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Workplace Fitness — Fact or Fiction?

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar will engage participants in an honest discussion about the age old question: How do I fit fitness into my day? Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of our health, yet too many struggle to find time to engage in meaningful activity. This seminar will provide participants with practical tips and tricks to incorporate fitness throughout the workday and in daily life. Our presenter, Stacy Curtain, received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Miami and her certification as a cancer exercise specialist from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. She gained experience in implementing workplace health programs while interning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and worked with an Integrative Health Practice at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. Her current position as an oncology exercise physiologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center allows her to focus on her clinical aim of improving physical fitness, function, and wellness among cancer survivors.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 27, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second floor, training room

Miller School of Medicine campus:  Wednesday, January 28, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

RSMAS campus:  Thursday, January 29, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. 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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Mindfulness, Marshmallows and Me: Cultivating Patience, Compassion and Wisdom

This month’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) Mindful Living seminar will focus on the cultivation of compassion, patience, and ease in the midst of people and circumstances that can test our will. Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami’s Mindfulness in Law Program and co-founder of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, will facilitate the seminar. Rogers has been sharing mindfulness across the U for more than a decade and has been teaching mindfulness and developing mindfulness trainings for more than 20 years. He is a nationally recognized leader in mindfulness and collaborates on research exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness trainings.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, January 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the McKnight Building, second-floor training room.

Rosenstiel School campus: Thursday, January 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Library, Media Room.

Miller School of Medicine campus: Friday, January 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155.

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. 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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Weight Watchers at Work New Year Sessions Begin This Week

A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work will begin this month. The first session at the Miller School of Medicine will take place on Wednesday, January 14, with meetings held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Clinical Research Building, room 975. The first session on the Coral Gables campus will take place Thursday, January 15, with meetings held every Thursday at 12 p.m. at Gables One Tower in the sixth-floor conference room.

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 of the program 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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BeSmokeFree Group Classes Begin in January

The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree Program is offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking beginning January 2015. Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on January 7 on the Coral Gables campus, and January 6 and 8 on the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule.

Quitting 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. This free Well ‘Canes benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge and is sponsored by UM’s AHEC Tobacco Program and the Florida Department of Health. Visit miami.edu/besmokefree for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu to register for the BeSmokeFree Program.


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Well ’Canes Incentives Program Adds New Ways to Earn Incentive Dollars in 2015

The Well ’Canes Incentives Program has added new activities in 2015 to make earning your $300 incentive even easier. After you complete the online health assessment, you can now earn points by getting a flu shot, receiving a skin cancer screening, attending free Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminars, and getting personal retirement guidance with Fidelity or TIAA-CREF. In addition, the Edna C. Shalala Run/Walk and the Team UM Dolphins Cycling Challenge are now part of the program activities. Click here for a complete list of Well ‘Canes Incentives Program activities and remember to visit the PureWellness website to register, review your account, and track your points. Remember that points earned after this year’s deadlines will be awarded during 2015. If you have any questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or miami.edu/benefits/ask.


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