Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

September Well-Being Programs


Sunset Yoga
Join UConn Rec for the 7th Annual Sunset Yoga!

We celebrate the start of another school year with this annual UConn Bucket List event: Horsebarn Hill Sunset Yoga. We hope you enjoy this scenic and relaxing way to finish the first week of classes. Namaste.

  • All skill levels are welcome!
  • Sunset Yoga is completely free!
  • BYO Mat or Towel!

Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Horsebarn Hill
For more information, please view the UConn Rec website


Pilates with UConn Recreation
Pilates is a bodyweight-based class focused on strengthening and aligning your entire body while also promoting flexibility and posture. Classes integrate progressions through each muscle group while keeping in touch with breathing and core stability. Come by for a soothing yet sweaty workout geared at increasing muscular strength and endurance, coordination, flexibility, and stamina.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Presenter: UConn Recreation
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 328 250 37#

SMART Goals: What are they and how can they work in your favor?
When it comes to weight loss, or healthy diet changes, setting realistic and attainable goals will be one of the most important aspects of your success. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Bound which best assist you to make small, meaningful changes one at a time that add up to a healthier lifestyle overall.

Presented by students in the Allied Health Sciences Dietetics Program in collaboration with Human Resources as part of the September Well-Being Programs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: UConn Dietetics Students
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 787 749 114

Gentle Yoga with UConn Recreation
Gentle Yoga is a slow-paced, relaxing practice that will include a variety of postures, breathing, and meditation techniques. This class is a perfect way to reset and refocus, concentrating on physical health and mental well-being.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Presenter: UConn Recreation
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 878 166 112#

Planning Meals and Snacks the My Plate Way!
Learn about USDA's My Plate tool and how it can assist you to plan daily meals and snacks of high quality that are balanced, colorful and highly nutritious!

Presented by students in the Allied Health Sciences Dietetics Program in collaboration with Human Resources as part of the September Well-Being Programs.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: UConn Dietetics Students
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 851 092 737

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression
  • Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling
  • Communication Issues, Legal Questions

Hawley Armory Fitness and Wellness Center

Connecticut Trail Finder

Mansfield Community Center

Mansfield Hiking Trails and Parks

UConn Cycles - Bike Sharing Program

UConn Recreation

On Demand Fitness Classes

UConn Live Virtual Fitness Classes

Live, virtual classes are available to all UConn employees. Click the picture above to view the programs, schedule and to register for a class using your NetID and password.

If you’re unable to attend a live, virtual class, on-demand classes are also available at the following link: https://recreation.uconn.edu/programs/on-demand-classes/

Walking Trails in Connecticut

Well-Being Events Archive

UConn Be Well Newsletter

Student Health Services

UConn Speech & Hearing Clinic

Living Well, Eating Smart

Big Y's Wellness Team provides healthy nutrition and lifestyle information for a better you
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Credible Health Information
Eastern Highlights Health District

A non-profit organization preventing illness and promoting wellness from communities in Eastern Connecticut
American Diabetes Association

CVS Caremark
Medication planning in the event of an emergency

Kidshealth.org
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years

American Lung Association
Get My Plate in Shape

Well-Being Events Archive

Opioid Epidemic
April 1, 2019 - Governor Lamont Announces New Statewide Efforts to Confront Opioid Addiction and Save Lives.

“Our objective is to send a message of hope – that treatment options are available, and Connecticut cares about those suffering, their families, and the communities who are battling this epidemic,” DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon said. “We are working hard every day to ensure individuals have the support and care needed to overcome this deadly disease and to let them know that recovery is possible.”

The CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services LiveLOUD campaign offers support, encourages treatment and education on treatment options, directed to those who are actively using heroin or misusing prescription opioids, their families and communities. learn more...

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For 24/7, free, confidential support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Smoking Cessation Programs and Resources