Programs & Workshops

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

Spring 2018

Physical Activity

  • Climb IU

    An Online Challenge to Move More Throughout the Day!
    For IU Employees and Spouses
    January 22, 2018 - February 9, 2018

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    Climb IU is an online challenge to encourage IU employees and their spouses to move more throughout the day! Moving throughout the day re-energizes our minds and bodies, and it’s important to our health. For this challenge, create a team or fly solo as you work toward your movement goals. This year’s incentive for those who register is a Climb IU t-shirt (while supplies last).

    Taking the stairs can be fun and convenient, and it's one of many ways to accomplish workday movement! For Climb IU, there are two options for participation:

    • Participate by climbing stairs: Those who will participate in Climb IU by taking the stairs will count every 12 stairs climbed as a flight.
    • Participate by active minutes: Those who will participate in Climb IU by active minutes will count every 3 minutes of physical activity (stretching, walking, moving as able) as a flight. 

    LEARN MORE!

  • Ready to Move

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified when a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42sNx141R4OOqH3 

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Thursday, February 1
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center 309

    Meetings:
    Meet w/ student coaches for 8 sessions between February 2-April 13
    Date/time/location your choice

    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 PETM 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 their 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.

  • Tai Chi for Health

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified when a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42sNx141R4OOqH3 

    Tuesdays, March 6-May 8
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Law School Library #355-2 (3rd floor)

    Tai Chi for Health introduces the mindful, slower-paced movements and breathing of Tai Chi. The movements have been shown to:

    • 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 to class.

  • Chair Yoga

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified when a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42sNx141R4OOqH3 

    Thursdays, January 25-April 26
    12:10-12:50 p.m.
    Lockefield Village, LV4401*
    *(March 8 class in LV 2201)

    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.

Lifestyle

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Online)

    Wednesdays, February 7-May 30
    12:30-1:30 p.m. 
    Online

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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: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

    "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 http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html

  • Weight Watchers at Work

    To allow timely delivery of program materials, registration and Wait List sign up for Weight Watchers closes January 11. If you are unable to register for Weight Watchers, you might be interested in similar lifestyle programs such as: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Online), Weight Talk, & Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Eligibility: For this offering, participants must be full-time IU faculty/staff or spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan. 

    Two Options Available:
    Tuesdays, January 23-April 10
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Lockefield Village Room 1101

    -OR-

    Thursdays, January 25-April 12
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Coleman Hall 018


    NOTE: The value of Weight Watchers At Work ($156) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of the IU employee's W-2.

    Weight Watchers is a proven program, led by an expert with small group support. Attend on campus over your lunch break with Weight Watchers At Work meetings.

    What happens in a meeting?

    A confidential weigh-in
    A great way to check in on your progress! 

    Talk as much or as little as you like
    You’ll get inspired by listening to others, even if you don’t say a word.

    Inspirational topics
    Stay energized with thought provoking topics and ideas.

    Peer powered
    You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn and how much you can get.

    Meet with a weight-loss mentor
    Each meeting is led by a living breathing Weight Watchers success story - so you’ll get help from someone who’s been there.

  • Weight Watchers Community Meeting Vouchers

    To allow timely delivery of program materials, registration and Wait List sign up for Weight Watchers closes January 11. If you are unable to register for Weight Watchers, you might be interested in similar lifestyle programs such as: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Online), Weight Talk, & Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Eligibility: For this offering, participants must be full-time IU faculty/staff or spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan. 

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Wednesday, January 24
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center Room 305


    NOTE: The value of Weight Watchers Vouchers ($156) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of the IU employee's W-2.

    Weight Watchers is a proven program, led by an expert with small group support. Attend meetings off-campus at a time and location convenient for you

    What happens in a meeting?

    A confidential weigh-in
    A great way to check in on your progress! 

    Talk as much or as little as you like
    You’ll get inspired by listening to others, even if you don’t say a word.

    Inspirational topics
    Stay energized with thought provoking topics and ideas.

    Peer powered
    You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn and how much you can get.

    Meet with a weight-loss mentor
    Each meeting is led by a living breathing Weight Watchers success story - so you’ll get help from someone who’s been there.

Peace of Mind

  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

    This class did not meet minimum participation requirements. It has been cancelled. Sign up to be informed when the next offering is available.

    Orientation:
    Wednesday, January 17
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center 308

    Classes:
    January 24-March 28
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center (Rooms vary, instructor will inform)

    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 10-session program focuses on:

    • Cultivating a mindfulness practice
    • Recognizing and addressing stressful situations effectively “on the spot”
    • 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 10 sessions.

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Practice

    2 Options Available:

    Healthy IU

    Fridays, February 9-March 23
    (No session March 16 – Spring Break)
    Noon-12:30 p.m.
    University Library, UL2115J (Except the March 9 session, which will be in Herron 239)

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    You are warmly welcome to participate in weekly 30-minute guided meditation practices. This is offered on a drop-in basis; you are invited to attend whenever it fits your needs and/or circumstances—no advance notice required. We hope you will benefit from this 30-minute span of stillness in the midst of your workday. 

    • February 9, 2018: Relax and Renew with Mindful Breathing and Meditation
    • February 16, 2018: Love and Listening
    • February 23, 2018: Kindness and Compassion Meditation
    • March 2, 2018: Progressive Relaxation
    • March 9, 2018: Art of Relaxation (Special Location! Herron Room 239)
    • March 23, 2018: Gratitude Meditation

    IU School of Dentistry (ongoing)

    Every Monday
    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    School of Dentistry Building, Room B31

    No registration required

    Open to all students, faculty, and staff! Practice mindful breathing, relaxation, and guided mindfulness meditation. The room opens at noon, and you are welcome to arrive early and eat your lunch in community. Please finish your lunch before we begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Location information: The School of Dentistry Building is still under construction, so it can be difficult to find our meeting room. Please note that after entering the Dental School’s West Patient Entrance (the only entrance available at this time), the stairwell to our meeting room in the basement is in the most northeast corner of the building, just past of the offices of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

    Sessions facilitated by Leslie Flowers and Dr. Vanchit John.

    Learn more

    Click here for building map

Year-Round

  • One-on-one Nutritional Counseling

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

    What's a carb? How can I lose weight and still enjoy what I eat? Is my diet giving me all the nutrients I need? If you have questions about foods, we have the answer. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you eat healthier with a one-on-one meeting in a judgment-free zone! Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart-healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, or whatever you're curious about. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment. E-mail askanrd@indiana.edu or call 812-855-4948 (5-4948 if from a campus phone).

  • IUPUI Fresh Produce Market

    Third Thursday of Each Month*
    (*Check full schedule here as some dates may vary)
    11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Campus Center, 1st Floor Food Court

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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! Chef Roger always has something cooking for lunch at the market, too, made with ingredients available for purchase that day. Stop by to see what the meal of the day will be!

  • 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

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    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

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    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

    Learn more about Weight Talk »

    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

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