October Edition




October means many things...breast cancer awareness, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Halloween,...but for thie very first time it also means that it's time for a Herbert Hoedown!! Don't forget that on October 21, we'll be having a mega PAR-TAY at the Herbert Wellness Center. Think BBQ, mechanical bull, DJ, Sebastian, giveaways,...it's going to be a really hootenanny! So, don your very best western wear to see if you can win the best dressed contest, grab some guys and gals, and dosey doe on over. The party starts at 9:00pm - be there or risk wondering whether you've just missed the best time of your life!

Be well.







Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Heartsaver CPR with AED: Ocotber 13, 18

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: October 4


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

October 11 - Baking Therapy

Ocotber 18 - Southern and Soul

Ocotber 26 - Argentine Cuisine


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

October 3


Herbert Hoedown

October 21, 9:00pm-11:00pm in Centre Court



Massage Therapy (Click here for Details)

Full-hour and half-hour appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Chair massage is available for events, student organizations, and UM departments.


Run It Off: Fitness Incentive Program (Click here for Details)

Get fit and win big with this new incentive program starting on September 19th! All you have to do is create an account and log in your activity...then watch the prizes roll in! Watch some videos about RunItOff to learn more: RunitOff! | hardcore workout |Scared Roommate Workout | Keep It Running | Get Motivated!






Wellness Programs Around Campus


Not sure where the new designated smoking areas are on campus? FREE postcards with maps are available at the Herbert Wellness Center.

Drop by to pick some up or email us to request postcards via on-campus mail.





Jogger Safety on Campus

Jogging around campus is excellent exercise, but your safety comes first. If you plan to go jogging around campus, check out these jogger safety tips first. Click on the image to enlarge. Request a poster at the Wellness Suite.



Canes Care for Canes: Anonymous Online Referrals

(Click here for Details)

Ever feel concerned about a fellow student, but didn’t know who to tell or what to do? Well, the Canes Care for Canes initiative is all about looking out for your fellow ‘Cane and now offers an anonymous, online referral form that can be used to report a concern. If you are concerned about someone’s safety, well-being, or the safety and well-being of others, but are hesitant about approaching someone about the situation, please use this form to share your experiences with individuals who can help. Visit the Canes Care for Canes website to learn more or make a referral.






Wellness Resources


Potty Post - Top 10 Psychology Studies in Recent History: Part I (PDF)

ChooseMyPlate - If you haven't already heard, the Food Pyramid is no more. It died a silent death this summer and was replaced by ChooseMyPlate, and program that was designed to make healthy eating more straightforward and easy to apply in daily living. Check out the ChooseMyPlate webpage for a whole host of resources on healthy eating. You can get tips, sample menus, and even calcuate your own personal calorie needs.



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






Joke/Quote of the Month



"It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls." ~ Bruce Barton


Joke: The Restaurant

There were three men living together in London, who were all starving because they didn't have money to buy food. However, upon coming close to a posh restaurant they came up with a plan.

The first man entered alone. After being seated he ordered a three-course meal. When he had finished the meal the waiter came by with the cheque. "But I paid you" the man shouted.

The waiter was very confused as he could not remember being paid, but as he did not want to cause any trouble...he let the man leave.

Five minutes later the second man walked into the restaurant and ordered a five-course meal. When he was finished eating, the waiter came by to collect the money for food. "But I paid you" the second man shouted.

This time the manager came and had to calm down the man down, and as he did not want anything to upset the other customers, he let the second man go.

Ten minutes later the third man walked in, sat down, and ordered the most expensive meal on the menu. After he had finished, the waiter came to collect the money for the meal and before asking for it, the waiter said, "Sir... I have been having a sort of problem all day and I can't understand it. Other people like you came in earlier and ate and they said that they paid me but I don't remember getting any money from them, so........

Before he could finish, the third man chimed in loudly, "That sounds like your problem, not mine. Just give me my change!"










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