February 2021

Heart Health

February is American Heart Month! The National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), America Heart Association (AHA) and more celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. A healthy lifestyle goes a long way to preventing heart disease – lifestyle changes and medications can nip heart-harming trends, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, in the bud before they cause damage.

Research shows that we're more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. This February, Employee Wellness is featuring several offerings designed to inspire and motivate you to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine. When we support each other, we're more likely to stick with our goals and improve our heart health. Browse February offerings below, including Healthy Heart Week

February Presentations

Learn strategies for creating and maintaining healthy habits straight from the experts. Browse our February webinars below. These sessions are open to all full and part time employees. For those participating in the wellness rewards program, each session is worth 10 Tier 2 points.

Healthy Heart Week

Feb. 8 - 12 2021

Healthy Heart Week is a full week of programming which will address lifestyle factors that influence heart health and steps we can take to prevent heart disease among men, women and children.

Read more about Healthy Heart Week activities and register here

Financial Wellness: 
Financial Freedom-Living Debt Free

Tuesday
Feb. 23, 2021
12-1 p.m.

In this session we will discuss methods to eliminate debt by identifying various tools that can help you become debt free. Whether it’s a personalized plan, or getting the assistance from an outside party, this session helps shed light on reputable ways to become free of credit and loan debt by avoiding frauds and scams. We will also address how managing your personal budget is vital to creating a debt management plan to improve credit and enhance financial freedom.

Register to attend Financial Freedom: Living Debt Free

Wellness and Social Justice

Thursday
Feb. 25, 2021
12-1 p.m.

Anyone can be an advocate for social justice. Over the last year, many of us have intentionally centered social justice work in our daily lives as members of the Kent State community. We have committed or recommitted ourselves to becoming social justice advocates and to strategize for change on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, both personally and professionally. Yet, while many of us are passionate about being change agents, social justice work can be stressful and draining.

This session acknowledges the stress that social justice work can have on our bodies and minds. Join Dr. Amoaba Gooden, Interim VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as she discusses the importance of self-care for social justice advocates, offers strategies for addressing burnout and stress, and provides an opportunity for participants to share their strategies of care.    

Register to attend Wellness and Social Justice