit (view PDF) includes counseling services to help employees effectively deal with stressful and challenging situations. A benefit specialist will help employees identify their concern and the appropriate resource to address it. If desired, the specialist will match the employee with an in-network clinician to help. You can also connect with a mental health provider from the comfort of home using a virtual visit. Copays or co-insurance apply. Call 800-382-2599 or visit myuhc.com – click “Find a Doctor”.
UnitedHealthcare Nurse Advocate – Teresa Fisher, RN, BSN
Teresa is a registered nurse with a broad range of experience in healthcare. She is dedicated to Washington University and available to help employees find a mental health provider or navigate UHC tools and resources. Contact Teresa directly at 314-440-3882 or email@example.com.
Be a Wellness Champion!
Help us promote the 8ight Ways to your co-workers and foster a culture that prioritizes employee health and well-being in your department. You will receive training and tools to be a positive influence in your community. Be part of this growing community!
WashU Farmers Market
During the suspension of our on campus Market, some of our local vendors have provided alternative options to shop their produce and goods. Learn more.