Wellness

Employee Wellness engages individuals in preventative health care practices in the workplace. The wellness team offers activities, programs and resources to keep our community healthy and engaged at ASU.

How to stay healthy while working at home
Transitioning from working in an office to your home during these unprecedented times related to COVID-19 can be a challenge. Our team has provided ways to help you maintain your well-being with online workouts, virtual self-care sessions and wellness-schedule tips. Learn about upcoming sessions on Career EDGE. 

Online exercise classes
Stay fit and healthy indoors with Live Well Workouts. Recorded sessions include yoga, HIIT, strength training and other exercises. 

Self-care sessions
View our recorded video sessions about self-care and resiliency to help you stay well indoors.  HIP points are available up to noon on Dec. 28, 2020, for these sessions. Email Madison Patrick with your 99 ID number and the name of the class to receive points. Learn more about our Health Impact Program that involves well-being activities and cash incentives.

Wellness schedule
Maintain self-care and well-being by establishing a wellness schedule while working at home. These tips can help you stay on track and keep up healthful habits.

  1. Maintain a daily hygiene routine: shower, brush teeth, get dressed for the day.

  2. Set up a comfortable workspace.

  3. Eat balanced snacks and meals.

  4. Drink plenty of water.

  5. Stand up and stretch at least once an hour.

  6. Get outside at least 30 minutes a day.

  7. Connect with a friend or family member each day

  8. Sleep seven to nine hours each night.

Contact Wellness Program Manager Liz Badalamenti if you have questions about current wellness offerings.

Certified healthy departments

ASU Employee Wellness distinguishes departments committed to supporting employee well-being as a certified healthy department. We encourage the ASU community to take an active role in creating a healthy workplace for all employees. 

    How to participate in the program

    Join us on this work-to-wellness journey through the certified healthy department program. Your participation helps us assess awareness, engagement and interest in future employee wellness programs. The program helps foster a culture of well-being and provides support for program coordinators to meet department wellness goals.

    1. Announce your desire to remain a certified healthy department at your next staff meeting and assess your department’s interest in pursuing this recognition.

    2. Inform colleagues they will be required to complete a less than 10-minute anonymous survey to evaluate their current awareness and departmental engagement of wellness initiatives within a two-week timeframe.

    3. Remind colleagues a 75% participation survey completion rate is required for certification.

    4. Send ASU Employee Wellness an excel spreadsheet with the names and email addresses of your employees to send Qualtrics surveys.

    2019-2020 certified healthy departments

    • ASU Health Services, Polytechnic
    • Business Operations - Facilities Development and Management
    • Center: Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience, Downtown Phoenix campus
    • Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships 
    • CIDSE Academic Advising Center, Tempe campus 
    • Disability Resource Center
    • First-Year Success Center
    • Indian Legal Program
    • School of Earth and Science Exploration, SESE
    • School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
    • School for the Future of Innovation in Society
    • Sun Devil Fitness Complex 
    • University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness

    Quitting tobacco resources

    Campus quit partners
    Employee Assistance Office offers individual- and small-group coaching sessions for ASU employees interested in quitting.
    Employee Wellness offers educational classes and information about smoking cessation programs for ASU employees considering quitting. Contact us for details. 
     

    Community quit partners

    • ASHLine is a free web-based and telephone coaching support to help all Arizonans quit smoking.  Call 1-800-55-66-222 for details. 
    • Tobacco-Free Arizona Resources offer information, fact sheets, media resources and more for all Arizonans.
    • Benefits Options Tobacco-Free Program is the state employee tobacco cessation program. Pharmacists help you choose the right medication for you and expert coaches help you set goals and quit for good. 24/7 support is available to keep you on track and medications covered at no cost to employees. Contact  1-866-218-6646 for details. 
    • American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking® offers online smoking cessation program.
    • BecomeAnEX with the EX plan, a free quit-smoking program that helps you relearn your life without cigarettes.

    Wellness tool kit

    Welcome to the employee wellness tool kit.

    Departments looking for ways to enhance the culture of wellness in the workplace can use this monthly template to focus your efforts, share information, adopt activities and improve your staff’s overall knowledge about wellness. Themes focus on improving physical activity, engaging in preventative healthcare practices and leading healthy lifestyles.

    To get started:

    1. Identify a departmental wellness champion for the year or semester. This individual will coordinate and communicate monthly activities.

    2. See the wellness calendar below.

    3. Determine the activities and themes your group wants to adopt.

    4. Get started.

    Tips for a successful launch:

    • Ensure participation in each activity is voluntary.
    • Keep it simple, stick to one theme per month. Make it fun and keep wellness on the agenda all year long.
    • Remember, everyone has different wellness goals. Not everyone will be interested in every activity, article or challenge.
    Wellness calendar Theme Activities Resources and information 
    January

    New year, new you

    What is your health goal?

    • Create a board in the kitchen or common area and post your goal. 
    • Determine a wellness theme for your annual retreat.  
    • Establish a team goal. Example: Organize a mini health screening this year.
    • HIP can help you stay on track. 
    February Heart health Choose a local organization to support or connect with United Way. See our policy about volunteer paid time off for benefits-eligible employees.  
    March Mental health and stress management Enjoy games, coloring books, markers, puzzles or yoga mats for employees to practice de-stressing.

     

    April Cancer screenings

    Do a cancer screening at one of these services.

     

    May Mission nutrition 
    • Create an office policy for healthful eating during meetings   
    • Place a bowl of healthy snacks such as fruit in your workplace common area
    June Hydration station      

    Sip Smarter

    July Mid-year review 
    • Consider giving someone a Sun Award.
    • Schedule your quarterly check-in.
    August Summer snacking

    Challenge your team to adopt a meatless lunch and share the recipe.  

    September Financial checkup Meet with a financial advisor with Fidelity or TIAA.

     

    October Flu? Not you Share the campus flu shot schedule with your employees and post the information in your workplace common area.
    November Physical  

     

    • Plan a group outing to go hiking.
    • Make your next meeting a moving or walking meeting.
    • Start a walking challenge in the department.  
    December Mindfulness 

    Work-life balance

    The ASU Office of Human Resources provides these additional services as part of its Wellness and Work-Life Balance offerings.

    Housing

    Above and Beyond relocation services will help you relocate to the Phoenix metro area, whether you are looking to buy or rent a home in the area.
    Email Laurie Becker or call 602-388-8070, ext. 803.

    Legal

    • Arizona Legal Center A community legal resource that can help find answers to questions about the law.
    • Lawyer referral service Schedule up to a 30-minute legal consultation for a $40 administrative fee. Get referred to a licensed and insured attorney. There is no fee for select personal injury claims, workers' comp, DUI or social security disability, excluding overpayment cases.
    • Life Care Planning from the Arizona Attorney General to help state residents with decisions on healthcare issues.

    Other services