Celebrate Women’s Health Month by Caring for Yourself

It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest, best self! May is National Women’s Health Month; get involved and learn some steps you can take to lead a healthier lifestyle at any age.

Celebrate your health, earn points, and win prizes!

Faculty and staff are invited to join in several opportunities throughout May to celebrate women’s health! Share the action steps you took this month to celebrate Women’s Health Month and make your health a top priority. Each activity listed is worth one point. All those who complete and share four or more action steps with us will earn one point for each. If you earn a total of four points, you get a prize!

Complete and share at least four activities by Thursday, May 31 to win!


Attend Women’s Wellness: Making Time for You presentation by Excellus

Women tend to care for others at the risk of neglecting themselves. Achieve balance and better health by learning more about women’s health issues. Topics covered include heart health, osteoporosis, stress management, preventive health guidelines, steps to leading a healthier lifestyle.

South campus
Wednesday, May 16
1-1:30 p.m.
Skytop, Large Conference Room (2nd floor)
Main campus
Wednesday, May 16
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Hall of Languages, Room 500

Register for Women's Wellness

Presented by Pat Salzer, RD and Workplace Wellness Consultant, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: With over 30 years in the field of nutrition and wellness, Pat has experience in the clinical analysis of employer-specific population data, matching capabilities to specific needs, supporting program adoption and implementation, assisting with wellness events and providing ongoing reporting to maximize engagement with employer groups. She collaborates proactively to engage employer groups in health and wellness programs and is a subject matter expert for many topics including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, work place wellness and culture.


Participate in a PiYo class!

PiYo is a combination of core strengthening Pilates techniques and the flexibility and strengthening of yoga in this zero impact total body workout will change the way you look at toning your body.

South campus
May 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Goldstein Student Center, Room 201ABC
Main campus
May 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Hall of Languages, Room 500

 

Classes are drop-in, no registration required. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel if you are able.
All skill levels are welcome; modifications will be offered for all levels of ability.

Be sure to sign in at each PiYo class you attend, you will be given one point for each!


Take a healthy selfie

Celebrate your healthy moments by snapping a photo of yourself doing something healthy, just for you! Then email your healthy selfie to wellness@syr.edu.

  • Examples of healthy selfies include: cooking something healthy, taking a walk, grocery shopping for fresh produce, taking a class at the gym, meditating.
  • *Please note: by submitting your healthy selfie, you give the Wellness Initiative permission to post on the wellness website.

I took a healthy selfie!


Make prevention a priority

Learn what steps you should take for good health based on your age and let us know one action step on the list that you are committed to!

I am committed to prevention!


Listen to a short health podcast

Take a moment to listen to a health podcast, then tell us what you listened to and one thing you learned.

I listened to a podcast!


Get creative-come up with your own activity

Take a different step toward better health, then tell us what you did!

Feel free to use the Women’s Health.gov toolkit for ideas on how to celebrate.

I got creative!