If you’re looking for ways to refresh your mind, body and spirit in 2021, Healthy IU has a wide range of programming options. Again this semester, most options are available online.
Find campus-specific programming by selecting your campus. Healthy IU programs and services are free for full-time employees and their spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan.
Become a wellness ambassador for your department
Healthy IU wellness ambassadors communicate wellness programs, resources and events to their work teams, and share the general wellness needs of their work team with Healthy IU. They can connect with other ambassadors across the university in biannual online meetings and receive four wellness newsletters each year.
An orientation video is available for employees who are interested in signing up. Not sure if your department already has a wellness ambassador? A list of current ambassadors is available on the wellness ambassador webpage.
Getting enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Research shows that sleep has a positive impact on our mood, alertness, stress level, immune system, weight, cardiovascular health and more.
Challenge yourself to move more throughout the day by signing up for Move More IU, Indiana University’s three-week online challenge starting March 1. Participants will receive emails with movement tips, exercises to try and encouragement as they experiment with adding short, one- to 15-minute bouts of physical activity to their day.
All employees, spouses, students and IU community members are welcome to join the challenge, which includes a challenge incentive, campus participation competition and more.
Healthy IU is offering two brand new opportunities to connect with other IU employees in a fun and meaningful way. Join Lauren Daugherty, art therapist at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, for “Looking at and Talking about Works of Art.” The 30-minute sessions will be offered throughout the semester.
According to the American Public Health Association, racism is a driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education and employment), is a barrier to health equity and has been declared a public health crisis.