Wellness Activities

Summer Chill Mini Series

Join the Library System, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and Employee Wellness for a mid-day break! Get creative in the name of health, happiness, and stress relief. No registration is necessary; simply drop by!

WEEK 1

Wednesday, July 19 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Sturgis Library 1st floor, OwlView Area
Stretch & Strength Break
Learn how to relieve tension throughout the body with simple stretches for the office. Re-energize through a light, safe, & effective strength training circuit using body-weight and a band. Thera-bands are provided (latex-free option available upon request).
Thursday, July 20th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Zuckerman Museum
Slow Looking Slow Down
Thoreau said, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Take in a work of art with a docent and your colleagues through careful contemplation and friendly conversation.

WEEK 2

Wednesday, July 26 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Sturgis Library 1st floor, Reading Lounge
Take a Reading Break
Read for leisure! Peruse a wide variety of current magazines (supported by funding from the Friends of the Library), recent book acquisitions, and current newspapers.
Thursday, July 27th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Zuckerman Museum
The Big Build
Steal a moment from your day for your inner child. Have fun and get silly with the KSU community as we build a collaborative sculpture in the middle of the museum out of pipe cleaners. Yes! Pipe cleaners!

WEEK 3

Wednesday, August 2 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Sturgis Library 1st floor, Reading Lounge
Take a Reading Break
Read for leisure! Peruse a wide variety of current magazines (supported by funding from the Friends of the Library), recent book acquisitions, and current newspapers.
Thursday, August 3 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Sturgis Library, 2nd floor, Athenaeum Gallery
Color the ZMA
The museum will be closed for installation, but you can still take an art break! Join the ZMA at the Library for a bit of coloring, chatting with friends, and taking a moment to relax.

Please Click Below for Additional Managing Stress Resources:

Click Here to View BCBSGa 6 Ways to Sideline Stress

How to Reduce Family Stress BCBSGA

Exercise and Emotional Well-being BCBSGA

Are You Getting Enough Sleep BCBSGA

Mindfulness - Combatting Stress through Self-Awareness

 

USG Eating On The Go Workshop

Thursday, July 20, 2017    1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Join Betsy Paganucci, registered dietitian from Kaiser Permanente  to learn about healthy actions and a path to good health.Eating Healthy No Matter How Busy You Are Learn about the benefits of planning and preparation. We’ll discuss what is important when eating out, snacking and the willingness to try new things.

Click here to register for the WebEx

*To view & download flyer click on title above

Summer 2017 USG HealthTrails Well-being Registration Begins

Date: Monday, June 5th through Monday, July 17th, 2017

Click above to learn more about HealthTrails.

 

DocTalk Webcasts  

Duration: 1 hour

 

Money Monday: Your Retirement Plan at Work

Monday,July 31, 2017       2:00-3:00 pm

At this educational seminar from VALIC, you'll learn:

* Why it's important to start saving

* The benefits of participating in your workplace plan

* The features of the most common plans offered by employers

* How to start saving for a secure future

Click here to register for the WebEx

*To view & download flyer click on title above

 

Money Monday: Exploring the benefits of an HSA

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Duration:1 hour

Money Monday: Unlock the power of your HSA

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time:12:00 pm

Duration:1 hour

 Past Events

HealthTrails Online Well-Being Program Drop-in Info Meeting

KENNESAW CAMPUS: CLENDENIN #1009 ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 FROM 3:30-5PM (AS YOUR WORK SCHEDULE PERMITS)

MARIETTA CAMPUS: MATHEMATICS ROOM #D250 ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 FROM 11:30AM -1PM (AS YOUR WORK SCHEDULE PERMITS) 

 

Managing Stress to Protect Your Health USG Webinar - June 8th (click to learn more & register)

Date: Thursday, June 8th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST (as your work schedule permits)

Please click here to share the flyer (sharing is caring)!

 

DocTalk Webcast  Zika: Everything You Need to Know

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Money Monday Money at Work 2: Sharpening Investment Skills

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

Time:12:00 pm

Duration:1 hour

Cooking Demo: Grillin' Up for Summer!
Back by popular demand! Join Barbara Oldham, your Employee Wellness Dietitian, for a cooking demo! Learn how to make easy & nutritious grilled dinners to get ready for summer. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

*There will be a meat and a vegetarian option.

Date: Wednesday. May 31st 

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Location: Kennesaw Campus Student Recreation and Activities Center, Room 1220


National Get Fit Don't Sit Day

 Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Join your Employee Wellness Team one of the days & times below for a relaxing walk outside (as your work schedule permits).

Monday, May 1st–Marietta Campus 4:30 pm Walk at Globe outside J.M. Wilson Student Center
Tuesday, May 2 -Kennesaw Campus 12:00 pm Campus Green Walk (meet near Student Center)
Wednesday, May 3- Marietta Campus 3:30 pm Walk at Globe outside J.M. Wilson Student Center
Thursday, May 4th - Kennesaw Campus12:00 pm Campus Green Walk (meet near Student Center)
All KSU Faculty & Staff that attend will receive a well-being prize!

Money Monday: Get Started and Save for the Future You 

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017

Time:12:00 pm

Duration:1 hour

Money Monday: Social Security and Your Retirement

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017

Time:12:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

National Walk @ Lunch Day

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Turn your working lunch into a walking lunch!

Watch 'n Learn Webinar: Wholesome Cooking Techniques

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM

*Click the link above to register

  Kick Butts Day
Date: March 15, 2017


Help empower kids in the United States to stay or become tobacco free. Kick Butts Day is March 15, 2017. For more information visit http://www.kickbuttsday.org/

 

Money Monday Halfway There: A Retirement Checkpoint

Date:Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Duration:1 hour

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Date:March 28, 2017

American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in American adults by asking America to take the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test is available online or via a one-sided handout, and only takes a minute to complete. With questions such as "Do you have a family history of diabetes" and "Are you physically active," participants can learn if they’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds. - See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/alert-day/#sthash.Hp1MDQwu.dpuf

National Walking Day

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Locations and Times TBD

National Dress in Blue Day

 Wear blue and unite for a future free of colon cancer.

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 

Watch 'n Learn Webinar: Wholesome Cooking Techniques

Money Monday: Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals

Date:Monday, February 27, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Weight Watchers: A Transformation Story

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 2:00- 3:00 PM

  

Money Monday: Retirement Income Strategies

Date:Monday, January 30, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

National Wear Red Day

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Wear red all day!

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of women in the United States”. The day, which was first observed in 2002, aims to bring national attention to this fact, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health.

Weight Watchers Experience Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM 

Duration: 1 hour

 

Employee Fitness Center Open House

Thursday, January 5th & Wednesday, January 11th 11AM-2PM

Location: KSU Center room 400 & Suite 475 EFC

Join us at our Open House and check out your newly renovated Employee Fitness Center on the Kennesaw campus! The Employee Fitness Center is the winner of American
 Heart Association's GOLD- level Fit Friendly Worksite Award four years in a row. 

Our open house has exciting activities for everyone! 

Receive a personalized fitness center tour
Learn about all the services and classes we have to offer
Enjoy a free chair massage
Experience the art of healthy cooking with Chef Asata's healthy cooking demonstration
Try out healthy food samples from Fresh N' Fit Cuisine's meal plans 
Hear from Registered Dietitian & guest speaker discuss ways to prevent and manage high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes 
Learn about the launches of our new employee wellness programs for 2017 
Visit various well-being vendor tables 
Enter our raffle for a chance to win various wellness prizes.  

We look forward to seeing you soon, and helping you and your family reach all of your New Year health goals!

 

Money Mondays: Managing Income and Debt Spending Within Your Means Now, During the Holidays, and any time 

Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

WW Watch 'n Learn Webinar - Nutritious Food Design

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

WW Watch 'n Learn Webinar - Stealthy & Healthy Meals

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Kaiser Permanente 5K Corporate Run/ Walk 2016

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Very special thank you to all the KSU employees who participated in the 5k event and made it a great success!

Event Photos:

 

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Click here for 8 week 5k run/walk training schedule

Click here for 8 week 5k experienced runner training schedule 

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