San Jose State University
 
 
 
WELL-BEING WEDNESDAY

University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
 
 
 
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Vaccinated SJSU staff and faculty as well as auxiliary employees and those in volunteer or other unpaid appointments are eligible for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Individuals participating in this program must have a completed vaccination attestation on file in SJSU @ Work. ( It is not yet required to have the booster shot to participate in this voluntary testing program.) Those who have attested that they are not accessing campus may not participate at this time. Those with approved exemptions will continue to test through the mandatory testing program.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should not come to campus and should not participate in this testing. Contact our Leaves Unit for appropriate guidance and direction for next steps at Yazmin.Perez@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2155, Elizabeth.Munoz01@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2148), or Melanie.Nguyen@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2243.
 
 
 
 
 
Testing Steps and Requirements

You must be affiliated with SJSU to participate.

Voluntary testing will be available Monday - Friday beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, with anticipated end date in February, to be determined.
  • TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
  • LOCATION: Event Center
  • YOU MUST BRING: Valid photo ID (SJSU Tower Card is recommended)

Appointments are required. You will be asked to enter your insurance information in order to be tested; there will be no out of pocket cost to you.
 
 
 
 
Did you already receive your booster shot?

Make sure your SJSU @ Work COVID-19 Attestation Record is updated with the new information. See the User Guide for step-by-step guidance.
 
 
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University Personnel would like to spotlight well-being activities in the lives of our employees. We want to know what you're doing to maintain balance and bring you joy. Did you attend an event from our What's UP? section - tell us about it. Did you volunteer your time or find a new hobby? Do a fun activity with family or friends? Find a yummy new recipe you'd like to share?

Share your story with us and be highlighted in a future Well-being Wednesday newsletter (photos are not required).
 
 
 
 
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How to Beat Workplace Loneliness
Article by: LinkedIn Learning; Photo by: Canva

The impact of loneliness in the workplace is far-reaching and highly complex, with serious effects related to mental health and physical well-being affecting people who work in the office, at home, or a bit of both.


In this course, instructor Amy Brann gives you a practical, science-based guide to understanding, beating, and preventing loneliness at work.
 
 
 

LifeMatters by Empathia Services


Have the holidays left you feeling anxious or stressed? Are you worried that the pandemic may never end?

You’re not alone. There are many employees feeling this way.

SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs.


For more information: 1-800-367-7474
 
 
 
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Learn about events and activities happening now or coming soon!
 
 
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Know Your Numbers
Article by: United HealthCare; Photo by: Canva

One of the first steps to improving your health is knowing your important health numbers. These numbers include knowing your body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose numbers.

Check your numbers and compare using the chart below.
  • BMI: 
    • Healthy Weight: 18.5 to 24.9
    • Overweight: 25 to 29.9
  • Blood Pressure:
    • Normal: Systolic less than 120 and diastolic less than 80
    • Elevated: Systolic between 120 and 129 and diastolic less than 80
  • Cholesterol: 
    • HDL Cholesterol for Men: Higher than 40 mg/dL
    • HDL Cholesterol for Women: Higher than 50 mg/dL
  • Glucose: Optimal Fasting Level: less than 100 mg/dL
 
 
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How Does Thyroid Disease Affect the Heart?
Article by: verywellhealth; Photo by: Canva

If you think you might have a thyroid disorder, you should know that it can have a significant effect on your heart.

It can worsen cardiac symptoms in people with heart disease and accelerate underlying cardiac problems. Thyroid disease can even produce new heart problems in people with otherwise healthy hearts.

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the back of your throat that performs many vital functions, including how much oxygen and energy your body use and how your digestive system and muscles function.

Thyroid disease develops when the heart produces either too little thyroid hormone (known as hypothyroidism) or too much thyroid hormone (known as hyperthyroidism). Each comes with symptoms that are important to know so you can reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

 
 
 
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Farm Fresh to You
Article and Photo by: Farm Fresh to You


Farm Fresh to You gives you access to an organic farm network and many natural food partners with hundreds of grocery items. This makes it easy to build a plan for a healthier lifestyle in the new year.


Farm Fresh to You grows and harvest organic produce and deliver it directly to your home or workplace. You are able to choose the box type, size and delivery frequency that best fits your lifestyle and family size. You can Customize your Box in My Farm Stand Market online by adding items you want, removing those you don’t, and adding other delicious farm products if you choose. Your delivery will be quietly left on your doorstep between 8:00 p.m. (the night before) and 8:00 a.m. on your delivery day.

Order your first box now with the discount code SJSU!
 
 
 
 
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Crust-less Corn and Cheddar Quiche
Article and photo by: Lovely Food Blog

Crustless quiche? You might be asking yourself, "What’s the point?" The answer is that the result is delicious! Save those carbs for something else and try this crustless version of a classic!
 
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Spray of vegetable oil spray
  • 2 Tablespoons dried bread crumbs
  • 2 Teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 Cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 3/4 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 
 
DIRECTIONS

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with the oil and coat with the bread crumbs. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Remove from heat..

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, scallions, flour, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Stir in the corn and sauteed onions and garlic, and three-quarters of the cheese. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the top.

STEP THREE: Bake in a preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes, until the quiche is set in the center. Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

SERVE: This recipe is perfect for breakfast or can be served as an appetizer. Hope you enjoy it like have.

 
 
 
 
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Homebuying Information

Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program

Campus Sustainability Additional Resources 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • Email audiology@sjsu.edu for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • SJSU Staff Council encourages staff campus engagement, promotes a positive staff culture and actively participates in University affairs

  • Employee Affinity Groups provide opportunities to make identity-specific connections and build community with other employees
 
 
 
 
 
Online Training Opportunities

Kaiser Permanente: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Coping with Stress and Uncertainty during COVID-19 in CSULearn

Work-Life Balance via  LinkedIn Learning

Courses from United Healthcare
 
 
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Last Updated Aug 31, 2022