Healthy Hawks

healthy hawksCampus Wellness Committee

Our committee's purpose is to create a culture of overall wellness of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita campus. Our campus is a participating business in the WorkWell KS initiative. 

Current Focus

Our goal is to engage employees in a campus wide wellness initiative.

Resources

Wellness Room
Visit the newly renovated fitness room, located in the basement of the main building across from IT. It is open to everyone on campus; however you will need your access card to gain entry.

Wellness Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment available for use:

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical
  • Recumbent Bike
  • Weight System
  • Weight Bench
  • Dumbbells
  • Bosu Balance Trainer
  • Yoga Balls
  • Step Platforms
  • Matts
  • TV's with cable, VHS & DVD player
  • Restroom with shower, towels and private changing area

For access to the Wellness Room
Please complete the Wellness Room Consent form and scan/email a signed copy to Safety and Emergency Management at somwemergencysafety@kumc.edu. If you prefer, you may also bring a signed copy to the security office between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday-Friday. Once your access card is updated, the form will be filed with Human Resources.

Ideas to Get Moving

  • Check out these exercises you can do at your desk: Deskercise List
  • Take a break from your desk and go for a brisk walk around the campus. Better yet, grab a co-worker and exercise together. Check out our inside walking map and our outside walking map
  • Having a meeting? Consider a walking meeting - or go wild and hold the meeting in the Wellness Room. Do some light weight lifting with the free weights as you discuss your agenda.
  • Going up? Take the stairs if you can instead of the elevator. Bonus: it helps the environment by saving electricity.
  • Standing desks are rising in popularity on the campus. Several people have made their own and others have been able to purchase an inexpensive one called the Varidesk. Check out this article from the Wichita Eagle about the benefits of using a standing desk.

Health Articles

Click here to see how being stressed affects your eating habits - and how your eating habits contribute to more stress.

Stress causes health problems - which causes more stress. Click here to read the article.

Get Involved!

Got your own idea for the committee?

Contact our chair:
Sasha Randolph
srandolph2@kumc.edu
316-293-3475
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Last modified: Oct 11, 2016
Contact Us

Sasha Randolph
Wellness Committee Chair

316-293-3475
srandolph2@kumc.edu

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