Wellness Tip of the Month
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Rice University and Wellness Health Fairs (WHF) have partnered to offer Rice employees a path to better health! The wellness program is also sponsored by the university Benefits Committee, the Staff Advisory Committee and Human Resources.
The program is a multi-tiered program that offers Health Risk Assessments, Nutrition and Exercise Seminars, Wellness Screenings, and Wellness Coaching.
Although we want to encourage participation in the entire program, faculty and staff may choose to only participate in select activities. The goal is to help faculty and staff enjoy better health, increased energy levels and a renewed spirit.
To learn more about WHF and to view information specific to Rice, visit http://www.wellnesshealthfairs.com/rice.
If you have questions regarding any of the wellness programs listed below please contact email@example.com.
Benefits eligible faculty and staff will receive the following free: 32-Level Chemistry profile, Hemogram (CBC), Skin Scope, Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy, PSA (for males only) and Health Assessment through Mayo Clinic. Spouses may receive these tests and others for minimal fees. Please see the 2013 Wellness Screening Information tab for more details on tests and pricing.
Flu Shots will also be available during the screenings.
REMINDER: Please remember to fill out your Health Assessment online by January 25, 2013 if you participated in the September 2012 screenings.
No appointment necessary. Please remember to drink plenty of water and to also fast for 12 hours before the screening.
2013 Wellness Screening Information
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to make healthy lifestyle changes but are not sure where to begin, a personal Wellness Coach may be your answer. Wellness Coaching goes beyond general health tips, supporting you a personalized plan and ongoing support to help you reach your goals.
To learn more about coaching with WHF, please see the following information: 2013 WHF Wellness Coaching
If you are interested in the Rice Wellness Coaching program, please participate in the Healthy Lifestyle Screening program or contact email@example.com.
If you are interested in joining a walking group already in progress or creating your own, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current walking groups:
The Walking Warriors will meet in front of the Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center. Walks will last between 30 and 45 minutes. Everyone who joins will receive a stainless steel Wellness Health Fairs water bottle and a pedometer (while supplies last!). If you are interested, please contact Kelly or Michelle to let them know which time (or times!) you are interested in walking. If you prefer to walk by yourself, or would like to form a walking group of your own, you are still eligible to receive a water bottle and pedometer--just inform us of your group and time!
Please check back later, as WHF is in the process of designing a variety of Wellness educational opportunities. More on Diabetes to come! In the mean time, please feel free to explore the WHF website specific to Rice faculty & staff.
Each quarter we will focus on a specific wellness topic that is beneficial to you. We would love to hear what topics interest you.
Contact email@example.com. to provide input.
The quickest way to add 7 to 10 years to your life is to quit using tobacco. Easier said than done, though! The average smoker tries to quit at least 7 times before finally succeeding.
We know that nicotine is an addictive substance that affects the pleasure centers in the user’s brain. Once addicted, it is extremely difficult to stop craving nicotine.
We also know that there are more people alive today who have quit than who currently smoke! This means that there are lots of successful quitters out there. Quitting for good is an option! Lots of people have chosen this option and you can, too!
WHF is currently providing Tobacco Cessastion Wellness Coaching. If you are interested in joining this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weight Watchers is at Rice! Meetings are held on Mondays at 11:30 am (weigh-in starts at 11:15) in room 317 of the McNair Hall (Jones School). New to Weight Watchers or want to see what a meeting is like? Attend the free Open House on Monday, January 28th at the regularly scheduled meeting time and location!
Rice will subsidize half of the cost of meetings for benefits-eligible faculty and staff for either the online Weight Watchers Program, or the meetings on campus (or elsewhere). The program is now on a month-to-month basis.
To enroll, visit http://wellness.weightwatchers.com and use the following employer ID and password under the "New Registration" box:
Once you log in, you will enter your information exactly as it is listed with Rice (specifically, your name, birth date and "Unique ID" which is your employee ID (for example, "E00001234").
For additional instructions on how to use the new Weight Watchers portal, click here. If you are still experiencing difficulties with the system, please call the Weight Watchers help desk at 1-866-204-2885.
The cost of the program is $39.95 per month (or $19.97 per month with the 50% subsidy).
You may enter the program at any time (at a prorated cost) -- simply go to the portal above or one of the scheduled meetings for more information.
The goal for the Rice Wellness Program is a healthier, happier faculty and staff - we hope you enjoy the program and look forward to a healthier you!
For questions or comments about this program, please contact Elaine Britt (x6074).
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