• Learning For The Health Of It!

      Do you ever get the urge to shake things up? Not in any big, “make over your whole life” kind of way, but more as a craving to try something new? That’s happened to me recently. I’m a proponent of life-long learning of new things, ideas, skills, and approaches. Learning something new has often […]

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  • Bike To Work

    Did you know…. Saskatoon Health Region provides bike cages at a variety of sites for employees to safely store their bikes while working? For a $20 key deposit, you will be able to ensure that your bike is safe. Keys can be obtained from the RUH Facilities Support Services office. Riding your bike offers great […]

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  • Song of Spring

    I love robins; how they burst onto the scene with their feisty red feathers and vibrant birdsong, trilling out “spring is here!”  This year, they’ve become something more to me. I have always considered myself a fairly active person during the workday, with lots of walking, visiting different sites, taking the stairs. But this winter, […]

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  • Navigating Change

    Change (CHānj) verb: Make or become different. What comes to mind when you hear someone talk about “change?” All good things must come to an end. Let sleeping dogs lie. A rolling stone gathers no moss. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it Nothing remains constant except change itself. Be the change… Change often looks or feels negative […]

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  • Happy International Day of Happiness

    The desire to have happy and fulfilling lives is our common thread and matters to all people. The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) was founded by the United Nations in 2012, and is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March each year. The day recognizes the relevance of happiness and […]

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  • Sleep – Are you getting your ZZZ’s

    Sleep is as important as a balanced diet and regular exercise in keeping us physically and mentally healthy, yet one third of us don’t get enough. That makes one-third of us irritable, forgetful, less productive and more susceptible to illness, as well as having an increased risk of obesity and chronic health conditions such as […]

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  • Heart Love

    Happy and Healthy Heart Month! February is Heart Month in Canada, the UK, and the US. Why not celebrate by taking better care of your heart starting right now! It’s also the ultimate valentine’s gift to those at the heart of your world. Heart disease remains one of the top killers here in Canada—in fact, […]

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  • Making Some New Tracks

    January 2017 – a shiny, new year starts to unfold before us, with barely any tracks made yet! Hopefully the holidays have included an opportunity to rest, relax, reunite with friends and family, perhaps indulge in some fun winter activities such as skiing, skating or walking in the snow, and generally fill our spirits with […]

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  • Finding Joy and Balance

    That “most wonderful time of the year” is just around the corner, but it may also be “that most stressful, lonely and chaotic time for many of us. The dream of the perfect Christmas or holiday time, with all the food, the gifts, the parties, the decorations also includes elements such as expense, fatigue, sadness; […]

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  • Promoting Health and Wellness at Work

    Did you know October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month? Why not take this time to check out Saskatoon Health Region’s health and wellness programs and services and get inspired to make some healthy changes. 2016’s theme focuses on the four fundamental essentials required to create and sustain a healthy work environment. They are: educate, engage, […]

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Healthiest You!

Healthy, resilient and sustainable workplaces where employees thrive and feel heard and valued – this is our vision for the Saskatoon Health Region.

The Healthy Workplace Initiative offers ongoing programs, events, information and educational opportunities to help Saskatoon Health Region employees focus on building positive mental health and physical well-being.

Health and well-being is a lifelong pursuit of making positive choices and decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life. A healthy organization creates and sustains a supportive environment where positive life choices are the easy choice to make through building awareness, and establishing systems and programs to achieve and maintain good health.

What’s New?

Cross Training Opportunities at RUH this Fall

Cross-training is ideal for anyone, whether you’re a beginner who wants to get in shape or an experienced exerciser looking to take your fitness to the next level. Check out the schedule today!

RUH Fitness Classes Fall 2017

All classes are held in Ellis Hall Gym, lower level of Ellis Hall. All SHR employees are welcome to participate. See schedule for fees and more information.

SCH Fitness Classes Fall 2017

Fitness Classes start the week of September 5 and are held in Central Therapies Gymnasium. All SHR employees welcome! See schedule for fees and more information.

Yoga Fit at Idylwyld Centre

Do you find yourself getting stressed out at work? Maybe you are wondering if there is a way to relax and add joy into your day. Studies have shown that adding yoga into your work day can relieve your stress, improve your mood and even increase your focus. Check out the opportunities at Idylwyld Centre this Fall!

Healthiest You Quarterly Update – Summer 2017

Check out the latest issue of the Healthiest You Update which includes information on the positive aspects of learning something new, how to balance being and doing, building your personal resilience, the health benefits of giving, and much more.

 Summer 150 Km Outdoor Challenge

In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, we invite you to take the challenge this summer by staying active and enjoying the fresh air!

New Resources Added

Some great resources have just been added to the Virtual Health Fair including FREE smartphone apps for anxiety and stress management. Check it out today!

SHR Corporate Rates

Check out the information on corporate rates provided to Region employees by local fitness centres/gyms.

Important Notice Re Fitness Centre Memberships

Please see the following notice to fitness centre members for details regarding upcoming changes to Fitness Centre membership fees.