"Caring for those who care for our students"
Technology has had a profound effect on the way we live and work. As a result, we
are spending more time sitting and using computers, which has greatly increased the
occurrence of related musculoskeletal disorders. The following information may assist
in preventing over-use injuries or cumulative trauma disorder that occurs from repetitive
motion at your workstation.
Good Ideas for Cultivating Good Work Habits
Yoga with Adriene
: Highly rated channel (8.5M subscribers) with over 500 free videos organized into
easy to search categories.
: 6.5M subscribers and 500+ videos, covering strength and stretch, cardio, difficulty
level and targeted areas.
American Heart Association:
The AMA website has a wealth of information ranging from building healthy habits to
joining a formal walking group. In addition, the AMA Youtube channel
includes streaming at-home workouts and simple cooking recipes.
Log-in as employee and see Wellness Center Category. Topics include fitness, cardio
health, alternative medicine, managing stress and recipes. Most of these resources
are articles and quizzes or bounce to outside websites. Also within the EAP there
is a Lifestyle Saving Benefit
discount program, with a Health & Wellness category. This includes discounts on
gym memberships, vitamins and home meal delivery.
BlueCross BlueShield (Blue365)
: Employees covered by BCBS have access to Blue365, which includes discounts on items
such as online gym memberships, home gym equipment, heart rate monitors and home delivery
Due to Covid19, group fitness classes are unable to be offered for staff/faculty.
However, employees continue to have access to Shirk and Fort Natatorium. Please check
the Shirk webpage for current regulations, capacity limits and hours of access.