February Edition




Happy Signing Day!

Kudos to those among us who participated in the ING Marathon and Half Marathon this past weekend, and welcome all to another edition of Wellness Central. Get ready for a great line up of programs as usual. Pay particular attention to the new-to-this-campus Clothesline Project on February 22.

Be well...and good luck with Sportsfest.

How to Party Your Way to Better Health





Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Heartsaver CPR with AED: February 16

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: February 13

Heartsaver First Aid: February 24


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

February 21 - Comfort Foods

February 29 - Louisiana and Cajun Cuisine


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

February 3


Massage Therapy $40 U-PON (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. For the month of February only, enjoy a U-PON for a $40 full-hur massage - massages must be purchased and used within the month of February in order to take advantage of the U-PON.


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

RunItOff is about to begin again! RIO has been newly renamed as FitCampus, but the prizes are just as good as before. Remember to sign up and then log in your exercise for a chance to win big.






Wellness Programs Around Campus



The Clothesline Project - February 22, 7:30pm in Flamingo Ballroom A



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 - The Psychology of a "Good Hair Day" (PDF)

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes


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






Joke/Quote of the Month



In honor of Valentine's Day: "To be loved, be loveable." ~ Ovid 



Joke: Kiss and Slap

 A young Technician and his General Manager board a train headed through the mountains on its way to Wichita. They can find no place to sit except for two seats right across the aisle from a young woman and her grandmother.

After a while, it is obvious that the young woman and the young tech are interested in each other, because they are giving each other looks.

Soon the train passes into a tunnel and it is pitch black. There is a sound of a kiss followed by the sound of a slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the four sit there without saying a word.

The grandmother is thinking to herself, "It was very brash for that young man to kiss my granddaughter, but I'm glad she slapped him."

The General manager is setting there thinking, "I didn't know the young tech was brave enough to kiss the girl, but I sure wish she hadn't missed him when she slapped and hit me!"

The young woman was sitting and thinking, "I'm glad the guy kissed me, but I wish my grandmother had not slapped him!"

The young tech sat there with a satisfied smile on his face. He thought to himself, "Life is good. How often does a guy have the chance to kiss a beautiful girl and slap his General manager all at the same time!"










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