Registration is open for the GMHEC team physical activity challenge!
Grab your coworkers (and partner/spouse/family members) and work together to be the first team to complete the Great Western Loop. This 6,875 mile trail links together five long-distance hiking trails: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Pacific Northwest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Grand Enchantment Trail, and the Arizona Trail. It features some of the most remote, beautiful, hostile, and pristine environments in the United States, including the Mojave Desert, the Sonoran Desert, 12 National Parks, and 75 wilderness areas.
Each participant on your team will be able to bike, hike, swim, paddle or engage in a host of other activities which will be converted to steps to move your team toward the finish line. At the conclusion of the challenge all participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten prizes including Garmin Forerunner watches and $100 gift cards to your favorite local coop food store. All participants will have an opportunity to win a prize.
The challenge will begin on Monday, July 20th and will start and end at the Grand Canyon. The challenge will conclude when the first team arrives back at the Grand Canyon. Get more details including the link to register at https://gmhec.org/category/well-being/events/
Posted on behalf of Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator
During this time of heightened stress and uncertainty, we have been working to ensure you and your employees are taken care of and have what you need to help you through this challenging time.
In addition to the EAP COVID-19 site, we’re excited to offer you pandemic resources (through June 2020) from our partner myStrength, at no cost to you. It’s easy to get started: 1. Visit bh.mystrength.com/livongocovid19web 2. Create a free account3. Choose from over a dozen activities And as always, you can reach out to the EAP any time. Call 800-624-5544 to talk with a licensed professional, any time of day. For the latest news and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, log in to the EAP page of NDBH.com using your company passcode. Then visit the: COVID-19 resource libraryHealth resource library
Faculty and staff are invited to Monday lunches from 12-1pm PT during the month of April. This is an open session to check-in and share tips on remote work and life during shelter-in-place. Pets and kids welcome!
Faculty and staff well-being remains a priority. While we are home and practicing social distancing, it is crucial that we remain well and stay connected. To support faculty and staff well-being and connection, I will be organizing a number of events over the coming weeks including yoga, meditation, circuit training, art classes and more. Things are happening quickly so if you’d like the inside scoop, join the private GMHEC Well-being Facebook group. If you are not on Facebook and want to know what’s happening, join the All Things Well-being listserv which you can find under groups in your Middlebury Outlook/email. If you have suggestions for things you’d like to see offered, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care and stay well.
Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator