Holistic Health

Programs and Initiatives for Holisitc Health

Holistic Wellness is a multi-faceted approach to life that considers the whole person and the connection of body, mind, and spirit. The physical, spiritual, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual, financial, and environmental dimensions of wellness are emphasized as interdependent. Holistic health is an ongoing process. No matter what your current state of health, you can make small everyday choices to improve your level of well-being.

"Let's Talk Wellness" Virtual Discussion Series 
The "Let's Talk Wellness" Virtual Discussion Series is a monthly discussion on holistic health topics to build awareness and offer strategies to optimize our whole health.

"Let's Talk Wellness" Virtual Discussion Series

*Please check for Fall 2024 topics.

Past Discussion Topics:

  • Creativity and Wellness 
  • Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Habits
  • Planting, Produce, and Planetary Cooking
  • Survive to Thrive: Achieving Academic Life Balance
  • Sleep Education
  • Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind
  • Gratitude and Kindness
  • Identify Your Strengths
  • Mental Health 101

Asynchronous Wellness Challenges 
Please join URecFit and Wellness for a health and wellness challenge. Sign up with us and receive weekly tips and encouragement, connect with other participants asynchronously, and join an in-person opening/closing event. Prizes will also be raffled off throughout each challenge.

Asynchronous Health Challenges

Summer Hydration Challenge Please join us for an asynchronous hydration challenge this summer from July 15 through August 25.  Let’s hydrate! Each week, participants will receive a fun fact and corresponding tip, about the importance of hydration, delivered to their inbox. Should participants wish to compete for the grand prize, participants must submit proof of tracking their daily hydration, using a tracker of their choosing, by the weekly deadline of Sundays at 11:59 pm. Grand Prize: Stanley Quencher H2.0 Tumbler. Sign up here.

Past Challenges:

Healthy Sleep Challenge Join us throughout the month of February for a healthy sleep challenge. Sign up and you will receive a weekly sleep tip and challenge to complete. Participate in activities such as using a sleep tracker, sleep diary, practicing sleep hygiene, and be entered into a raffle to receive a UMB fleece blanket. Participants will also receive a sleep mask, earplugs, carrying case, lavendar sachet, and journal when you register. Take the month of February to prioritize your sleep and establish an improved healthy habit. Register here.

Spring in Your Step Walking Challenge Spring in your Step is a 6-week asynchronous walking challenge that will take place to help you move more and achieve your fitness goals. The challenge will take place March 4-April 8. Every Monday, we will send you a new challenge that you must complete that week. You will see that even small changes in your lifestyle and habits can contribute to making you more active, and less sedentary. Walking is an integral part of our daily lives, and as such, can be used as a tool to achieve and maintain fitness. How? Register here to find out!

Outdoor Wellness Challenge Spring has sprung, and the Office of Sustainability and URecFit and Wellness invite you to join us for an Outdoor Wellness Challenge from Monday, April 15 to Friday, May 10. Research shows that spending time in nature can impact our health and well-being in many ways. During the challenge, we will share tips about mindfully engaging your senses outdoors, improved circadian rhythms, sun protection, and more. We will also provide a weekly challenge for you to integrate into your time outdoors. Register here and get outside this spring!