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Small group/team workshops and short-term health coaching are available to UToledo employees during this unprecedented time.  To learn more about these complimentary programs, please visit the Healthy U program page

Impact Solutions, UToledo's employee assistance program, has also increased their resources specific to COVID-19 in addition to their ongoing library of services and resources. Visit Impact's website and enter UT as your username to access counseling resources, support for other well-being topics and access to TESS (the new mental health chatbot).

  

  

Rocket Recharge

UToledo employees are invited to unwind through stress relieving programming.  Healthy U is offering our popular Rocket Recharge event virtually for Fall 2020.  From Nov. 16-20, participate in a variety of stress reducing activities.  

Grab-and-go DIY activity kits

Try one of our take home craft kits to get your creative juices working and serve as a stress-relieving distraction.  DIY kits will include all necessary supplies and instructions.  Pick up times are offered on both Main and Health Science Campus. Registration is required and kits are limited to one per employee. Choose from either a macrame coaster or string art.

Register for DIY Kit

Virtual Learning Opportunities

Reboot and Recharge through the Holidays- Get a jump start on a more mindful new year. Learn how to savor rest even when you're busy. Explore ways to stop making stressful times even worse. Discover how mindfulness practice develops attention skills for navigating work pressures, family drama, and the challenges of ordinary life.
Presented by: Daron Larson, Impact Solutions
When: Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Noon (webinar)

Winter Resilience: Managing Holiday Stress and Mental health in the Winter Months- The winter months provide some of the biggest challenges to wellness during the year.  The stress of the holidays, the pressure of the new year, and the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder take a toll and can become problematic if we don't care for ourselves.
Presented by: Steve Davis, Impact Solutions
When: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Noon (webinar)

Healthy Eating During the Holidays- Join the Chartwells Rocket Dining team for an interactive live webinar where Executive Chef Jason will make three different entrees and snacks that you can incorporate into your holiday meal plan.  Campus Registered Dietitian, Kailey, will also discuss a few tips to stick to a healthy routine during the holiday season. All participants will receive digital recipe cards!
Presented by: Chartwells Rocket Dining, Executive Chef Jason Davis and Campus Registered Dietitian Kailey Limes
When: Friday, Nov. 20 10-11:30 a.m. 

 Register for Virtual Learning Opportunities

October Webinar: Saving for the Future

Presented by: Christine Luken

Many people do not have a healthy level of savings, despite knowing the importance of having money set aside for emergencies, purchases, college, and retirement.  In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize Emotionally Charged Saving techniques that will motivate you to set and keep your savings goals.  Some of the topics covered include: Savings, Your Financial Shock Absorbers, How Spending and Saving are Actually Two Sides of the Same Coin, The Reasons to Save, Why Willpower is Overrated, Positive + Negative Emotions = Massive Motivation, and The Power of "Mindless Saving."

To watch this webinar, visit http://www.myimpactsolution.com/, use UT as your member login username, then scroll to the bottom

 

Mindfulness Challenge

Try the Healthy U Mindfulness Challenge! Every day, there will be a small, but impactful activity you can participate in to set yourself up for a calm and more mindful approach to a usually chaotic season.  

Participants that complete at least 20 out of 30 days on the mindfulness challenge calendar and submit a webform by December 2, 2020 will be entered in a raffle to win a 6-week virtual workshop through Toledo Mindfulness Institute.

Additional details for daily activities
1. Day 4 Learn about TESS: Visit the Employee Assistance Program webpage for more information.
2. Day 19 Visit the Impact Solution website: Visit http://www.myimpactsolution.com/ and use UT as the username. 
3. Day 23 Rocket Wellness YouTube channel for Mindful Monday videos

Download Mindfulness Challenge Calendar                                                                                   Completion Webform

 

Rocket Your Way Virtual 5K

Join the UToledo community on November 16-22 to celebrate all forms of physical activity and goal achievement by taking part in the Fall 2020 Rocket your Way Virtual 5K Race.

A virtual 5K is a race that can be run, walked, wheeled, or any other method to achieve 3.1miles from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill or on the track. You get to complete your own race, at your own pace.

The Rocket your Way Virtual 5K race will take place from November 16-22; you can complete the 3.1 miles anytime and anywhere in order to participate.

Submit proof of completion of the virtual 5K race by November 24, 2020 to earn a finisher medal and be entered in a raffle for the chance to win a 1-year UToledo Rec Center membership!

Employee Registration

How to Train

Safety should always be the main priority when exercising or training for a race, here is some helpful information to get you started on the right foot:

There are plenty of resources to help you prepare and finish the race using the method of your choice! Here are some smartphone applications that would be helpful to utilize while training:

After your Race
As soon as you finish the race, be sure to complete the below web form as your proof of completion by November 24, 2020 to earn a finisher medal!

Proof of Completion Form

 

 

Last Updated: 10/22/20