Health and Lifestyle

Join Team Hurricanes in the Fight Against Cancer

DCCWithMePromoPinFINALYou’re invited to join Team Hurricanes for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) on Saturday, February 11. Every dollar raised during DCC directly funds cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

Since its inception in 2010, DCC has raised $16.5 million for cancer research at Sylvester, and it’s one of our cancer center’s most important fundraising initiatives.

There are so many ways to DCC. As a University of Miami employee, student, alumnus, family member, friend or cancer survivor, you’ll receive a 50 percent discount on your registration fee to ride, run, walk or virtually ride in the fight against cancer. Just use the code UMFightsCancer50 when you register.

Sylvester physician-experts and cancer researchers work together to discover, develop, and deliver some of the world’s most advanced targeted treatments for cancer, knowing that the right diagnosis and the right treatment delivered at the right time leads to better outcomes, more options, faster responses, and fewer side effects.

Remember, register to participate as a member of Team Hurricanes and receive a 50 percent discount on your registration fee when you use the code UMFightsCancer50. Join Team Hurricanes today!

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Spice up Your Spring Cuisine at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 18, 2017) – The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is spicing up spring with a brand new cooking series lineup. Join award-winning chef Robyn Webb on consecutive Saturdays, January 28 and February 4, as she offers an introduction into the essential cooking techniques of iconic dishes from a variety of cuisines.

No matter the climate, a bowl of satisfying, healthy soup should always make its way into your meals. In this first class, you will learn how to make the perfect soup, beginning with homemade and easy-to-prepare stock, sautéing methods, and flavor bases.

Once you’ve mastered the soup, learn to prepare restaurant-quality salads in the second class of the series. Great salad-making follows a specific blueprint and lucky for you, Chef Robyn knows the formula inside and out. By the end of the class, you’ll be creating main dishes and side salads like never before.

“Our cooking series is a great way to sample creations, explore new recipes, and learn to prepare healthy menu items,” says Christina WooChing, assistant director of wellness. “Gather a group of friends and share in this culinary experience.”

Registration for the series, which is open to members and non-members alike, is open now. The cost for both classes is $70 for non-student members and $80 for non-members. To learn more or to register for the series, visit miami.edu/wellness or call 305-284-5433. Future series include “Savor the Flavor: All About Herbs and Spicing it Up” and “The Healthiest Cuisines in the World.”

The Herbert Wellness Center also offers individual cooking classes featuring “Cozy Comfort Foods Made Healthy” and “Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less.”

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Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Spring Edition eNewsletter, Now Available

The spring edition of Mind and Matter offers insight on how an internal paradigm shift can lead to an abundant life. Mind and Matter is the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter and features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or seminar announcements via email, please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.



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Free Week of Community Classes Begins January 30 at the Herbert Wellness Center

Starting Monday, January 30, through Sunday, February 5, the Herbert Wellness Center is offering a “try before you buy” week for all community classes except youth aquatics. So if you are interested in learning how to swing dance or relieve stress in a Tai Chi class, now is your chance! Take a look at all the classes being offered and give one or two a try.

Community classes are 6 to 12 weeks in duration and are taught by certified professionals, and best of all, are open to everyone, regardless of membership status. You can register for a community class through the center website or by contacting the Sales Office at 305-284-5433.






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Staying Sane in an Insane World

Multiple work, family, and social demands can take their toll on one’s emotional well-being and often lead us to feeling vulnerable, wondering how we will cope and manage it all. So much of our time and energy is spent tending to the needs of others that we forget to care for ourselves. This seminar is offered for those interested in exploring positive, proactive strategies to reclaim, cultivate, and nourish their sanity. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, January 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, January 25, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Thursday, January 26, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (formerly the Clinical Research Building), room 1270A

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.



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