Wellness & Ergonomics
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NRAO-NM Wellness Program

Wellness Program Committee Members

Marie Glendenning (Chair)
Barry Clark
Lynette Napier
Martin Pokorny
Rob Selina

Astrophytness Program

  1. Purpose
    To offer free, healthy Wellness activities to the NM NRAO staff and their dependents
    locally to build commitment to and increase participation in a healthy lifestyle.

  2. Wellness Assessment
    1. Health fair every two years
    2. Online health assessment: register at MyCigna.com

  3. Fitness
    1. Free fitness classes:
      • - Yoga classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon in the SOC Auditorium
        - Fitness classes, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Tech pool
    2. VLA exercise equipment
    3. Scales at the AOC and the VLA
    4. Tech facilities
    5. Exercise handouts

  4. Diabetes Prevention Program 2011-2013 (DPP)
    1. Based on the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
    2. Funded by the NM Department of Health and the NRAO
    3. "This could be you..." poster and weight loss graph
    4. DPP presentation given on 12/14/2012
    5. DPP screening test
    6. DPP handouts and forms

  5. Cycling
    1. Road safety classes
    2. Organized bike rides
      • - The NRAO-Astrophytness sponsored Dr. Hein Hvatum Memorial VLA Bicycle Challenge is being held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The riders will brave at least part of the rises and falls of this 100+ mile distance. Come out to cheer them on and/or lend a volunteering hand!

  6. Ergonomics
    1. Ergonomics presentation given on March 13, 2012
    2. Arranging your workstation
    3. Ergonomic posture at a computer
    4. Ergonomic workout
    5. Ergonomics presentation given on March 18, 2014

  7. Cigna resources
    1. Employee Assistance Program (EAP): contact HR for password
    2. These CIGNA resources use a MyCigna.com registration/login

Content created by Marie Glendenning; Modified on Friday, 23-Sep-2016 16:51:21 EDT by Marie Glendenning