WELLynx at Lesley University

Lesley's heath and wellness initiative supporting staff, faculty, and students.
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we just want to remind you of the rest of the Wellness Week schedule!

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WELLynx Wellness Week — Sept 29 thru Oct 3

  • Monday: Mindfulness
  • Tuesday: Zumba Exercise Demonstration
  • Wednesday: Hula HoopExperience
  • Thursday: Fitness Ctr Tour
  • Friday: Walk-off

Join WELLynx and other members of the Lesley community as we kick-off the fall season…

After one of today’s events we received this great comment from a happy customer:

Thank you very much for the Hula Hooping for Fitness break today! My colleague and I had such a great time. It was very hard to justify leaving our desks, especially with overwhelming amounts of work that needs attention. I’m back at my desk with the same overwhelming work, but I’m much happier doing it now that I’ve hooped and laughed a bit.

Thank you very much! I hope you offer this again!

IMPORTANT! Read this post if you’re a cyclist. Good basic info to keep in mind no matter the situation.

WELLynx Wellness Week — Sept 29 thru Oct 3

  • Monday: Mindfulness
  • Tuesday: Zumba Exercise Demonstration
  • Wednesday: Hula HoopExperience
  • Thursday: Fitness Ctr Tour
  • Friday: Walk-off

Join WELLynx and other members of the Lesley community as we kick-off the fall season of health and wellness events and activities.  Please see the attached calendar and flyers for event details.  The first 12 participants at each event will receive a WELLynx gift. 

Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women — Monday, October 13

Boston Common

Join the Lesley race team for this annual event sponsored by Tufts Health Plan.Lesley faculty and staff who contact us and join the team by Friday, October 3rd will be entered into a drawing for one of 5 free registrations.  (Men are welcome also.)  Please visit the official website, http://www.tuftshealthplan.com/tufts10k for more information on the race.

“Know your Numbers” Biometric Screening

  • October 8 : Sherrill Library Room 251, Noon – 3:00p.m.
  • October 9 : Doble Hall Room 209, Noon – 3:00p.m.
  • October 14 : U-Hall Room 3-094, 12:30 – 4:00p.m.

This is a free measurement of certain health status indictors.  If you participated in the “Know Your Numbers” biometric screening program last year, you will want to do so again to see whether anything has changed.  Stop by one of the sessions to get your numbers—i.e., blood pressure, weight, body mass index, and cholesterol levels.  Important information to know as you continue to take charge of your health.  The measurement information that you receive is completely confidential and will not be individually shared with anyone.

“Nutrition Myths Debunked” Seminar — Thursday, November 13th

U-Hall Room 3-089, 12:00 – 12:55pm

The first in our “Eat Well to Live Well” series on healthy eating and nutrition, this session will help you distinguish sound nutrition principles from fad and trendy diet myths.  You will learn how to make informed choices about healthy eating that will optimize personal health and wellness.

The Walking Non-Group

  • Daily, at locations throughout Cambridge

A self-formed group of employees who get together to take a walk during lunch or other time of day.  Teams are formed informally just by asking a co-worker along or contacting one of the established groups.  Take a look at the attached “Spotlight” from last year for information.  The highlighted group uses its walks to get fresh produce from the Davis Square farmer’s market each Wednesday…ingenious!

You can also find out more about starting your own walk and share your path on the WELLynx site at intranet.lesley.edu/wellynx

FOR MORE INFO:

  • WellynxATlesley.edu
  • intranet.lesley.edu/wellynx

 

Read through for a link to NYT interactive chart illustrating effectiveness of birth control methods over time.

September’s Walk/Ride Day is tomorrow, September 26. This is the second-to-last Walk/Ride Day of the year. Here are the results by the numbers:

  • 278: Number of check-ins since April 2014
  • 12: Percent of faculty/staff checking in for the August Walk/Ride Day
  • 3: Number of $10 gift cards for Amazon.com that will be awarded to select participants at the end of the competition in October
  • 1: Lesley’s standing in the College/University category, again!
  • 0: Reasons for you NOT to check-in. Whether you drive, carpool, ride the T, bike, or walk, we want you to check-in!

Please check-in here anytime, September 25-29.

We are committed to making Lesley a sustainable university!