Health and Lifestyle

Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge Begins November 3

How would you like to earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal? Register today and begin participating in the Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge from November 3 through November 24. This challenge will encourage you to increase your consumption of fruits and veggies by including one serving of each per day for fifteen days during the three-week challenge duration. A 100-point bonus can be earned by logging your weight once a week. Registration begins Monday, October 27.

The 2014 Well ’Canes Wellness Incentive Program allows you to earn up to $300 by earning reward points for completing various preventive health care activities. Learn more and register at miami.edu/wellcanes.

If you have questions about the 2014 Well ’Canes Incentives Program, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or complete the online inquiry form at miami.edu/benefits/ask.


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Register October 13-19 for Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014) – Registration for the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Reformer Pilates classes opens Monday, October 13 and closes Sunday, October 19. Register by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. or register online.

See the full schedule of classes by clicking here.

Reformer Pilates classes at the Herbert Wellness Center, available to members and non-members, are taught using Peak Pilates MVe reformer and tower systems. These classes focus on building core strength and endurance, increasing flexibility, improving muscle tone, and enhancing concentration. To allow for personalized instruction, there is a maximum of five participants in group classes. Classes are held in the Pilates studio on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center.


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Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by an FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, October 21, 12-1 p.m., University Center, Room 211

Miller Medical School campus: Wednesday, October 22, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, October 23, 12-1 p.m., Library, Map and Chart Room

To register, go to http://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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Free 2-D and 3-D Mammograms Offered During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Well ’Canes is offering free mammogram screenings to UM faculty and staff. During the month of October, female faculty and staff members over the age of 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan are eligible to receive a free 2-D and, if they wish, a 3-D mammogram screening at the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. By adding a 3-D mammogram to the routine 2-D mammogram, cancer detection may increase by 27 percent. Learn more here.

Screening appointments will be available every Wednesday at the center’s Miami location and on Thursday, October 16, at its Deerfield location. For additional details and to learn how you can schedule an appointment, please click here.

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Weight Watchers at Work September Session

A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin on Wednesday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m., and continue for 11 weeks at the same time in the Miller School of Medicine Clinical Research Building, room 951.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information, click here or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.


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