Move More Month

February is Move More Month at Dal. The Dalplex wants you to move your body and be more active by taking the Move More Challenge. The first 100 people to take the pledge will win a Dalplex ‘Move More’ t-shirt.

There’s also the Move More Month contest

Every time you visit the Dalplex to exercise, you are eligible to get one ballot to enter in the Move More Month prize draw. The more times you visit the Dalplex to exercise, the more chances to win!

There are weekly prizes as well as grand prizes drawn at the end of the month which includes:

  • A Dalplex ‘Get Fit Kit’, including an adidas gym bag, water bottle, pedometer and yoga mat
  • $50 iTunes gift card
  • $100 gift card to Cleve’s Sporting Goods
  • FitBit Flex
  • 16GB iPod Touch
  • 16GB iPad Mini

Visit the link below for more info and to take the pledge:

http://athletics.dal.ca/move-more-month.html

 

Manage Stress By Listening To Your Body

Stress – it’s not all in your head, writes Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediactrics at New York Medical College. The body acts as an early warning system, and people who pick up on its signals are more resilient.

Check out the whole story, and learn how to listen to your body below:

Manage stress by listening to your body (Link)

Stress Coach Connects

Dal’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is offering a new program to combat stress: Stress Coach Connects is an online interactive program designed to help assess, understand, and manage stress.

The online program offers:

  • An interactive dashboard to track and view posts
  • A library of useful resources on stress, wellness, and more
  • Live professional support anytime via instant online chat
  • Much more

Visit it’s website for more information and to get started:

https://www.workhealthlife.com/Article/Read/stress-coach-connects

alive@work – Healthy Learning at Work

Have you been looking for a resource where you can learn 6 Steps to Better Communication, Popular Exercises that you Shouldn’t Do (and What to Do Instead), or 5 Heart Health Myths and Facts? Well there’s a new resource that covers those topics, among others: alive@work. alive@work offers quick reads on a number of health and wellness topics.

If you have a one or two minute break during work, check out the whole site and have a read at:

http://work.alive.com/en/demo/2016-02/

Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness

Molly De Shong and Lauchlan Learned will lead Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness, an 8-session program based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Across the 8 sessions, Molly and Lauchlan will explore how the evidence-based practices of MBSR and MBCT help strengthen stability of mind and body, self-compassion, perspective, and emotional resilience.

These sessions are open to all and no experience is necessary. The sessions run on Wednesdays 6-8pm from February 17th to April 6th. The cost for the 8 sessions is $400 which includes tax, handouts and CD. The sessions are run at Saint Mary’s University (4th Floor Sobey Building). 

Visit the following link for more info and to register:

http://www.smu.ca/academics/health-and-wellness.html