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Giving VCU employees the wellness resources they need to be healthy both on and off campus

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Saying “thank you” Apologizing when you’re wrong Showing up on time Being nice to everyone Listening without interrupting Admitting  you were wrong Following your dreams Being a mentor Learning and using people’s names Holding doors open for others

ActiveHealth webinars and available resources

ActiveHealth ActiveHealth offers Wellness Webinars to everyone. See below for a listing and how to register. In addition, VCU Employees with COVA Care and COVA HealthAware have many additional programs available to them through ActiveHealth. They offer Healthy Insight Incentives, Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Lifestyle Coaching, Smoking Cessation and Bariatric Surgery Education, just to name a […]

WW – the new Weight Watchers – see the February promotion!

WW weightwatchers reimagined – have you thought about joining? WW Freestyle is proven to help people lose weight and feel happier. Did you know that WW coaches come each week to both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses to hold meetings? Monroe Park Campus – meetings are held on Tuesdays at 12:15 pm in Harris […]

Smart, drug-free ways to lower your blood pressure

In Tuesday’s blog we talked about the importance of keeping your blood pressure low for heart health. High Blood Pressure is a serious health risk, not only increasing your risk of heart attack but also stroke, aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. Medication can lower blood pressure but it may also cause some side effects. […]

Artfulness….did you know?

Earlier this week, VCU HR sponsored a wonderful session for employees on Meditation.  We had a great turnout and everyone seemed to really benefit from the class!  It’s wonderful to learn how to be in the moment and it certainly helps to deal with day to day stresses. In the class we learned about Artfulness […]

The Importance of an Ergonomic Workstation

Many of us work at a desk with a computer every day. As a result of repetitive motions, improper body mechanics, and inappropriate office set-up, countless individuals suffer from back, neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain and injury. Most of this could be avoided by setting up ergonomic workstations in the workplace. Setting yourself up […]

February is Heart Health Month! Tips on how to keep your ticker ticking!

Statistics show cardiovascular diseases affect nearly half of American adults.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease each year. These conditions are also leading causes of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying time with their friends […]

Black History Month

Throughout February there are a variety of events in the VCU and Richmond area in which you can celebrate Black History Month. One event is the VCU Libraries’ 17th Annual Black History Month Lecture on February 20, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  More information can be found here. Some other events sponsored by […]

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Heart

In case you forgot or have missed the commercials, ads and other marketing cues, Valentine’s Day is this month. This “holiday” is often associated as being a “Hallmark holiday” or manufactured by the card and chocolate industries. This year, take a different approach and focus on the quality of your relationships with family members, friends […]

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