Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being

November Wellness Ambassador of the Month | Brianna Gunnarson

"I think of wellness as a measure of the overall healthiness of my life. This includes all aspects not just physical, although that definitely plays a big part, but also emotional, relational, and mental healthiness too. When I'm enforcing healthy boundaries... when I get up and walk... when I use my finances ... when I take rest time for my emotional health that's a part of wellness." 

Summer - Vitamin D and Sunshine!

Summer is here and the sun is shining bright! Vitamin D, or the Sunshine Vitamin, is produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It is an important nutrient that promotes calcium absorption and can help support bone health, heart health, immune function, muscle function, including nervous system function.

June - Brain Food!

June – Brain Food

Alzheimer’s Disease refers to a specific disease where neurons in the brain stop functioning properly, lose connections with other neurons, and die. With this progressive and irreversible degeneration, Alzheimer’s can cause dementia and eventually more severe symptoms. This disease tends to be more common among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging!