Welcome to Healthier U!
Healthier U is Stony Brook University's exciting new wellness initiative for employees. It's a program designed to address your total well being — mind, body and spirit.
Healthier U is based on an online employee survey conducted in July 2011. More than 600 responses were received, indicating a high level of interest among our staff.
The top priorities identified in the survey were:
- Body fat composition testing (44.6%) and dermatology screenings (44.1%)
- Nutritional counseling (40.4%) and nutritional lecture series (36.4%)
- Stress management (39.5%), work/life balance (34.3%) and aging (31.9%)
- Yoga classes (39.3%), fitness workshops or classes (38.7%) and a walking program (35.3%)
- Retirement planning (38.3%) and financial wellness (30.7%)
In response, we launched the Healthier U website, which serves as the primary resource for all information about the Healthier U employee wellness program. This website is also being developed into an information hub for information on all wellness-related initiatives offered by Stony Brook and its neighbors. Ready to get started? Just check out the ‘Upcoming Events’ calendar on the main page for health and wellness activities you could start doing tomorrow!
Our first initiative, the Healthier U walking program, kicked off in November 2011 with a series of walks at five locations: the University Main Campus Academic Mall, Long Island State Veterans Home, Ambulatory Surgery Center, School of Dental Medicine and Tech Park. To encourage participation for this free program, the first 500 employees who sign up received free pedometers!
You can sign up by visiting the American Heart Association's website, www.startwalkingnow.org. The site gives you a variety of useful tools to track distances walked, create your own walking trails, and much more.
For more information on how to register, activate your profile and win prizes, go visit the walking program page.
We look forward to working together to develop a Healthier U!
Check out the Stony Brook Medicine calendar for more events that will help create a Healthier U!
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