Work Out Nutrition

Working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to consider carbohydrates, proteins and fluids and how each can help enhance your workout.


Carbohydrates help to prevent fatigue while exercising by providing you the energy for your muscles and your brain. About 1-4 hours before you exercise try to include carbohydrate rich foods such as whole grain bread, pasta, fruits such as bananas and apples, or starchy vegetables such as potatoes.  Some examples of good pre-exercise snacks are:

Win the Battle of Night-Time Snacking

Yet another night is winding down, when suddenly what you thought you could avoid catches up to you… the night time snack craving! You may have heard before that eating after a certain time causes weight gain. It is not the time that you eat, but the total calories consumed in a day that influences your weight. Late night snacks are often less healthy options and high in added fats and sugar. However, it is unwise to not feed your body when you are hungry.

Women's Mental Health

"A more in-depth look at women’s mental health, to discover their unique health-care needs and find out how we can better support women who are struggling with mental health challenges."

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Meetings on the Move

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Apply Now for Leave for Change Program

We are currently recruiting U of G employees for the Leave for Change program, which HR sponsors. It’s a terrific personal and professional development opportunity for staff and faculty to volunteer in a developing country. All you need to contribute is 3 or 4 weeks of your vacation time (between June 2019 – February 2020) and your skills; all costs and arrangements are taken care of for you.

See the poster attached and the Leave for Change website:

February 2019 Wellness@Work Calendar

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee has compiled a February calendar of wellness-related events and blog posts.

Check out the attached calendar and click on each event to learn more and register where applicable. 

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