Category: Wellness

Weight Watchers@Work

Register here for the 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session, which begins Wednesday, August 28th; 11:30 a.m. for weigh-in and completion of paperwork and 12:00 p.m. for the meeting.

Open to employees and retirees, participants must register online by Wednesday, August 21st.

The fee for this 12-week session is $138.00 per participant and includes free access to Weight Watcher’s premium “Online Plus” website.

Registrations will no longer be done on site—all registrations must be completed onlineYou will have the option of paying with a credit/debit card or TechFit. If using TechFit, choose “yes” for “Payroll Deduct”.

Flexible Spending Account money (FSA) is not accepted as a method of payment. The WW Monthly Pass is not accepted in At Work. Credit/debit cards or bank accounts will not be billed until a minimum of 12 participants have registered for the meeting.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur or 7-3301.

Retiree Husky Health

Retiree Husky Health allows retirees to earn $200 for completing a Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Health Assessment and an annual physical.  The $200 Retiree Husky Health incentive will be paid directly to you, allowing more flexibility and choice in how you use your wellness incentive. Retiree Husky Health is voluntary and confidential.

To receive your Retiree Husky Health $200 incentive in February 2020, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Assessment and annual physical will need to be completed by December 31, 2019. Health Assessments and physicals completed after December 31, 2019 will count toward your Retiree Husky Health $200 incentive in 2021.

The Retiree Husky Health Checklist or the Retiree Husky Health Google Form MUST be returned to Benefits Services by January 13, 2020 for Benefits to verify participation in each activity prior to the incentive being awarded.

Retirees currently receiving the TechFit incentive will be able to continue using TechFit through 2019.

Naturally Slim Begins Soon

You don’t have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best.
Ever wonder how some people can eat all their favorite foods and not gain weight? Naturally Slim is an online program that will teach you how. And here’a a hint: it doesn’t include starving, counting calories or spending hours prepping ‘approved’ foods. Michigan Tech is giving you the chance to learn how to eat the foods you love while reducing your risk of developing serious conditions, like diabetes or heart disease.
Naturally Slim is available at NO COST to you and is accessible via computer and mobile device so you can participate whenever it’s convenient, wherever you are.

Space is limited. Apply between August 12 – August 23, 2019. This program starts September 9, 2019. Completion of the 10-week core program counts toward Husky Health Option 3.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur.

Lunch & Learn: The Value of Blue Cross Online Visits

Faculty and Staff are invited to join Molly Mikesch of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to learn how to navigate online health care choices and use online tools.

Bring your smartphone and explore:

  • Technology in health care
  • BCBSM online visits app
  • Value of online visits
  • Behavioral health online visits
  • Online visit demo

The presentation will take place from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Register online.

Feel free to bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.

This free event is open to faculty & staff and is sponsored by Employee Wellness.

Attendance counts toward Husky Health Option 2.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur

Husky Health Tips


Did you attend the Benefits Fair on May 9th?  Be sure to check it off your Husky Health checklist under Option 2.

Not able to attend a presentation in person? Fidelity Keeping Your Personal Information Safe webinar counts toward Option 2. Check “Replay Only” for the webinar.

Never smoked or use tobacco?  Be sure to check off and date  “continued tobacco-free” under Option 2.

Check out the Husky Health website for information including slides from the Husky Health forums and links to webinars and fitness programs that count toward the Husky Health incentive.

Path to Wellness: It’s More Than Diet and Exercise

Savannah Dougherty, winner of the 2016 Governor’s Fitness Award for Conquering Obesity, spoke to faculty, staff, and local community members on Tuesday, May 14, sharing her personal story and inspiring attendees to find their own paths to wellness.

Dougherty described the five pillars of wellness (mindset, education, nutrition, physical activity, and practice & consistency) that helped her lose 130 pounds over the course of a year and eliminate health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  She stressed the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive team and being your own best coach, with suggestions such as following only positive social media accounts and using sticky notes to leave yourself uplifting messages.

Several resources were mentioned during Dougherty’s presentation, including:

For more information, feel free to contact Savannah Dougherty at: savannah.dougherty1@outlook.com

 

 

Weight Watchers@Work Beginning in June


Register here for the 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session, which begins Wednesday, June 5th in the MUB; 11:30 a.m. for weigh-in and completion of paperwork and 12:00 p.m. for the meeting.

Open to employees and retirees, participants must register online by Wednesday, May 29.

The fee for this 12-week session is $138.00 per participant and includes free access to Weight Watcher’s premium “Online Plus” website.

Registrations will no longer be done on site—all registrations must be completed online. You will have the option of paying with a credit/debit card or TechFit. If using TechFit, choose “yes” for “Payroll Deduct”.

Flexible Spending Account money (FSA) is not accepted as a method of payment. The WW Monthly Pass is not accepted in At Work. Credit/debit cards or bank accounts will not be billed until a minimum of 12 participants have registered for the meeting.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur or 7-3301.

Lactation Spaces @ Michigan Tech

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Michigan Tech supports mothers who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or classes by offering several lactation spaces on campus.

Each room offers a clean, secure, and private space for women who need to express breast milk.  All rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, a table or counter space, and ample electrical outlets near the chair.  Pumps are not provided.

View a map of the lactation spaces on campus. These rooms are not scheduled.  Each space is equipped with an “In Use” door sign. Please keep the space neat and orderly and report any issues to Benefit Services: benefits@mtu.edu.

 

Bldg # Building Name Floor Location
1. Administration 1 Outside of Student Services
3. Lakeshore Center 3 Across from Middle Stairs
7. EERC 1 Across from Room 122
8. DOW 6 Near Room 641
13. Hamar House 2 Top of Stairs
15. Fisher 1 Next to Elevator
17. Library G Follow Signs for “Mother’s Room”
20. MEEM 4 Next to Room 401
24.  SDC 1 Across from Lot 24 Exit
34. MUB 1  Next to Room 101
100. GLRC 1 Next to Women’s Restroom

 

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be provided “a reasonable amount of break time and a space to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother, for up to one year following the birth of the employee’s child.”  The employee and her immediate supervisor will agree on the break times.

Lunch & Learn: Path to Wellness

Savannah Dougherty, winner of the 2016 Governor’s Fitness Award for Conquering Obesity, will be on campus to share her journey to wellness and how she maintains healthy habits. She’ll also share tips on how to form your own path to wellness.  Learn about:

  • Building better habits
  • How to be your own coach
  • Importance of self-compassion
  • Q&A

The presentation will take place from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Register online.

Feel free to bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.

This free event is open to faculty, staff, students and community members and is sponsored by Employee Wellness.

Attendance counts toward Husky Health Option 2.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur.

Get in Gear Lunch & Learn Well Attended

On April 17, Campus Bike Initiative was on campus to present on all things cycling and commuting by bike to an audience of over 35 employees.  Attendees learned how to dress and safely ride on and off road, rules of the road and smart cycling practices, and local resources for people who cycle, beginner to advanced.

 

Did you know you should replace your helmet approximately every five years?  Materials in the helmet break down due to wear and tear, weather, and regular cycling.  Helmets that have sustained a crash should be destroyed immediately.

Check out Campus Bike Initiative for more information including resources, maps, and more.