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

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Weekly Farm Stand on the MCV campus

Did you know that every Tuesday during the growing season (weather permitting) you can purchase locally grown, organic produce in front of North Hospital? They open at 10 am to sell to patients and then sell to employees from 11 am to 2 pm.  Produce comes from Tricycle VCU MASSEY CANCER CENTER FARM STAND Our […]

Ease anxiety and stress: Take a (belly) breather

Quick: think of three things that make you feel anxious or stressed. Most of us have no trouble reeling off answers. And people who suffer from anxiety disorders — such as social anxiety, phobias, or generalized anxiety — may have a variety of triggers that send anxiety soaring. While belly breathing alone can’t fix deep-seated […]

The lowdown on lower back pain

Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. After you’ve had low back pain, you’re likely to have it again. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. They can also help you get better faster if you do have low back pain again. Help keep your […]

Chair Yoga on both campuses!

Benefits of Chair Yoga If you have shied away from yoga because you feel intimidated by the postures you see on the cover of magazines, you might be surprised to learn all the benefits of chair yoga. Yoga has been shown to improve overall health. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that it can […]

Stay positive!

Stroke Awareness talk today at noon – please join us – it may save your life or someone you love!

Join VCU HR and the American Heart Association today at 12 noon to learn about lifestyle changes to prevent stroke.  This talk will take place on the MCV campus, Main Hospital, 2nd Floor, M2 Meeting Center (conference room over the cafeteria). Please join us – it may save a life!  

Resisting the Potato Chip

Winning the battle against obesity typically requires overriding “mindless” urges to indulge in the pleasures of junk food. In a recent study, Evan Forman and colleagues at Drexel University in Philadelphia recruited 119 snack-loving undergrads to test different strategies for resisting salty treats. An hour of training in mindful decision-making-aimed at replacing automatic reactions to […]

The heart and science of kindness

A recent study reported on how people felt after performing or observing kind acts every day for seven days. Participants were randomly assigned to carry out at least one more kind act than usual for someone close to them, an acquaintance or stranger, or themselves, or to try to actively observe kind acts. Happiness was […]

Reminder – Benefits & Wellness Fair is tomorrow!

2019 VCU HR Benefits & Wellness Fair Learn about benefits and wellness resources that make VCU a Great Place to work!  Location: University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation: VCU employees may use their VCU/GRTC GO Pass to ride the GRTC Pulse busor utilize RamRide, the shuttle service for faculty, staff and students. […]

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