1. Health Screening Event at UW System Administration

    A health screening is one of the three steps you need to complete by October 19, 2018 to receive the $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive**. The health screening will give you a picture of your overall health (measurements for blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose). This free health screening is available to employees […]

  2. Well Wisconsin Program Incentive Updates

    Employees and spouses currently enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance plan are eligible for an annual $150 wellness incentive (administered by StayWell). Below are updates to the 2018 Well Wisconsin program as well as an update on previously communicated changes to the 2019 program. 2018: In addition to completing the health screening and health […]

  3. Don’t Get Stuffed on Thanksgiving

    Weight gain is a common problem during the holiday season, but it can be avoided if you have a plan and a bit of self-discipline, a nutrition specialist says. “Lack of sleep, an abundance of decadent food and the stress of the holidays are the perfect storm for weight gain,” Kristen Kizer, a registered dietitian […]

  4. Being Mindful at Work

    Think you’ve got to bend your legs like a pretzel and sit for hours to achieve mindfulness? Think again. This once obscure Buddhist concept is growing in popularity—no yoga mat required. The timing couldn’t be better, either. Recent research indicates we’re more stressed-out than ever. In fact, stress rates have skyrocketed in the past six […]

  5. Know Your Numbers

    Health Assessment Clinics are scheduled Making the choice to get a health screening gives you a snapshot of your overall health. Discover your numbers at this free health screening which is available to employees and their spouse/domestic partner who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. Complete two easy steps to […]

  6. Wellness @ UWSA

    Create your account on the StayWell portal! StayWell administers the voluntary Well Wisconsin Program effective January 1, 2017. State Group Health Insurance Program members can take advantage of: a mobile-friendly wellness portal that provides access to tools and resources for earning the $150 incentive and supporting health goals, including health coaching and integration with fitness […]

  7. February Wellness Webinar: Demo of the StayWell Wellness Portal

    Learn more about the new StayWell wellness portal and how you can utilize it to support your health and well-being goals. This webinar will provide an overview of the wellness portal including features, resources and tools available to you as part of the Well Wisconsin Program including the steps to earn your 2017 $150 incentive. […]

  8. Ergo News: Must-have adjustments for the home office chair

    In many cases home office seating consists of a kitchen chair, a folding chair, or worse yet, the sofa or other living room chairs. No matter where you work, whether in the office or at home, make sure your chair adjusts properly. Some must-have chair features/adjustments: Chair height that adjusts between 16 and 21 inches […]

  9. Ditch the ill-fitting bags and shoes

    To avoid joint and muscle strain the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends the following: Handbags/backpacks: Pack lightly and carry only what is needed for the day. Keep heavier items low and toward the center of the bag. The bag should weigh no more than 10 percent of your body weight. Choose a backpack with […]

  10. Your Eyes Need a Break

    Try these simple exercises to energize tired eyes after hours of looking a computer screens.   Think to Blink Step 1.             Blinks slowly… feel eyelids touching lower lids. Repeat 5 times Step 2.             Blink lightly and quickly 10 times. End with a relaxing temple massage.   Refocus Your Eyes Step 1.             Focus on the […]