Public service workers—including eligible University of Missouri employees—may receive student loan forgiveness from the federal government

Posted on July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

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The government has a program that extends student loan forgiveness for public service workers. Eligible University of Missouri faculty and staff are included. Find out how you might be able to cancel some of your student debt.

Join GirlTrek’s 30-Day Challenge–Make a habit of walking

Posted on July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

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GirlTrek is a grassroots movement made up of more than 21,000 women walking towards their best, most fulfilled lives. Join on your own, or create a team with as few as two women. GirlTrek is focused on empowering black women to improve their health, but all women are welcome!

Inactivity related to chronic disease in adults with disabilities

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

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Nearly half of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not get any. This group is 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke or heart disease.

Save on college with educational and tuition assistance!

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

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Active employees: Get 75 percent off your tuition and supplemental fees for college-level credit courses. Retirees: Get 100 percent off your tuition and fees. Spouses and dependents: You could qualify for 50 percent off your tuition. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

5 tips for protecting your lower back

Posted on July 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

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Low back pain is by far the most common orthopedic issue that Americans face, ranking second only to the common cold as a cause for physician visits. Follow these tips to protect your lower back from injury.

Financial Planning for Single Parents: Tackling Your Unique Challenges

Posted on July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

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Getting divorced seven ago and becoming a single parent of two little girls was not in any of my plans. And I certainly had not planned financially for such an event. Recently, I visited the TIAA-CREF website in search of other financial planning information and stumbled across an article in their Advice and Guidance section that I would like to share. I definitely could have used this advice seven years ago.

Physical activity in the workplace

Posted on July 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

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I spend a good deal of time researching articles, and occasionally I come across some interesting articles, infographics, videos and whatnot. Lately, I’ve been reading about physical activity and how to incorporate it into the workday. The Washington Post published a great interactive graphic a few years back, but it’s a timeless piece that is not only educational but I find it humorous as well.

Change is coming for 2015–Make sure you’re ready to enroll in your benefits

Posted on July 16th, 2014 | No Comments »

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Benefit-eligible faculty and staff will be required to select a new medical plan or waive coverage during this fall’s Annual Enrollment. Make sure you’re informed by verifying your contact info in myHR now.

Keeping up with your physical activity while driving the ‘mommy/daddy bus’

Posted on July 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

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I have found that the more physically active I encourage my girls to be, the less physically active I become because I’m busy driving the mommy bus. I’m guessing you may have discovered the same thing. I want to be a good role model for my children when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, so this is an area where I need to be better. I’ll share my thoughts, and I’d love to hear yours.

Less equals more when it comes to busyness

Posted on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

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We’ve become a culture of busy. It’s time to slow down, lower our stress levels and re-prioritize.