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UI Wellness Center Employee Wellness Newsletter
June, 2016 Edition

Healthy fun in the summer time! Our summer edition focuses on some wellness resources that you might not be aware of - such as the campus’ new cargo bike and upcoming fall prevention program. We also give you the opportunity to sign up for our latest health-e-tips campaign, and check out other summer wellness programs.

In this issue you will find
Sign up now for our summer health-e-tips program

Looking for creative ways to stay active, eat well, renew and rejuvenate yourself during summer months? Sign-up with our office and we will send you a heath-e-tip every week day from June 30 through mid-August. Tips are short, sweet and practical, and cover a wide variety of topics. To receive your daily tips, email the UI Wellness Center at For more information contact Mary Jo Bridgewater at 265-9355 or

Meet Bluebird, the campus cargo bike

Struggling to carry equipment or other heavy supplies across campus? Facilities and Services’ new cargo bike Bluebird may be your best answer. This uniquely designed bike is available to all campus departments. Rental is free can be arranged through Facilities and Services. Read on to learn more about the campus a cargo bike.

New fall prevention program coming in August

Falls are a very real risk as we age. Now you can do something to reduce the risk of falling. Campus has a brand new resource - the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic. The clinic is operated by the Motor Control Research Lab at the University of Illinois. Their services are evidence based, personalized, convenient and reasonably priced.

Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death among adults over 65. The Illini Fall Prevention Clinic helps prevent falls before they happen. Research indicates falls can be prevented with individualized plans: that is the service the clinic provides. Using their state-of-the-art equipment to screen fall risks, the staff develops individualized prevention plans to meet your specific needs.

The clinic will be fully operational in August. You can learn more now, or book an appointment in advance by going to their website Illini Fall Prevention Clinic.

Fight the bite: Stay insect bite free this summer

It’s even more important than ever to protect yourself from insect bites this summer. Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile disease and Zika, and ticks carry Lyme disease. Fortunately, there’s no reason to sequester yourselves inside. You can enjoy the great outdoors and prevent bites. Read on to learn how.

Cook healthy with Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation cooking classes continue throughout the summer. Classes are open to all – not just Campus Recreation members. The cost is $10 for members/ $25 for non-members. All classes meet in the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center) instructional kitchen from 6 – 7:30 pm. Classes are practical and fun. Participants help cook, and get to eat the food! For more info or to register go to

Read on for the list of upcoming classes.

Summer recipe box additions

We’ve just updated our online recipe box with some yummy items. Most feature seasonal fruits and vegetables that are easily found in our area’s many farmers markets. Check out delectable recipes such as avocado zucchini soup, grilled panzanella …we’ve even got a healthy chocolate mousse! Go to for all these and more.