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Health & Wellness

For Off-Campus Employees

UK has at least one employee in all 120 Kentucky counties so we know how important it is for our wellness programming to extend beyond Lexington and the Fayette county line. At any time there may be up to 25% of employees working off campus. For these reasons, many of our UK Wellness resources offered exclusively to faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses and sponsored dependents can be found online. Additionally, the Wellness team hosts some events off campus when possible.

Online / Phone

Healthtrac Rewards

An online tool that lets you track your healthy habits, set goals, and enjoy your successes -- and earn up to $180 per fiscal year for participating! 

  • Online Health Assessment
    This questionnaire is your gateway into all of the components offered by Healthtrac Rewards -- cash and the following wellness support tools:
    • BeHIP 
      You do not have to be a Healthtrac Rewards member in order to use BeHIP. It is a phone-based health coaching program that provides you with highly personalized, one-on-one phone coaching to help guide long-lasting behavior change.
    • Online Healthy Living Programs
      You'll need to take your online health assessment first before you are able to begin Online Healthy Living. This six-week online program will guide you toward improving your health habits one step at a time. You'll be able to set personalized goals, track your progress and celebrate your successes!
    • Health Activity Tracker
      You'll need to take your online health assessment first before you are able to begin using the Health Activity Tracker. This is your one-stop shop to keep track of your biometrics, daily wellness activites, partipication in UK Wellness events, physical activity and self care.

Nutrition

  • Nutrition Consults
    Free, private consultations with a UK Wellness registered dietitian to assist you with diet and nutrition goals. Consults can happen over the phone, email, Skype or Lync based on your preference.
  • Weight Loss Matters
    Our online class taught by a registered dietitian from our UK Wellness team meets every Wednesday. Classes are held in 10 week sessions but you can join every 5 weeks. The initial one-time fee is $50 and you can take the class as many times as you'd like.
  • BeHIP: Weight Management Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to healthy, sustainable weight loss. Your Health Coach will address proper nutrition, physical activity, establishing support systems, and identifying current nutrition behaviors to change, such as portion sizes.
  • BeHIP: Nutrition Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to lifelong healthy nutrition. Your Health Coach will address proper nutrition, establishing support systems, and identifying current nutrition behaviors to change, such as portion sizes. 
  • Lunch & Learn Nutrition Presentations:
  • Health Smart Nutrition Presentations:

Exercise

  • Exercise Consults
    A UK Health & Wellness Health Fitness Specialist is available for private consultations to assist you with your exercise and fitness goals. Consults can happen over the phone, email, Skype or Lync based on your preference.
  • Exercise Videos
    Use our free exercise videos to work out on-demand. Choose from yoga, cardio and fitness bootcamp options.
  • Training & Fitness Guides
    These fitness guides have been developed exclusively for the UK community by our expert fitness specialists. Many are "walk away workouts" meaning you could print them and get started - no need for much equipment.
  • BeHIP: Physical Activity Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to a realistic plan for physical activity. Your Health Coach will address establishing a support system for consistent physical activity, multiple options and methods for physical activity appropriate to each individual and identifying areas to change within your current physical activity routine.
  • BeHIP: Back Care Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to better back care. Your Health Coach will address proper back care, establishing support systems, and identifying areas to change with current back care behaviors, such as proper lifting techniques.
  • Lunch & Learn Exercise Presentations:
  • Health Smart Exercise Presentations:
    • "Fitting in Physical Fitness" presented by Carrie Davidson, ACSM HFS: PowerPoint PresentationBrief video.
    • "Train Hard, Recover Harder - How Proper Recovery Improves Exercise Performance,"presented by Trent Salo, CSCS, ACSM-HFS, FMS, Personal Trainer. View PowerPoint (pdf).Video.

Tobacco Cessation

  • Tobacco Cessation Coaching
    Tobacco Cessation Coaching to help YOU successfully quit tobacco. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available to eligible participants enrolled in this program and will be mailed to you, also free of charge.

Stress

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

  • BeHIP: Cholesterol Management Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to better cholesterol management. Your Health Coach will address compliance with healthy behaviors targeted to help you control your cholesterol.
  • BeHIP: Blood Pressure Coaching
    Your Personal Health Coach will help you, over the phone, develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable) goals that will put you on the path to better blood pressure management. Your Health Coach will address proper nutrition, physical activity, establishing support systems, and identifying current lifestyle behaviors to change.

Wellness Presentations

  • Lunch & Learn
    Join us online through Adobe Connect for free informative sessions on back-to-basics topics such as fitness, nutrition, and stress management. Watch live or on-demand from our past presentations lists. New series each Spring and Fall.
  • Health Smart
    Make more informed choices about your health and your family's health by joining us online through Adobe Connect for free monthly conversations with experts in their fields. Become Health Smart and earn a free book mailed to you!
  • Wellness Conference
    A free annual day of health, education and fun held in May at an off-campus location. Videos, PowerPoints and handouts from past presentations are available online.
  • Wellness Comes to YOU
    Invite UK Health & Wellness experts to present virtually through Adobe Connect at your next departmental meeting, brown bag lunch, or retreat.

More Recommended Resources

Off-Campus Events

Nutrition

  • Grocery Store Tours 
    These tours will empower you to navigate the aisles of a grocery store with your personal agenda in mind. Schedule a free grocery store tour at one of four possible locations with our registered dietitians for groups of 3 to 6.

Exercise

  • Heart Sole & Glove 5K Run/Walk
    An annual 5K run/walk held in February and open to the community. Registration fee is $20 (pre-registration) and $25 race day.
  • Recess @ Work
    It’s simple – just gather your coworkers and take a quick walk, climb the stairs, do some easy stretches, or make up your own routine. We'd be glad to show anyone some sample routines. Invite Wellness to your next meeting to learn more about implementing Recess @ Work.

Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Health Screening

  • Free health screenings such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and body fat percentage held at various locations throughout the Spring and Fall. Next off campus WOW:
    • December 12, 2013 | 245 Fountain Court | Psychiatry

Presentations

  • Wellness Conference
    A free annual day of health, education and fun held in May at an off-campus location.
  • Wellness Comes to YOU
    Invite UK Health & Wellness experts to present virtually through Adobe Connect at your next departmental meeting, brown bag lunch, or retreat.