Wellness

IWU Wellness

"Caring for those who care for our students"

 

Ergonomics

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

Workstation Stretches

Ergonomics Diagram

 

Wellness Resources

Yoga with Adriene : Highly rated channel (8.5M subscribers) with over 500 free videos organized into easy to search categories.

Fitness Blender : 6.5M subscribers and 500+ videos, covering strength and stretch, cardio, difficulty level and targeted areas.
 
American Heart AssociationThe 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.
 
EAP:  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 meal programs.
 
Shirk/Fort NatatoriumDue 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.
 

Fitness Machine Tutorials