Nutrition

Clearing Up Carb Confusion

Confused about carbs? With so much misinformation out there, it’s hard to know the truth. Some carbohydrates contribute essential fuel for our bodies while others are low in nutritional value and make it more difficult to manage weight. This presentation will help you understand the difference and learn how to enjoy carbohydrates in the amounts and proportions that support your best health.

Color Your Plate: Fruits and Vegetables

Consuming enough fruits and vegetables every day can help you maintain good health and reduce risk of the chronic illnesses like obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. This presentation will review the benefits of fruits and vegetables, and offer strategies and tips to increase your intake.

Eat Well for a Busy Life

Making healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time or require mastering complicated recipes. There are many ways you can save time in the kitchen and still eat delicious, healthy food. Join us to discover the 10 secrets to cooking healthier along with valuable time-saving tips. You will also learn strategies for choosing nutrient-rich foods when eating out and take home some delicious recipes.Food and Cancer Prevention: is there a link?There isn’t a single food or food component that can protect you from cancer by itself. But there is strong evidence that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans can lower the risk for many cancers. This presentation will discuss the nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention to help you reduce your cancer risk with your food choices.

Gluten-Free: Is That For Me?

Historically, gluten was thought to be a problem only for those diagnosed with celiac disease. Today, research suggests there is a spectrum of gluten related disorders that improve when gluten is removed from the diet. This presentation covers the definition of gluten, the foods that contain it, ways to identify if gluten is an ingredient in the foods you buy, and how to eliminate gluten from your diet if you have a gluten sensitivity.

Healthy Dining Choices

We all have occasions to eat out, whether it’s for a celebration or maybe we choose not to cook. This presentation helps you navigate restaurant menus and websites, and provides great tips for selecting healthier food options or making smart substitutions. Bon appetit!

Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Most people think healthy food is about skinless chicken breasts, fat-free cookies and other foods which cost more than their “regular” counterparts. But healthy shopping is a whole lot more in scope – and a whole lot less in cost! In Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget, you’ll learn: the best deals in each food group; expensive foods to beware of; how planning saves money and time; general money-saving tips; and healthy, inexpensive meal ideas.

How to Use a Food Label to Better Your Health

A food label can be a helpful tool when you want to make sure you’re choosing healthy foods while grocery shopping. Join us to learn how to use the Nutrition Facts label to understand nutritional value, compare products, and evaluate the safety of a food item.

Recipe Revamp/Quick & Easy Meals

There are many things you do to make a recipe healthier. In this presentation we will review how to revamp recipes through simple substitution swaps, without sacrificing taste. We will also discuss quick & easy meal ideas. Bring your own recipe for an opportunity to revise it during the session.

Stay Healthy: Prevent Diabetes

Healthy living starts with you. If you’ve had a recent high blood glucose level or are overweight, you can still live a healthy life. This presentation will review the 3 lifestyle changes that can lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, and show you how to do it so you can enjoy life as you age.

Understanding Organic

Learn all about the USDA’s Organic Program and all of the criteria behind the USDA Organic seal. Understand the common reasons for choosing organic foods and the main differences they have from other non-organic products.

Understanding Supplements

This presentation will define what a supplement is, review the research and recommendations for supplementing the diet, and provide information about how supplements are regulated and the claims they can make on the label. You will learn the questions you can ask to evaluate the risks and benefits and make an informed choice.

Weight Management

Learning the Basics: Portion Size and Control

Food portions have changed dramatically in the last 20 years – more than most people know. The increase in portion size affects how much we eat and ultimately our weight and health. This presentation provides examples of the difference in size and calories for some of today’s common foods and offers concrete strategies on how to eat moderately despite increased portions.

Mindful Eating for Weight Management

Weight management isn’t only about what and how much you eat. It’s about how you relate to food, eating and your body. Why do you eat in the first place? And how do you eat? Where does your energy from eating go? In this session, you’ll learn how to use mindfulness to create a healthier relationship with food that can result in effortless weight management.

What Should I Eat? A Mindful Eating Approach to Food Choices

Tired of confusing, arbitrary rules about what you “should” be eating for better health and weight? Forget those rules and get back to the basics of balance, moderation and variety to make the choices that best nourish and satisfy your body – and your mind! This workshop will show you how.

Physical Activity

Deskercise

Feeling tied to your desk lately? You’re not alone. Many American workers have a desk job and are sedentary for 8 or more hours per day. This type of inactive lifestyle puts you at greater risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle loss, heart disease and more. In this presentation, you will learn fun and easy ways to build activity into your workday – often without even leaving your cube.

Deskercise II: Fast Track Yoga Basics at Your Desk

Not flexible? This presentation is made with you in mind. We’ll review basic yoga principles, and discuss why yoga is more than just a form of exercise and practice a variety of poses to increase your flexibility and reduce tension. Come prepared to move, stretch and warm your body in this interactive demonstration. You’ll leave with skills and tools that you can practice at your desk in a short amount of time.

Fitness Trends

You may have heard about some of the most popular trends in fitness and classes. Here’s your chance to learn about what’s getting people engaged and excited about physical activity and weigh the pros and cons, so that you can decide what fitness trend is best for you.

Strength Training Simplified

In addition to learning about the benefits and components of strength training, this session will provide your employees with a strength workout they can do anytime, anywhere – using just their body weight! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as the facilitator will lead them through demonstrations of simple exercises.

Stretch It Out

Are you wondering if there are benefits to stretching? Is there a right way to stretch? Age and inactivity, or even too much of certain types of activity, can create muscle and joint stiffness that can be painful and affect our posture and mobility. Learn the benefits of stretching and receive guidance on the correct way to increase flexibility and range of motion.

The 8 Colors of Fitness

Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is figuring out what kind of physical activity works for you – which we all know can take years of trial and error. If you would like to “cut to the chase” and determine your fitness personality, this presentation will help you discover how you can create an exercise program you’ll never quit.

Walking For Your Health

Walking is an easy, fun, and low-cost activity you can do no matter your age. And the health benefits will keep you going! Learn how walking can improve your mood, promote better sleep, reduce your risk of heart disease, and lower your stress. This presentation will cover setting goals, selecting correct walking shoes, avoiding injuries, and staying motivated.

Prediabetes

Healthy Living Series Session 1: Overview

Review what prediabetes is along with the risk factors. Participants will Take the Quiz, learn about prediabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk for diabetes. Learn how a little weight loss can havea big impact on risk and some easy ways to start tweaking your eating habits and moving more to achieve weight loss. We will ask you to set goals and make small lifestyle changes.

Healthy Living Series Session 2: Eat Well

Learn how the Mediterranean diet plan can help you stay healthy and lose weight as you age, with an emphasis on plant foods that play a role in your wellbeing. Discover how to manage your blood sugar for energy and long term health, along with additional heart healthy tips and strategies to lower your risk for diabetes.

Healthy Living Series Session 3: Be Active

Learn the benefits of a brisk walk, simple exercise routines and ways to build activity into your day. Identify what’s important to you, and how to make changes for a healthier life. Connect with ongoing support programs for healthy living and follow up with your doctor to ensure all preventive steps are being taken to continue lowering your risk for diabetes

Diabetes

Live Well with Diabetes Session 1: Overview

Diabetes is on the rise as a significant health concern for many Americans. This presentation will help you understand what diabetes is, the different types of diabetes, how it affects the body and how it is diagnosed. You will be introduced to the benefits of self-management behaviors to help manage diabetes.

Live Well with Diabetes Session 2: Monitoring and Medications

Checking blood glucose is the cornerstone of diabetes self-management. However, since diabetes can affect many parts of the body, it’s important to monitor your overall health to decrease your risks for complications. In this session you will also learn about the different types of diabetes medications. Learn how to use your medications for the most effective management of diabetes, and when to see your physician for periodic review.

Live Well with Diabetes Session 3: Lifestyle Choices and Self-Care

There are several lifestyle choices and self-care behaviors that can help you manage your diabetes: healthy eating, physical activity and coping skills. Practicing these behaviors can help reduce the risks of complications from diabetes.

Healthy Eating for Diabetes

The most challenging part of the treatment plan for diabetes can be determining what to eat and following a food plan. Join us to learn how food affects your blood sugar levels. This presentation will provide information on carbohydrate counting, glycemic index and glycemic load, along with additional tips for following a healthy diet for diabetes.

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Control Session 1: Listen to Your Heart

Taking steps to manage your blood pressure can help protect your heart and improve your health. In this session you will learn how the heart works, what high blood pressure is and the risks of having it, and how to measure your blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Control Session 2: Your Medications and You

Blood pressure medications may be temporary or they may be necessary as part of your treatment plan for long term health. Learn the different types of blood pressure medications, how they work, questions to ask, tips for safe medication use and when to check in with your doctor.

Blood Pressure Control Session 3: Nurture Your Heart

Learn about all of the healthy lifestyle changes you can make for your heart health. Getting enough sleep, regular physical activity, staying at a healthy weight, reducing your salt intake, managing stress, being tobacco-nicotine free and limiting alcohol all help to lower blood pressure.

Turn the Pressure Down

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” and affects almost half of the adult population. Whether you have high blood pressure or just want to avoid it, learn how easy it is to turn the pressure down.

Stress Management

Beyond the Stress Ball

This powerful workshop offers practical tools for managing stress that go beyond traditional advice. You’ll learn how effective thinking, mindfulness and relaxation techniques can lower your stress level and increase your quality of life.

Boost: Transform Your Workday

Most of us spend more time recharging our phones than recharging ourselves. We are working harder and longer but refueling our brains, bodies and spirit less and less. This presentation will outline an energy management solution, based on intentional work breaks, to transform the way you work and boost your energy levels all day long.

Stress Management: The Art of Setting Boundaries

Chronic stress negatively affects physical and mental health. An important part of reducing stress is setting healthy limits with others, ourselves and with our environment. This can be a challenge for many people. Join us for The Art of Setting Boundaries where you’ll learn how to set and honor healthy limits to reduce stress and improve quality of life.

Other Wellness Topics

Allergies 101

For people who suffer from allergies, the change in seasons can be a miserable time. This presentation will discuss seasonal allergies, how they occur and the substances that can trigger their symptoms. We will also review various treatments and the importance of following up with your doctor.

Breast Cancer

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? This presentation will provide an overview of the important facts related to breast health. We will discuss risk factors, early detection, signs, and symptoms, treatment options and some tips that may reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.

Boosting Brain Health

Your brain is the single greatest system ever designed in the history of the universe. It is responsible for your every thought, emotion and behavior. Maintaining brain health and enhancing lifelong learning is a vital part of aging and quality of life at every age. In this seminar, we will review the anatomy of the brain, gain a better understanding of how the brain learns and thrives, and discuss how incorporating the five critical domains of brain health can enhance your quality of life, starting today!

Caring for the Caregiver

Discover ways to fit some self-care into a challenging day as a caregiver. Whether you are taking care of young ones, spouses or aging family members, it is important you find ways to take time for your own physical, emotional and mental health. This presentation provides some great ways for self-care to feel your best while taking care of others.

Handling the Holidays in Good Health

Take the stress out of the holidays with a new, fresh perspective to focus on what means the most to you at the holidays. Enjoy holiday foods without overindulging and find ways to keep moving with these great tips to handle the holidays in good physical, emotional and mental health.

10 Healthy Habits for Busy Women

Especially for women who are busy balancing work and life, maintaining good health can be a challenge. This presentation will not only help you identify your risks for health conditions that affect women, but will provide best practices for preventing and treating those conditions. You’ll leave this session with an action plan for good health based on 10 important healthy habits.

Healthy Words of Wisdom on Men’s Health

This presentation delivers helpful information about common health issues that affect men including heart disease, testicular disease and more. You’ll get tips for reducing your risk for these and other conditions as well as guidelines for recommended preventive screenings.

Heart Healthy Living

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. In this presentation, you will learn the hard facts about heart disease and how to determine your risk. We will discuss controllable risk factors like high blood pressure, and learn ways to prevent and protect your heart through healthy lifestyle changes.

Immunizations

Adults need protection through immunizations too! Immunization is one of the safest and most effective ways to safeguard our health against diseases preventable by vaccine. Join us to learn about how you can be protected from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and tetanus.

Master Your Motivation: Seven Strategies for Staying Inspired

If you’ve attempted to lose weight, eat better, exercise regularly, manage stress or make other improvements in your health in the past, you may have experienced setbacks or been frustrated by what feels like theinevitable come-and-go nature of motivation. This presentation will help you define your powerful motivators for change and leave you with seven practical strategies that will empower you to consistently make choices to reach your personal health goals.

Menopause & Perimenopause

“The Change” in a woman’s life can be very challenging to navigate, especially in the midst of caring for family and working. This presentation reviews the physical, emotional and mental aspects of menopause and offers ideas and solutions to successfully navigate this significant time in a woman’s life.

Oh My Aching Head

Did you know that there are an estimated 45 million people in the United States that suffer from headaches? In this presentation we’ll review common symptoms and triggers for the four types of headaches—sinus, cluster, tension and migraines. Plus, you’ll learn about what you can do that may prevent and minimize your aching head.

Oral Health for Overall Health

Dental health can influence several medical conditions. There is a relationship between a healthy mouth and overall good health. It’s important to get regular preventative dental care to help maintain good oral health and overall health. Join us to learn more about the condition specific benefits of our program.

Preventive Care

A healthy lifestyle and regular checkups with your doctor can help you be well and stay well. Annual preventative screenings may help you find health problems before you feel sick, and vaccines you need, what questions to ask your doctor and what lifestyle tips can help you stay healthy for a Better You.

Skin Health

The skin is the largest organ of the body, but often it’s one of the most overlooked. Learn about healthy skin basics, eating for healthy skin, preventing and identifying skin cancer, and a few additional skin conditions. This seminar will provide tips to help you nourish and protect your skin, and help you identify any skin conditions for treatment.

Sleep

Looking for more energy? Get some sleep! Many of us do not get a good night’s sleep, and our health and productivity suffer because of it. This presentation covers the purpose of sleep, how much sleep is enough, and how to improve your quality of sleep with strategies, tips and helpful resources.

Successful People Do This Overview

Successful People Do This is a program that focuses on teaching you how to optimize your energy and adopt the healthy behaviors that make you feel better right now. This overview presentation of our 5-week lifestyle improvement program covers how to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally to bring a new found focus and motivation to performing your best every day.

Summer Safety

During this presentation, you will learn tips on staying safe in the sun during the summer months. We will cover the different kinds of heat related injuries, how to prevent and treat sun burn, water and boating safety, the best remedies for insect bites and stings, and how to tend to recreational/sports injuries.

Taking the Steps to be Tobacco Free

Living a tobacco free lifestyle can be tough, so it’s important to get the tools and support you need to be successful. Learn how to get motivated to quit and identify ways to become tobacco free.

The Science of Willpower

In the last couple of decades we have learned a lot about brain science and health. This presentation will dispel the idea that willpower is a limited resource and provide information on what you can do to strengthen your willpower “muscle” to overcome obstacles and make healthy behavior change.