Wellness Wednesday - Decathlon activities and a stroke survivor's story

We'd all like to do something to get moving, but it can be tough to get started. Sometimes it's easier to take that first step if we do it with a few friends.

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On Feb. 4 - Monday - meet up at the Durham Outpatient Center Atrium at noon for an indoor walk around campus.

It's the official kickoff event to the UNMC Winter Activity Decathlon.

The 10-week challenge is for UNMC employees, and is designed to increase activity and show us the activity options available on campus.

Participants can choose from suggested easy, moderate and difficult activities, or develop their own activities, and employees who do one a week for all 10 weeks can win a cool long-sleeve T-shirt at the conclusion of the decathlon. Register online by Feb. 25 to be eligible for a shirt. After you've registered, you'll be sent a pamphlet to track your activities.

Each week also will include a group activity - like Monday's walk - if you find strength in numbers. And those activities count toward the T-shirt, too. Show up at the DOC to take that first step. And watch UNMC Today for more on the events to come.

Questions? Email cfhladmin@unmc.edu.


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Stroke survivor shares inspiring story

On Thursday, Jan. 31, Lenice Hogan, stroke survivor and marathon runner, will present her story of survival and how running has saved her life.

Hogan's noon presentation opens the Olson Center for Women's Health's free educational talk series titled triexercise.

The series, which is in the Olson Center classroom on the fourth floor of the Durham Outpatient Center, will cover topics from running to nutrition to training. Space is limited so call 402-559-6345 to register.

Visit triexercise. for a list of topics and dates.