Welcome to Healthy You, a wellness in the workplace program for K-State Research and Extension (KSRE).
Our Vision: A culture of health will exist for K-State Research and Extension employees to model healthy behaviors as they conduct their professional responsibilities.
The KSRE workplace wellness leadership team developed a road map for Healthy You based on data provided by employees through personal health assessments, a survey of needs and interests and a workplace audit. During this process, four content areas were identified:
- Physical Activity
- Healthy Eating
- Self Care to Address Health Risks
- Work-Life Effectiveness
The leadership team is following the Well Workplace Model developed by WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America).
This website will be updated with timely information and Healthy You activities will be announced here and in the Tuesday Letter.
HealthyYou is now on Facebook!
Research has shown that when we track habits, such as physical activity and foods we eat, we are more likely to stay on target. We become more mindful of our behavior and it can be very motivating.
The key is to learn what works best for you. It could be as simple as making notes on a calendar or keeping a log. Mobile apps offer more sophisticated tracking ability, and they can also provide feedback.
There are currently about 40,000 mobile health apps for tablets and smartphones. Many areas of health are covered including
- sleep, and
- blood pressure.
This information on "free downloads to upgrade your health" can help get you started.