UA Little Rock faculty and staff members are invited to partner with a teammate and create a unique team name. Each week from Feb. 5 to March 18, each two-person team that accumulates a total of 75,000 steps for the week will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Free T-shirts will be granted to all participants.

Employee Wellness step challenge to begin Feb. 5

It’s time to lace up those shoelaces and get fit for the New Year with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Employee Wellness fitness step challenge. Continue reading “Employee Wellness step challenge to begin Feb. 5”

UA Little Rock's New Employee Wellness Coordinator: Mr. Karl Lenser works with Marie Sandusky, the director of health services.

Employee Wellness Program to offer diabetes prevention course

The University of Arkansas Little Rock Employee Wellness Program will kick-start its Diabetes Prevention program this spring for university employees who are at high risk of developing diabetes. Continue reading “Employee Wellness Program to offer diabetes prevention course”

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.

Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is showing employees how to get fit without a gym membership by using a few simple workout devices and exercises.  Continue reading “Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym”

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.

Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is showing employees how to get fit without a gym membership by using a few simple workout devices and exercises.  Continue reading “Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym”

Karl Lenser

Holiday Weight Management 101

The six-week holiday season is fast approaching. For many individuals, this is a challenging time if weight control is a concern. Studies over the years have shown that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is 6-8 pounds, which translates to 21,000–28,000 extra, unwanted fat calories. You would have to walk 175-230 miles to burn off those calories (120 calories/mile).  Continue reading “Holiday Weight Management 101”

Students walk along the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock begins weekly walking program for employees

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees who want to start working out and getting in shape with good company can look forward to the university’s newest Employee Wellness initiative. Continue reading “UA Little Rock begins weekly walking program for employees”

A UALR employee has her blood pressure taken at the Employee Wellness Fair on July 27. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UA Little Rock to host Employee Wellness Fair July 25

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees who complete a biometric assessment at the employee wellness health fair Tuesday, July 25, may qualify for a $1,400 reduction in out-of-pocket medical expenses for their health plan.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host Employee Wellness Fair July 25”

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.

UA Little Rock holds summer fitness challenge

For the second year in a row, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is encouraging faculty and staff to get fit this summer by making exercise part of their routine.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock holds summer fitness challenge”