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UI Wellness Center Employee Wellness Newsletter
November, 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
Go with Gratitude health-e-tips – starts December 1st

By popular demand, we are launching a new health-e-tips campaign Thursday December 1, 2016.

Our theme this time is Go with Gratitude. Participants will receive biweekly emails from December 1, 2016 through January 3, 2017. These health-e-tips will outline simple things you can do to feel more grateful, and express gratitude in your daily life.

Research shows that gratitude can help us feel happier, relish good experiences, improve our health, deal with stress, and build strong relationships.

To receive your bi-weekly tips, email the UI Wellness Center at For more information, contact us at 265-9355 or

Quit kits, tobacco cessation consults always available at the UI Wellness Center

So you missed the Great American Smoke-Out. No worries, the UI Wellness Center has got you covered. The Center offers free quit kits, and cessation consults all year round. Read on to learn more about these resources.

Campus stress management resource: the Library’s Respite Room

Stressed out? Looking for a place to regain a sense of calm during the day? The Undergraduate Library now has two Respite Rooms. Employees and students can use these respite rooms, and check out tranquility kits to use in the room.

To learn more about this exciting resource read on.

Health research update

Recent research sheds light on two health areas that affect many of us at the holidays: 1) avoiding weight gain and 2) the effect of alcohol on cancer. Read on to learn about these studies.

New recipes on our online recipe box

Late fall and holiday recipes are now available on our online recipe box. We have some scrumptious additions. Want to try a new grain? Check out Freekeh with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries. Like nuts? Try Maple Cayenne Pecans. Looking for a tasty appetizer that you won’t feel guilty about? Indulge in some Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs. For these and more go to our online recipe box at the recipe box.

Holiday Stress Management Tips

Former UI Wellness Center interns Paula Chmiel and Samantha Slutsky have compiled a list of 17 holiday stress management tips. For practical ideas on how to stay calm and enjoy the holidays, read on.

End of semester wellness activities

There are still a lot of wellness activities happening on campus through December. Read on to see what’s going on late November – December.