New OSUL Wellness Innovator
Help us welcome Joey Schulte to our OSUL Wellness Innovator team! Joey is the eResources Access Coordinator in the Content and Access division. In that role, he coordinates access for eResources including activation and configuration of content as well as maintenance and troubleshooting access for databases, eJournals and eBooks. Joey also manages usage statistics collection for the OSU Libraries electronic resource portfolio.
Bike for Wellness and a Cure! Ride for Team Buckeye – OSU University Libraries!
Team Buckeye – OSU University Libraries needs riders, and biking is a great way to achieve wellness goals. Pelotonia 18 has routes for all levels of abilities, 25 miles to 200 miles. If you are new to biking, or haven’t ridden in a while, consider the 25-mile route. There are a lot of local training rides to add incentive to train before Pelotonia weekend, August 3-5, 2018.
Our team also needs volunteers, and cheering on thousands of riders and making them peanut butter sandwiches and gallons of Gatorade is a great way to achieve wellness goals. Please consider volunteering for Pelotonia and joining our peloton. The volunteers make all the difference for riders who are biking many miles to end cancer. When registering for Pelotonia, please be sure to select “Team Buckeye–OSU University Libraries” under Request to Join a Peloton.
Eating Lunch at Your Desk
Many of us eat lunch at our desk every day. Thanks to Tina Franks for sharing a blog discussing a company that encourages their employees to take lunch away from their workspace. Instead of eating lunch in front of their computer, they had to do the following:
- Movement: Get out of the office and walk for 10 minutes.
- Autonomy: Decide for themselves when and where they take their break.
- Connection: Spend at least a portion of their lunch with another person (preferably someone whose company they enjoy).
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Chronic Inflammation Workshop
Join us for the next wellness workshop on July 26, 2018, 2-3pm in Thompson 150A. This month’s topic, Chronic Inflammation, will be presented by Dr. Tonya Orchard, Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition.
Two Meditation Classes Left!
For the past two months, we have offered bi-weekly meditation classes at OSUL. The sessions are led by a professional meditation leader from Heartfulness. The sessions don’t require any physical activity and anyone can participate. We have two classes left. Please join us on July 10, 11:15 am-12 pm (150 THO) and July 24, 11:15 am-12 pm (122 LTC).
Free Week at RPAC
Free week will be held July 22 – 28, for all university faculty and staff to try out Rec Sports facilities free of charge. More details on how to sign-up will be on the Rec Sports website in early July.
Join Buckeye Wellness for Yoga on the South Oval
Buckeye Wellness is proud to bring you outdoor yoga classes during July. An all-levels Vinyasa flow is designed to inspire strength, endurance and mindfulness. Poses are sequenced to energize the body and re-frame the mind. Leave feeling empowered and ready for the work week ahead. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Sign up here.
Do You Have an Idea for a Wellness Program?
Are you looking for information or a better understanding of a wellness issue? Do you have expertise or connection to an expert who can speak about a wellness issue? Please send ideas, suggestions or expert contact information to a Wellness Innovator (Lila Andersen, Quanetta Batts, Sandra Enimil, Randall McKenzie and Joey Schulte) for consideration.
Share Your Wellness Achievements!
Did you run or walk a 5k? Are you riding with Team Buckeye? Is your unit/department taking wellness walks? We want to hear your wellness stories and congratulate your achievements! Send your story and/or photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.