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YourLife News / April 2019

Did You Know?...Preventative Services are Covered at No Cost to You

Preventative screenings can help identify illness and medical problems early and improve the health of you and your family. Blue Cross and Blue Shield covers screenings and services with no out-of-pocket costs like copays or coinsurance as long as you visit a doctor in your plan's network, even if you haven't met your deductible. Examples of covered preventative care services include: general wellness exams each year, recommended vaccines, and screenings for things like diabetes, cancer or depression. View the full list of covered services.

YourLife Fitness Classes: Spring Schedule

Each quarter YourLife and Northwestern Recreation co-sponsor free exercise classes on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. These on-site group exercise classes support Northwestern's ongoing objective of promoting faculty and staff health and well-being. Join us for a class this spring!

YourLife Nutrition Consultations - Now Available Online!

YourLife Nutrition Consultations are free for University faculty and staff. Vicki Shanta Retelny, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), will assist you with setting realistic nutrition goals and provide motivational tips during these 30 minute one-on-one consultations. Vicki can also assist with diet-related disease management. 

Consultations can be provided in-person or via video conference, using BlueJeans. View scheduling and consultation information.

Local Markets: Kick-off April 4

Northwestern Dining is starting Local Markets again taking place every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the ground floor of Norris beginning April 4 through June 6. Local produce and vendors will be featured, selling everything from peanut brittle to soaps to succulents. The kick-off event on April 4 will provide information about farm workers for Farm Workers Awareness Week with a cooking competition using ingredients produced by fair labor standards between our very own Executive Chefs from Allison and Foster Walker Dining Commons.

Drop-in Meditation

Join YourLife for meditative practices with Elizabeth Tuckwell in Chicago on Tuesdays and with Eric Budzynski on Fridays in Evanston. The benefits of meditation include reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness. All are welcome.

Financial Wellness Webinars

April is National Financial Literacy Month and you can get ready with TIAA's live webinars. Reserve your spot today!