Winter 2021 Incentive Programs

Help to reduce waste and the use of single-use products with this challenge! Participants will receive a bingo card with different ways to reduce waste, the use of single-use products, and their carbon footprint.

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Participants will receive a bingo card with various activities to complete either at the PEIF Rec Center, Fit Zone or other local gym. 

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Have you ever wanted to come up with your own New Year's Resolution and keep them too? With the New Year New Challenge, you will be guided through 9 weeks of prompting to continue meeting your resolutions.

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NMU students, faculty and staff- get outside and participate in Winter UP programs to win a prize! Participants will receive a bingo card with Winter UP activities to complete.

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Lunch and Learn Program

The NMU Employee Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for lunch hour presentations on various health topics during the Winter 2021 semester.  

Join fellow NMU Faculty and Staff for an hour long wellness lecture and discussion via Zoom. Speakers will vary by month, with topics falling within the realm of the Wellness Wheel. A coupon for a free lunch from NMU Dining Services will be sent to participants following the presentation. 

Lunch and Learn programs for this semester will be announced soon!

Active Workstation & Desktop Stretching

NMU’s Employee Wellness Committee and Olson Library has launched an initiative to help employees avoid prolonged sitting while at their workstations. The Active Workstations program gives employees opportunities to increase movement and/or promote healthier positions while at their desks or work spaces.

Two sets of equipment are available for use. One set can be checked out at the Library’s Public Services Desk for up to two weeks, while the other set can be tried in the Library’s demonstration area. For more details, contact wellness@nmu.edu or stop by the Library's Public Service Desk. 

Some of the equipment require a release form to be filled out and signed before employees can use the equipment, because of the assumed risks of physical activity. Regular maintenance of the equipment will be performed between each checkout to ensure the safety of the employees.

Available equipment includes:

   • Adjustable height standing desk 
   • Fitdesk – exercise bike with desktop platform 
   • Adjustable height rolling laptop cart

Stationary BikeA VarideskStanding Desk

Take several minutes out of your day to do some stretches at your desk. This will help you relax and de-stress, you do not even need to leave your chair. Click here to try Desktop Yoga with Adrianne. Relax and enjoy! 

BENEFITS OF YOGA

There are plenty of benefits to practicing yoga. Some benefits include:

  • Stress relief
  • Weight management
  • Pain relief
  • Better breathing
  • Improved circulation
  • Inner peace

According to yogaalliance.org, yoga is a system of techniques and guidance for enriched life; it was developed over 5000 years ago in India as a system that incorporated multiple areas of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual.

There are different styles of yoga, and it is a personal experience; some styles may fit one person but not the other. Therefore, before you give up on yoga because you did not enjoy the class you attended, try another studio or take it with another instructor.