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Brandeis On The Move
Brandeis On The Move, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources as part of the university's Wellness Program is a team-fitness challenge designed to encourage exercise, health and fitness at Brandeis University. Each team is composed of five employees.
Give your team a catchy name, select a captain (someone who will motivate the team to exercise and submit logs on time) and then e-mail your team roster to the Benefits department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Resources will provide the necessary forms to enroll in the program. If you need assistance finding a team, Human Resources will attempt to match you with other employees who are looking to participate.
Brandeis On The Move will start March 3, 2014 and run till April 27, 2014. At the end of each week, all participants should record the minutes they spent on their activities; team captains will forward the totals to the Benefits department at email@example.com.
Submitting Your Team's Weekly Log
Each Monday, team captains should submit their team’s information by completing the Brandeis on the Move Weekly Log. Team points will be posted on the Web site.
Brandeis On The Move Reception
All participants are invited to attend the Brandeis On The Move Reception and Awards Ceremony to celebrate their achievements. The time and location of the reception will be announced. Prizes will be awarded during the competition.
All exercise can be counted towards this program.
|Level 1 Exercises|
|Archery||Fishing||Shuffleboard, lawn bowling|
|Bicycling, very light effort||Football or baseball, playing catch||Snowmobiling|
|Billiards||Frisbee||Surfing, body or board|
|Bowling||Golf, miniature or driving range||Volleyball, noncompetitive|
|Canoeing, rowing, light effort||Golf, using power cart||Walking, 2.0 mph, slow pace|
|Croquet||Horseback riding, walking||Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog|
|Dancing, ballroom, slow||Mowing lawn, riding mower||Walking, carrying infant or 15-lb load|
|Darts, wall or lawn||Pushing or pulling stroller with child||Water volleyball|
|Diving, springboard or platform||Sailing, boat/board, windsurfing||Weight lifting, light or moderate effort|
|Weight lifting, light or moderate effort||50||2.5|
|Level 2 Exercises|
|Aerobics||Health club exercise, general||Skiing, cross-country, slow or light effort|
|Backpacking||Hiking, cross country||Skiing, downhill|
|Badminton||Horseback riding, general||Skiing, snow, general|
|Basketball, nongame||Horseback riding, trotting||Skiing, water|
|Basketball, officiating||Hunting, general||Skin diving, scuba diving, general|
|Bicycling, <10mph, leisure||Jogging, general||Sledding, tobogganing, bobsledding, luge|
|Bicycling, 10-11.9mph, light effort||Kayaking||Snorkeling|
|Bicycling, stationary, moderate effort||Kickball||Soccer, casual, general|
|Boxing, punching bag||Moto-cross||Softball or baseball, fast or slow pitch|
|Broomball||Moving furniture, household||Stair-treadmill ergometer, general|
|Calisthenics, light/moderate effort||Moving household items, carrying boxes||Stretching, hatha yoga|
|Canoeing, on camping trip||Mowing lawn, general||Sweeping garage, sidewalk|
|Canoeing, rowing, moderate effort||Paddleboat||Swimming, leisurely, general|
|Coaching: football, soccer, basketball, etc.||Painting, papering, plastering, scraping||Swimming, treading water, moderate effort|
|Construction, outside, remodeling||Race walking||Tai chi|
|Cricket (batting, bowling)||Racquetball, casual, general||Tennis, general|
|Dancing, aerobic, ballet or modern, twist||Rowing, stationary, moderate effort||Volleyball, competitive, in gymnasium|
|Dancing, ballroom, fast||Sailing, in competition||Walk/run-playing with child(ren)-moderate|
|Dancing, general||Shoveling snow, by hand||Walk/run-playing with child(ren)-vigorous|
|Fencing||Skateboarding||Walking, 3.5 mph, uphill|
|Gardening, general||Skating, ice, general||Walking, 4.0 mph, very brisk pace|
|Golf, carrying clubs||Skating, roller||Water aerobics, water calisthenics|
|Gymnastics, general||Ski jumping (climb up carrying skis)||Weight lifting (toning)|
|Hacky sack||Ski-mobiling, water||Whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing|
Level 3 Exercises
|Basketball, game||Football, touch, flag, general||Running, cross country|
|Bicycling, >20mph, racing||Handball, general||Running, on a track, team practice|
|Bicycling, 12-13.9mph, moderate effort||Hockey, field||Running, stairs, up|
|Bicycling, 14-15.9mph, vigorous effort||Hockey, ice||Skating, ice, speed, competitive|
|Bicycling, 16-19mph, very fast, racing||Horse racing, galloping||Ski machine, general|
|Bicycling, BMX or mountain||Jai alai||Skiing, cross-country, moderate effort|
|Bicycling, stationary, very vigorous effort||Judo, karate, kick boxing, tae kwan do||Skiing, cross-country, uphill, maximum effort|
|Bicycling, stationary, vigorous effort||Lacrosse||Skiing, downhill, vigorous effort, racing|
|Bootcamp||Moving household items, boxes, upstairs||Snow shoeing|
|Boxing, in ring, general||Polo||snow shoveling by hand|
|Boxing, sparring||Racquetball, competitive||Squash or soccer|
|Calisthenics (pushups, sit-ups), vigorous effort||Rock climbing, ascending rock||Swimming|
|Canoeing, rowing, >6 mph, vigorous effort||Rock climbing||Tennis, singles|
|Canoeing, rowing||Rapelling||Volleyball, beach|
|Carrying heavy loads, such as bricks||Rope Jumping||Walking, upstairs|
|Circuit training, general||Rowing||Water polo|
|Crewing||Rugby||Weight lifting, body building (intense )|
|Skiing, downhill, vigorous effort, racing||20||3|
Weight Watcher at Work
Weight Watcher at Work
Due to Employee Interest Weight Watchers is returning to campus again for another program. Weight Watchers is offering its new weight loss and weight management program on campus to all staff, faculty and postdocs. Weight Watchers can be a key part of being healthy in 2014. Weight Watchers has a 4 way approach to losing weight and keeping it off: Eating Smarter – Moving More – Changing Habits – Group Support. Weight Watchers is a holistic approach to surround members with tools, support, motivation, and guidance in an effort to maximize engagement in the weight-loss process. For more information, please attend the kick-off meeting.
Thursday, January 23rd
Hassenfeld Conference Center- Geller Room at 11:30-12:15 pm
Weight Watchers does require a minimum number of employees to attend regular meetings. The program will be a 12-Week Series* with 14 weeks of free e-Tools** is $156.00 per person (this breaks down to $13.00 per week). Minimum requirement is 15 participants. To qualify for the 14wks of free e-Tools, members must join at the beginning of the meeting series. Weight Watchers does allow 3 upfront payments by check of $52 each that would be deposited one month apart (on weeks 1, 5 & 10) or a lump sum payment by cash, check or credit card.
**E-Tools is our internet weight loss companion that provides online tips and resources to help keep members on track between meetings.
Effective January 1, 2014
Weight Management Reimbursement: Employees enrolled in one of the three Brandeis group Tufts Health Plans may be reimbursed up to $150 per calendar year for weight management program fees. Qualifying weight management programs include traditional Weight Watchers meetings; Weight Watchers at Work programs, and hospital-based weight loss programs. Online and at-home programs do not qualify for the reimbursement benefit. You can find more information and download the reimbursement application form via the Human Resources website at www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/benefits/wellness.
Weight Watchers at Work
As part of the University's Wellness Program, Brandeis offers Weight Watchers on campus for all staff and faculty members. The weight-loss and weight-management program is designed to help individuals achieve their goals in a supportive, inspirational and confidential environment.
Following an initial confidential individual weigh-in, meetings cover a variety of topics, including:
- Clarification of aspects of the program
Explanation of concepts and techniques
Help in developing self-management and exercise habits
Tips for everyday eating habits
|Thursday, January 30||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, February 6||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Heller, Room 163|
|Thursday, February 13||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, February 20||11:30 am- 12:15 pm||Heller, Room 163|
|Thursday, February 27||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, March 6||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, March 13||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, March 20||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, March 27||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Heller, Room 163|
|Thursday, April 3||11:30 am- 12:15 pm||Heller Room G53|
|Thursday, April 10||11:30 am- 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, April 17||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
|Thursday, April 24||11:30 am - 12:15 pm||Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center|
Any questions should be directed to Tim Carey, Benefits Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6-4461.
Fall Into Fitness
Fall Into Fitness
FALL INTO FITNESS
Open to all Faculty, Staff and Post-doc's
As part of HEALTHY YOU Wellness Program, the office of Human Resources is pleased to introduce the Fall into Fitness Program. Fall into Fitness is an individual fitness challenge designed to encourage health, and fitness at Brandeis University.
What is Fall into Fitness?
The program will focus on three different exercises: swimming, cycling, and running and/or walking. During the course of the program participants are invited to attend peer support meetings and workshops. The meetings will be held on Mondays from 12:00 p.m -1:00 p.m. (excluding 10/28 and 11/4).
Sample workshops include:
- Do Yoga at your desk (taught by Brandeis Staff)
- Design a Workout including how to use equipment (taught by Brandeis Staff)
- Stretching, Warm up, and Run (taught by Brandeis Staff)
- Footwear technology and individual Bio mechanics (taught by Marathon Sports)
Each participant is encouraged to track activity on their “fitness days” to view their progress. Participants who attend a weekly support meeting or a workshop will receive a raffle ticket. At the conclusion of the program there will be a raffle and prizes will be awarded.
The kick-off meeting is October 1, 2013 in Usdan, International Lounge at 12:00 p.m.
To participate you must register at https://brandeis.wufoo.com/forms/fall-into-fitness-registration/.
In addition we are pleased to announce Tufts Health Plan has provided The Office of Human Resources with 10 complimentary registrations to the Tufts 10k for Women. (The race is open to women and men) The 10 registrations will be raffled, to interested Fall into Fitness participants, October 4th. The race will be held October 14, 2013. All participants who sign up for Fall into Fitness are eligible for the drawing. For more information about the race please visit http://www.tuftshealthplan.com/tufts10k/
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Fall Into Fitness Kick-off
Usdan, International Lounge
Monday, October 7, 2013
Stretching, Warm up and Run
Hassenfeld, Levine Ross
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sharing and Support Only - Optional group walk
Hassenfeld, Levine Ross
Monday, October 21, 2013
Yoga at Your Desk Presentation
Hassenfeld, Levine Ross
Monday, October 28, 2013
Health Starts Here and Healthy Food Samples
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313
Monday, November 4, 2013
No formal meeting
Monday, November 11, 2013
Design Your Own Workout Presentation
Hassenfeld, Levine Ross
Monday, November 18, 2013
Footwear Biomechanics (Presented by Marathon Sports)
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wrap up and Raffle Prizes
For information regarding the Fall Into Fitness program contact Tim Carey, Benefits Analyst, email@example.com or 781-736-446
Brandeis On the Move Kickoff
Open to all faculty, staff, and postdocs. There are 3 tiers of exercises; Earn points for your weekly activity. Team points will be totaled and posted to the Website during the eight week competition. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and there will be prizes awarded during the competition.
2013 Health Fair
Do you “Know Your Numbers” – your basic health “numbers” such as your blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, glucose (blood sugar) and Body Mass Index (BMI)? Take time to take care of you. Stop by the Health Fair and learn how to get and stay healthy. Tufts Health Plan will provide a free screening of these health “numbers” for all faculty, staff and postdocs (you do not need to be enrolled in our health plan to participate). In attendance will be representatives from:
- Tufts Health Plan - Questions about health coverage or any discount programs available as a Tufts Health Plan member
- Delta Dental Plan - Oral Health
- The Wellness Corporation, Brandeis’ Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
- Weight Watchers at Work
- Brandeis Athletics - Group fitness classes that are open to the entire Brandeis community located at the Shapiro Athletic Center. Enter a drawing to win a prize (To be eligible to enter, you must participate in the health screenings.)
Medical Self Care Seminar
Are you resolving to be more proactive with your health? Learn to put your health in your hands. The risk for many of the chronic diseases that afflict Americans such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer can be reduced or prevented. It begins with choosing a primary care physician that you trust and who will spend the time to explain your test results. The two components of prevention is having age and risk appropriate medical tests done and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Learn how to best utilize the medical system, what tests you should be getting, and the key ingredients of living a healthy lifestyle. This will include nutrition, exercise, stress management, and weight control.
Healthy Food Demonstration
Healthy eating is an essential element for maintaining good health and preventing some of the chronic diseases of our time, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity. Attend this one hour workshop to obtain professional assistance in learning how to cook low fat, low calorie, low sodium meals. The cooking demonstration features a healthy and easy recipe that the participants can sample. Copies of the recipe will be made available. One of the most valuable aspects of a healthy food demo is the opportunity to ask the nutrition expert questions.
Preventing a Back Injury
Back Injuries result from damage, wear, or trauma to the bones, muscles, or other tissues of the back. Common back injuries include sprains and strains, herniated disks, and fractured vertebrae. The lumbar is often the site of back pain. The area is susceptible because of its flexibility and the amount of body weight it regularly bears.It is estimated that low-back pain may affect as much as 50 to 70 percent of the general population in the United States. Attendees at this workshop will learn the anatomy of the back, exercises, and prevention tips.
Second Chance "Know Your Numbers"
Did you miss us the first time we were here? Tufts Health Plan will return to provide the same screenings as those done on March 14, 2013. Do you “Know Your Numbers” – your basic health “numbers” such as your blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, glucose (blood sugar) and Body Mass Index (BMI)? Take time to take care of you.
Women's Health Issues
This seminar is designed to address the specific health issues that concern women.
Brandeis On the Move Wrap up
All participants are invited to attend the Brandeis On The Move 2013 Reception and Awards Ceremony, Thursday May 9, 2013, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, to celebrate their achievements. Prizes will be awarded to participants and teams and all participants will be recognized for their achievements.
Ford Athletic and Recreation Complex
Brandeis takes pride in providing outstanding facilities for the everyday athlete. The centerpiece of Brandeis athletics is the Joseph P. and Clara Ford Athletic and Recreation Complex, one of the largest and best-equipped indoor athletic facilities in the Northeast. It includes the Gosman Center, which houses:
A 70,000-square-foot fieldhouse
A 200-meter, six-lane indoor track
Three indoor tennis courts
Nine squash courts (two international)
A state-of-the art fencing room
Fitness rooms with free weights, Nautilus equipment, life cycles and stair machines
Dance and aerobics rooms
Areas to Walk or Run at Brandeis
Outdoor Track: Four times around equals one mile
Indoor Track: Eight times around equals one mile
Loop Road: One time around equals 1.1 miles
The Shapiro Gymnasium includes practice, training and workout facilities. See the current facility schedule