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Wellness, Health, & Personal Development
Spring2013


Sessions are open to faculty, staff and spouse/same-sex domestric partner, unless specified.

As part of UMD Human Resources & Equal Opportunity Employee Wellness initiative, we ask those attending HR&EO wellness workshops refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, hand lotion, aftershave, body spray, etc. Some of our attendees may be scent sensitive. Wearing scented products may trigger allergic reactions and create health problems for those individuals. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in creating a respectful workplace.


Date/Time/Room Title Description Facilitator(s)
Tue, 1/22
12:00-12:30
Garden Room
Wellness Points Bank Info Session

When you complete a wide range of health and wellness activities, you can earn points for your Wellness Points Bank. The wellness points you earn between October 1, 2012, and August 31, 2013, can be used to reduce (by $300 or $400) the price you pay for UPlan Medical Program coverage in 2014. Attend this session to learn how you can earn the Wellness Points.

Rachel Gilbertson is UPlan Heath Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.

Tue, 1/29
12:00-1:00
Griggs Center
Changing the Equation: How I Transformed My Body and Changed My Life

Please join us as Lori shares with us  her experience battling a lifelong obesity problem. How she learned and created time and space to nurture her health and inner self. In the process, she lost 211 pounds, 47.5% body fat and 11 dress sizes in 18 months. She is now climbing mountains for fun. There will be time for Q&A.

Lori Schaefer transformed her life from being unhappy and overweight to climbing mountains for fun and inspiring others to do the same.

Tue, 2/5
12:00-12:30
Garden Room

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: Faculty, staff and their spouse/same-sex domestic partner who are UPlan members.

Group Health Coaching Info Session

Are you looking to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2013? Join the Group Health Coaching Program!

This 12-week Group Health Coaching Program follows the book, The LEARN Program for Weight Management, by Kelly D. Brownell, PhD. LEARN stand stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitudes, Relationships and Nutrition.

The Group Health Coaching Program will focus on unique goals in a supportive small group environment. This program offers support, accountability, motivation and resources to help you reach your wellness goals. Additionally, for UPlan Participants, it’s an easy way to earn up to a possible 250 points for your Wellness Points Bank and greatly improve your lifestyle patterns!

The Group Health Coaching Program involves weekly 30-minute meetings, weigh-ins, and goal setting.

Rachel Gilbertson, UPlan Health Coach
Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach
Lauren LaRue, UMD Wellness Program Intern
Tue, 2/12
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 333
Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

Many of us are looking to start the new year off on track to get in shape, and often times this revolves around cleaner eating. Healthy eating can sometimes be a chore, but knowledge is power. Join Jean to learn how to make meal planning and shopping easier. She will provide smart and healthy shopping tips, label reading insights, and essential pantry items for quick, nutritious meals.

Jean Rodvold is UPlan's Food Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.
Tue, 2/19
12:00-12:30
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Health & Other Complications of Tobacco Use

Learn the health related effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke, along with health of the environment, UMD's Smoke Free Policy, and some challenges in finding employment if one is a tobacco user.

Lindsay Aijala is a senior at the University of Wisconsin Superior, graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Promotion and interning with the American Lung Association.
Tue, 2/26
12:00-1:00
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Tips to Unplug:  How to Make Technology Work for You

In our modern age of technology, real downtime, reflection, and genuine connections are becoming less common. While digital devices come in handy, they also create new challenges and consequences. This workshop will provide tips on how to make technology work for you instead of run your life. Hopefully, this session will bring new techniques and coping devices that can add to your wellness toolbox.

Bob Lyman has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic.
Tue, 3/5
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
Women's Heart Health

Dr. Boylan will discuss heart disease facts and symptoms.

Dr. Mary Boylan is a CardioThoracic Surgeon at St. Luke's Hospital
Tue, 3/12
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Encourages personalized health eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns all impact individual food choices.  Our nutritionist Jean will be sharing with us how our individual eating styles can be healthy and smart. 

Jean Rodvold is UPlan's Food Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.
Tue, 3/19   Spring Break - no workshop  
Tue, 3/26
12:00-12:30
Garden Room
Diabetes 101

-Learn about diabetes and have the chance to ask questions in an informal session.
-Learn about healthy eating/lifestyle including portion sizes and smart choices.
-Better understand health problems co-workers, family or friends may be facing.
-Discover new resources for health information.
-Enjoy an informative break in the workday.

Kristine Fasbender is a third year pharmacy student at UMD. She is  interested in a career in hospital pharmacy and currently works at Essentia Health as a pharmacy intern. She is also currently the coordinator for Minnesota Pharmacist Student Alliance's Operation Diabetes. Operation Diabetes strives to provide education on diabetes and screenings for diabetes to the community.
Tue, 4/2
12:00-1:00
KSC RDC 323
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

You may have heard of PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) on the news or from friends and family, and wondered what it is, or whether you or someone you know has it. This workshop will help you understand what PTSD is. You’ll learn how to get help for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

Bob Lyman has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic.
Tue, 4/9
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
Starting Your Garden

This session will discuss an overview of the basic steps to starting a garden and your own seedlings.

Deb Shubat is the Biology Department's greenhouse director, a farmer, and an instructor of horticulture.

Tue, 4/16
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323

Mindful Eating

Transform your relationship with food through the practice of mindfulness.  Learn about the approach that is “mindful eating” and techniques you can use in your everyday life. Jean will be sharing tips and secrets on how to give healthy thought to they way you eat.

Jean Rodvold is UPlan's Food Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.
Tue, 4/23
12:00-12:30
Garden Room
Ditch Your Drugs: Ways to Lower your Medication Through Healthy Eating Medications can be costly and unpleasant, but what if there were a way to reduce your dose or eliminate them completely? Join Pharmacist Keri Hager and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Jean Rodvold for a presentation on ways to lower your medication through healthy eating. Healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce or eliminate medications for dyslipidemia (high cholesterol, high LDL, or low HDL), elevated triglycerides, hypertension (high blood pressure), or Type 2 Diabetes. If you are not on any medications, the strategies they will discuss can also be applied to reducing risk for disease and prevention of Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Keri and Jean both work for the UMD Employee Health and Wellness Center. Keri is the pharmacist for the Medication Therapy Management program and Jean is the Food Coach for the Health Coaching program.
Tue, 5/7
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Salad Bar Potluck To celebrate wellness and the end of another great semester, we would like to invite you to the Employee Health and Wellness Center's Salad Bar Pot Luck. We encourage you to bring a salad topping to share along with your own healthy beverage.  
Tue, 5/14
12:00-12:30
Garden Room
Seizure Recognition and Response Do you know that one in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime? Attend this presentation to learn about the four most common seizure types, what to do and what not to do, and how to determine when a seizure becomes an emergency. Licensed professionals who attend this session are eligible for one free CEU credit. Mary Giese is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the
 Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. She serves 15 counties of Northern
 Minnesota and her position is to educate, connect and empower people affected by seizure disorders.
Tue, 5/21
12:00-1:00 Meet at the UMD Library Entrance by 12:05pm for a walk to Mt. Royal
Grocery Store Tour

Smart and healthy shopping tips, label reading, and essential pantry items for quick, nutritious meals. We will walk to Mount Royal together and learn how to shop in a healthy and affordable way.

Jean Rodvold is UPlan's Food Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.

As part of UMD Human Resources & Equal Opportunity Employee Wellness initiative, we ask those attending HR&EO wellness workshops refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, hand lotion, aftershave, body spray, etc. Some of our attendees may be scent sensitive. Wearing scented products may trigger allergic reactions and create health problems for those individuals. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in creating a respectful workplace.


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