Karl Lenser, the UA Little ROck Campus Wellness Coordinator

February is Heart Awareness Month

Of all of the muscles in your body, the heart is the most important one, because it pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout your body and also removes a lot of waste products from your blood stream.
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Monica Lo

Arkansas Heart Hospital cardiologist to speak on women and heart disease

Instead of spending Valentine’s Day focused on love and romance, a cardiologist from Arkansas Heart Hospital will be on hand to teach women how to get heart healthy.  Continue reading “Arkansas Heart Hospital cardiologist to speak on women and heart disease”

UALR to host employee wellness workshop on stress management

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host an employee wellness workshop on stress management at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Donaghey Student Center Leadership Lounge.  Continue reading “UALR to host employee wellness workshop on stress management”

Organizers of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Employee Wellness program are encouraging all university employees to join the Walk the 200 fitness competition. From Oct. 10 to Nov. 20, participants are challenged to walk at least 200 minutes per week.

UALR presents Walk the 200 fitness competition

Organizers of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Employee Wellness program are encouraging all university employees to join the Walk the 200 fitness competition. Continue reading “UALR presents Walk the 200 fitness competition”

Don O'Donnell

UALR employee becomes weight loss winner with employee wellness program

This article is an employee wellness spotlight by UALR Employee Wellness Coordinator Karl Lenser.

Don O’Donnell, a senior project manager in Information Technology Services, was one of the first employees who took advantage of the free body composition testing we offer in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Employee Wellness Program.

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UALR employees receive free massages from the students at Touching America School of Massage in Maumelle during the university's employee wellness fair July 27 in Donaghey Student Center. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UALR employees say ‘yes’ to health and wellness

Six months ago, Dr. Amar Kanekar, an assistant professor of health education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, averaged about 20 minutes of exercise a day.

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Marie Sandusky (left), UALR director of health services, works out with Karl Lenser (right), UALR employee wellness coordinator. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UALR holds Employee Wellness Fair July 27

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees who complete a biometric assessment at the employee wellness fair Wednesday, July 27, may qualify for a $1,400 reduction in out-of-pocket medical expenses for the 2017 health plan.

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UALR launches SummerTime Fitness Challenge

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock  is issuing a new employee fitness challenge to make planned exercise activities a part of their daily routine.

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Karl Lenser

Column: From farming to yoga-the fitness journey of Joan Reed

This is the third installment of a monthly column on how to live a healthier life.

Joan Reed, who works in the UALR Nursing Department as a coordinator in the Higher Education Institute Program, has been an active individual since her childhood days in rural Vermont. Continue reading “Column: From farming to yoga-the fitness journey of Joan Reed”

A group gathers outside the Student Services Center as Chancellor Joel Anderson speaks in front of them.

UALR Step It Up Challenge promotes campus fitness

More than 200 University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees stepped up to accept a new challenge to promote employee fitness on campus.

The “Step It Up Challenge” kicked off April 4 in front of Student Services Center, as a large crowd gathered to hear Chancellor Joel Anderson greet the participants.

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