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March Wellness Updates

Take a moment to check on your overall well-being. Identify which areas are currently going well in your life and which areas you could improve. Employee well-being programs and resources are available for you to utilize at any stage of your life. Check out our upcoming opportunities.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

liveWELL partners with Brad Baldwin of Aperture to offer the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program to University of Iowa faculty and staff in a 50% or greater, regular position who are referred by either a Health Coach or EAP. The program begins on Tuesday, March 26. The deadline for a referral is March 15, 2024. Referrals are first-come, first-served. Schedule your MBSR Initial Health Coach appointment today!


Recharge+ can help you improve your resilience by building skills to help you thrive no matter what life throws your way. Sign up for tailored text messages and receive tips to buffer stress, navigate challenges, and enhance your wellbeing. You'll earn up to 200 liveWELL points for completing sessions 1 and 2 (100 points each) of the recharge+ program within a calendar year.

Colorful Choices

Colorful Choices is a three-week challenge program that encourages you to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. This program runs from March 18 to April 7, 2024. Each week, you will receive an email with tips and tricks to help you achieve this goal. Register for the program and track how many days you can successfully incorporate vibrant fruits and vegetables into your meals. The more colorful your plate, the better!

QPR Suicide-Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) training educates people on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. In about an hour, participants will gain confidence asking the question, "Are you having suicidal thoughts?"

Register for the upcoming training on March 19, 2024, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom.

NICU Step Challenge

Laura Corbett, Nurse Manager and Wellness Ambassador for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), collaborated with staff nurse Elizabeth May to organize a step challenge among the entire NICU team. Are you interested in doing something similar with your department? Explore the Increasing Movement Toolkit to learn ways you can infuse physical activity into the day-to-day culture of your department. 


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