May Wellness Updates

Cycle 2 of the Wellness Incentive has started and will end on September 30, 2019. If you have issues logging into your Cerner portal, please call them at 888-252-8150.

May is Bike month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Below are a few examples of healthy habits that can boost your mental health.

  • Sleep: Sleep recharges the mind and body. Lack of sleep can raise cortisol (the stress hormone) levels and heighten a person’s fight or flight response. Sleep allows new neural pathways to form and may contribute to resilience.
  • Nutrition: Food is not only fuel. It also impacts which hormones the body produces. Eating certain foods helps boost serotonin levels, which can improve mood.
  • Exercise: Studies show regular exercise can help relieve stress and improve mood. It has also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.

Nurturing the body through self-care can provide more energy for other activities that boost mental health, but for some that is not enough. If you want more information or need help, please contact our Employee Assistance Program for help. https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/eap

Tai Chi for Health

12:10pm to 1:00pm. Mondays,  May 6 – July 29, 2019 (no class on May 27)

Room 306, Grant Hall, Volker Campus

Fee: $55

Spring Vegan Pasta E Fagioli is the recipe for the month.

Click HERE for the recipe

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 816-235-1621.