January is Wellness at Work Month at UMD

A person dressed in warm winter gear runs up concrete steps. Photo by Clique Images on Unsplash
Monday, January 7, 2019

January is Wellness @ Work Month here at the University of Maryland. While many students are away from campus this month, University Recreation & Wellness, the University Health Center, and University Human Resources encourage you to take this time to focus on your own personal health and well-being.

For a full calendar of Wellness @ Work Month events visit wellatwork.umd.edu. We also encourage you to post the attached flyer in your respective work space.

Some highlights include:

30-Day Winter Walking Challenge | go.umd.edu/winterwalk
Registration is open until January 18, the program begins January 14. Walk through February 15. Challenge yourself to incorporate 30 minutes of physical activity into 30 consecutive work days. Walking is a great way to increase your energy, improve your mood, and sharpen your mental focus. Encourage a campus colleague to participate with you - all participants referring someone to participate in the challenge will receive an additional entry into the grand prize drawings! More details, including registration and prize information available at wellatwork.umd.edu/30-day-winter-walking-challenge.

RecWell Free Membership Week | January 14-18
Try out Regents Drive Studios, Ritchie Coliseum, and Eppley Recreation Center (ERC) for free this week. This free week includes access to the indoor pool, sauna, fitness centers, weight rooms, and group fitness classes. Bring your UID card to the ERC Member Services Desk to register. Learn more about RecWell membership at recwell.umd.edu/membership-services.

Walk with an Aborist | January 18 & 25 8-9am
Did you know that our entire campus is an arboretum? Enjoy an early morning walk around some of the highlights of our gardens and grounds with Outreach Coordinator and Certified Aroborist Meg Smolinski.
For more details and to register, fill out this online form.

Tips for Living Well @UMD
We hope you'll take a moment to check out this list of tips for living well at UMD throughout the year in all 8 dimensions of wellness- physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, environmental, and financial.

Click here for a calendar of Wellness at Work activities.