Employee Wellness Programs

Health and wellness programs are offered to all KSU faculty and staff! These programs vary each semester and cover a variety of topics including nutrition, weight management, stress management and physical activity. A few programs offered in the past include: 10K A Day Walking Program, Colorful Choices, 12 Days Of Fitness, Weight 4 Me, Spring Into Motion, Walktober, National Get Fit Don't Sit Day, USG HealthTrails Online Well-being programs, and National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Program details are promoted through the KSU Inform email to all employees. Be on the lookout for the next program offered! For more information, please email.

Current Programs

  • Join the University System of Georgia (USG) this summer, for the 8 week HealthTrails Challenge against the other USG institutions! The HealthTrails Challenge offers a fun way to log  healthy habits like: steps, sleep and self-compassion.

    Please click here to view the how-to register video

    Please click here to view an Overview of the HealthTrails Phone App video

    Please click here to view a video on How to Track your Health Behaviors 

    HealthTrails Online Well-Being Program Drop- In Info Meetings

    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) 

     

    Who:  KSU employees are able to compete. Click here to read more about HealthTrails and register

    What: Health Trails 8-week Online or App Well-Being Challenge

    Where: Virtually travel individually or with a team (optional) through one of 8 trails you select online. 

    When: Challenge is 56 days long: Monday, June 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Why: To have fun on the trail with fellow KSU employees and learn - while improving mood, stress, and energy level. Begin recording your health habits. Along the way, you’ll earn virtual miles to mark your progress.

    Summer 2017 HealthTrails

    Program length: 8 weeks; 56 days

    Program goal: 400 virtual miles

    Registration start date/launch (first date participants can register): Monday, June 5

    Participant start date (first date participants record progress): Monday, June 19

    Registration end date: Monday, July 17

    Last day of the program: Sunday, August 13

    Social/Additional Features

    Mobile app feature

    Trail Talk (wall feature)

    Trail Mates (buddy feature)

    Individual Leaderboard

    Tip Test mileage (3 miles for a correct tip quiz answer)

    Campus Leaderboard

    Device Integration

    Fitbit®

    Garmin

    Jawbone

    Movable

    Sony

    Yoo

    Team Competition

    Enrollment start date (first date to create/join teams): Monday, June 5

    Enrollment end date (last date to create/join teams): Monday, July 17

    Competition start date: Monday, June 19

    Length of competition: 8 weeks; 56 days

    Team size: 4-10

    Freeze team scores date (3 days after competition ends); Wednesday, August 16 at 11:59 PM CST

    Healthy Habit Tracking Guideline


    1. Steps

    Goal: 6,000/day, 4 days/week

    Max counted toward trail: 25,000 steps/day, 7 days/week

    Description: Aim for 10,000 steps or more a day for the greatest health benefits, including lowering your risk for many chronic conditions. You may record as many steps as you’d like, but to encourage consistency a maximum of 25,000 steps a day will count toward your movement on the trail.

    2. Sleep

    Goal: 6-8 hours, 5 days/week

    Max counted toward trail: 1/day, 7 days/week

    Description: Most adults require 7-9 hours of sleep to recharge. Quality sleep not only helps you feel revived when you wake, but it can also improve memory and recall, regulate appetite and the release of certain hormones, and protect/repair muscles as well as your immune system (1 sleep session of 7-9 hours a day will count toward your movement on the trail).

    3. Self-Compassion

    Goal: 1x/day/5 days

    Max counted toward trail: 2x/days 7/week

    Description: Practicing self-compassion — being kind and mindful with yourself — contributes to well-being and promotes successful behavior change. It’s also easier to be kind to others when you’re giving yourself the same treatment. Replace negative self-talk with thoughts like these: “It’s OK; you gave it your best shot.” “Everyone has a hard time with stuff like this.” “That was rough; you need a little space right now.” Making this a habit takes practice; start today with self-compassion meditations and exercises. Aim for 1 or more moments of self-compassion a day. You can record as many as you want, but to encourage consistency, a maximum of 2 moments a day will count toward your movement on the trail.

     

    Additional Important Information:

    Please click here to view the How-To Mobile Guide

    Please click here to view the HealthTrails Exercise Step Conversion

    Please click here to view S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Guide How-to

    Please click here to for Interactive Tool: Create Your own S.M.A.R.T. Goal

    Fresh 'N' Fit Cuisine Partnership with KSU Use code: KSU20 during the challenge for 20% healthy delivered meals

    Mindfulness: Getting Started

    USG Well-Being Resources

     Please click here to view Interactive Build a Meal Tool

     

     

  • Kennesaw State University's Weight Watchers "At Work Program", offers convenient, on-site weekly meetings with a certified Weight Watcher's leader. The leader comes to KSU to provide experienced guidance at weekly meetings that fit perfectly into the busy workday. Employees benefit from the proven advantage of group support for successful weight loss with co-workers who understand the workplace environment best. For more information about the Weight Watchers Approach please click here

     
    Speaker(s)
    Susan Johnson, Weight Watcher Leader
    Ellen Helstowski, Weight Watcher Representative

    Fee/Registration Details
    Those interested in joining should stop in to a meeting for more info. Although, the series may be in session, you may join anytime during the series and the cost will be pro-rated.

    Please Note: Pricing subject to change by Weight Watchers depending on promotions etc.

    BEST VALUE PACKAGE
    17 week Series for $186 per person (15% off this price at OPEN HOUSE for $156)
    Best value pricing $10.94 average weekly price
    Minimum of 15 paying participants per meeting
    Includes 19 weeks eTools
    Payment Options/Method:Split payments via check are accepted on Week One (only). Either 3 checks for $62. each or 2 checks for $93.
    Payment can be made by cash, check and most major credit cards.

    Kennesaw Campus Current Series Days/Times:
    Wednesdays from 12-1pm through June 7th , 2017

    Weight Watchers Kennesaw Campus Spring 2017 17-Week Series Schedule

    Interested in participating on the Marietta Campus  for Spring 2017?

    Please contact Dessi Tzankova, dtzankov@kennesaw.edu

    Kennesaw Campus Upcoming Open House (click to view OH flyer)

    Learn more about the upcoming 12 Week Summer Series Weight Watchers at Work on the Kennesaw Campus by attending (as your work schedule permits)  one of the below Open Houses. 

    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM, Meeting begins at 12:30 PM 

    Location: Wednesday, May 31st – Kennesaw Hall, Room 1203

     Wednesday, June 7th - Town Point, Room 2220

     Register for the 12 week summer session of Weight Watchers at Work before Wednesday, June 14th for a 15% discount of $132.60 ($156 without early bird special). The summer session begins Wednesday, June 14th 12-1pm in Kennesaw Hall Room 1203.

    Click HERE to view Summer 2017 Kennesaw Campus 12 Week Series Schedule

    Contact Dessi Tzankova at dtzankov@kennesaw.edu if you would like more information!

  • You can commit to quit! Please call 470-578-6394 to inquire about upcoming classes offered on campus!

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