Health and Lifestyle

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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Be Smoke Free in January 2017


Smoke-Free BannerQuitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking.

Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, January 25, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 26, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami, the Florida Department of Health, and Tobacco Free Florida.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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This New Year, Shape Up and Save 20 Percent at the Herbert Wellness Center

Now is the perfect time to embrace resolutions and set goals for the year. Whether you’d like to improve your overall wellbeing or pick up a new hobby, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is here for you.

From personal training to group exercise classes to yoga, the Herbert Wellness Center offers a variety of activities to help you find your fit. Full-time faculty and staff are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount on membership fees through Shape Up. For more information, visit the Herbert Wellness Center website or call the Sales Office at 305-284-LIFE (5433).


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