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DU selected as finalist for the 2015 Healthiest Employer Award

(Jan. 20, 2015) The University has been named a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s 2015 Healthiest Employer Award. The DBJ selected metro-area employers with a focus on employee worksite wellness. Finalists were selected on key considerations such as a tobacco-free workplace, health screenings and assessments, and health education and initiatives.

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Passport is back – Register by Jan. 30

(Jan. 20, 2015) Are your New Year’s resolutions wavering or does the cold weather have you bundling up inside? Join your colleagues on our next Passport journey to some warm weather destinations. Enjoy the support and accountability of a Travel Companion as you help each other with wellness goals. Check out the details of this four-week journey that will begin on Feb. 2. Register now and select your Travel Companion by Friday, Jan. 30 at 11 p.m. MST (if you have not selected a companion by this time, one will be chosen for you; sorry, no exceptions can be made). Note: Even if you have already gone on a Passport journey you will need to re-register for this trip.  

Weigh & Win kiosk relocated to Driscoll Underground

(Jan. 13, 2015) The Weigh & Win kiosk formally located on the Driscoll Student Center Bridge has been relocated to the Driscoll Underground, Driscoll Student Center – North, lower level.  If you need assistance locating the kiosk please inquire at the Driscoll Information Desk. Learn more about the Weigh & Win program

Faculty and staff Yoga classes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan. 13-June 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Coors Fitness Center, Studio C

Tuesdays: Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga with Blake

Wednesdays:  Beginner Iyengar Yoga with Jessica

well@du yoga classes are open to DU faculty and staff at no cost. Registration is not necessary, but please arrive a few minutes early for your first class to complete some brief paperwork. 

Nutrition lunch and learn: Avoiding trendy diets

Tuesday, Jan. 20, noon – University Hall, room 304

After the holidays, many diet trends start to pop up – join RD Holly Klamer and learn how to avoid these often unhealthy diets while improving your everyday meal planning. Healthy snacks will be offered, but please feel free to bring your lunch. Please register via PioneerWeb; under the Employee and Wellness tabs.

Healthy Holiday Challenge

(Jan. 6, 2015) Did you maintain your weight over the holidays? For those of you who completed a pre-holiday weigh-in, don’t forget to visit the Weigh and Win kiosk in its new location (Driscoll Underground) between Jan. 1-8 to complete your post-holiday weigh-in. If you stayed within one pound of your pre-holiday weight you’ll earn a $15 Amazon gift card! All information collected by Weigh and Win remains confidential.