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

Identify and Use Your Strengths, Thursday, February 22, 12-12:45 p.m. Research shows a direct relationship between the engagement of a person’s character strengths and aptitudes and their effectiveness in both life and work. In this discussion, we will explore models for assessing our strengths, and learn how to use them in our work and our personal lives. Register here.

Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind, Wednesday, March 27, 12-12:45 p.m. Discuss how nutrition and diet can support your mental and physical health in addition to reducing and managing stress. We will also learn tips for menu planning, food preparation, and saving time, money, and energy to further reduce your stress. Register here. 

Mental Health 101, Thursday, May 2, 12-12:45 p.m. In-depth educational training on what it means to take care of your mental health. To break the stigma on what it means to take care of mental health, we must first understand what it means to have mental health and whom it affects. Register here.

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

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

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!