Yoga For All

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
SHW Activity Room

Join instructor Ameena for some sun salutations on Saturdays from 11-12 pm in the SHW activity room this spring and summer. Classes might move outside if the weather permits. No classes on long weekends. 

No yoga experience or registration is required, some yoga mats and props are available but bring your own if you have them. Open to all members of the Lakehead community! 

Please ring the doorbell beside the main entrance to Student Health and Wellness to be let in, mask mandates are still in effect but you may removed them once you are on the mat! 

It's Your Move 100 Hour Challenge

Event Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 2:35pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

The It's Your Move Crew are running back our summer-long challenge to log 100 hours of physical activity between May 16 and September 4. If that many hours seem out of your league- we will also be celebrating milestones along the way.

You log your activities into our Strava group and we will provide updates, encouragement and resources to help you hit your goals and you can connect and cheer on your fellow Thunderwolves. 

This program is open to current students, incoming students, staff, faculty, and alumni from either Campus. All participants will be entered into a prize draw with the winner announced in September.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Sign up and accept the invitation to the Wolves on the Move Strava Group
  2. Log your activities into Strava either manually or by syncing your fitness tracker or smartwatch
  3. We track your progress and notify you when you hit milestones
  4. Get moving! 

FAQ

Q: Do I need a Strava Account?

A: Yes, in order to fully participate in the community aspect of It's Your Move, a Strava Account is necessary. You can create a free Strava Account here: https://www.strava.com/register/free.

Please note it is not necessary to purchase any of the subscriptions associated with Strava to participate in Wolves on the Move

Q: Do I need to use my phone or a GPS Tracking Device?

A: No! A GPS Tracker is not necessary to participate, as you can manually input your runs onto Strava using these instructions if you prefer to run without a GPS tracker or phone.

Q: What kind of activities can I upload to Strava?

If you are using the Strava mobile app to record an activity, you'll notice that the list of activity type options isn't a comprehensive list of all available activity types supported on Strava. At this time, the Strava mobile app cannot record indoor or stationary activities so activity types that aren't typically GPS-based are excluded from the list. 

If you do not see the outdoor activity type you'd like to record, you can always record using one of the currently listed sport types and edit the activity type after uploading. Lastly, you can always upload a manual entry and select any sport types from the list of currently supported activity types.

Once any activity is uploaded or synced to Strava, you can edit the activity to change the sport type to any of the following options:

  • Ride
  • Run
  • Swim
  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Alpine Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Canoe
  • Crossfit
  • E-Bike Ride
  • Elliptical
  • Handcycle
  • Ice Skate
  • Inline Skate
  • Kayak
  • Kitesurf Session
  • Nordic Ski
  • Rock Climb
  • Roller Ski
  • Row
  • Snowboard
  • Snowshoe
  • Stair Stepper
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Surf
  • Virtual Ride
  • Virtual Run
  • Weight Training
  • Windsurf Session
  • Wheelchair
  • Workout
  • Yoga

Please be aware that most of Strava's features are currently only available for our three core activity types, riding, running, and swimming.

Wolves on the Move 100 Hour Challenge

Event Date: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:55pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

The Wolves are already moving but it is not too late to get in on the action. The Healthy at Home team is challenging you to log 100 hours of physical activity before September 5 if you don't think you have time to hit that you can hit milestones alone the way. You will receive virtual postcards when you hit 14, 27, 56, 65, 81. Why those numbers? You’ll have to reach them to find out. At the end of summer, you’ll receive badges for all of your achievements! 

We will be providing updates, encouragement and resources to help you with your challenge and you can connect and cheer on your fellow Thunderwolves. 

This program is open to current students, incoming students, staff, faculty, and alumni from either Campus. All participants will be entered into a prize draw with the winner announced in August.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Sign up and accept the invitation to the Wolves on the Move Strava Group
  2. Log your activities into Strava either manually or by syncing your fitness tracker or smartwatch
  3. We track your progress and notify you when you hit milestones
  4. Get moving! 

FAQ

Q: Do I need a Strava Account?

A: Yes, in order to fully participate in the community aspect of Wolves on the Move, a Strava Account is necessary. You can create a free Strava Account here: https://www.strava.com/register/free.

Please note it is not necessary to purchase any of the subscriptions associated with Strava to participate in Wolves on the Move

Q: Do I need to use my phone or a GPS Tracking Device?

A: No! A GPS Tracker is not necessary to participate, as you can manually input your runs onto Strava using these instructions if you prefer to run without a GPS tracker or phone.

Q: What kind of activities can I upload to Strava?

If you are using the Strava mobile app to record an activity, you'll notice that the list of activity type options isn't a comprehensive list of all available activity types supported on Strava. At this time, the Strava mobile app cannot record indoor or stationary activities so activity types that aren't typically GPS-based are excluded from the list. 

If you do not see the outdoor activity type you'd like to record, you can always record using one of the currently listed sport types and edit the activity type after uploading. Lastly, you can always upload a manual entry and select any sport types from the list of currently supported activity types.

Once any activity is uploaded or synced to Strava, you can edit the activity to change the sport type to any of the following options:

  • Ride
  • Run
  • Swim
  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Alpine Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Canoe
  • Crossfit
  • E-Bike Ride
  • Elliptical
  • Handcycle
  • Ice Skate
  • Inline Skate
  • Kayak
  • Kitesurf Session
  • Nordic Ski
  • Rock Climb
  • Roller Ski
  • Row
  • Snowboard
  • Snowshoe
  • Stair Stepper
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Surf
  • Virtual Ride
  • Virtual Run
  • Weight Training
  • Windsurf Session
  • Wheelchair
  • Workout
  • Yoga

Please be aware that most of Strava's features are currently only available for our three core activity types, riding, running, and swimming.

Pawsitively Social Puppy Visit

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
SHW Activity Room

As part of CMHA Mental Health Week, join Student Health and Wellness and Pawsitively Social for some puppy pets and cuddles in the SHW activity room. Open to students, staff and faculty.

Making Mindfulness a Habit

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
SHW Activity Room

Join Student Health and Wellness yoga instructor, Ameena, for a 2-week yoga and mindfulness series. On Saturdays June 18 & 25, from 12:30-1:30 pm, we will have discussions about goal-setting, we will do breathing exercises, journaling and finally, a brief 30-minute yoga practice. Each week you’ll be given mindful homework assignments in order to create new habits.

You’ll need:
✅ Yoga Mat
✅ Journal

Open to students, staff and faculty. No yoga experience is necessary.

Registration is required- participants will be emailed more details close prior to the first class.

WellU Passport

Event Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 11:50pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

As part of CMHA Mental Health Week, Student Health and Wellness and Human Resources are challenging you to take actions that support your wellbeing with the WellU Passport

Do the activities solo or get your whole household involved. Check off any activities that you complete during Mental Health Week (May 2nd to 8th) and email the form to activities.shcc@lakeheadu.ca by May 9th to be entered into a draw for a wellness prize basket! Open to students, staff and faculty from both campuses. 

WellU Shelf-Care Summer Reading Challenge

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Online

We read all the time but when was the last time you prioritized reading for pleasure? Reading is an often overlooked form of self-care, and after another stressful school year, it’s a great way to unwind and relax.

Student Health and Wellness wants to encourage you to take time to read for the sake of reading by offering a WellU Shelf-Care summer challenge. Set your own goal and read whatever you like, this is a judgment-free zone (we don't even care if it's an audiobook)

Join our Goodreads group and you will be able to set your reading goal, share and review your reads, and make and seek recommendations. 

Candlelit Yoga and Meditation

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
SHW Activity Room

Offered as part of CMHA Mental Health Week, join SHW yoga instructor Ameena for an evening of yoga and meditation in the SHW activity room.

No experience is necessary but registration is required.

Exam Snacks

Event Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, April 22, 2022 - 4:30am EDT
Event Location: 
Simcoe Hall Lobby

To help get you though exams, Student Health & Wellness has partnered with Student Affairs to offer Healthy Snacks to fuel your body and mind through the exam period.

A table at the entryway of Simcoe Hall with have replenished exam snacks that students are free to help themselves to, while supplies last!

Therapy Dogs in the Commons

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Orsi Learning Commons

The cutest kind of stress relief is back on the Orillia campus! 

Join Therapy Dogs from St. John Ambulance in the Simcoe Hall Learning Commons from 12:30-1:30 pm on Thursday April 7th for some exam stress relief. 

COVID safety protocols will be in place and the Lakehead vaccine policy is in effect.

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