Wellness For Your Department

Currently available virtually.

Cornell Wellness staff are available to provide workshops, lectures, clinics, and demos on many different topics to your department by request. Most offerings run 30-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 registrants are required. Cooking/food demos (food demos currently not offered due to COVID-19) cost approximately $50 (this fee covers the cost of food and is directly charged to the department). Submit requests and questions to wellness@cornell.edu.

Department Work For Spring 2020

Exercise Related:

De-Stress Work Stretches for Remote Work – 30 minutes, currently via zoom

  • Join Cornell Wellness for an interactive zoom workshop where you will learn various stretches to target muscle groups and body areas that get cranky when working remotely. This workshop is perfect for those who feel like they are sitting too much and want strategies to combat stiffness and soreness. A Wellness facilitator will lead you through a series of stretches and you will get a handout after the workshop.

Turning Your 15-minute Break Into a Workout – Remote Work Edition!

  • Join Cornell Wellness for a workshop on how to strategize the best break for you while working remotely. You’ll learn strategies for how to make space in your day for a break, learn time efficient micro break options (5 mins or less) and leave with ideas for effective longer break times (20+ mins) to compliment your typical remote workday activities and postures.

Exercising When Your Schedule Is Nuts! How To Sneak It In and What Really Counts?

  • Wellness staff will lead a discussion about how to sneak more movement and intentional exercise into your day, no matter how busy you are. Your fitness facilitator will discuss what counts and can be the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to movement and exercise.

HIIT at Home – Spring 2020 edition!!

  • Thinking about strength training now that you are at home a lot!? Join Cornell Wellness to learn how to create your own High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) strength workout you can perform with little to no equipment and at any location – even your living room. This workshop will include movement so be prepared to be active.

Unkink and Unwind

  • Are you feeling sore from being at your desk all day? Join Cornell Wellness to learn stretching and self-massage techniques that you can practice right at your desk to combat aches and pains resulting from being idle throughout your day.

Optimizing Mental Health Through Fitness And Nutrition

  • Attend this workshop to learn about connections between your physical wellness and your mental health. Taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle can play an important role in the health of your mind as well as your body. You'll leave with tips on how you can support your mental health through fitness and nutrition practices.

Nutrition Related:

Plant Based Nutrition – Getting Started!

  • Find out the basics of plant based nutrition and expand your herbivore insights. Rule number one: Eat More Vegetables! Whether you're interested in going plant based for improvement of your health, your personal ethics or the environment, this workshop will cover proper nutrition information to keep in mind, how best to get started and how to make plant based nutrition work best for you.

What is the Best Diet For Me?

  • With all the nutrition trends circulating in the media, how do we know how to choose the BEST diet? Join Cornell Wellness for a workshop provides you with nutrition knowledge to make healthy decisions when it comes to the food you eat everyday. Walk away from this workshop feeling confident to go out and build your own “diet.”

Optimizing Mental Health Through Fitness And Nutrition

  • Attend this workshop to learn about connections between your physical wellness and your mental health. Taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle can play an important role in the health of your mind as well as your body. You'll leave with tips on how you can support your mental health through fitness and nutrition practices.

General Health and Wellness Related:   

4-Week Meditation Series

  • Mindfulness meditation is a technique to slow the mind, calm the body and enhance brain development. There are numerous benefits with taking time to be mindful; reduced stress, increased productivity and energy, pain management and increased immune function, and more. Over the course of 4 weeks, you'll experience different styles of mindfulness, how to incorporate them into your life and available resources both on and off campus. The first class is 60 minutes and the other three classes are 30 minutes.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

  • Take a moment for yourself to discover peace through mindfulness. During this workshop, you gain the ability to learn how to relax by identifying and building resilience toward stress. Cornell Wellness will introduce you to meditation, body scans and gentle yoga, leaving you feeling renewed for the rest of your day.

Personal Care is Both Personal and Professional Growth

  • Learn simple ways to empower your best self at work and home. Following a resilience pyramid model, you’ll learn strategies to help you keep stress in check while making conscious choices to establish and hold boundaries so that you can create and maintain a sense of work-life balance allowing you to continually recharge, develop and find joy and meaning at both work and home.

Managing My Stressed Out Self – Spring 2020 Edition

  • Join Cornell Wellness to learn strategies for managing yourself through times of increased stress. You’ll be given mindful moments with guided meditation to help you clarify what it is that you are wanting right now. Pro tips for managing your wants, local resources and lots of relevant wellness knowledge will be shared.