UW Wellness Week

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UW Wellness Week is a week focused on bringing you events, classes, and information sessions about total well-being. Attend sessions that are of interest to you and explore areas of wellness you want to learn more about. There are so many amazing well-being programs and resources at the University of Washington. Get to know them all this UW Wellness Week.

Below you will find the following:

Schedule overview – Peruse the start times each day of the week for UW Wellness Week sessions. Note sessions you are interested in! This overview only shows session start time. Refer to individual event description to see how long a session is.

Event icon guide – Are you interested in a particular facet of wellness? Quickly find sessions that fit what you are looking for by searching the events list for your preferred wellness category icon.

Events – What you’ve been waiting for! Search through each day of the week to view a description for each session and find the link to attend the session.

Recordings and Presentation Materials – Some of the sessions will be recorded and shared below along with presentation materials.

Be sure to add to your calendar sessions that you want to attend and we look forward to hosting you next week! If you have not already, be sure to register for UW Wellness Week to receive schedule updates. If you have any questions, please reach out to The Whole U via email at wholeu@uw.edu.

All participants will receive a daily events email from The Whole U throughout UW Wellness Week.


Ready to explore events? Skip ahead to each day of the week. 

Events 

Recordings and Presentation Materials

Friday, November 20


Schedule Overview


Event Icon Guide


Events 

Recordings and Presentation Materials

Friday, November 20


Recordings and Slides


Top 10 Wellness Techniques with UW Recreation
RECORDING COMING SOON!

 

Wellness is often small rituals that add up to make a huge amount of difference in our physical body, nervous system, breath, and mind. There are so many different ways to engage with self-care but what if you had a list of TOP 10 simple yet potent techniques. Join UW Recreation’s Mindfulness Manager Danny Arguetty for this interactive exploration of wellness tips curated to support the body, mind, and heart!


Expert Tips for a Healthy Back and Spine with UW Medicine

 

From pain and injuries caused by sitting at a desk all day to high intensity sports, back problems can happen throughout your life. In this webinar, you’ll learn tips from UW Medicine sports medicine experts to help ease back pain and find out how to prevent issues by keeping your back and spine strong. Presenters: Alison Putnam, MD and Christopher McMullen, MD.


COVID-19: Q&A with UW Medicine Infectious Disease Experts

 

With COVID-19 cases increasing daily and misinformation about the pandemic on the rise, it’s easy to grow jaded and unsure about what information is current and correct. In this webinar, UW Medicine infectious disease doctors will answer your questions and help sort COVID-19 facts from fiction. Submit your questions in advance on the registration form, by email (thorner@uw.edu) or ask the doctors live in the Zoom Q&A. Presenters: Seth Cohen, MD, MSc, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, UWMC and Dr. Nandita Mani, associate medical director of infection prevention.


Workplace Ergonomics presented by UW Environmental Health & Safety

Click here to download the office ergonomics guide from UW EHS.

Join UW Environmental Health and Safety for a webinar where attendees will learn ergonomic best practices regardless if working from home or UW. This webinar will include a discussion on equipment selection, provide focus sheets to participants, explore assessment tools, and other resources. 


Understanding Credit and Credit Scores with HomeStreet Bank

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This webinar is a high level overview of credit report basics with an in-depth focus on credit scores presented by Jeff Wood, HomeStreet Affinity Loan Officer and Mike Olden, Vice President of Education, American Reporting Company.  Attendees will leave this class with more confidence about their credit report and credit scores. 

You will learn:

  • How to read and understand your credit report.
  • Are all credit scores alike?
  • What are the main factors that determine our credit scores?
  • What to do if you are a limited user of credit?

Benefits Overview with HomeStreet Bank

 

Please join Homestreet Bank to learn about your exclusive homeownership benefit: the Affinity Home Loan program. In addition to having your local Home Loan Expert share about your pre-negotiated discounts on home loans and Realtor commissions, access to down payment assistance and home owners education, there will be time for Q&A to answer questions you have about your own home purchase goals or refinancing with today’s low interest rates.

Don’t miss out on learning about your exclusive Home Loan benefits! You can also learn more about your homeownership benefits by going online to www.homestreet.com/UW.


Student Mental Health: Services and Stress Management with the UW Counseling Center

 

The workshop will provide students with information about mental health resources on campus and counseling center services. We will also discuss stress management techniques and engage in a de-stress activity. We will also address unique services available this academic year to manage remote services for students outside of the state and country.


FRIDAY NOV 20

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Top 10 Wellness Techniques with UW Recreation
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Zoom webinar – join now!

 

Wellness is often small rituals that add up to make a huge amount of difference in our physical body, nervous system, breath, and mind. There are so many different ways to engage with self-care but what if you had a list of TOP 10 simple yet potent techniques. Join UW Recreation’s Mindfulness Manager Danny Arguetty for this interactive exploration of wellness tips curated to support the body, mind, and heart!


Campus Waste & Green Space Tour with UW Recycling
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom webinar – join now! (UW Net-ID required)

 

UW Recycling welcomes you to learn about the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle – and how green spaces benefit your health! Follow along as we take you on a virtual tour of waste practices on campus and talk about our favorite green spaces. Participate in trivia questions and an after-presentation activity to win low-waste prizes. With any extra time, we will stick around to answer all of your wildest waste questions.


Introductory Core Workout with UW Recreation’s Jeff Palmer
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Zoom webinar – register here!

 

Join UW Recreation fitness manager, Jeff Palmer for a 45 minute core workout on Friday, November 20th at 12pm. Proper core activation is vital to living a healthy and active life. This “all fitness levels” class will provide you with several effective ways to engage and work your core that will leave you feeling stronger  and more “well”!


Invest Confidently in Your Future with Fidelity Investments
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Zoom webinar – register now on the Fidelity Net Benefits website!

 

This workshop will help you feel confident about your investments and understand how to build a long-term plan.  This workshop is for individuals who are interested in learning how to manage their investments. After the workshop you should be able to:

  • Define your savings goals
  • Build an investment plan to help you optimize your savings
  • Understand the importance of continuously managing your plan

This webinar is presented by Doug Stucki, a Fidelity director and retirement planner with more than 21 years with the company. He was previously a VP, senior account executive for Fidelity Private Client Group®. A Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM, investment advisor representative, registered securities representative, and licensed insurance representative, Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.


Physical Activity Challenges and Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic with The Sports Institute at UW Medicine
CANCELLED

NOTE: The Sports Institute had to cancel this webinar. We are working to reschedule at a future time and will email all Wellness Week participants when that is.


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