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3 Keys to a Healthier “U” logoThe 3 Keys to a Healthier “U” campaign highlights the health benefits of sleep, physical activity, and eating well.

Campaign aimed at promoting the importance of sleep, physical activity, and healthy eating for optimal health

The Workplace Wellness Committee and the Department of Human Resources are encouraging employees to eat well, be active, and get enough quality sleep, as these are key for long-term health and well-being.

The 3 Keys to a Healthier “U” campaign consists of eight information sheets and four lunch-and-learn sessions designed to highlight the benefits of sleep, physical activity, and healthy eating — and offering practical tips for each.

Sleep is required for the body to heal after all it has endured during the day, a healthy and balanced diet is needed to fuel the body, and regular physical activity is essential to burn off any unnecessary fats and sugars and keep organs, muscles, and bones strong.

This summer, the Workplace Wellness Committee is organizing the Passport to Wellness Trivia Walk on July 16 and the Walk Across Canada Challenge, July 16 to August 10, to encourage employees to add more physical activity into the workday.

Committee member Frank Jeney, assistant Forge and fitness co-ordinator in the St. Denis Athletics and Community Centre, shares some tips for being more physically active at home.

“Be sure to focus on activities that you enjoy doing,” he says. “For example, if you enjoy talking to friends and family, rather than sitting to talk, go for a walk together. If you enjoy listening to music, go for a run or bike ride to enjoy your favorite artist. And when watching TV, stretch or do some yoga to alleviate tightness and soreness.”

To download a copy of the information sheets and for more details about the lunch and learn series, the Passport to Wellness Trivia Walk, and the Walk Across Canada challenge, visit the campaign website at uwindsor.ca/3keys.