Take Action: Quit Tobacco, Start Healing

When you're ready to quit, Wellness Options at Work provides resources to keep you focused on your commitment to quit tobacco and restore your health.

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5-3-1: Workplace Well-Being

Learn simple, quick practices on how to be happier at work. View videos focusing on meditation, gratitude and kindness.

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Take 3

New wellness standards suggest that you move 3 minutes for every 60 minutes you sit. Wellness Options at Work is challenging you and your coworkers to Take 3 during your workday.

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Join the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge!

shutterstock_273704624As we all know, the holiday season can be one of the toughest times of the year to maintain weight. While the holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy time with family and friends, many of these activities revolve around food. And while this is the season to be jolly, many feel the added stress and emotions. Give yourself the gift of health and join the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge to help you stay on track.


Mindful Eating

carrots-in-basketCan you remember a time when you just had to have some chocolate or potato chips? Munched popcorn throughout the whole movie? Had to eat in the car while running errands? Got the keyboard at your desk sticky because you were eating and typing? (Oops, right now!)


Trouble Sleeping? Help Is Near

According to Wisconsin Sleep, Sleepmore than 50 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems. Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation have negative consequences for both physical and mental health. Fortunately, effective treatment of sleep problems can not only improve sleep but also positively impact health and mood. READ MORE

Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch

great-lakes-apple-crunch-logo-2016We celebrated National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples on Thursday, October 13. We had a booth outside the Four Lakes Cafe, in addition to UW Health Wellness Options at Work, and at the AOB and ASB all crunching together!


Mindful Movement: To Improve Relationships


One of the greatest benefits of regularly practicing mindful movement is the effect it has on relationships. The key principles of being mindful: listening, patience and not judging, all lead to better interactions with family, friends and coworkers. Continue reading for a closer look at listening, patience and not judging… 


Sleep Well: Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. Read more to view his TED Talk. 


Using Mindful Movement at Work


Working in healthcare is stressful, this we know first-hand. The landscape in health care is constantly changing, while societal expectations for health care, physicians and their practices have increased. Fall 4 Walking provides resources to help manage some of this stress. 


Sleep Well: How much sleep do you need?

Wellness Options at Work announces a new program, Sleep Well encouraging you to notice the benefits of good sleep. Our physical and emotional health is impacted by our ability to get restful, restorative sleep. 

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The Symbolism of the Labyrinth

dirt-path-up-a-hillWe will use a simple labyrinth to track our journey into mindful movement this fall. A labyrinth is a symbol, a pattern, or an energy field that contains a single pathway which turns back into itself many times before leading to the center. Upon reaching the center, the journey does not end. Instead, it continues, weaving back along the same path. And still we are not done, another labyrinth waits.


What is Mindful Movement?


Being Mindful, Mindful Movement and Mindfulness are terms we hear a lot in health care. What do they mean? Most researchers agree that “Mindful” means being in the present. Mindfulness is thinking about right now, not worrying about the past or planning the future, accepting your thoughts and feelings without judgement.