Your Wellness Tools & Resources
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- Biking at Georgetown
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Led by FSAP Wellness counselor Lisa McCrohan, this series of workshops is designed to inspire, recharge, and provide practical tools for your overall well being. Held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1-2 PM, check out session topics and descriptions here.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Courtesy of Georgetown Alumni Career Services
One Minute to Better Health with Dr. Oz
Best-selling author and host of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz, provides practical, easy-to-follow advice for better health. Take one minute and learn about ways to feel better and live longer! Provided by UnitedHealthcare.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions and measure the impact of prevention activities.
America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
HealthMatters at Work
Visit the GUWellness homepage for Health Matters at Work® - a value-added program of Community Health Charities that connects employees with the valuable information of our member charities. This comprehensive web and workplace-based health initiative can help you learn about prevention of chronic disease, as well as manage chronic health conditions more effectively. Health Matters at Work® delivers the combined strength of the nation’s most trusted health charities to you and your families.
Start! is the American Heart Association’s groundbreaking national campaign that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health to live longer, heart-healthy lives through walking. Sign up for the free tracking tool, and you can start logging your daily activity and nutrition. You can create and save walking routes. You’ll also receive weekly and monthly e-newsletters filled with tips and motivation to keep you moving.
Georgetown Walking Tour
Check out National Geographic's Georgetown Walking Tour. Great ideas for spicing up your lunch time stroll.
Tips for Being More Active from the CDC
Adults need recess too! With a little creativity and planning, even the person with the busiest schedule can make room for physical activity. For many folks, before or after work or meals is often an available time to cycle, walk, or play. Think about your weekly or daily schedule and look for or make opportunities to be more active. Every little bit helps. Consider the following suggestions...(read more)
- Yates Field House (Main Campus)
- Sport and Fitness Center (Law Center)
- Outdoor Education
- Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
- Safety and Environmental Management
- Emergency Preparedness
- University Campus Ministry
- Chaplain to the Staff
- Center for Wellness Promotion (Law Center)
- Your Wellness Tool Kit
Are you a GUWellness Captain interested in promoting wellness on your campus, in your department or around the water cooler? Are you a supervisor looking for a wellness-related team building activity? Just looking for creative and fun wellness ideas? Click here to see what's in the wellness tool kit this month.
- For Runners
Click here to view some recommended links and upcoming events for runners. Have something you'd like to add? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Walking and Running Routes
Check out some of the greatest walking and running routes in DC - right here in Georgetown!
- Biking in and around Georgetown
Whether you're a bike commuter or considering a weekend ride with your family or friends, we've compiled some helpful resources for ensuring that your biking experience is a safe and pleasurable one.
- Smoking Cessation Resources
According to the CDC, more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women. In fact, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the US, causing more deaths each year than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.
SparkPeople's mission is to help people be healthy and reach their goals. They offer similar diet and fitness tools and services that people pay for on sites like Weight Watchers and eDiets.com, but for 100% free. Recommended by Michelle Morley and Johanna Lund, it's a popular site with many of the folks in UIS.
Health Journeys is a private, multimedia publishing company that produces and distributes Health Journeys and other guided imagery and meditation tapes, CDs, books and software. In other words, holistic health tools that teach healing and wellness practices. Recommended by Georgetown University Wellness Counselor, Sue Johnston.
This site, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, provides tips, tools and resources – based on the MyPyramid system – to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every day.
This comprehensive site from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a wealth of health and wellness information, as well as critical information for those faculty and staff planning to travel outside of the United States.
This is the largest and most-viewed site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children before birth through adolescence. Freebies, Discounts and Special Offers for Georgetown Faculty & Staff
Sport & Health Clubs - all locations
Membership discounts available for Georgetown University faculty, staff and students. Click here to view a list of Sport & Health locations in the metro area.
Health and Fitness Club Discounts for UnitedHealthcare and CareFirst participants
Save 30 - 60% on your membership at many local health clubs through GlobalFit, and much more.
UHC members: Health Allies Discount Program
CareFirst members: Options Discount Program
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- Walking Routes Around Campus
- Your Wellness Toolkit
- Preventive Care & Health Guidelines
- Resources for Wellness Captains
Upcoming Wellness Events
- May 23, 12:30pm-1pm: Weekly Walk with Charles DeSantis
- May 24, 11am-12pm: Free Yoga at Yates Field House
- May 30, 12:30pm-1pm: Weekly Walk with Charles DeSantis
- May 30, 1pm-2pm: Bike Commuting 101