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UI Wellness Center Employee Wellness Newsletter
September, 2016 Edition

Threre are a lot of wellness opportunities on campus this season. This issue of the employee wellness newsletter outlines some of the exciting options.

In this issue you will find
Celebrate Fruit and Veggies – More Matters ®Month

Did you know - Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month? Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month highlights the importance of healthy eating in keeping our community strong and healthy. The UI Wellness Center supports this important health awareness event. Read on to learn simple ways you can add more fruits and veggies to your diet.

New Financial Wellness Series starts October 13th

The UI Wellness Center pleased to offer employees a new financial wellness program – Prudential Pathways. We are partnering with Prudential Financial to provide you with information to help you find your own path to financial wellness. This free program starts Thursday, October 13. Read on for more information.

New Campus Fall Prevention Clinic now open

One of the advantages of work on a college campus is the availability of unique resources not commonly found in a small town. One of these resources is the campus’ new fall prevention clinic. The Illini Fall Prevention Clinic recently opened, in conjunction with the Motor Control Research Lab. The clinic is conveniently located, and provides a unique set of services that help people stay independent as they age.

What sets the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic apart is that it focuses on helping people avoid falls in the first place. Most clinics concentrate on treating people after they have already suffered a fall. We talked with the Illini Clinic staff about their approach to fall prevention. Read on to learn more.

Wellness-to-Go: Practical, convenient, free to departments

Did you know that the UI Wellness Center makes house calls? That’s right—we can provide a wide variety of wellness programs right to your unit. Learn more about Wellness-To-Go programs for your department.

New Recipe Box Additions

Fall is a great time to be cooking. The farmers markets are bursting with fantastic fresh produce like red peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, pears and more. And we can expect cooler temperatures soon, which will make cooking more pleasant.

We’ve just added some seasonal recipes we think you will really enjoy. Some examples: Three pepper oat pilaf, cantaloupe cooler, Swedish apple cranberry pie, pizza with grilled veggies and more.

For these and more visit the recipe box.

This fall – take a walk: Our walking events calendar shows you when and where!

No exercise is more popular than walking. It’s no wonder: walking is easy, inexpensive and requires no special equipment (except a good pair of shoes). You can take a walk at work without getting all sweaty. You can enjoy a solitary walk, or enjoy the company of others. And fall is a great time to take a walk – the weather is cool and crisp, the leaves are beautiful.

Our community abounds with fun walking events. Our I Walk toolkit walking events calendar shows you when and where these events take place. Some are basic walks, but some put a little extra fun into it – perhaps you’d like to enter the Oktoberfest Dirndl Dash? Many events raise money for important charities as well. For a list of local walking events go to our special walking events calendar.

Fall Wellness Happenings on Campus

As usual, there are a myriad of wellness events on campus this fall. You can find everything from farm fresh produce, to mindful meditation, to flu shots. To get all the latest info, check our wellness events calendar at To learn about some exciting upcoming programs including healthy cooking classes, weight watchers, free yoga and more read on.