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WaterWorks! is back by popular demand... The importance of water is undeniable!  So, this 20-day challenge offers participants the opportunity to monitor and optimize their hydration levels through a simply daily tracking form.  Their goal: to consume at least 10 servings of water or high-water content foods each day!

To promote their success, participants received a 16oz. Mood Cube Tumbler just for participating!  In addition, all participants who submit their tracking form a the end of the challenge, regardless of whether they've met their daily goals, will be entered in our grand prize raffle.  The winner will receive a fantastic getaway at the Geneva on the Lake Wine Country Villa & Resort in Geneva, NY valued at $550!

Our challenge kicks off on Monday, July 7th.  For more information or to sign up, contact Kelly Pogore at x8325 or kpogore@daemen.edu by July 1st. 

Fit For Business YMCA Program

During the month of July, Daemen College is partnering with the YMCA to offer their Fit for Business program.  Under this program, Daemen College employees, family and friends can tour and try out the YMCA location of their choice.  The Y will then waive the Join Fee for those who choose to become members by July 31st- a savings of up to $110!

To take advantage of this program, interested employees, family and friends MUST present this "Try the Y" Coupon at the time of their visit. Members of the Daemen College health insurance plan may wish to apply their VISA Wellness Card benefits to further reduce the membership cost.  Please feel free to contact Kelly Pogore at x8325 or kpogore@daemen.edu with any additional questions.   

10-Days of Real Food Pledge

In celebration of March as National Nutrition Month, several Daemen employees took on the 10-Day Real Food Pledge.  This means that for 10 days, our participants avoided highly processed/refined foods, opting for items that are more a "product of nature than of industry."  Avoiding the refined oils, sugars, and artificial ingredients found in most processed foods can have a dramatic impact on our health.  Many thanks to all of our participants- we hope that meal plans, recipes and bag full of groceries was beneficial! 

Show Me the Funny

Our Show Me the Funny Wellness Campaign has ended with great results!  The purpose of this 3 week challenge was to make a daily effort to find and share humor- and our participants certainly did just that!  Congratulations to our winners:

  • Lorraine Floyd: $100 Gift Certificate to Helium Comedy Club
  • Shannon Radder: 10-pk tickets to Buffalo ComedySportz
  • Kim Kerrigan: 2 Regal Movie Passes
  • Dana Kelley: 2 Regal Movie Passes

Health & Wellness Resource Library

We have started a small Health & Wellness resource "library" in the Human Resources office and we need your help!  To increase the size and variety of available resources, please consider donating your new or gently-used books and videos about:

Fitness & Exercise, Stress Relief, Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Cookbooks, Financial Management, Other self-help topics

Items in this collection are available for all employees to borrow, serving a two-fold purpose: to give new life to unused wellness items and and facilitate the sharing of wellness-related resources within the Daemen Community.   To browse, borrow or donate, just stop by Human Resources or contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu.

This Month's Featured Book is Fitness That Works: Simple Moves to Make Exercise Happen From 9 To 5
Click here to check out a sample chapter.  Stop by Human Resources to borrow your copy today.

Wellness Ways Newsletter

Wellness Ways is a monthly newsletter with quick ideas, tips, and resources for your health & well-being.  Ideas, story contributions, and feedback are always welcome- please contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu!

    Wellness Ways- June

Campus Resources

Looking to improve your fitness?  Take advantage of the available resources right here on campus!  Use of the gymnasium, cardio and weight rooms is available to employees, free of charge, with a valid Daemen College Identification Card.  One- and two-mile campus walking maps are also available below:

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