Nutrition - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Poor eating habits create many health issues and problems. Eating well promotes good health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. This workshop focuses on proper eating habits, discusses the different food groups, and assists in setting up a good diet.
Budgeting for the Holidays - Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Whether you're planning a New Year's Eve bash, a family trip to see the grandparents, or an exciting winter vacation, now is the time to get your finances in order. Too often, the spirit of gift-giving extends beyond what we can afford. This workshop discusses the basics of proactive financial planning for the holidays so participants can enter the new year free of guilt and debt.
Fitness: Putting Your Health First - Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Daily exercise plays a key role in maintaining good health and managing weight. Exercise also assists in stress reduction, promotes health sleep, and increases feelings of well-being. This workshop will focus on fitness and exercise and help participants develop a workout plan.
Cultivating Happiness: Simple Ways to Enhance Joy - Wednesday, February 22, 2023
In philosophy, happiness refers to "the good life," or "flourishing," and is translated from the Greek concept of eudaimonia. In psychology, it is a mental or emotional state of well-being that can be defined by positive emotions. Regardless of how it's defined, happiness is something people want. When asked, "what do you want in life?" a common response is, "to be happy." Ins this program we'll present research-based strategies for cultivating your own happiness. With practice, we can learn to enhance happiness and well-being to emotionally enrich our lives.
Humor for the Health of it - Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Humor is an essential part of life. It helps keep us healthy and positive and also helps us handle life's setbacks. This workshop describes the emotional and physical benefits of humor and explores ways to cultivate humor in everyday life.
Monthly Wellness Newsletter
YOGA IS BACK!!!
Weekly Yoga classes are back for employees! Two classes are held held each week (unless otherwise changed due to room availability). Please join Certified Yoga Therapist Stephanie von Meeteren every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the PD Auditorium or Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Library Friends Room as she leads us through 1-hour sessions to enhance mental health, mindfulness and overall well being.
Get out there and get those steps in! Here are a few walking trail suggestions from 1.5 miles up to 3.6 miles.
- Beach Walk - 3.0 miles
- Fashion Island (inner loop) - 2.25 miles
- Fashion Island (outer loop) - 3.2 miles
- Park Walk (long) - 3.6 miles
- Park Walk (short) - 2.75 miles
- Short Walk (1/2 hour) 1.5 miles
Want to keep active while you're at home? Check out any of the links below for physical wellness and exercise options!
Food for Thought: The Mind Diet
- Click here for a short list of nutritional foods that promote cognitive health
- Scroll through this informative presentation about the benefits of the Mind Diet
- Mindless Eating
Consuming food but not paying attention to what, how much or the taste of what you are eating is called “mindless eating,” and it can quickly result in unwanted weight gain. Whether it’s sitting in front of your computer screen in your home office, on the couch with a bag of chips, or snacking on cheese and crackers while making dinner, being unaware of your eating habits can affect your health. Check out these tips to avoid mindless eating from MHN.
If you are interested in the Hoag network, check out this brochure with information on their hospitals, urgent care centers and health centers.
- Employees can also check out Hoag’s YouTube Channel to view past classes.