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Did you make a new year’s resolution to get more fit – or stay fit? Here are some offerings for UNCG faculty and staff:

Fitness Lending Library

HealthyUNCG will be launching the Fitness Lending Library for UNCG faculty and staff beginning Jan.19. The Fitness Lending Library allows employees and departments to “check out” various fitness equipment to use while in the office.

The library targets flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness and includes over 60 items such as DVDs, yoga mats, kettle bells, free weights, heart rate monitors, etc. Items may be checked out for up to two weeks and can be delivered to employees on request. If you would like more information or would like to check out equipment, please contact HealthyUNCG or visit healthy.uncg.edu


Are you looking to become a healthier you? Would you like to lose weight with a coach to guide you?

HealthyUNCG is offering the Healthy-U weight loss program.

You’re invited to participate in a research study designed to examine the effectiveness of health and wellness coaching on weight loss. All UNCG employees are eligible to participate. There is no cost to participate.

This research study will combine proven weight management strategies from the Healthy-U program with individual and small group health and wellness coaching sessions. Each week you will attend a 1 hour session. Participation is FREE. Participants will not receive compensation or reimbursement for joining

HealthyU or for participating in the study. However, participants will receive Healthy-U program materials as part of their registration fee and health and wellness coaching services for free, a savings of up to $160 per month.

Healthy-U will be returning in 2015 beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Dogwood Room, EUC. Pre-register by going to healthy.uncg.edu or by emailing healthy_uncg@uncg.edu.

Living Healthy

The Living Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop for people with chronic health problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, COPD, etc), or those who care for those with these conditions.Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, and/or  the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, healthy eating, meal planning and carbohydrate counting 6) decision making, and 7) how to evaluate new treatments.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective.Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

The workshop will be held for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 11-noon in White Oak Room, EUC. Class size is limited to 15 people. Pre-register by going to healthy.uncg.edu or emailing healthy_uncg@uncg.edu.

In addition, HealthyUNCG offers any of the above named programs to specific departments/offices or create customized programs based on department/office needs. Contact healthy_uncg@uncg.edu for more information.

Next week: a feature on free offerings at noontime at the Rec Center for employees.

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