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Wellness News & Tips for February

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In the coming months, the Wellness Committee will be hosting several events to improve your health and earn points for the Wellness Rewards program.  

Office Ergonomics Session - February 19th at Noon in Booth Ferris South

People who sit for large portions of the day are at high risk for back injury.  There are ways to prevent such injury simply by adjusting your chair and workstation.  Having an ergonomically correct workstation can also lower risk of developing other musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome.  This session on Office Ergonomics will discuss the various problems that office personnel run into as a result of workstations that are not ergonomically correct.  We will also review the simple steps that one can take to fix their workstation by adjusting their chair and reevaluating their desk setup. In addition to reviewing office ergonomics, we will have samples of various ergonomic office equipment to examine.  

This session is worth 10 points under “Safety Program” for those participating in F&M’s Wellness Rewards program. 

Spring Into Wellness - March 17th to April 27th

During this 6-week program, F&M will be engaging in friendly competition with the faculty and professional staff of Elizabethtown College, Gettysburg College, Mount St. Mary's University, and York College.  The program is simple: each week, you'll have the opportunity to record any purposeful exercise you've completed during the week.  Not only will you earn points toward the Wellness Rewards program, but you'll also have the chance to win a gift card for participating each week.  Registration will open on February 17th.  More details will be available soon on the Wellness Committee web page.

Biometric Screenings

Stay tuned for more information about another round of Biometric Screenings, which we hope to offer in the beginning of March.  More details will be made available soon.

This Month's Tip

Have you made a resolution to improve your health this year?  Stick to it with some accountability.  Ask a friend, family member, partner or spouse to join you in a new diet or exercise plan you're trying.  With encouragement and support, you're more likely to meet your health and fitness goals!

On behalf of the Wellness Committee,

Meg Massey 

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