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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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UM Recognized for Wellness

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From right are Jennifer Cohen, executive director of benefits; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and Stephanie de Souza, development director for Miami Heart Walk, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014)—The American Heart Association has named the University of Miami a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the fourth year in a row. This designation honors the University for taking steps to enhance the health and well-being of its faculty and staff through workplace wellness programs and facilities. UM achieved gold-level recognition as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.

“We are excited to receive this honor once again,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of the UM Wellness Advisory Council. “We know that a healthy workforce leads to an engaged workforce, which is why it is important that we continue to offer various wellness programs throughout the year for faculty and staff.”

Morris said that the University’s wellness programs are of utmost importance to the Wellness Advisory Council. The University’s wellness offerings include wellness centers on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses; the Well ’Canes incentives program, which motivates employees to participate in wellness activities to earn up to $300 cash; Walking ’Canes; Be Smoke Free; Weight Watchers at Work; and free preventive care benefits for faculty and staff who are on a UM health care plan.

To learn about UM’s wellness programs, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.


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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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Overcoming Worry

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in learning to diminish or eliminate chronic worry from their lives. Are you often plagued with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios? Do you often experience the sensation of doom, dread, or panic? If you do, you may be one of 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety. Chronic worry can be debilitating, leaving sufferers feeling worn out and hopeless. This seminar will focus on utilizing practical, effective techniques such as breathing, self-talk, mindfulness, and muscle relaxation to relieve anxiety. The discussion will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, September 16, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd-floor training room

Miller Medical School campus: Wednesday, September 17, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, September 18, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book 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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CANCELED Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Marine Campus


Strengthen your body and relax your mind with a 45-minute yoga session on the beach on Wednesday, September 3, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus. Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays, which are free sessions sponsored by University of Miami Human Resources and the Wellness Centers, are offered exclusively for UM faculty, staff, and students.

For more information on this or other benefits, contact HR-Benefits by calling 305-284-3004 or completing the online inquiry form.


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