Welcome to Wellness@JCU, programming and information for employees sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. Wellness@JCU promotes healthy lifestyle choices, encourages a holistic philosophy and balance to life, and combines a pro-active, positive approach to healthy living, emphasizing the whole person. We recognize that good health is more than the absence of illness, but rather a robust state of well-being that acknowledges the importance and inseparability of the mind-body relationship.
Wellness@JCU will coordinate and present resources available through different vendors to offer programming and information around topics such as:
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- Financial Wellness
- Work/Life Balance
Facilitated and coordinated by the Office of Human Resources, wellness programs will include on-campus educational presentations, Rec Plex promotions, annual on-site health screenings, to campus wide seasonal events designed for community and personal development.
What are the benefits of participating in Wellness Programs?
Reduced Stress and Anxiety: We now know that nutrition and fitness, work satisfaction, family life, and physical and emotional health issues all affect one another. Learning healthier lifestyles reduces the strain on the body, mind, and spirit.
Improved Work Performance: Research indicates that healthy employees do better work, are happier in their jobs, and are more able to adapt to changes and meet new challenges. Wellness programs on career issues are but one way to begin growing.
Improved Interpersonal Relationships: Our health very much affects our mood and spirit. Improving mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual health improves our lives in general. This helps to balance work/life issues.
We encourage your participation in the 2012 Fitness Programs:
View a listing of 2012 Spring fitness classesoffered by the Athletics department, including spinning and yoga.
EASE@WORK offers many free services, including three free nutritional counseling sessions.
The following are links that can help you with your health and wellness goals:
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Diabetes Association
- National Institutes of Health
- Dietary Guidelines – US Department of Health and Human Services