Currently, the university has several significant campus-wide projects underway including, but not limited to, the transition to WorkdayHR (new HCM system) and a Compensation & Total Rewards Study. Most all these projects will coincide with the holiday season, which can already be stressful and overwhelming.
Well-being of our employees is important, and we know our faculty and staff may need a moment to de-stress during these project implementations and the approaching holiday season. As such, Get Healthy Now and partners across campuses will host “Wellness Wednesdays” beginning Nov. 2 to provide employees an opportunity to relax, de-stress, and improve overall well-being.
Special thank you to our partners across campus to make these events possible:
- Campus Recreation
- Employee Success Center
- Health Promotion
- Human Resources (Get Healthy Now)
- School of Medicine S.M.A.R.T. Staff
November 2 – LunchWalk and Talk with Athletics (Host: Athletics)
For the first Wellness Wednesday, grab lunch and join your colleagues from Noon-1:00 p.m. at Cardinal Park (directly across from the SAC Starbucks) on November 2 for a walk and talk on the cardio path with Get Healthy Now and Athletics. Group activities, such as walking, reduces stress by releasing endorphins, encourages relationship building and improves overall mood. Weather permitting.
November 9 – Managing Holiday Stress (Host: ESC)
The next Wellness Wednesday is a virtual workshop hosted by Employee Success Center on how to manage holiday stress. The holiday season can be a joyous time for many, but it can also create additional stress and/or depression for some. During the workshop, employees will learn ways to manage the added pressure during the holidays.
November 16 – Meditation (Host: Health Promotion)
The next Wellness Wednesday is a virtual meditation session hosted by Health Promotion on Nov. 16, 1:30-2:00 p.m. Sammy-Jo from Health Promotion will guide a 20-minute meditation to help you calm your nervous system and relax. Meditation has been shown to help decrease depression and anxiety and increase immune support and the ability to process information more effectively.
November 30 – Chair Yoga (Host: Health Promotion)
The next Wellness Wednesday is a virtual chair yoga session hosted by Health Promotion on Nov. 30 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. This interactive chair yoga session with certified Yoga instructor, Sammy-Jo is suitable for all skill levels. Attendees will learn basic chair Yoga poses that will increase blood flow and boost energy.
December 7- Step Aerobics at HSC Fitness Center (Host: School of Medicine S.M.A.R.T Staff and Campus Recreation)
Join certified group fitness instructor, Camille, for the next in-person Wellness Wednesday at the Health Sciences Fitness Center (416 E. Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202). This class is hosted by the School of Medicine S.M.A.R.T Staff and Campus Recreation and will occur on December 7th from 6:30-7:30pm. Step aerobics is a fun way to get moving and has shown to improve overall fitness by building strength and boosting cardiovascular health.
*A valid UofL ID is required for entry to the facility.
December 14 - Beginner Mat Yoga (Host: Health Promotion)
The next Wellness Wednesday is an in-person beginner mat yoga session hosted by Athletics and Health Promotion on Dec. 14 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the SAC East Gym. Pause from your busy life to recharge and revitalize at our quiet calming practice of body and breath awareness. Beginner mat yoga is inclusive yoga and stretching for every skill level.