‘So many great, practical workshops’
Over 500 participants enjoy free health and fitness activities: Live Well @Work in photos
Joeffer Domingo likes the Live Well @Work sessions on being more mindful and patient in our everyday lives. The multimedia specialist in The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning says, â€śLiving across the city, I have a long commute so the tips on mindfulness and wellness are a good reminder when driving to and from work.â€ť
â€śLive Well @Work has so many great, practical workshops,â€ť agrees Laura Orsak-Williams, assistant to the dean, Faculty of Education, and first-time participant of Live Well @Work.
Orsak and Joeffer were two of the over 500 participants who attended Live Well @Work held May 28 to June 1 at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
This yearâ€™s Live Well @Work format was new. Each campus hosted free group fitness classes every day, a wellness fair and a one-day conference. Participants could choose to attend a single session, part of the day or the full day, depending on their schedule and needs of their unit. To make it fun, every session included ballots for prizes, with a grand prize of free Winnipeg Jets tickets.
The one-day conference included three streams â€” body, mind and life â€” with sessions on stress relaxation techniques, nutrition, retirement income planning and cultivating an undivided life in community, to name a few. Most of the speakers came from the U of M community.
Another first-time participant, Tara Sadler, records and information management coordinator, Extended Education, feels itâ€™s important that the conference is something employees can do at work, and is supported by managers.
Sadler, whoâ€™s also a member of Extended Educationâ€™s social committee, views the wellness week as something social committees can promote, encouraging participation in their units.
â€śThese are already organized events, so itâ€™s a great and easy way for our social committees to get people out, learn something new, network with each other and meet someone new on campus.â€ť
For those who attended the 2018 Live Well @Work or did not attend for various reasons, please submit your feedback or suggestions for future events by June 29.