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Join Bike to Work Day on March 2

BiketoWorkUniversity of Miami employees are invited to join Miami-Dade County’s “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, March 2, at the University Metrorail Station. UM’s Parking and Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability will be onsite starting at 6:45 a.m. to support the UM Bike Club, provide free bike safety checks and share resources available for UM employees.

 

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Managing Crucial Conversations

This seminar, which incorporates elements from the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, is designed to help participants understand the elements of all crucial conversations and identify the skills necessary for managing them successfully. Attend to enhance your knowledge and capacity for mastery of high-stakes conversations. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

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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Live, Love, Wellness Week at the Herbert Wellness Center

blood-pressureCORAL GABLES, Fla. (February, 7, 2018) – The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center wants you to feel the love this Valentine’s Day. In celebration of American Heart Month this February, the Herbert Wellness Center is hosting Live, Love, Wellness Week beginning Monday, February 12. It will feature several special heart-focused events, free chair massages, Valentine’s Day card decorating, blood pressure and body composition tests, and free yoga for all members.

February marks Heart Month, and the Herbert Wellness Center is encouraging all members of the University of Miami community to take charge of their health. Exercising daily and eating right are just two ways to improve your heart health.

“Developing a healthy routine is imperative to maintaining heart health,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator at the Herbert Wellness Center. “By eating smart, engaging in regular activity, and cultivating a well-balanced lifestyle of wellness, you are already on your way to changing your health and your life.”

The Live, Love, Wellness Week schedule is as follows:

Are U Heart Healthy?: Monday, February 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium

Make sure your heart is healthy with blood pressure screenings, body composition tests, and healthy snacks. These important tests are free of charge and will help you design effective plans for a lifestyle of wellness.

Fall in Love with U: Tuesday, February 13, 2 to 6 p.m. in the Atrium

The day before Valentine’s Day, love will be in the air at the Herbert Wellness Center. Stop by the atrium to decorate cards for partners, friends or even for yourself.

Practicing Self-Care: Wednesday, February 14, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Atrium

Self-care is an important part of a lifestyle of wellness, and the Wellness Center staff wants to help you de-stress and focus on yourself this Valentine’s Day. Stop by the atrium for free chair massages and free yoga all day for members. Priority will be given to yoga pass holders.

In addition to these Live, Love, Wellness events, your favorite studio cycling instructors will be hosting Valentine’s Day-themed rides. The themes are as follows:

Monday, February 12

6:30 a.m. Chris – Paradise Love

9:30 a.m. Sam – The Weeknd vs Selena vs Justin Bieber

5:30 p.m. Bryan – Break Up Songs

7:15 p.m. Deidre – Taylor Swift vs John Mayer vs Katy Perry

 

Tuesday, February 13

12 p.m. Lexi – Battle of the Exes

5:15 p.m. Lauren – Singles Empowerment

7 p.m. Liz – Love/Hate Mashup (Love vs Break Up songs)

 

Wednesday, February 14

6:30 a.m. Liz – Love/Hate Mashup (Love vs Break Up songs)

9:30 a.m. Stacey – Titled “Love”

5:30 p.m. Lexi – Sweetheart Ride: Pop Crush Songs

7:15 p.m. Kayla – Bruno Mars vs Justin Timberlake Love Songs

 

Thursday, February 15

7 p.m. Jamie – Love Songs

Studio cycling is free for all Herbert Wellness Center members. All bikes are first come, first-served.

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Relax and Restore

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning how to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress by using calming, effective relaxation techniques. You will learn specific reduction methods you can use at both work and home to help you manage daily stressors. Take a break from your busy workweek to practice practical techniques that promote health through relaxation. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel School campus: Tuesday, February 20, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 21, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, February 22, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

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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Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar offers participants insights into ways they may develop their emotional intelligence. Individuals with high emotional intelligence have the ability to monitor their own and other people’s feelings and emotions, discriminate between them, and use this information to guide their behavior. Attend this seminar to learn ways to cultivate your emotional intelligence. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami FSAP consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, February 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, February 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

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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