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Lunch and Learn Series: Wellness, Health, Safety & Personal Development - Spring 2008

Bring your "Lunch" and "Learn" with us
   

Managing a Healthy & Safe Winter Adventure, First Aid & Survival

This session will discuss a general framework for managing healthy and safe adventure outdoors during the winter time, first aid and survival. Small groups will then apply these concepts to various “what-if” winter outdoor scenarios to determine how to maintain an enjoyable outing or how to resolve problems.

Facilitator: Randy Carlson has been teaching outdoor skills at UMD for 23 years. He coordinates several adventure sport programs within the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program including whitewater kayaking, canoeing, surfing and snow kiting.


Wed , 1/30
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Health Coaching: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Recommendations

Are you wondering how much you should be working out? This seminar will address physical activity and healthy eating recommendations. Learn how to make physical activity and healthy eating part of your lifestyle.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UMD Health Coach. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She graduated from UMD with a degree in Community Health Education.


Thu, 2/14
12:00-12:45
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Influenza

Influenza -- it's all around us, especially during winter and early spring. And yet, as common and widespread as influenza (also known as "the flu") can be, its potential to cause hospitalizations. And so is the ability to prevent it.

This brief talk will be focused on being aware of the signs and symptoms of influenza versus common cold and other viral infections and ways to prevent it.

Facilitator: Bob Waselovich is the Physician Assistant with the UMD QuickCare Clinic.


Tue, 2/19
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Getting to Know Your Employee Health & Wellness Center

The Employee Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of services to help you obtain and maintain good health. It is comprised of QuickCare Clinic, Medication Therapy Management Clinic, and UPlan Health Coaching.

QuickCare is a clinic for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. An experienced physician assistant provides basic services such as treating ear pain and strep, to immunizations. Learn what free services QuickCare provides; i.e. blood pressure check, flu shots and immunizations.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic is a service offered at no cost to eligible UPlan participants. MTM helps creates a partnership between you, your doctor and a trained pharmacist, who work together to ensure all of your medications are necessary, safe, effective and convenient. Learn how you can qualify for a $0 copay for your Generic medications through RX America and an $8 reduction in your Brand copay.

The UPlan Health Coach can help motivate and encourage eligible UPlan members to better health. Your health coach provides unbiased, up-to-date information to assist you with the development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior. Receive $65 incentive reward after finishing the health coaching program with required guidelines.

Facilitators:

Bob Waselovich is the Physician Assistant with the UMD QuickCare Clinic.

Dr. Melissa Bumgardner is an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and the Medication Therapy Management Clinic Director.

Rachel Gilbertson is the UMD UPlan Health Coach.

Lita Wallace is the UMD Wellness Coordinator and works at Human Resources.

Thu, 2/21
12:00-12:45
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Healthy Lifestyle Change

This workshop is for people who are interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. Learn to set S.M.A.R.T. goals, overcome barriers, and use strategies to set yourself up for success.

Facilitator: Amy Versnik Nowak is an Assistant Professor of Health Education at UMD. Her personal and professional interests include high-level wellness, stress management and holistic health care.


Mon, 02/25
12:00-1:00
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The "Dash Diet"

Dietary advances to stop hypertension -- the "Dash Diet" has been shown to be as effective as many medications in the control of high blood pressure. Come and learn the basics of this eating plan.

Note: Free blood pressure check is available at the UMD QuickCare Clinic (218-726-8666).

Facilitator: Char Harkins is a Dietitian and an Assistant Professor at the UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.


Wed, 2/27
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Health Coaching: Reading Food Labels and Portion Sizes

People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. Learn about portion sizes and how to read food labels in order to meet your health goals. Have fun with the portion distortion activity.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UMD UPlan Health Coach. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She graduated from UMD with a degree in Community Health Education.


Thu, 2/28
12:00-12:45
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Increasing Joy in your Life

Do you go through life living from one "check-off" on your "to-do" list to another? Certainly a great sense of satisfaction and achievement is gained. However, "Are we truly in joy? Are we enjoying what we are doing from the time the item makes our "to-do" list, to the time it achieves the coveted "checked-off" status? Are we truly sipping from this fabulous cup called life or are we gulping it down in attempts to satisfy an unquenchable thirst? If you will agree to put this workshop on your "to-do" list then Ladona will agree to help you experience more joy before it reaches the "check-off" status!

Facilitator: Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., CHES, is an associate professor who teaches Health Education in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. She presents her motivational methods internationally and her passion in life in helping people pursue what resonates between heartbeats!


Mon, 3/03
12:00-1:00
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Phytochemicals & Nutraceuticals

What are helpful chemicals that are found in foods? Do we need to eat ketchup for lycopene? Is chemically adding nutrients to food beneficial to health? Can food act as a medication? Answers to all of these chemically related nutrition questions will be examined at this workshop.

Facilitator: Char Harkins is a Dietitian and an Assistant Professor at the UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.


Thu, 3/06
12:00-1:00
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Kardio Kick

Come and join us in this fun way to exercise that improves muscle tone, increase cardio strength, and gain balance using kick boxing style moves in this high energy class. Open to all levels.

Facilitator: Amanda Wegsheid is a fitness trainer at the UMD Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program

Wed, 3/12
12:00-1:00
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Planning for a Healthy Retirement---Understanding Your MSRS Pension (for Non-Academic Employees)

Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) will provide an explanation of how pension benefits are calculated and how to apply for your pension. Survivor options, disability benefits and surviving spouse benefits will also be discussed. Questions are welcome.

Facilitator: David Wright has worked for the State of Minnesota for 13 years and gives retirement seminars for MSRS covered employees in the Northland area. David previously worked as a University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Counselor.

Thu, 3/13
12:00-1:00
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Advantages of Utilizing the Medication Therapy Management Clinic (MTM) for UPlan Members

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a service offered at no cost to eligible UPlan participants. MTM helps creates a partnership between you, your doctor and a trained pharmacist, who work together to ensure all of your medications are necessary, safe, effective and convenient.

This presentation will focus on the benefits of Medication Therapy Management in the areas of increasing patient safety and health outcomes while decreasing the cost of medication therapy by utilizing the safest, most effective and least expensive medications possible.

Facilitator: Dr. Melissa Bumgardner is an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and the Medication Therapy Management Clinic Director.

Wed, 3/19
12:00-1:00
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Health Coaching: How to Keep Exercise Fun

Tired of your exercise routine, or looking to start a fun fitness plan that will keep you motivated? Learn tips to stay on track and avoid boredom at the gym. Join Rachel and learn timesaving workouts that will boost fitness. Bring your sneakers and burn some calories while you learn!

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UMD UPlan Health Coach. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She graduated from UMD with a degree in Community Health Education.

Thu, 3/20
12:00-12:45
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Learn to Step

Learn to Step! No experience necessary. Learn the basics of this fun cardio format in a non-intimidating environment. Wear supportive shoes and clothes you
can move in. Be prepared to have fun!

Facilitator: Linda Glisson is a Program Associate in Continuing Education at UMD and is an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor.


Wed, 3/26
12:00-1:00
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Managing Stress and Changes in the Workplace

In this day and age of constant change, we all can use tools to help us slow down, calm ourself and stay in the present moment rather than the past or the far off future. Bob will give you simple tools that can help you manage your stress and deal with change.

Facilitator: Bob Lyman is a mastered degreed social worker with over 35 years of exprience in helping people manage stress. He has studied the use of mindfulness to assist people in managing change. Bob works at St. Luke's Employee Assistance Program.

Thu, 3/27
1:00-2:00
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Common Foot and Ankle Conditions and How to Self-treat Minor Pain Associated with Them

Explanation of the common conditions of the foot and ankle including but on limited to; plantar fasciitis, bunions and gout will be discussed in this session as well as conservative treatment for common conditions.

Facilitator: Dr. Lundgren is a practicing chiropractor in Duluth. Born and raised in Duluth, he is proud to be helping the community that he has grown to love so much.


Mon 3/31
12:00-1:00
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Health Coaching: Healthy Eating on the Run

Does running low on time have you choosing foods low in nutrition? Learn time saving techniques that keep you eating healthy even with a busy schedule. Find foods that are quick and good for you.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Health Coach for UMD. She is also a certified personal treainer and group fitness instructor. Rachel graduated from UMD with a degree in Community Health.


Thu, 4/03
12:00-12:45
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Environmental Medicine/Ecological Issues

We will discuss some of the most common ecological problems created by modern living. Included in the discussion will be a description of how the health care industry contributes to environmental harm. Various preventive strategies will be offered and ample time for questions and discussion will be provided.

Facilitator: Dr. Nancy Sudak is the director of UMD QuickCare Clinic. She is also a staff physician at the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth. She is a diplomate and member of the board of director of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

Thu , 4/10
12:00-1:00
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Health Coaching: Ways in Changing Eating Behaviors

Do you eat with your emotions? Are you eating when you aren't hungry...maybe just stressed, bored, sad, or happy? Learn about different eating patterns and how to change unhealthy eating behaviors, address your pitfalls to healthful eating and find ways to overcome your eating obstacles.

Facilitator: Rachel Gilbertson is the UMD Uplan Health Coach. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She graduated from UMD with a degree in Community Health Education.


Thu, 4/17
12:00-12:45
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Learning Spring Forest QiGong

This session is a brief introduction to the theory and power of this Mind-Body-Heart energy practice that puts health care and healing into everyone’s hands. The workshop will provide basic information as to how Qigong can help increase one’s energy, calmness, mental alertness, and decrease stress responses, and improve one’s overall physical and mental well-being.

Facilitator: Glenn Tobey, licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Duluth. He continues to study Spring Forest Qigong and achieved Level IV.


Wed, 4/23
12:00-1:00
SpHC 135

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