The biofeedback machine is hooked onto the fingertips and monitors the participant's blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature

Stess Reduction Room/Biofeedback 

Biofeedback therapy is a technique used to control your body's functions, such as stress levels or heart rate. Using feedback from the biofeedback machine, you can use your thoughts and will to gain power over subtle changes in your body-heart rate, relaxing certain muscles, breathing, etc. Biofeedback is based on the idea, confirmed by scientific studies, that people have the innate potential to influence with their minds many of the automatic, involuntary functions of their bodies.

Cost of Service: FREE

Serivice Details

Scheduling the Room

The room can also be scheduled for personal/therapy use by students, employees or mental health therapists for one hour blocks. To check for room availability, call 801-863-5553. Walk-ins are always welcome when the room is not in use.

What Can I Expect?

The biofeedback room is a private room with dim lighting and relaxing music. The biofeedback program is user friendly for those that want to come utilize it. Students/employees can also use the room for private meditation. Guided meditation CD's, meditation cushions, yoga DVD's and mats, and pillows are available for use.

How does Biofeedback work?

The biofeedback machine is hooked onto the fingertips and monitors the participant's blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature. This program helps the individual relax their body and train themselves to control their heart rate, muscle tension, blood pressure and responses to stress.

Questions?

For any questions, please contact us at 801-863-5553.

 
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Health Risk Appraisal 

The Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) is a measurement of one's current health status. Participants can schedule a HRA by calling 801-863-5553.

Cost of Service: $5 (level 1), $20 (level 2)

Service Details

The Health Risk Appraisal test level 1 includes various fitness test which are:

  • Body Composition
  • Blood Pressure
  • Push-up & Abdominal Curl-up test
  • Grip Strength Testing (tests upper body strength)
  • Flexibility (sit and reach box test)

Cost of Health Risk Appraisal test level 1: $5 

 

The Health Risk Appraisal test level 2 includes the same test as level 1 and:

  • Glucose (Finger Prick)
  • Cholesterol (Finger Prick)

Cost of Health Risk Appraisal test level 2: $20

How to make the most of your HRA?

  • Make sure your bladder is empty before testing.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Allow approximately 20 minutes to complete the fitness tests.
  • Turn your cell phone off during testing.
  • For best results you must fast for 12 hours before testing (water can be consumed)
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Recliner Massage Chairs 

Recliner Massage Services available in room SL 211. A full body massage experience. Massage for optimal relaxation that targets the upper back, lower back, neck, thighs, and feet. A heating system warms the body and promotes blood circulation.

Cost of Service: $2 per 15 minutes

Service Details

Prices

  • $2 per 15 minutes
  • Available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 
  • Recliner Massage chairs are available for FREE on the first Friday of every month and during the week of finals!
  • $15 for 10 use punch pass
  • $3 Deluxe Recliner Massage Chair" (privacy screen and our newer Zero-Gravity chair)
  • We currently accept cash, check, or credit card

Massage chairs will be available only for UVU employees and students, 18 years and older.

Benefits of Massage

Massage has many benefits, including the following:

  • Effective treatment for reducing stress
  • Reduces pain and muscle tension
  • Helps manage high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, insomnia(stress related) and digestive problems
  • Helps manage headaches, anxiety and depression
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Monthly Health Screenings 

Wellness Programs provides FREE health screenings (a $5 value) twice a month for UVU students and employees. A Wellness Coach will administer the screenings, provide the participant with a copy of their results, and answer any questions that the participants may have. Free Health Screenings include blood pressure and body composition.

Available Dates

 
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Walking on Campus 

The UVU Walking Group is a free program to help UVU students and employees incorporate some exercise during the lunch hour. Our group walks for approximately 30 minutes indoors around the campus property on Wednesday's at 1:00pm. We meet at the south-end of the Hall of Flags.

Cost of Service: FREE

Service Details

Call us at (801) 863-7134 if you are interested in joining us!

To complete a mile simply start your walk at any plaque, pass each number, and finish where you began!

Don't have time during lunch to walk? No problem! Download our Wolverine Mile path that is a permanently marked path on campus.

Wolverine Mile Path

Walk the Wolverine Mile!

The Wolverine Mile is a permanent indoor mile path that has been set up around campus and is marked by plaques. Anyone can begin at any number that they would like as long as they loop around and end their walk at the same plaque that they began.

Benefits of Walking

Walking is an easy and effective way to begin or maintain physical fitness in your life. In addition to improving your fitness, walking can be a great pick-me-up in the middle of a long work day! Join us on walking group if you like a social atmosphere, or just try out these paths on your own if you like the solitude. Keep your focus on these other benefits that walking provides to make this a life-long habit:

  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Strengthens your bones
  • Lifts your mood
  • Improves your balance and coordination
  • Prevents/manages various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.

Walking Paths on Campus

Below are a list of several campus paths/maps that we have designed for you!

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Healthy Cooking Classes 

Would you like to eat healthy, but you just don't know where to start? Are you so busy that it's hard to find time to plan out healthy meals? Would you like to learn how to cook new delicious healthy foods? Come to our FREE Healthy Cooking Class held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 in the Student Life (SL) Demo Kitchen. Each class is interactive and packed full of tips on preparing healthy meals, and participants always get to try out the recipes from that class.

Cost of Service: FREE

Available Dates

 
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Financial Resources 

The Utah Valley University Money Management Resource Center [UVU MMRC] is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of individuals by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible financial decisions in college and beyond.

Money Management Resource Center

Students walking on treadmills.

Fitness Pass

Employee

Orem Fitness Passes are now being coordinated through Cameron Evans-Employee Wellness Coordinator. For questions regarding your membership or enrolling for next year, please contact him at 801-863-8389 or Cameron.Evans@uvu.edu


Student

Membership to the Student Life & Wellness Center. Membership will allow you to use fitness facilities in the Student Life & Wellness Center.