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YourLife News / October 2018

Free Flu Shots for All Faculty and Staff

Flu shots are available at no cost for all faculty and staff.

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Did You Know? ... Northwestern has Preferred Mortgage Loan Vendors?

The University has two preferred bank vendors, First Bank & Trust and First Northern Credit Union. The banks provide various mortgage related benefits to Northwestern faculty and staff. Visit Financial Resources to learn more.

Bring Your Lunch to Work Challenge

Track and bring your lunch to work a minimum of once a week this month to be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Trader Joe's gift card. Bringing your lunch can help you to save money and eat healthier. If you'd like to join the challenge, contact Evelyn Cordero, YourLife Wellness Coordinator, to receive challenge tips and reminders.  

Track your lunches

YourLife Fitness Classes: Fall 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 fall!

YourLife Walking Group is Back for Fall!

Join YourLife Wellness Champions for a weekly 30-minute walk this fall. The groups will meet each Tuesday, October 9 through November 27. This no-commitment, no-judgement group is open to all faculty and staff.

Participant information:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a filled water bottle.
  • Group leaders will be wearing a gray YourLife or purple Northwestern t-shirt.
  • Participants who attend five or more of the walks will receive a non-conference Northwestern basketball ticket!
  • Please note:  The group will not meet in inclement weather. 

Wellness Programs

Mindfulness Meditation

Join YourLife for meditative practices on Tuesdays with Elizabeth Tuckwell in Chicago and on Fridays with Eric Budzynski in Evanston. The benefits of meditation include reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome.

  • Chicago: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., Abbott Hall Women's Center Suite 1400
  • Evanston: Fridays, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., Parkes Hall, Room 204

Nutrition Consultations

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with Vicki Shanta Retelny, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), to discuss strategies for eating a balanced diet, planning meals and grocery shopping. Vicki will assist you with setting realistic nutrition goals and provide motivational tips.

These 25-minute consultations are FREE for Northwestern faculty and staff. Read additional information about scheduling a consultation.