September Edition




September has arrived!

So, the summer came and went with the blink of an eye, which means it's time for more Wellness Central! As always, WC is your monthly resource for all wellness happenings around campus, health information and bulletin boards, and more.

If it's about your health and well-being, we want you to know! So, read up, enjoy, and let us know what more we can do to keep you in the know.

Be well. Go Canes.

Did you know?

The Herbert Wellness Center has a YouTube Account! Watch videos about the HWC, fitness tips, and more on the HWC channel when you're not catching up with us on our Facebook pages.







Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: September 10

Family and Friends CPR (no certification): September 29

Heartsaver CPR:September 14

Heartsaver First Aid: September 10


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

September 15 - Apps and Sides (Vegetarian)

September 29 - Versatile Curries (Non-Vegetarian)


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

September 17, 24


Instructional Programs (Click here for Details)

Try before you buy!

Take a FREE instructional class from September 11 through 17. If you like the class and want to register, then sign up by September 17. Programs offered include pilates, swimming, belly dance, LA style salsa, capoeira, and more. Membership not required to register.


Special Programs

Be Smoke Free Smoking Cessation Program (Click here for Details)

if you know someone who is ready to quit smoking, then BSF is for them! Classes are held at the Herbert Wellness Center on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Call 305-243-7606 for further details, to register, or to set up a free appointment to discuss your options.


Brain Gain (Click here for Details)

If you could enhance your academic performance, would you? Brain Gain offers 3 cutting-edge programs formualted to help optimized learning via exercise, sleep, and mindfulness meditation. You won't be studying'll actually be smarter. Details and schedules are available online. (Click image to enlarge)






Programs Around Campus


The Pink Heals Tour is visiting UM on September 23rd!(Click image to enlarge)



UM Police to stop members of the community for good behavior.

(Click here for Details)

This fall, the University of Miami Police Department is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing positive police interaction with the University community. The “Good-Behavior” Reward Card Distribution Pilot Program will essentially involve UM Police Officers stopping and rewarding members of the University community for “good behavior” with $5 gift cards to any Chartwells establishment on campus. “Good behavior” is constituted by following University rules, obeying laws, making good decisions and otherwise taking actions that set a good example and assist police. The initiative was made possible through a partnership between UM Auxiliary Services, Chartwells and the UM Police Department. The generosity UM Auxiliary Services and Chartwells have displayed shows a solid commitment to keeping our campus safe. Visit their websites at Following a community policing model of law enforcement, the UM Police department aims to differentiate itself from the majority of law enforcement agencies by taking a proactive and positive role in interacting with the community and preventing crime. The departmental goal is to have the community at large interacting with University police under positive circumstances more often than under negative circumstances. The “Good-Behavior” Reward Card Distribution Pilot Program is yet another medium through with the departmental goal can be realized.




Wellness Resources


Potty Post - This issue: Top 10 Ways to Lead More Effectively with Humor (PDF)

Bulletin Board Foods That Will Increase Your Mood and Energy Level (PDF)


Visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite for additional resources, or check out our online resources.






Joke/Quote of the Month



""People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit." ~ Mac Anderson



Joke: The Truckie


An old man was eating in a truck stop when three bikers walked in.

The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man's pie and then took a seat at the counter. The second walked up to the old man, spit into the old man's milk and then he took a seat at the counter. The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man's plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.

Without a word of protest, the old man quietly left the diner.

Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress, "Humph, not much of a man, was he?"

The waitress replied, "Not much of a truck driver either. He just backed his truck over three motorcycles."


Source: The Jokes Place










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