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Are you up to date on your preventative screenings?

Many of the risk factors of chronic disease and premature death are preventable if detected early. Getting routine preventative screenings is the most important step towards early detection. 

Visit the links below to get your customized screening guidelines:

CareFirst Preventive Guidelines

Kaiser Preventive Guidelines





Click here to view the full AhealthyU Calendar

  • Steps to AhealthyU Well on Track Pedometer Challenge

    Team up with coworkers to compete against other AU Faculty and Staff, or try to beat your personal step goal, and earn rewards along the way.

    NEW for 2016: CASH prizes for the top TEN competitive stepping teams (subject to tax). New "Well on Track" online platform for easy tracking - no more manual entry!

    Registration is $5 for those with a compatible tracking device, and $15 for those wishing to purchase a device through AhealthyU. Competitive and Non-Competitive Track team registration options available.

    Start forming your team today -- exactly 4 people per team.

    Registration for the 6-week challenge is April 25 - May 13. The Pedometer Challenge officially begins on May 23.

    Information | Registration (open April 25 through May 13)

  • Work-Life Integration Recharge Series

    This NEW series of monthly Monday sessions taps into the physical, mental, and spiritual areas of your life that may be unfulfilled. Experts from AU will lead interactive and energizing discussions. Enjoy light snacks and lots of conversation in a safe space while we propel each other on the right paths!

    Next session: Monday, June 6 | Manage Your Stress, Take Charge of Your Life | Led by Matteo Becchi, Associate Director, Pmo, Enterprise Systems and Jolynn Gardner, Director, Public Health Program

    Information | Registration

  • Weight Watchers at Work

    Next Open House: Thursday, May 5th | 12:00 pm | MGC 245
    This complimentary session is your chance to see what Weight Watchers is all about before enrolling.

    The next series tentatively begins on Thursday, May 12th. Please note that we MUST reach a minimum of 15 participants for the next series to run. Visit the link below for more information, including details on special reimbursements and offers.

    If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, please notify AhealthyU by COB Friday, May 13th.


  • Bike To Work Day

    Ever considered biking to work? Not only is it environmentally friendly and a great way to fit in physical activity, but it can save you money too!

    AhealthyU and the Office of Sustainability invite riders to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, giveaways, and raffles. Riders must register in advance and present their helmet for entry.

    Friday, May 20th

    The Quad in front of MGC

    Before you start pedaling, join us for a special biking workshop on Wednesday, May 11. For more details and to register for this workshop, see the "Brown Bag Wellness Workshop" section below.

    Information | Registration

  • Give Us 15 Minutes, We'll Give You $50

    Complete an online confidential health assessment to get a personalized wellness report!

    All full-time faculty and staff who complete the assessment by May 31 will receive a $50 credit towards an AU Rec Sports membership or $50 in EagleBucks this summer (rewards subject to tax).

    All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™.

    Additional opportunities for the reward will be available in the fall.


  • AhealthyU Group Fitness Classes

    Exercise classes exclusively for AU Faculty and Staff hosted in Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, and satellite campuses

    No cost for Rec Sports Members, $5 Drop-In fee for Non-Members

    May 23rd through August 5th

    View the full schedule at the link below:


  • Brown Bag Wellness Workshops

    Monthly lunchtime workshops designed to support healthy living through a variety of topics

    Tuesday, January 26th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 200 | A New Year, A New You: The Empowered Next Step
    Wednesday, February 17th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 200 | Save a Life: The ABCs of CPR
    Tuesday, March 15th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 200 | Farm to Table: Demystifying Local, Organic, and Sustainable
    Tuesday, April 26th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | MGC 200 | Sleep Hygiene: The Key to Optimal Well-being
    Wednesday, May 11th | 12:00 - 1:00pm | SIS Founders Room | Gear Up for Bike to Work Day

  • Information | Registration (May 11th session)


  • Cooking Demonstrations

    Lunchtime healthy cooking demonstration with Chefs from AU Dining

    Friday, January 29th | 12:00-1:00pm | MGC 2 - 3 | Build Your Own Spanish Tapas
    Friday, February 26th | 12:00-1:00pm | MGC 2 - 3 | One Pot Meals From The Farmer
    Friday, March 25th | 12:00-1:00pm | MGC 2 - 3 | Make Your Own Pasta
    Thursday, April 28th | 12:00-1:00pm | MGC 2 - 3 | Perfect Your Pickling
    Thursday, June 9th | 12:00-1:00pm | MGC 2 - 3 | Summer Side Dishes

    Information |Registration (June 9th session)


  • AU Farmers' Market
    Wednesdays on the Quad - January through April / September through November
  • From the Farmer
    Local produce and goods delivered to campus weekly
  • Community Supported Agriculture
    9 week (Sept - Nov) & 18 week (June - Nov) shares available
  • Group Exercise Classes
    Variety of exercise classes on campus exclusively for Faculty and Staff members
  • Complimentary Fitness Testing