AhealthyU

AhealthyU is the staff and faculty wellness program at American University.

American University's Office of Human Resources provides the latest information, news, and events posted especially for AU faculty and staff.

Operating as usual

11/27/2023

Tips to reset and refresh after Thanksgiving!

1. Stay hydrated with lemon water and green juices
2. Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation
3. Limit intake of dairy, sugar, gluten, alcohol, and caffeine for 5-7 days

10/30/2023

Halloween can be healthier. It’s OK to enjoy a little candy but try passing out these items instead. Kids will still think they’re getting a treat, and you’ll feel good about giving them a healthier option.

10/27/2023

Full Name: Michael Rosengart

Occupation/Department/Facility:
Fitness Coordinator - Recreational Sports & Fitness
Adjunct Professor – Health Studies

Why did you choose to be an instructor?
Becoming a fitness instructor is more than just a profession for me; it's a personal journey shaped by my experiences. From a childhood marked by obesity, I learned the transformative power of nutrition and exercise for overall well being. Throughout my life, sports served as my canvas for self-expression, a tool for personal growth, and a source of invaluable social connections. Now, I've found my calling in guiding others to discover the same. As a fitness instructor, I feel right at home empowering individuals to use sports and fitness not only as a means of physical improvement but also as a powerful resource for self-expression and holistic wellbeing. My mission is to share the lessons I've learned on my journey, helping others embrace the transformative potential of a healthy lifestyle.

Favorite fitness activity:
A lot of them! Running, yoga, weightlifting, swimming, boxing, football, basketball, and more…

Favorite song(s) on your workout playlist:
Depends on my mood, but I can always listen to some Ed Sheeran.

10/26/2023

There are many great events coming up this week! Take a look at our "events" tab to register and sign up for upcoming Webinars and Support Group Sessions.

10/24/2023

Did you know about the AU-Airlie Fall Festival and 5K are taking place on Saturday, November 11 at Airlie? It's not too late to sign up! You can be a race participant, experience the festival fun, or enjoy both! Bring your family and enjoy this fun event with your peers, colleagues, and the AU community!

https://www.airlie.com/experiences #!/e/au-airlie-fall-festival-and-5k-9bcef708/

10/20/2023

Meet your total body circuit instructor, Jen Pilut!

Occupation/Department/Facility: Wellness Program Manager &
Personal Trainer

Why did you choose to be an instructor?
I loved creating fun playlists and having an impact on peoples’ enjoyment and excitement with exercise or not.

Favorite fitness activity: Cycling and Strength Training

Favorite song(s) on your workout playlist: Work This Body by WALK THE MOON, Cuff It by Beyoncé, and anything Taylor Swift.

10/19/2023

It’s Spooky Season in DC! Washington Ghost Tours is a great way to get your steps in and see the city from a different perspective. This guided tour takes place after hours and takes you along familiar sites such as The Octagon House, The Hay-Adams Hotel, The National Building Museum, and many more! Register with the link for this fun, spooky walking activity!

https://freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-ghost-tours/

(Photograph courtesy of Paige Thompson via Pexels)

Photos from American Heart Association - Healthy for Good's post 10/19/2023
A No-BS Guide to Self-Reflection in the Workplace (Insights From Over 20 Marketers and Founders) - Sunsama Blog 10/19/2023

Take a break! It’s important to take a minute for yourself, especially during a stressful work day. Self-reflection is a great way to wrap up your weekly fitness, wellness, and work goals.! Follow the attached link for ways to practice daily self-reflection.

A No-BS Guide to Self-Reflection in the Workplace (Insights From Over 20 Marketers and Founders) - Sunsama Blog Trying to get your hyperactive work-brain to pause? Use these self-reflection exercises to help you be more productive, intentional, and happier in the workplace.

10/17/2023

We are halfway through Walktober! Remember to get your steps in and post your walking meetings on the Walktober wall to win coffee tokens to use at The Dav in SIS. Happy walking!

https://ahealthyu.walktober.com/ #/home

National Nutrition Month 03/01/2022

Today marks the start of National Nutrition Month!
More info down below

National Nutrition Month National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National ...

Why hybrid work is emotionally exhausting 02/15/2022

Is hybrid work adding to employees stress levels?
What is your experience?
Comment thoughts and stories down below!

Why hybrid work is emotionally exhausting A part-remote, part-office schedule has been hailed as the future of work. Yet in this hybrid set-up, some employees have never been so tired.

02/04/2022

Show support for heart health by wearing something red!
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How to Stay Active in Cold Weather 12/16/2021

Staying active during the winter months can be challenging, but the American Heart Association (heart.org) in this article offers tips and different activities we can use to stay active.

How to Stay Active in Cold Weather When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep&mdash.

Connecting the Dots Between Physical and Emotional Health 12/13/2021

Our total health depends on our physical and emotional health. This article from everydayhealth.com discusses the the fundamental connections between our physical and emotional health and daily daily wellness practices.

Connecting the Dots Between Physical and Emotional Health What you feel can have a significant impact on your physical well-being. Learn about the ways your mental health can affect your body's health.

Mindfulness for Kids: 5 Strategies 12/08/2021

Teaching kids to practice mindfulness starting at the can be helpful for their growth in all aspects.
Here is an article from healthline.com that discusses five ways to help kids practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness for Kids: 5 Strategies Adolescence brings many changes. Mindfulness techniques can make all the difference in helping your child navigate them.

Why Do Holiday Traditions Count as Self-Care? 12/02/2021

Slowing down and enjoying every minute of the holidays can be challenging – but making time to celebrate can be a form of self-care. Check out this article from everydayhealth.com to learn how to make the most of your holiday traditions.

Why Do Holiday Traditions Count as Self-Care? Did you know that taking time to participate in festive activities can be good for you? Here, experts weigh in on how to turn holiday traditions into self-care practices.

Healthy Holidays: Tips and Recipes for Healthy Eating 11/22/2021

With the holidays approaching, it could be tough to keep up with healthy habits.

Check out this article from healthline.com to learn about tips for maintaining physical and mental health during this time of the year.

Healthy Holidays: Tips and Recipes for Healthy Eating Do you find it hard to be healthy during the holidays? We can help. Read our tips for having a healthy holiday and some tasty recipes to get excited about.

11/15/2021

The small daily habits are the ones that keep us healthy and well in every season.

Look at the infographic from CDC that discusses the Strategies for a Healthy fall.

www.cdc.gov

8 Tips to Run a Mile Without Stopping 11/08/2021

Running is one form of many ways to engage in physical activity; here is an article that discusses eight tips to run a mile without stopping from Verywellfit.com

8 Tips to Run a Mile Without Stopping If you're trying to run a mile without stopping to walk or take a break, here are some eight specific and simple tips to help you reach your goal.

11/01/2021

It’s not too late to join the AU staff and faculty Heart Walk team! Bring your family and friends to walk on the National Mall this Saturday, November 6 at 10:30am.

www2.heart.org

Healthy Eating 101: Nutrients, Macros, Tips, and More 10/27/2021

Healthy eating should not be complicated; you can still nourish your body while eating foods that you love and enjoy.
Check out these tips on the basics of healthy eating from healthline.com

Healthy Eating 101: Nutrients, Macros, Tips, and More You may hear a lot of talk about how to eat healthy, but getting started is another matter. This article provides a helpful guide for healthy eating in real life.

AU's Outdoor Trail 10/12/2021

What are you doing tomorrow at lunchtime? Hopefully joining our next lunchtime walking session!

Meet us at the Labyrinth at 12:10pm to walk a beautiful 1.25 mile loop around main campus -- just bring yourself and a pair of comfortable shoes. Hope to see you there!

Check out the trail route in advance:

AU's Outdoor Trail Hit the trail and enjoy American University's beautiful campus, an accredited arboretum.

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