Pathway to Wellness – May Events
May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month!
Downtown be on the watch for”Do 100” pop up activities on May 2 and May 9th . Join in when you see people doing 100 and see how easy it is to get some exercise in during the day. Other celebrations such as adult coloring and progressive relaxation will be on Monday 16 and 23. Room TBA. Finally, a self care treats for your feet on May 30th with more details to come. Contact Suzanne Brisk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Monthly Challenge for every worksite location!
The NYS Well Every Day challenge for May is: I Can Do 100. Use the number 100 and apply it to healthy behaviors in physical activity, healthy eating and solutions for managing stress. For example, try to do 100 arm circles, 100 stair steps on an afternoon break or throughout your day, 100 seconds to jog in place or hold a yoga pose for 100 seconds. State employees can register online and everyone else can track their monthly challenge on their own. For more ideas and to register on May 1st for the challenge, visit www.worklife.ny.gov/wellNYSeveryday
Monday Mile walkers will meet every Monday at noon in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus for a one-mile walk. The Upstate community is welcome to participate. Can’t make it at 12 noon? http://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/trails.php list indoor and outdoor trails at both campus locations. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW
Meatless Monday- Choose healthy on Monday with meatless options at all 4 Morrision locations and also at Espress Oasis.
Slimming in to Summer
A no fee, six-week (6) session of Eat Right, Move, Lose (ERML); Slimming into Summer will begin the week of May 2nd and end the week of June 6th. ERML is a behavior-focused weight loss and weight management program. Meetings will be 20 minutes in length and include a weigh in, education and three to four minutes of exercise.
To join the groups below; please come to the first class.
• Small Cafeteria at Downtown Campus at noon on Tuesdays, beginning May 3
• Small Cafeteria at Downtown Campus at 12:30 p.m. on Tues., beginning May 3
• CAB Room 115A at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning May 4
• 250 Harrison, second floor conference room at 11 a.m. Thurs., beginning May 5
• Community Campus Dining Room 2 at 9 a.m. on Thursdays, beginning May 5
• UHCC, fifth floor at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, beginning May 5
An open house will be held for Weight Watchers at Upstate May 10 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 115A of the Campus Activities Building,Downtown Campus. This is an opportunity to learn more about Weight Watchers and the meetings held at Upstate. For more information, contact Ginny Russell at email@example.com or 464-4042.
Taste and Try is May 18 and 19
Taste and Try- Avocado, super food, with Morrison and registered dietician Maureen Franklin will be held Wednesday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community Campus Café and Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Café 750 at Downtown Campus. Morrison features a different super food each month with a recipe and nutritional information. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Maureen Franklin, RD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quit Smoking Café is May 5th
The Quit Smoking Café will be held Thursday, May 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. The Quit Smoking Café will feature tips on how to quit smoking and smoking cessation support. The Quit Smoking Café is held on the first Thursday of each month at Upstate Cancer Center and is open to all employees, patients and family members. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hospital/healthlink/smokefree/
E-cigarettes, Friend or Foe- May 19 and 20
Theresa Hankin will talk about the latest findings associated with E-cigarettes May 19 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Downtown Campus and May 20 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in dining room 1 at Community Campus. The program is open to the public. To register, contact Theresa Hankin at email@example.com or 464-4519.
Corporate Challenge registration deadline is May 23
The Chase Corporate Challenge will be held Tuesday, June 7 at Onondaga Lake Park. The Corporate Challenge is a 3.5-mile foot race, with a focus on promoting fitness in the workplace. Join your colleagues for an evening of fitness and camaraderie. Runners and walkers of all level are welcome. The race begins at 6:25 p.m. To register, visit http://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/cc.php
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and actively employed and paid by Upstate Medical University/University Hospital for a minimum of 25 hours per week for at least three months prior to race day. For more information, contact Suzanne Brisk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmet Sale is May 24 and 25
Pathway to Wellness and Trauma Services will hold a helmet sale Tuesday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor gold elevator lobby at Downtown Campus and Wednesday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Campus cafeteria. Helmets will be available for purchase at $10 each, cash or check. Pathway to Wellness will have information available on trails and maps, and Trauma Services will help with sizing of helmets. For more information, call Michelle Lewis at 464-4773.
National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day May 4th
American Diabetes Association encourages people to move once every 90 minutes. http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/wellness-lives-here/mission-engagement-days/gfds/gfds-resources.html#gifs