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Virtual wellbeing coaching available to faculty, staff, students

The Office of Wellbeing is now offering free, one-on-one wellbeing coaching to faculty, staff and students. Wellbeing coaching is an evidence-based practice designed to help individuals reach their personal health and wellbeing goals. Certified health coaches apply motivational strategies and practical skills to partner with clients working to establish routines, overcome new obstacles, enhance self-care practices or develop short-term goals for personal success and holistic wellbeing.

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Wellbeing coaching sessions are held via video chat or telephone. For more information or to sign up for a session, please visit the Office of Wellbeing website.

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Nutrition counseling appointments have gone virtual

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

Want to improve eating habits? Nutrition counseling appointments have gone virtual!

If you’re struggling with healthy eating or need help managing your diabetes, high blood pressure, or cholesterol, we can help. Registered Dietitian Christie Hunter will assist you with meeting your personal nutrition goals. She will assess your current intake to make practical goals that will help you become a healthier you. As part of our commitment to your wellbeing, we encourage benefits-enrolled faculty and staff to take advantage of these free, one-on-one consultations. Sessions are one hour long and take place via web meeting.

Additional information is available here.

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Virtual drop-in wellbeing coaching offered to faculty, staff, students

The following is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

The Office of Wellbeing now offers virtual drop-in wellbeing coaching free of charge to better serve Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff. As someone with a busy schedule, it’s important to take time for your personal wellbeing.

These 30-minute sessions can help those who are looking to establish routines, overcome new obstacles, enhance self-care practices, or develop short-term goals for personal success and holistic wellbeing. Our wellbeing coaches are here to support you. See our website for more information and to register for an appointment.

The coaching is offered to students, faculty, staff associated with Reynolda Campus undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Enrollment open for Move More! Move Often!

The following is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

Move More! Move Often! is a six-week program (Feb. 17 – March 29) engaging and encouraging individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Using activity trackers, participants monitor daily steps or active minutes. Throughout the six-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, and join the campus community for opportunities to get more active.

This program caters to all activity levels and all activity types! The six-week program begins with a baseline week (Feb. 17 – Feb. 23) to assess current activity levels. It will continue for the next five weeks (Feb. 24 – March 29) with a goal of increasing activity toward the Centers for Disease Control’s recommended average of 10,000 steps per day or 150 active minutes per week or maintaining those levels if you already meet them. There will be weekly mini-challenges, newsletters with helpful tips, and opportunities on campus to be active to keep participants engaged and encouraged. Performance will be tracked throughout the program using the MoveSpring dashboard, to which participants will link their activity trackers. Assistance is available to those who don’t already have a tracker that syncs with MoveSpring.

At the end of the six weeks, prizes will be awarded to those who increase their individual daily average steps or  weekly average active minutes by 50, 75 or 100 percent, as well as those who were already meeting those recommendations and maintained them.

To help you find opportunities to get active, daily walking groups will be available and weekly fitness classes in Reynolds Gym will be open to Move More! Move Often! participants!

Registration is available online here.

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Fall enrollment begins Sept. 12 for Move More! Move Often!

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

The Move More! Move Often! Fall 2019 enrollment is open through Sept. 12.

Did you know that increased exercise and movement improves mood, creates better sleep, and reduces stress and risk for chronic disease?

Are you ready to increase your physical wellbeing? Are you looking for a supportive community to keep you accountable?
Move More! Move Often! is the perfect opportunity!

Move More! Move Often! is an eight-week program (Sept. 30 – Nov. 24) engaging and encouraging individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Using activity trackers, participants monitor daily steps or active minutes. Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, and join the campus community for opportunities to get more active.

This program caters to all activity levels and all activity types! The eight-week program begins with a baseline week (Sept. 30 – Oct. 6) to assess current activity levels. It will continue for the next seven weeks (Oct. 7 – Nov. 24) with a goal of increasing activity toward the Center of Disease Control’s recommended average of 10,000 steps per day or 150 active minutes per week or maintaining those levels if you already meet them.

There will be weekly mini-challenges, newsletters with helpful tips, and opportunities on campus to be active to keep participants engaged and encouraged. Performance will be tracked throughout the program using the MoveSpring dashboard, to which participants will link their activity trackers. Assistance is available to those who don’t already have a tracker that syncs with MoveSpring.

At the end of the eight weeks, prizes will be awarded to those who increase their individual daily average steps or  weekly average active minutes by 50, 75, or 100 percent, as well as those who were already meeting those recommendations and maintained them.

To help you find opportunities to get active, daily walking groups will be available and weekly fitness classes in Reynolds Gym will be open to Move More! Move Often! participants.

Orientation Sessions: Offered throughout the week of Sept. 23-27. Attending an orientation session is required to participate.

Program Participation Dates: Sept. 30 – Nov. 24
Have questions? Contact movewfu@nullwfu.edu

Online registration by Sept. 12 is available here.

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