As we start out this new year, it is always helpful to be reminded of all that we have in our personal and professional lives. For seven years running, UNM has been recognized as a Family Friendly Workplace and, as President Stokes stated in a recent President’s Message, “it is a privilege to work with all of you as we continue to make New Mexico a wonderful place to live, work, and play.” To that end, The University of New Mexico is a leader in paid leave, health support, and flexible work schedules and, as a UNM employee, you have access to a variety of resources, all either a walk on campus or click away.
Employee Wellness is here to show you that we support your health and wellbeing by sharing knowledge in the HR UNM at Work Newsletter and in the LoboWell listserv, which you can request to participate in at any time. The LoboWell listserv includes unique information and targeted content on how to eat well, move more and take time to care for you and your state of mind.
The Employee Wellness Health Education Consultants have a wealth of knowledge with certifications that provide you with the most up-to-date strategies and educational information. You have access to complimentary consultations so you can start focusing on your wellness goals, one small step at a time.
There are classes to grow knowledge that will help you live better and thrive. The Lifesteps Weight Management course, the Working with Positivity class, Lunch Crunch with Leah and Stretch Breaks will enrich your quality of life.
Employee Wellness is in partnership with various wellness programs on campus to promote services available to you. At Student Health and Counseling, the SHAC Pharmacy is open and staff or faculty are welcome to use their full-service pharmacy, all at reasonable cost.
If you are thinking that in 2023 you want to join a gym, consider the one located right in the center of campus. Johnson Center is an amazing free gym membership. Access is granted with your Lobo ID card. You can rent a locker, take a WOW Class and even have your spouse or domestic partner and dependents ages 18-25 join you for a fee.
2023 can be your best year yet and we are here to help you. Tap into the many resources and programs on the Benefits and Employee Wellness website and across campus.