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Wellness Wednesday: January 20, 2021


Submitted by Randall McKenzie:

Become a Buckeye Wellness Innovator

Share your love for wellness and inspire your colleagues! Ohio State’s Buckeye Wellness Innovators program in the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer seeks faculty and staff for its January 2021 cohort. You will receive training, tips, suggestions and opportunities to coordinate and attend special events. If you are interested in promoting health and wellness activities and initiatives in your workplace, plus getting to know Buckeye Wellness Innovators from across campus, apply to the program and attend the free virtual orientation on January 26 from 1 – 4:30 p.m.  Read more information and register here.

Lunch and Learn: Energy for Life; One Day at a Time

January 22, noon – 1 p.m.

What would you do if you had more energy? Are you tired of being tired? Do you need a better work-life balance? This presentation is designed to introduce you to the Health Athlete program and start you on your journey to re-focus and re-energize your personal and professional life.

Acquire new strategies for fueling, recovering and moving to become your best self.  Register here.

Winter Resilience: Managing Stress and Mental Health in the Winter Months

January 20, 11:30 a.m. to noon

The winter months provide some of the biggest challenges to wellness during the year. The pressure of the holidays, the ongoing pandemic and the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder take a toll and can become problematic if we don’t care for ourselves. In this presentation, you’ll learn strategies for managing stress and building resiliency through the winter months.  Register here.

Mental Health Awareness Training

January 21, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Brought to you by the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP), this workshop is focused on increasing understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and learning approaches to support your colleagues in the workplace.  Register here.

Men’s Health: Five Appointments to Make Every Year

January 26, 12:30-1 p.m.

Men often think that they are too strong and invincible for illness, often leading to health and wellness falling to the wayside. Ultimately, this vulnerability can be a barrier to obtaining necessary health information. Join this webinar to learn from Sophia Tolliver, MD, MPH, FAAFP, as she discusses the five areas of health men should focus on every year, including physical, dental, vision, mental and financial.  Register here.

Signs You Should Have a COVID-19 Antibody Test

You might consider talking to your doctor about taking an antibody test if you had COVID-19 symptoms at some point or if you have long-term symptoms that just won’t go away. These can include fatigue, cough, trouble breathing, headache and joint pain.  Read the full article here.

Mindfulness/Meditation Group

Fridays, beginning January 8
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Each Friday morning at 8:45, this group will feature a short introduction (about five minutes) to different types of meditation and highlight some related Ohio State Wellness Resources. No registration is necessary.  There will be 45 minutes of mostly self-led time to practice the featured meditation technique of the week or follow a different recording from your own meditation app or YouTube video. Participants may choose to leave their webcams and mics muted.  Participation may count towards a YP4H healthy habit, so don’t forget to log it in your habit tracker in the Virgin Pulse portal.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Do You Have an Idea for a Wellness Program?

Are you looking for information or a better understanding of a wellness issue? Do you have expertise or connection to an expert who can speak about a wellness issue? Please send ideas, suggestions or expert contact information to a Wellness Innovator for consideration. Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

Share your Wellness Achievements

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: January 13, 2021


Submitted by Randall McKenzie:

A Message from the Chief Wellness Officer

As we begin 2021, it’s time to re-commit to living a happy and healthier lifestyle! On January 1, many Americans set new goals—a habit that they would like to make or break, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, engaging more regularly in physical activity or managing stress better. Then, most people slip back and give up on that new goal by January 31.  

This new year, we invite you to participate in the Buckeye Wellness “Make It or Break It Challenge”. This program will provide you with motivating messages to help you successfully make a new healthy habit.  

This eight-week program will include interacting in the MIBI app and weekly text and email messages designed to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. You must have a smartphone/device to participate and be looking to improve your wellbeing. The program begins on January 19. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues. If you are interested in participating and are ready for a healthier lifestyle, please click here to consent to the study and complete the pre-program survey.   

We believe you can make 2021 your healthiest year yet. Don’t give up on your goal; your wellbeing is worth it!

Lunch and Learn: Energy for Life; One Day at a Time

January 22, noon – 1 p.m.

What would you do if you had more energy? Are you tired of being tired? Do you need a better work-life balance? This presentation is designed to introduce you to the Health Athlete program and start you on your journey to re-focus and re-energize your personal and professional life.

Acquire new strategies for fueling, recovering and moving to become your best self.  Register here.

Winter Resilience: Managing Stress and Mental Health in the Winter Months

January 20, 11:30 a.m. to noon

The winter months provide some of the biggest challenges to wellness during the year. The pressure of the holidays, the ongoing pandemic and the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder take a toll and can become problematic if we don’t care for ourselves. In this presentation, you’ll learn strategies for managing stress and building resiliency through the winter months.  Register here.

Mental Health Awareness Training

January 21, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Brought to you by the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP), this workshop is focused on increasing understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and learning approaches to support your colleagues in the workplace.  Register here.

Men’s Health: Five Appointments to Make Every Year

January 26, 12:30-1 p.m.

Men often think that they are too strong and invincible for illness, often leading to health and wellness falling to the wayside. Ultimately, this vulnerability can be a barrier to obtaining necessary health information. Join this webinar to learn from Sophia Tolliver, MD, MPH, FAAFP, as she discusses the five areas of health men should focus on every year, including physical, dental, vision, mental and financial.  Register here.

New Year, New You! 10 Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Health in 2021

You’d be surprised by how small seeds of change lead to mighty results. That’s especially true when it comes to living healthier, which is usually at the top of everyone’s list of annual goals. Whether you’re determined to shrink your waistline or get more sleep at night, changing the way you go about every single day will make the path to your goals even clearer. There are 10 daily habits you can start forming today that will lead to a healthier, happier you in 2021.  Read the full article here.

Signs You Should Have a COVID-19 Antibody Test

You might consider talking to your doctor about taking an antibody test if you had COVID-19 symptoms at some point or if you have long-term symptoms that just won’t go away. These can include fatigue, cough, trouble breathing, headache and joint pain.  Read the full article here.

Mindfulness/Meditation Group

Fridays, beginning January 8
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Each Friday morning at 8:45, this group will feature a short introduction (about five minutes) to different types of meditation and highlight some related Ohio State Wellness Resources. No registration is necessary.  There will be 45 minutes of mostly self-led time to practice the featured meditation technique of the week or follow a different recording from your own meditation app or YouTube video. Participants may choose to leave their webcams and mics muted.  Participation may count towards a YP4H healthy habit, so don’t forget to log it in your habit tracker in the Virgin Pulse portal.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Do You Have an Idea for a Wellness Program?

Are you looking for information or a better understanding of a wellness issue? Do you have expertise or connection to an expert who can speak about a wellness issue? Please send ideas, suggestions or expert contact information to a Wellness Innovator for consideration. Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

Share your Wellness Achievements

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

 

 

Wellness Wednesday (Belated): January 7, 2021


Submitted by Randall McKenzie:

New Year, New You! 10 Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Health In 2021

You’d be surprised by how small seeds of change lead to mighty results. That’s especially true when it comes to living healthier, which is usually at the top of everyone’s list of annual goals. Whether you’re determined to shrink your waistline or get more sleep at night, changing the way you go about every single day will make the path to your goals even clearer. Here are 10 daily habits you can start forming today that will lead to a healthier, happier you in 2021.  Read the full article here.

Winter Training: Fueling & Hydration

January 12, 11:30 a.m. – noon

Many of us focus on hydration during the summer months and forget that it is just as important to stay hydrated year-round. Maybe you are training for a virtual race or just looking to focus on better overall nutrition and hydration? Join this webinar to learn from Sports Med dietitian, Kacie Vavrek about the benefits of fueling and hydration, what to eat and drink, how much and when before, during and after exercise.  Register here.

Unable to attend live? If you are unable to attend the live version, register for the event and we will send you a recorded version of the webinar after the presentation concludes.

Signs You Should Have a COVID-19 Antibody Test

You might consider talking to your doctor about taking an antibody test if you had COVID-19 symptoms at some point or if you have long-term symptoms that just won’t go away. These can include fatigue, cough, trouble breathing, headache, and joint pain.  Read the full article here.

Transitioning Back To The Workplace

January 13, 11:30 a.m. – noon

Learn some coping tactics and communication approaches to ease the transition of returning to work on campus, continuing to work from home or assuming hybrid work schedules.  Additionally, we will provide tips for you to share with household members too.  Register here.

Unable to attend live? If you are unable to attend the live version, register for the event and we will send you a recorded version of the webinar after the presentation concludes.

Mindfulness/Meditation Group

Fridays, beginning January 8
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Each Friday morning at 8:45, this group will feature a short introduction (about five minutes) to different types of meditation and highlight some related Ohio State Wellness Resources. No registration is necessary.  There will be 45 minutes of mostly self-led time to practice the featured meditation technique of the week or follow a different recording from your own meditation app or YouTube video. Participants may choose to leave their webcams and mics muted.  Participation may count towards a YP4H healthy habit, so don’t forget to log it in your habit tracker in the Virgin Pulse portal.

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out of six sessions and completing the post-evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Do You Have an Idea for a Wellness Program?

Are you looking for information or a better understanding of a wellness issue? Do you have expertise or connection to an expert who can speak about a wellness issue? Please send ideas, suggestions or expert contact information to a Wellness Innovator for consideration. Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

Share your Wellness Achievements

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: December 30, 2020


Submitted by Ash Faulkner:

leafKeep Well: Wellbeing Resources for Employees

During times of uncertainty, it’s normal to have feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. You are not alone, and there are resources and help available if you want someone to talk to or need support. Ohio State cares about you and your wellbeing. There are resources for you, your colleagues and your family members.

For more information about Coronavirus and other Ohio State resources, visit: https://hr.osu.edu/coronavirus/keepwell/

Mindfulness/Meditation Group

Fridays, beginning January 8
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Each Friday morning at 8:45, this group will feature a short introduction (about 5 minutes) to different types of meditation and highlight some related Ohio State Wellness Resources. No registration is necessary.  There will be 45 minutes of mostly self-led time to practice the featured meditation technique of the week or follow a different recording from your own meditation app or YouTube video. Participants may choose to leave their webcams and mics muted.  Participation may count towards a YP4H healthy habit, so don’t forget to log it in your habit tracker in the Virgin Pulse portal.

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out of six sessions and completing the post-evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Movement & Mindfulness Monday Series

Mondays, December 21 – February 22
11:50 a.m. – Noon

Join Buckeye Wellness in the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer live every Monday from 11:50 a.m. to noon for a movement and mindfulness break. Taking 10 minutes out of your day for self-care will help you stay focused and contribute to living healthy. No registration required. Learn more here.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

Wellness Wednesday: December 23, 2020


Submitted by Ash Faulkner:

leafKeep Well: Wellbeing Resources for Employees

During times of uncertainty, it’s normal to have feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. You are not alone, and there are resources and help available if you want someone to talk to or need support. Ohio State cares about you and your wellbeing. There are resources for you, your colleagues and your family members.

For more information about Coronavirus and other Ohio State resources, visit: https://hr.osu.edu/coronavirus/keepwell/

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out six sessions and completing the post evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Urban Zen: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, December 1-22
Noon – 12:45 p.m. (Virtual)

The holidays can be stressful. Join the Center for Integrative Medicine and Gabbe Health & Wellness for a 4-week series that will provide a path to renewing, restoring and healing for people who are exhausted, anxious or overly stressed. Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Lori Bower will lead you through practices that include restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. This class will be offered virtually and is appropriate for everyone. Join us while you focus on enjoying the holidays in a less stressed manner. Click here for more information and to register.

Movement & Mindfulness Monday Series

Mondays, December 21 – February 22
11:50 a.m. – Noon

Join Buckeye Wellness in the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer live every Monday from 11:50 a.m. to noon for a movement and mindfulness break. Taking 10 minutes out of your day for self-care will help you stay focused and contribute to living healthy. No registration required. Learn more here.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

Wellness Wednesday: December 16, 2020


Submitted by Ash Faulkner:

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out six sessions and completing the post evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Urban Zen: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, December 1-22
Noon – 12:45 p.m. (Virtual)

The holidays can be stressful. Join the Center for Integrative Medicine and Gabbe Health & Wellness for a 4-week series that will provide a path to renewing, restoring and healing for people who are exhausted, anxious or overly stressed. Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Lori Bower will lead you through practices that include restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. This class will be offered virtually and is appropriate for everyone. Join us while you focus on enjoying the holidays in a less stressed manner. Click here for more information and to register.

Movement & Mindfulness Monday Series

Mondays, December 21 – February 22
11:50 a.m. – Noon

Join Buckeye Wellness in the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer live every Monday from 11:50 a.m. to noon for a movement and mindfulness break. Taking 10 minutes out of your day for self-care will help you stay focused and contribute to living healthy. No registration required. Learn more here.

Everyday Health: Building Resilience and Resources Together

Everyday Health, a leading provider of evidence-based digital health and wellness content, partnered with The Ohio State University to conduct a national online survey about resilience. Key finding: Most Americans overestimate their own resilience. What this means is that regardless of what you’re going through, the world can be a pretty challenging place. This Resilience Toolkit will help you better understand what constitutes resilience and how to build up your resilience skills and those of others. 

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

Pause for the Cause

Submitted by Deidra Herring:

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to reach out to those who have experienced recent loss. What is Pause for the Cause? It’s simply a reminder of the importance of self-care- specifically to allow yourself time to grieve. Whether it’s a loved one, a job, a place, or the new norm that COVID has brought, it all counts. While I’m definitely not a counselor, I wanted to share what I’ve learned through my loss in the hopes that it might make your day a little brighter.

As a society, we celebrate life and welcome bundles of joy into our families, but rarely do we speak of loss which is also a part of the circle of life. I’ve learned that it is okay to grieve however and how often you need to. Giving yourself time to process is self-care. It’s not about what others feel about your process, so take time to pause for whatever the cause during the holiday season.

Deidra N. Herring

For information on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and services, email eap@osumc.edu, call (800) 678-6265, or visit the IMPACT Solutions Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (username “buckeyes”) to view expanded services.

Wellness Wednesday: December 9, 2020


Submitted by Ash Faulkner:

Lunch and Learn: Positive Psychology & Well-Being

December 11, noon – 1 p.m.

Decades of research suggest that there is a link between happiness and positive psychology constructs such as hope, gratitude and kindness. When we are more grateful, hopeful and altruistic, we tend to feel happier, more competent and more engaged. However, sometimes it can be difficult to cultivate these experiences given the stresses and losses we experience in our day-to-day lives. In this talk, we will discuss ways to implement strategies aimed to increase hope, gratitude and kindness. This event is sponsored by Buckeye Wellness and is open to all faculty, staff and students. Learn more and register here.

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out six sessions and completing the post evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Urban Zen: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, December 1-22
Noon to 12:45 p.m. (Virtual)

The holidays can be stressful. Join the Center for Integrative Medicine and Gabbe Health & Wellness for a 4-week series that will provide a path to renewing, restoring and healing for people who are exhausted, anxious or overly stressed. Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Lori Bower will lead you through practices that include restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. This class will be offered virtually and is appropriate for everyone. Join us while you focus on enjoying the holidays in a less stressed manner. Click here for more information and to register.

Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

December 16
11:30 a.m. – noon
Learn more and register >>

Good nutrition can help you have the energy to tackle your busy life. In this webinar, Registered Dietitian Kris Dilley will explain how to make healthy substitutions in recipes while still being able to include your family favorites and those very important comfort foods! The webinar will include strategies to decrease fat and sugar content of recipes while increasing nutrition. 

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

Wellness Wednesday: December 2, 2020


Submitted by Ash Faulkner:

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out six sessions and completing the post evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Urban Zen: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, December 1-22
Noon to 12:45 p.m. (Virtual)

The holidays can be stressful. Join the Center for Integrative Medicine and Gabbe Health & Wellness for a 4-week series that will provide a path to renewing, restoring and healing for people who are exhausted, anxious or overly stressed. Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Lori Bower will lead you through practices that include restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. This class will be offered virtually and is appropriate for everyone. Join us while you focus on enjoying the holidays in a less stressed manner. Click here for more information and to register.

COVID-19 and the Loss of Normalcy: Managing Grief

December 9
Noon – 1 p.m.
Learn more and register >>

This webinar will seek to explore and validate the ways the pandemic has created grief in our lives. Facilitators will look at ways individuals can begin to manage these constant transitions in a healthy way and will offer suggestions for addressing the resulting grief as we each seek our new normal in these ever-changing times.

Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

December 16
11:30 a.m. – noon
Learn more and register >>

Good nutrition can help you have the energy to tackle your busy life. In this webinar, Registered Dietitian Kris Dilley will explain how to make healthy substitutions in recipes while still being able to include your family favorites and those very important comfort foods! The webinar will include strategies to decrease fat and sugar content of recipes while increasing nutrition. 

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

Wellness Wednesday: November 25, 2020


Submitted by Lila Andersen:

Buckeye Wellness Tip for November

One thing we do have control over this season is how we manage our stress. Holiday stress can weaken our immune systems, which places us at risk for illness. Staying committed to your own health and well-being during the holidays is vital to your long-term well-being. Manage your stress by staying active, eating five fruits and vegetables every day, taking your daily dose of “Vitamin G” by expressing gratitude and focusing on the positive. Remember, how you think impacts how you feel and behave. You can regularly assess how you are doing with our new Check and Improve Your Stress and Well-being tool.

Beating the Winter Blues: Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series Part III

Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 13-27
12:30 – 1 p.m. (Virtual)

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce registration is open for Part III of the Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series. The latest edition will continue to build participant knowledge and skills to beat the winter blues and holiday season challenges we are experiencing. Earn 2,000 YP4H points by attending five out six sessions and completing the post evaluation surveys.  Register here.

Urban Zen: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, December 1-22
Noon to 12:45 p.m. (Virtual)

The holidays can be stressful. Join the Center for Integrative Medicine and Gabbe Health & Wellness for a 4-week series that will provide a path to renewing, restoring and healing for people who are exhausted, anxious or overly stressed. Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Lori Bower will lead you through practices that include restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. This class will be offered virtually and is appropriate for everyone. Join us while you focus on enjoying the holidays in a less stressed manner.

Fall Container Gardening for Winter Vegetables

Did you know you can grow vegetables all year even if you do not have your own plot of soil? Visit Growing Franklin to learn how to grow through fall and winter in your container garden to keep harvesting your own fresh, healthy produce. Read more here.

Share your Wellness Achievements and Program Ideas

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

Also, if you are seeking information about a particular topic or would like to suggest a program, activity or speaker, or if you or someone you know is willing to share expertise, please reach out to a Wellness Innovator. All ideas, feedback, suggestions and recommendations are welcome for consideration.

Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

 

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