Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

Fall 2018

Physical Activity

  • Sustain & Move IU! Challenge

    Getting Active for Our Health & the Environment
    For all IU employees and spouses
    October 8-26

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    Many activities that are good for us are also good for the environment! That’s why Healthy IU and Sustain IU are partnering for the 3-week “Sustain and Move IU!” Challenge. Walking, bicycling, and using public transportation or carpooling help us stay active and lower our carbon footprint.

    Sustain & Move IU! is a challenge that can be taken anywhere — at home, work, or play. Each week, participants will select 2 activities to try, such as taking a nature walk, carpooling to lunch, or bicycling with family. (Click here to view all the weekly options.)

    Join us as we explore how walking, bicycling, carpooling, and taking mass transit can improve our health and the environment, too!

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  • Ready to Move

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Wednesday, September 19
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    University Hall Room 1006

    Meet w/ student coaches for 8, 30-minute sessions between September 24-November 30
    Date/time/location your choice

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    Work with a student coach who can help you:

    • Set movement goals.
    • Learn to utilize campus wellness resources.
    • Get to know your activity style.
    • Log movement using an activity tracker (Fitbit Flex provided by Healthy IU. *See note below.)
    • Receive instruction on work place movements at your desk.

    The goal is help you become informed with what you can do to get more movement in during your day.
    IUPUI School of Health and Human Sciences graduate and undergraduate student coaches work with participants for 30 minutes, once per week for 8 sessions. Meeting times are arranged with your student coaches. Student grade is dependent on employee engagement. Please ensure you can meet with your student coach 8 times throughout the program.

    *Please note: Only full-time employees and/or spouses covered under an IU sponsored medical plan are eligible. The value of the Fitbit ($59.95) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of your W-2.

  • Bicycle & Commuter Safety: Lunch 'n Learn

    Wednesday, October 17
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

    Active transportation improves our health and the health of our communities. In this webinar, learn tips for making your active commute bicycling as safe and enjoyable as possible. Not a bicyclist? Tips will be provided on how drivers and bicyclists can safely share the road.


Mind/Body Well-Being

  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

    Thursday, October 4
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center 310

    Thursdays, October 11-November 15
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center (Rooms vary, instructor will inform)

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    Are you ready to deepen your appreciation for the present moment? This class is for anyone who would like to explore and practice the concept of mindfulness.

    This program focuses on:

    • Cultivating a mindfulness practice
    • Recognizing and responding to stress with awareness and compassion
    • Improving focus and communication
    • Enhancing mind-body wellness

    Employees are invited to the orientation to assess if this class meets their needs. Employees are encouraged to commit to attending each of the sessions.

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursdays, September 20-November 15
    12:10-12:50 p.m.
    Lockefield Village (Rooms vary, 1st class in Room 4401)

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    Get the benefits of yoga without bringing your mat! This expert-led class explores yoga poses with the use of a chair. This class is great for both beginners and those with yoga experience.

    Come to Chair Yoga for:

    • A mindfulness and relaxation break
    • Yoga poses you can take with you to your personal workspace
    • Calming breathing techniques

    What to wear: Loose fitting clothes you can move and stretch in. Participants might want to wear pants or longer dresses/skirts.

  • Tai Chi for Health

    Tuesdays, September 11-November 20
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Law School Library, Room 355-2 (3rd Floor)
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    Join others who enjoy Tai Chi as you reap the benefits of this mind/body activity: 

    • Improve muscular strength, stability, and overall health
    • Release tension in stiff joints and muscles
    • Boost mental well-being through relaxation

    Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes/socks for Tai Chi.

Lifestyle & Self-Care

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Online)

    Wednesdays, October 3, 2018 - January 23, 2019
    12:30-1:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT

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    One out of every three adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here:

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for guidance and support with making small lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn strategies that fit YOUR life in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit

  • Understanding Your Numbers

    Wednesday, October 24
    Noon-12:45 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (CT)

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    Did you recently have your free, annual health screening with $100 (before tax) incentive? Learn more about what your results mean for your health, and how you can create the lifestyle you want. This presentation will provide an overview on how to maintain or improve the following areas of your health:

    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose
    • Cholesterol
    • Triglycerides
    • Body Mass Index (BMI)

Work + Life

  • Breastfeeding in the Workplace

    Thursday, September 20
    Noon-1:00 p.m. 
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    If you are a mother who is breastfeeding, it's important to know the options that are available to you at work. This session will provide helpful breastfeeding tips in the workplace, as well as information regarding IU breastfeeding support and benefits. 

    Presented by Tina Babbitt RN, MSN, IBCLC, RLC, Manager, IUH Breastfeeding Center; Renee Oswalt RNC-OB, BSN, LCCE, Childbirth Education Coordinator and Angela L. Reese, MSW, Work Life Coordinator

  • Breastfeeding Mothers: Planning for Your Return to Work

    Thursday, October 18
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    Nursing moms often have many questions about how to continue breastfeeding when they return to work. 

    This webinar will discuss steps returning employees can take to prepare for a supportive breastfeeding environment. Areas that will be discussed include:

    • Positive impact of breastfeeding for baby, mom and employer
    • Time allowance for expressing milk
    • Identifying a private space
    • Alternate work scheduling

    Presented by Angela L. Reese, MSW, Work Life Coordinator

  • How to Support Your Breastfeeding Employees

    Thursday, November 1
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    Did you know? Mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. labor force. Approximately 70% of employed mothers with children younger than 3 years work full time. 

    This webinar will share with supervisors and management how they can support their employees who are breastfeeding. Areas that will be covered include:

    • Positive impact of breastfeeding for baby, mom and employer
    • Proper environment for expressing milk
    • Breastfeeding basics (time it takes, storage, etc.)
    • Alternate work scheduling

    Presented by Angela L. Reese, MSW, Work Life Coordinator


  • One-on-One Nutrition Counseling

    Offered throughout the year
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail or call 812-855-4948 to schedule an appointment

    If you have questions about food, we have answers. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you develop a plan to achieve your health goals. Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, including weight loss, heart-healthy eating, digestive health, and more. One-on-one nutritional counseling is available at no charge for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment.

  • IUPUI Fresh Produce Market

    Third Thursday of Each Month*
    (*Check full schedule here as some dates may vary)
    10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Campus Center, Outtakes (1st Floor)

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    Bring a friend and grab some fresh produce at-cost (no price markups!) at the IUPUI Fresh Produce Market! The market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies that change with the season.

  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

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    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

    Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group through the Dental School at IUPUI

    The Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group is dedicated to reducing the harm to health caused by tobacco use. In addition, to providing tobacco education, treatment, and advocacy to students, patients, and providers, the TCBG aims to provide quality multidisciplinary research on emerging tobacco products along with their oral effects and dependence.

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  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

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    EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

    Eligibility: Full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

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    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

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