Check the blog each day for a new, simple challenge to help you make healthful choices during the holiday season or follow UAB Wellness on Twitter or Facebook to receive the daily challenges between now and New Year's Day.
Make time for a mid-week meditation in JulyTake a short time out from the stresses of your day for a brief, guided relaxation meditation 1-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in July. Register at www.uab.edu/learningsystem or call 934-2281.Time for the summer 5 in 5Get healthy during a five-week UAB Employee Wellness program: lower your blood pressure five points, lose five pounds and engage in five designated fitness activities. Register June 27 at the Green Screens to be eligible for prizes.Green Screens are back for the summerGet your blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference measured 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the North Pavilion first floor atrium. Itâ€™s quick, easy and free. Learn more at uab.edu/wellness.Fighting hypertension? This UAB support group can helpUAB Employee Wellness and the American Heart Association have formed the UAB Circulation Network â€” a free support group for faculty, staff and family members who have high blood pressure or hypertension. Meetings are held at noon the second Tuesday of each month in West Pavilion Conference Center Room C. Register online.Buy fresh fruits and vegetables three days a weekLook for the Farm Stand 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays in The Kirklin Clinic and Wednesdays in the West Pavilion. Or visit the Farmer's Market 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays in the North Pavilion Entrance; UAB is partnering with the Farmerâ€™s Market Authority to bring some of the state's best produce here.Make time for massage therapyAppointments with certified massage therapists are available for 30 or 60 minutes in the Campus Rec Center, and prices start as low as $35. Details online.Baker wants to unify, expand employee wellness initiatives
UAB alumna and wellness expert Meg Baker has big plans for the future of the UAB Employee Wellness program.Make time for gentle yogaBring a yoga mat and blanket and feel the connection between your mind and body 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through June 26. Download a flyer. Register at uab.edu/learningsystem.Women's support group to focus on balanceA seven-week women's support group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 7 to focus on ways in which women can find balance in their everyday life through self-care.Grow your own fruits and vegetables in UAB GardensBuild your own little urban oasis with other faculty and staff in UAB Gardens, reopening for its second year. Remaining plots are available on a first-come basis. New members will have an lunchtime orientation at April 11 onsite at 850 Eighth Ct. South.