Employee Well-being Programs
Health and well-being 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. Program details are promoted through the KSU Today Digest email and newsletters to all employees. Be on the lookout for the next program offered! For more information or to suggest a program, please email us.
Well-being Webinars, Phone Coaching & Resources
KEPRO Personal Guide to Resiliency and Coping with Change, Apr 14 at 11:30 AM
Join your employee well-being team as we virtually host a KEPRO Employee Assistance Program training on A Personal Guide to Resiliency and Coping with Change. Every new beginning comes from something else ending and in our ever-changing world, it is essential to develop the ability to positively cope with change. This workshop provides you with insight to understand the nature of change and learn how to effectively deal with both the losses and gains that change brings to one's life. Companion handout for presentation is attached below.
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Start: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Fitness at Home
Based on currently available recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, linked below are recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise Is Medicine in regard to physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic EIM flyer
Virtual Nutrition Consults
Interested in doing a one-on-one consultation with your Employee Well-being Registered Dietitian? We will be offering virtual nutrition consults through Microsoft Teams (or Skype for Business if preferred) on Mondays and Fridays until the university resumes normal operations. Please email email@example.com to request an appointment. You do not have to be an EFC member to participate.
Meal Planning Monday Virtual Workshop
Trying to plan what you will feed yourself or your family at home over the next few weeks? View the presentation from this virtual workshop for some helpful tips on meal planning!
Intuitive Eating Virtual Workshop - Friday, March 27th, at 9am
Join your Employee Well-being Registered Dietitian to discuss the concept of intuitive eating. We will talk about tips to tune in with your body's internal cues and learn how to make food decisions based off hunger & fullness cues, as well as your nutrition knowledge. Click here to join the workshop.
USG Online Well-being Portal:Journeys and Phone Coaching
This is a great time to utilize your USG Well-being Portal! Did you know USG healthcare benefited employees and spouses can earn money for participating in online journeys and phone coaching? Those that are benefits-eligible, but not enrolled in health care will earn prize drawing entries.
Log on to the portal with steps below:
https://oneusgconnect.usg.edu/ (spouses on a healthcare plan: visit https://ourwellbeing.usg.edu)
Click Manage My Benefits (Duo)
Click on well-being tile to access VirginPulse (beach chairs & umbrella)
Click here for Phone Coaching Guide, Journeys guide or continue steps below for Yoga:
Click on 'programs' in top left corner
Click Reducing Stress (9)-left corner under FOCUS topic
Scroll all the way down to WHIL - YOGA 101
Learn the basics of a yoga practice in this starter program, 8 additional programs.
Thank you for your commitment to your well-being, stay healthy and safe!
Marietta Campus Intermediate Yoga and Stretch & Relax
Your Employee Well-being Team invites you to take part in a class focusing on the many benefits that yoga has in promoting health & well-being. Each complimentary session consists of a balanced practice of postures so that the entire body is exercised, the mind is relaxed, and the spirit refreshed.
To ensure a prompt class start, please arrive early to complete class waiver or consider completing the waiver prior to attending class (click here to download waiver). Please bring your own yoga mat.We encourage you to sign-up in advance since space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact your employee fitness center at (470) 578-6770. We look forward to seeing you on the mat! NaMAYste
Marietta Campus Tuesday & Wednesday 2020
Location: Design Building 1, Jury Room 111
Intermediate Yoga Tuesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm.
Stretch & Relax Wednesdays: 12:30-1:20 pm.
Your Employee Well-being hosts Mindfulness Mondays: Drop In & Relax. Drop in to relax and de-stress with short guided mindfulness exercises, puzzles and coloring! Join this relaxation space to learn and practice simple mindfulness techniques and stress management skills that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
As your work schedule permits, drop in between 12:00pm and 1:30pm. View below for dates we will be on each campus. For instructor-led activities, join us at 12:15pm for 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation and at 12:45pm for 20 minutes of chair yoga.
Marietta Campus Design 1 Building Jury Room 111:
Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Kennesaw Campus KHE1103 Kennesaw Hall Classroom:
Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
These 30 minute well-being coaching sessions are designed to focus on:
Setting your personal wellness and health-enhancing goals
Creating an effective wellness plan, individualized for your needs and goals
Addressing obstacles that might get in the way of your success
Supporting and guiding you in sticking to your plan
Coaching sessions are strictly confidential*
For more information and to sign-up, please email Dessi Beagle firstname.lastname@example.org
Join your Employee Well-being Dietitian, Barbara Oldham, for a cooking demo in 2020!
Save the Date:
Marietta Campus: Monday TBD
Kennesaw Campus: Friday, May 29th
Questions? Contact Barbara Oldham at email@example.com.
USG Online Well-being Portal Open Lab
USG cares about your health and well-being. The USG Well-being Portal provides you with a variety of tools that make it easy for you to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life.
Join your employee well-being team as they provide online portal assistance to questions you may have. As your work schedule permits, drop in between 11:30am-1:30pm. View below for dates we will be on each campus.
Complete healthy activities by Sept. 30, 2020, and you can earn up to $100. This $100 will be paid in November 2020. If you have a spouse on your health plan, their Well-being earnings will be in your paycheck. USG has partnered with Virgin Pulse for the well-being services. Your health information is confidential and will not be shared with the USG.
Marietta Campus Q Building 303 Computer Lab:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Kennesaw Campus English Building EB 126 Computer Classroom:
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Diabetes Prevention Program
Kennesaw State University will be offering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This one-year, small group program teaches you how to eat healthy, increase your physical activity and manage your stress in order to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
For more information contact: Your Employee Well-being team at 470-578-5535
To be eligible for the program, you must:
Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater AND
Have prediabetes diagnosed by a blood test OR
Have a history of gestational diabetes OR
Screen positive for prediabetes using the American Diabetes Association risk test.
Wellness that Works (WW) At Work
Kennesaw State University's Wellness that Works (WW) "At Work Program", offers convenient, on-site weekly meetings with a certified Wellness that Works (WW)'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 Wellness that Works (WW) Approach please click hereSpeaker(s)
Julie Pilcher, WW Leader Ellen Helstowski, WW Representative
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 Wellness that Works (WW) depending on promotions etc.
BEST VALUE PACKAGE
17 week Series for $186 per person (15% off this price at WW Workshop Kick-off for $156.10)
Best value pricing $10.94 average weekly price
12 week Series for $156 per person (15% off this price at WW Workshop Kick-off for $132.60)
Minimum of 15 paying participants per meeting
Includes 19 weeks eTools
Payment can be made by cash, check and most major credit cards.
Interested in participating on the Marietta or Kennesaw Campus in Spring 2020?
Please contact Dessi Beagle (Tzankova), firstname.lastname@example.org
Owl Be Well Workshops
Owl Be Well Program Request
Interested in a well-being presentation for your departmental meeting, staff meeting, or other event?
Contact email@example.com to request a presentation with the following information:
Number of attendees
We can accommodate groups with a variety of requests including General Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Sports Nutrition, Chronic Disease Management, Fitting in Fitness, Managing Stress, and more! Requests must be made at least 6 weeks prior for a minimum of 5 participants can be a one-time program or in a series. Click HERE for flyer.
Meet one-on-one with your Employee Well-being Registered Dietitian for a 30-45 minute nutrition consultation. Call the Employee Fitness Center (EFC) at 470-578-6770 to schedule an appointment (note: you do not have to be an EFC member to schedule an appointment).
Good Measure Meals Promo Code
Feeling overwhelmed with meal planning or cooking for yourself or your family? Use code "KSU15" for 15% off orders through Good Measure Meals. You can mix and match your favorite meals to create your perfect meal plan, or stick with the pre-populated base plan menu developed specially by GMM dietitians.
Check out meal plans and menus by clicking here.
Local pick-up locations can be found by searching here.
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.