NMC Wellness Program

March Wellness Break:

Monday- March 25, 2019

NO SWEAT WORKOUT!

10 a.m.- Great Lakes Campus 101
12 p.m.- University Center 106
3 p.m.- Main Campus- Health Science 114

No Sweat Workout:  Take a quick 15 minute break for a workout using gliding discs, bender balls & resistance bands to wake up your body’s metabolism, stimulate blood flow, and increase energy expenditure. According to Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.: “Even within physically active individuals, there was a strong association between sitting and risk of mortality… This is an important observation because it suggests that high amounts of sitting cannot be compensated for with occasional leisure time physical activity even if the amount exceeds the current minimum physical activity recommendations.”

 

Blue Cross Participants-Don’t miss the chance for a $50 Prepaid Gift Card!

Deadline is May 31, 2019

Two easy steps:

1- Complete the online Health Assessment- The health assessment guides you through a series of questions to help discover why it is important to make healthy choices. The health assessment can be completed in as little as 10-12 minutes. After you complete the health assessment, you will be provided with a picture of your current health including any health risks.

2- Visit your doctor and have them complete the Qualification Form– The Physician Health Screening (Qualification Form) helps you establish a relationship with your primary care physician to identify health risks, and to use that information to improve your health. As part of your visit, your physician will complete the Qualification Form with you. You or your physician’s office may return the form for processing. However, it is your responsibility to ensure the form is returned on time.

Access the Qualification form here.

To access the information simply log into your BCBSM webpage- choose the Health and Wellness tab- WebMD- Take your Health Assessment. Additional information can be found under the Rewards Tab.

What’s Happening with NMC WELLNESS?

Blue Cross Participants- Don’t miss the chance for a $50 Prepaid Gift Card!

Deadline is May 31, 2019.

Two easy steps:

1: Complete the online Health Assessment- The health assessment guides you through a series of questions to help discover why it is important to make healthy choices. The health assessment can be completed in as little as 10-12 minutes. After you complete the health assessment, you will be provided with a picture of your current health including any health risks.

2: Visit your doctor and have them complete the Qualification Form– The Physician Health Screening (Qualification Form) helps you establish a relationship with your primary care physician to identify health risks, and to use that information to improve your health. As part of your visit, your physician will complete the Qualification Form with you. You or your physician’s office may return the form for processing. However, it is your responsibility to ensure the form is returned on time.

Access the Qualification form here.

To access the information simply log into your BCBSM webpage- choose the Health and Wellness tab- WebMD- Take your Health Assessment. Additional information can be found under the Rewards Tab.

Random Acts of Kindness

Click here to access the 2019 Random Acts of Kindness Calendar or here to view the presentation! Challenge yourself to choose an act every week this year!

Wellness Email Distribution

Would you like to be added to a Wellness email distribution list?  Marissa often has wellness resources she would like to share with employees, but we realize not everyone wants extra email!  If you would like to be added to the list, simply email Hollie at hdewalt@nmc.edu and ask to be added.

Kudos!

KUDOS(praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved) defined by Merriam-Webster.com

Submit a Kudos here.

Kudos to Kristy Jackson, Jo Gallegos, Trisha Strahan and Leeland Nelson. Kristy Jackson did an amazing job planning and carrying out her first – the event’s 13th – Festival of Foods on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Sixteen amazing sessions, talented food artisans and chefs, lots of culinary knowledge shared and gained, and plenty of great tastings! And a huge thank you to the Hagerty Center for being such excellent hosts!

Kudos!

KUDOS- (praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved) defined by Merriam-Webster.com

Submit a Kudos here. (more…)

What’s Happening with NMC Wellness?

February  Wellness Presentation on Monday- February 11

Random Acts of Kindness

Research shows that random acts of kindness not only boosts your physical health but also helps you to maintain a positive outlook on life. We genuinely feel good when we give, help or contribute without expectation or reciprocation of acknowledgment.

Join Marissa as she presents on how a simple, kind gesture can reduce stress, boost our immune system and help reduce negative emotions such as anger anxiety and depression.

Monday- February 11- presentations will be about 15-20 minutes

10 a.m.- Parsons Stulen 106 (Courtyard Conference Room)

12 p.m.-University Center 211

2 p.m.-Great Lakes 101

3 p.m.-Founders Hall 110

Click here to access the 2019 Random Acts of Kindness Calendar! Challenge yourself to choose an act every week this year!

National Wear Red Day to support women’s health- Friday, February 1, 2019.

Sponsored by the American Heart Association- click here for more information.

Would you like to be added to a Wellness email distribution list?  Marissa often has wellness resources she would like to share with employees, but we realize not everyone wants extra email!  If you would like to be added to the list, simply email Hollie at hdewalt@nmc.edu and ask to be added.

Professional Development Institute

Give yourself the gift of professional development for the coming year!

Mark your calendar now and save the date for these upcoming courses:

  • Crucial Accountability – March 14-15, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or May 30-31, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  Register online
  • Lean Champion Certification – February 13–July 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (2 days per month)  Register online
  • Managing Conflict – February 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online
  • Getting More Done – April 29, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Register online

Click the “Register online” links for more details or to enroll in these course.

Note: These courses are open to all adjunct faculty, regular faculty, and regular staff.

For questions please contact Lori at lhodek@nmc.edu or 995.1143.

Kudos!

KUDOS- (praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved) defined by Merriam-Webster.com

Submit a Kudos here. (more…)

Letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

If you receive medical benefits from Blue Cross under NMC’s plan you likely received a letter last week regarding the Physician Qualification Form. The letter has raised many questions and concerns. The HR department has contacted Blue Cross and they will prepare a communication to clarify the intention and specifics behind the letter sometime this week. HR will share the communication when available.

One note to share now is that you are not obligated to participate, nor will you have any changes to your coverage for not completing the Physician Qualification Form. This is intended to be a voluntary part of our Wellness program, and replace the packets you have received in the past.

Please stay tuned for more information and reach out to Hollie DeWalt in HR with any questions.

What’s Happening with NMC Wellness?

National Wear Red Day to support women’s health- FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Sponsored by the American Heart Association- click here for more information.

January Wellness Newsletterclick here

New Year- New You message from Well Being Coordinator Marissa Jarrett- click here

January Wellness Break on Monday- Jan 28
Core Workout- Join Marissa for 15 minutes of core stimulation. Weak core muscles can lead to more fatigue, less endurance and injuries. Learn to interact with all the muscles that control your waistline and improve your posture.

  • Be prepared for floor activity
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring a water bottle

10 a.m.- University Center 106
Noon- Les Biederman 208
2:15 p.m.- Great Lakes 103
3 p.m.- Parsons Stulen 112

Would you like to be added to a Wellness email distribution list?  Marissa often has wellness resources she would like to share with employees, but we realize not everyone wants extra email!  If you would like to be added to the list, simply email Hollie at hdewalt@nmc.edu and ask to be added.