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Finding Wellness

Creating Your Wellness Vision

Creating Your Wellness Vision is a 20 minute voice presentation that along with the worksheet will guide you to the steps to create a wellness vision for yourself.  Please print the worksheets. Next, open this link and press play to start the presentation and follow along with the work sheets.

Monday Mile

The Monday Mile is a fun way to get in your daily exercise, it easily works into your schedule and helps to jump start your week. The weekly exercise recommendation is 150 minutes per week, that's just 30 min a day. So grab a buddy and get yours in with friends and co-workers. For more information visit healthymonday.syr.edu or view the Wellness calendar for specific event details.

Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon table

Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon

A "Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon" is an easy way to organize a luncheon for a small or large group of people. Employees who want to participate are encouraged to bring an ingredient for a salad bar. Scheduled on a weekly or monthly basis, these are great ways to skip the fast foot lunch and have a healthy inexpensive lunch with co-workers. Here is a guide to planning your own Healthy Salad Bowl Luncheon .

Do This to Make Better Food Choices

Smoking Cessation

For Employees, Contractors, Students, Residents, Volunteers and Staff
Upstate Medical University is a Tobacco Free Campus. Employees, Students and Volunteers can get support to quit smoking. Contact Carolyn Walczak for both  Downtown campus and Community Campus at 464-3519. Carolyn provides coaching and 8 weeks supply of gum/lozenges or patches to support you as you quit. For more information visit the Smoking Cessation Program.

Take the Stairs signage
Notice these signs near
elevators in the hospital as
reminders to take the stairs!

Take the Stairs

This program encourages everyone to get more activity into their day. Inactivity increases health risks. Taking the stairs is a great way to build more activity into your busy day.

Take 10

Got 10 minutes? Take 10 minutes to Stretch, tone your abs or arms. Get moving!
Just do 10 minutes of any of the following links:

Quick Reads on Wellness Topics

Meatless Monday

Logo for Meatless MondaysWe encourage people to add more vegetables and fruits to their diets.  Monday is a great day to stop, think and choose healthy options for your heart and health.  Meatless Monday options will be featured on Monday.   Reset your intentions for your health on Monday. 


Want more options?

Crossing the Bridge to Health by Penny H. Baron, PHD is available for take out at the Upstate Medical Library. It is a creative and symbolic Journey with Guided imagery and experiences to enhance your health and well-being. Available as a book or CD.

Send Us Your Program Ideas

If you have an idea for a program that you would like to offer as part of Pathway to Wellness, or if you would like to ask Pathway to Wellness to be a part of an event you are planning please fill out the form below. Return form to Suzanne Brisk or Brisks@upstate.edu. Ideas and invites will be submitted to the committee for approval.

Submit Your Ideas