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CUFit is a health and wellness initiative for Clark's faculty and staff. You can find information below to develop and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, and learn about upcoming presentations, classes, activities and tips on well-being.

Workshops, Presentations & Screenings – Spring 2016

Preventing Burnout: A Balanced Life Check-up

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Fuller Conference Room, 4th Floor Goddard Library, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The first step to preventing burnout in your personal and professional life is to identify its signs and symptoms. In this interactive session, you will learn how to detect burnout triggers and discover ways to regain enthusiasm and life balance-including pacing yourself at work and at home and becoming more conscious of your needs and motivators. Getting in touch with your physical and emotional needs will enhance your ability to maintain high performance without costing you your health. Presented by E4 Health.

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Monday, October 3, 2016
Grace Conference Room, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Participants will learn simple tips on how to pack a healthy lunch for work or for school. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Workplace Exercise

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Fuller Conference Room, 4th floor Goddard Library, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn how to do simple exercises throughout the day to keep your neck and back healthy. This interactive one-hour presentation teaches participants how to incorporate exercise at their desk or at the workplace. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Balancing Work and Personal Life

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Most of us take on an unreasonable number of work tasks and social obligations that leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted and spread thin, rather than fulfilled. To create a more healthy and realistic worklife balance, we must honestly examine both our personal and professional values, goals and interests. This workshop will prompt you to think about your priorities and, through guided activities, help you gain a clearer picture of how you would optimally allocate your time. You will also learn techniques such as asserting boundaries, time management and delegating responsibility, that contribute to a much saner, well-balanced lifestyle. Presented by E4Health

Holistic Health Fair

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Tilton Hall, 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Holistic Health Fair will feature practitioners of massage, yoga,acupuncture, meditation, Tai Chi, floatation therapy, essential oils, psychic medium, hypnosis, Reiki, nutrition, organic, sampling, Kung Fu, and relaxation. There will be products available from SwissJust, Pure Haven Essentials and Alternatives for Health Apothecary. This event is open to faculty, staff and students.

  • There will be a 30 minute lunch sessions on yoga, hypnosis, stress management meditation and Psychic Ability and How It Is used Today
  • 10 minute chair massages from Bancroft School of Massage — advanced sign-up required*
  • Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations by Sifu Gary Lachapelle

Detailed listing of vendors.
Let us know what sessions you are interested in or sign-up for a chair massage.

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Parenting your Teen: Managing Conflict-Problem Solving

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Conflict between parents and teenagers is a fact of life. In this workshop, parents explore ways to help their teens resolve conflicts and establish guidelines for acceptable behavior. The goal is for teens to become mature young adults, capable of making good decisions independently to manage their lives in appropriate, autonomous ways. Sponsored by our EAP, E4 Health.

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Monthly Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

American Heart Month


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Alcohol Awareness Month


National Physical Fitness and Sports
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Mental Health Month

National Safety Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


American Diabetes Month


World AIDS Day

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Mind & Body Activities and Resources

Faculty/Staff Yoga

When: Wednesdays starting November 9, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
Cost: $5.00/class
Details: This Vinyasa style yoga class will be taught by Rose Koerner. The class will be accessible for yoga students of all levels, whether you are a beginner or experienced. In each class we will be connecting our breathing to our movement as we transition through yoga poses. One goal of this style of yoga is to build strength and flexibility while moving your body. Please come try it out for yourself! Mats are available if you need them.
Contact: Sharon Griffin Edson if you are interested in participating.

Cycling Clarkies

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10 a.m.
Where: Meet in Maywood Parking lot
Cost: $0
Details: Jess Howland, of Undergraduate Admissions, has offered to lead a group ride! The route is 18 miles, casual pace, no drop. This is self-supported, please plan to bring water, spare tubes, etc. Helmets required. Optional stop at Acoustic Java for a post-ride coffee/snack. Route details.
Contact: Jess Howland if you are interested in participating.

Staff Zumba

When: Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. begining 9/13/16.
Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room - The Kneller.
Cost: $5 per class, payable at the beginning of each class, or, purchase one of two punch cards: $25 for 5 classes with a 6th class free, and $50 for 10 classes with an 11th class free. Cash or check payable to Kelly Rourke accepted.
Contact: Kim Fisher if you are interested in participating. Please indicate if you plan to participate weekly or if you are just interested in dropping in once in a while. You do not need to commit to every week, but we do need a core group of regular participants in order for the class to run.

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If you are runner, or would like to become a runner, visit the Cool Running website to learn more

Find running maps and map your route at Map my Run

No time to go to the gym? Visit Fitness Blenders website and fit in your exercise when it is convenient

Exercise Library/Descriptions, Exercise programs, nutrition, calculators and more:ExRx

Visit Men's Fitness or Women's Health for excercise, health and nutrition advice, fitness tips, and information on excercise programs

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Health and Safety

To learn more about Seasonal Tips and Tricks, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to get information on Fall Safety, Winter, Spring, and Summer Safety Tips along with many more.+

National Institutes of Health: Ergonomics at Work

For a collection of online heatlh and fitness tips to help achieve a higher level of health the A to Z Wellness website is designed to provide resources that may assist your success in becoming healthier.

Visit WebMD to find information on health topics, drugs & supplements, living healthy, and more.

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a number of links to variety of health topics and activities

Additional Resources on Lyme Disease

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Health and Wellness Advisory Group Members

Lisa Coakley, Executive Assistant, Mosakowski Institute
Andrew Dzaugis, Science Librarian
Trish Cronin, Director of Athletics
Sharon Griffin Edson, Help Desk Coordinator
Megan Kersting, Director Counseling Services
Nadja Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students
Susan Leo-Johnson, Assistant Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Christopher Markman, Academic Technology Specialist
Amanda Popp, Assoc. Dir. Graduate Admissions Operations, Graduate School Office
Philip Robakiewicz, Associate Dean for Student Academic Success
Deanna Scarmangos, Program Manager, GSOM
Donald Spratt, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gregory While, Head Athletic Trainer

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