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Healthy Workplace Month Calendar- October 2020

Through the Wellness@Work initiative we are proud to be hosting our fourth annual Healthy Workplace Month at the University of Guelph. The Wellness@Work Programming Committee invites you to take part in some of the fun, free activities to help boost workplace wellness across our institution.  

GryphFit Physical Activity Challenge

Join the GryphFit physical activity challenge during Healthy Workplace Month.

Complete 30 mins of physical activity per day from October 1st-30th, 2020.  

The goal is to get outside for a regular walk or run, attend a virtual or in-person fitness class, lift weights or have a dance party! Just 30 mins of physical activity each day that makes your heart beat just a little bit faster.

Choose your Own At-Home Adventure

As the nights start to get darker quicker and the weather gets colder, you may be looking for some new indoor virtual activities you can participate in.  The Wellness@Work Programming Committee have compiled a few online resources you can check out to learn something new, explore unique places around the world, have some fun and/or connect with others.

Stay tuned for the complete list! 

Fall Foliage Photo Contest

Snap a photo in October of some fall leaves, trees, branches or plants for your chance to win a prize!  Include a sentence or two description of the photo.

A panel of judges will select the top three photos and award prizes. Help the judges by adding a heart "reaction" to the posted photos.

The top 3 photos will win a prize.  The winning photo will be framed and added to the collection of other photo contest winners on display in the UC. 

30 Day Challenge: A Daily Practice Challenging Barriers to Equity

Wellbeing Waterloo Region have designed a 30 day challenge with daily practices challenging barriers to equity. The U of G Wellness@Work Programming Committee encourages you to do this challenge throughout the month of September.

Sign-up for the Challenge  

Register for this challenge to receive reminders from Wellness@Work, as well as a calendar invitation for the de-brief session on October 8 from 1-2pm. 

June BINGO Card: Wellness@Work Challenge

The Wellness@Work Programming Commmittee is challenging you to a new Wellness@Work BINGO game for the month of June. 

Participate in the Wellness@Work BINGO challenge throughout the month of June.  Check off any of the activities that you do and submit your BINGO sheet to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca at the end of the month. 

Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!        

Good luck!       

Financial Stress

"Nearly 1/3 of Canadians spend about one hour each day worrying about their finances. Financial worries often top the list of people’s concerns, even more than thinking about their health. It may not be surprising given the world we live in today."

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Postpartum Depression

"In a review of forty-eight papers from eight longitudinal studies focusing on women's social and emotional health in the first year after birth, postpartum depression (PPD) was found to be a severe condition that potentially affects ten to twenty percent of women worldwide."

Read the full newsletter. 

Wellness@Work BINGO Card? MAY as well!

May is here and the Wellness@Work Programming Commmittee is challenging you to a new Wellness@Work Bingo game.

Participate in the Wellness@Work BINGO challenge throughout the month of May.  Check off any of the activities that you do and submit your BINGO sheet to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca at the end of the month. 

Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!        

Good luck!       

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