Relaxation Guide

At this time of year, schedules get busy and quite often we spend our moments thinking about future events and tasks instead of being in and enjoying the present moment. Release stress, regain focus and restore a sense of inner calm.

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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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TRI the Challenge

How about TRI-ing a long distance triathlon this fall? Instead of a one day event, our triathlon, can be completed in 4, 6, or 8 weeks, you decide. Sign up anytime!

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National Recycling Week

The week of November 13th marks National Recycling Week. To celebrate, Sustainability at UW Health will be holding two events on November 15th, which also happens to be America Recycles Day.

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Welcome to Maintain, Don’t Gain

Maintain, Don’t Gain begins Monday, November 13! This eight-week challenge provides you with an opportunity to focus on five healthy habits throughout the holiday season and earn points along the way.

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2017 Year of the Healthy Nurse: Mental Health

The November topic in the Year of the Healthy Nurse is Mental Health. When I first laid eyes the subject, I took a deep breath. What an enormous topic, both in breadth and importance. How would I begin to discuss something that carries such varied meaning from person to person? In the body of this post, I will offer a few personal insights and provide you some exceptional resources for further learning, personal enrichment, and for seeking support. To begin with, I will bust some myths and establish some truths. In order to get to the juicy pulp of the fruit, you need first to peel back some layers. As you read, I invite you to take pause every now and again to get clear on your own personal biases (we all have them!) as well as your personal needs. How can you better serve your mental health in the month of November?

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Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

WSGA LogoAre you curious to learn how a cranberry bog works? Hungry for a new way to enjoy this tart red berry?

To learn more about all the great health benefits of our amazing Harvest of the Month cranberry, look no further than a visit to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Be well!

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The Great American Smokeout: November 16

Because quitting smoking is the single best step you can do to improve your health, the American Cancer Society promotes The Great American Smokeout on November 16. You can join millions of Americans and start living tobacco free. Although the Smokeout is a big day, any day is good for starting a healthier, happier life. 

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