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Health Promotion and Wellness

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Smoke- and tobacco-free campuses provide a healthier environment for the entire community to live, learn, work, and play.

Nutrition Consults
One-on-one guidance is provided free of charge to all students, staff and faculty. Please complete the three-day dietary recall and health forms. View details and forms.

Support for Nursing Mothers
Learn more about Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom. This is a free class open to faculty, staff, and students. Non-pregnant partners are welcome as well. Sessions are facilitated by Brandy Hansen, certified lactation consultant. Register online at Wellness.IllinoisState.edu. Spring 2016 dates:

  • Friday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, June 3, from noon to 1 p.m.

Weight Watchers at Work
Participants may join at any time. Meetings are held every Tuesday in McCormick 250F.  Weigh-in begins at noon, and the meeting is held from 12:30-1 p.m. For more information, please attend a meeting, or call (309) 438-WELL (9355), or email nbgegel@IllinoisState.edu.

Family Swims
Family Swims are free and held at the Student Fitness Center pool on various weekends. Lifeguards are on duty and all parents or guardians must remain in the pool area. Families are encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Reservations are required and participants must bring their university ID to enter the Student Fitness Center pool. Find additional family activities and register online at Wellness.IllinoisState.edu.

Lifestyle Enhancement Program
Spring Registration is open and individuals may register at any point during the semester.
Noon Yoga, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, noon-1 p.m.
Balanced Bellies and Backs, Thursdays, 12:15-1 p.m.
Tuesday Yoga, Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Please visit our website for registration forms.

Massage
Health Promotion and Wellness partners with Aches Away massage specialists to offer massage on campus year-round in McCormick Hall 153. Appointments are required and payment is due at the time of service. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes. To view available dates and times, and to register, visit Wellness.IllinoisState.edu.

SEVEN: Discover Wellness at Illinois State
Challenge yourself to make YOU a priority! Seven is a free program that focuses on the importance of the seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational.

Log wellness activities and earn points for prizes. Participants get a t-shirt for the first 100 points logged and gain entries into monthly prize drawings for every 100 points (i.e. 300 points = three entries). Participants also receive a special e-newsletter highlighting a dimension and campus wellness activities. Join today at Wellness.IllinoisState.edu.

Request Ergonomic Guidance
Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repetitive tasks. This is accomplished by designing tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment to fit the employee’s physical capabilities and limitations.

Prevention is the key to avoiding musculoskeletal discomfort. Health Promotion and Wellness offers education, individual and group recommendations for the office environment, and consults with departments responsible for large scale renovations and improvements.

Contact Nikki Brauer at (309) 438-8845 or nbgegel@ilstu.edu to request an ergonomic review or to receive further information.