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Join Team UM for the 2015 Corporate Run/Walk and Earn 250 Well ’Canes Points


2014 Mercedes Benz Corproate RunLace up your running shoes and get ready for an evening of healthy fun with friends and colleagues on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m, when the Corporate Run/Walk, a 5k (3.1-mile) race around downtown Miami, takes place.

Not only will you have a great time with friends and colleagues, you will also earn 250 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal and get that much closer to earning $300. As a bonus, you will receive $15 off the standard $40 registration fee and a Team UM DRI-FIT shirt. And let’s not forget about the food, fun, and prizes available after the race and the fact that a portion of the race proceeds will benefit United Way.  If you were a member of last year’s team, we invite you to join us again in 2015. If you missed out last year, now is your chance to be part of something both fun and rewarding.

Interested in becoming a team leader? The President’s Office Cup Challenge is a Team UM competition to see who can build the largest team. We are always looking for enthusiastic leaders to step up to the challenge. The winning team will secure the coveted President’s Office Cup trophy and the top 5 team leaders will win gift cards. To become a team leader, email teamum@miami.edu.

To register for the 2015 Corporate Run/Walk:

  1. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun before March 25, and look for the Team UM registration links.
  2. Click on the link for your campus (Coral Gables, RSMAS, Medical) under UM employees and follow the on-screen instructions to register.

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Design Team UM’s Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt by March 6 and Win UM Bookstore Gift Card


Corporate Run:Walk T-Shirt ContestPut your graphic design and illustration techniques to use, and you could win a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore. Human Resources, Well ’Canes, and the Herbert Wellness Center are sponsoring a T-shirt design competition for the 2015 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk. Employees and students from all UM campuses can enter the T-shirt design competition. The winning design will be featured on the official Team UM dri-fit T-shirts that will be worn by hundreds of UM participants during this year’s Corporate Run/Walk, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. “At the U, We Transform Lives” is Team UM’s theme for this year’s Corporate Run/Walk.

All submissions must:

  • Include the theme, Team UM, and Corporate Run 2015
  • Use only the colors green and white in the design (the dri-fit shirt is orange)
  • Fit within a 12-inch-wide x 15-inch-tall area
  • Be submitted in a PDF file format
  • Be emailed to teamum@miami.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6

In addition to a $100 gift card to the UM Bookstore, the winner also will receive a framed Team UM Corporate Run/Walk T-shirt signed by President Shalala. If you have any questions, please send an email to teamum@miami.edu.

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New Exercise Program Available at the Medical Wellness Center


Starting an exercise routine is not always easy, which is why the University of Miami offers the Supervised Exercise Program for UM faculty and staff. If you are not currently exercising and would like to start a workout routine under the supervision of a trained professional, you may be eligible to participate in a new program recently launched by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

The Supervised Exercise Program is designed to help improve your health and cardiovascular fitness as well as provide you with the necessary tools to make the routine part of your lifestyle. The program, which allows participants to earn Well ’Canes Incentives points, is open to UM faculty, staff, and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners. You do not have to be a current member of the UM wellness center to participate. For more information and eligibility details, click here or contact the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center at 305-243-7602 or at UHealthfitness@med.miami.edu.

 

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Are You Ready to Retire?


If you are considering retirement, the “Are You Ready to Retire” seminar will guide you through every step of the process. Experts will discuss your retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, important Medicare deadlines, and the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement. Sessions will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. as follows:

Monday, February 16 on the Coral Gables campus, Student Activities Center, Activities Room South

Wednesday, February 18 on the Miller School of Medicine campus, Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium

Friday, February 20, Rosenstiel School campus, RSMAS Auditorium

“Are You Ready to Retire” seminars are a Well ’Canes benefit for UM faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please call HR Benefits at 305-284-3004 or complete the Ask a Benefits Expert form.

 

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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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