Indiana University Working Moms (IUWM)

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Answering yes to 2 or more may indicate that you are at risk:

  • Are you 45 years of age or older?
  • Are you overweight? (body mass index > 25)
  • Do you have a parent or sibling who has diabetes?
  • Are you of African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian,
  • Asian American or Pacific Islander descent?
  • Have you given birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds or have you been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
  • Are you physically active less than 3 times per week?

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a FREE 16-week lifestyle change program designed to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for IU faculty and staff. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports with support from Healthy IU.

For more information contact Susan Woods with Campus Recreational Sports, 812-855-1345 or siwoods@indiana.edu.

Are you aware of the Get Healthy Programs available to full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan?

The Quit for Life Program offers and integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products.  Also IU employee medical plans cover 100% of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter replacement products.

The Mind & Body Program helps participants reduce weight and waist size permanently, and address other risk factors that lead to diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.

See http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/gethealthy.html for more information about these programs.

A fun class for kids aged 3-7 at Vibe Yoga.  It combines yoga, story, and a little art/craft at the end.  The next class is Saturday, September 8, at 9:30-10:30 am.  Check out their website for more details: www.vibeyogastudio.com.

Amy Headdy of Anywhere Fitness offers this great wellness tip: If you have a sit down job, make sure to get up and move around throughout the day. For example: walk to your co-worker instead of sending her a text or calling her, if you talk on the phone to clients walk around your desk while talking, instead of eating/socializing during your 1 hr. lunch break, eat for 30 minutes and take a brisk 20-25 min. walk with your co-worker(s). By adding this into your daily routine, you will be more alert at work, have more energy, and will have burned a good number of calories by days end.

View information about April 2012 product recalls: Safe Kids

Read about the latest news from Bloomington Area Birth Services: May Newsletter

Our Next Event

LUNCH at Noodles & Co. (on Kirkwood)
Thursday, September 13 - Noon

There will be a presentation from the executive director of Monroe County CASA.

Monroe County CASA Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises court-appointed volunteers to advocate for children who are involved in juvenille court due to abuse and neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.

*** Please remember to RSVP to Amanda Peterson for each event.

Dear Super Mom

Submit questions on our Facebook page or at IUWM@indiana.edu.

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