Author Archives: Lorea Seidel

About Lorea Seidel

Director of Talent Management Department of Human Resources Southern Methodist University

What’s New With Wellpower in 2015

Wellpower and Human Resources will provide a number of opportunities for you to improve or maintain your well-being this spring. We are busy finalizing details, but want to let you know what’s on the horizon now! New Wellpower Reward Period … Continue reading

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SMU Wellpower Welcomes Interim Health Coach, Matt Stika

Healthways, the company that now provides our online wellness program for Wellpower is busy recruiting a new onsite health coach for us. We hope to bring that new coach on board in early spring. However, we are fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Wellpower Partners with Healthways to Bring New Focus on Well-Being to SMU

Wellpower has partnered with Healthways to provide an updated wellness program for benefits-eligible staff and faculty members. The program will focus on 5 areas of well-being: Purpose – liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your … Continue reading

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Start Your Semester on the “Right Foot” – Join a SMU Heart Walk Team Now!

Join SMU at Reunion Tower for the Dallas Heart Walk, on Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 as we raise awareness about heart health and wellness. This non-competitive 5K event is the largest Heart Walk in the nation with an expected … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Heart Walk – September 13, 2014

Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020! Wellpower is joining the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk to promote physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and … Continue reading

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Making Work More of a Workout

If you are like the majority of American adults, you spend most of your waking hours at work, and it could be taking a toll on your health. Sixty-eight percent of adults are obese or overweight, and many of us struggle … Continue reading

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A First Step Toward Success: Start Your Walking Program Now!

Even if you’ve been a couch potato for a long time, starting a physical activity program really doesn’t have to be hard. And of course, there’s the benefit of helping reduce the risk for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all … Continue reading

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Join Wellpower in Celebrating National Start Walking Day – April 2, 2014

SMU Wellpower is committed to helping you develop healthy habits and one of the easiest habits to build into your schedule is walking! According to the Heart Association, research has shown that the benefits of walking and getting moderate physical … Continue reading

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BCBSTX Deductible Discount Update for 2014

This past year, benefit-eligible employees had the opportunity to earn a 20% discount on the deductible for eligible SMU medical plans (the $2,500 and $5,000 high deductible plans are not eligible) offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). If you … Continue reading

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Wellpower: What’s Next?

Wellpower’s Fall Reward Period Ends January 31 Wellpower will wrap up it’s Fall Reward Period at the end of the month. Current participants should make sure they have all their January activities logged by January 25, 2014. The Wellpower Team … Continue reading

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