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To become a Wellness Ambassador for your worksite, click here.
Are you an active State Employee who is passionate about health and wellness? Would you like to help create and support a healthier work culture for yourself and your coworkers. If so, then this is the opportunity for you!
Volunteer to be a Wellness Ambassador for your worksite! Whether you are working remotely or onsite, you will be the face of Wellness for your coworkers! In terms of time commitment, you can commit as many minutes/ hours/days as you want and certainly based on your job duties and schedules.
Your involvement could be as little as forwarding on Wellness-related emails/communications to the employees with whom you work. They are more likely to open an email from you than possibly a general email that goes out from us. Some Ambassadors are very involved and do things like creating a wellness board at the worksite (or virtually!), sponsoring a healthy potluck (could be virtual as well), encouraging employees to take breaks, eat lunch (not at the computer, maybe schedule a lunch walk, even if people are remote. Or, you can just make a check in with coworkers, in person or virtually, with a positive note or message, to brighten their day. The possibilities are endless!
We hope you will take Wellness to heart in whatever that means for you and be the best example of it for your coworkers! Just making yourself available to field questions about the portal or program would be fantastic. Remember, you can always reach out to us with questions or you can always refer your employees directly to us. We are always happy to help! We appreciate whatever you can give us.
Check out the: Wellness Ambassador: How to be a Great One! with some suggestions for you. These ideas can be reinterpreted for a remote or virtual setting, using emails, calendar invites or Teams.
EPIC FACTORS! An Online Program from Epic Wellness!
LEVELING UP WITH SMR
When we push our bodies into challenging exercises or strenuous tasks, the muscle fibers can experience microtraumas. These tiny tears are how we build muscle, but often, the muscle repair system doesn't lie flat with the existing tissue, and adhesions occur. These adhesions can pinch muscle fibers, leading to decreased range of motion, tightness or pain.
Self-myofascial release is the act of working out these kinks, or adhesions. You can learn more about how muscular adhesions are formed and how to fix them through Epic Factors.
Exercise + Stretching + SMR
SMR is your answer to an at-home treatment for muscular adhesions. This is a great addition to the exercise and stretching routine you already have.
The shoulders and rhomboids are particularly susceptible to adhesions with the stress and tension this area of the body carries. E4: Shoulder Complex: Scapular Release is a great introduction to SMR to release the adhesions within the shoulder region.
Use the updated monthly access code below to log in to Epic Factors to try SMR for the shoulder and other regions of the body.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Log into Epic Factors with your September Access Code:
In addition to the monthly focused videos, check out the EPIC FACTORS BLOG for additional information and exercises.
* IMPORTANT! Every month, you will need to enter a new Access Code. These will be updated on this page on the 1st of the month. You can also contact us at DHR.LiveWellVermont@vermont.gov or 802-828-7308.
LiveWell State Employee Healthy Recipe Books!