January 2022

January Focus – Recommitting to Self-Care

Self-care means asking yourself what you need and following through on the honest answer. Self-care can be as simple as getting to bed earlier on a work night, or as challenging as taking a look at some of the habits you’ve created for yourself and their long-term effects. At its core, self-care is about recharging and reducing stress. It’s a way to revive your mental and emotional energy and recommit to knowing your self-worth. What better time than the start of a new year to recommit to yourself and your self-care routine?

Just like an athlete who trains for a competitive event, sticking with a self-care routine requires that you practice the activities regularly. And since life may never get less busy, it’s time to embrace everyday moments of self-care. There’s no reason to wait for a spa day or vacation to get re-centered and rejuvenated when you can seize the day and take care of yourself right now. For the month of January, Employee Wellness programming is designed to support you in doing just that. From health coaching and webinars, to a 12-week lifestyle change program and a new office workouts class, opportunities abound to help you recommit to self-care in 2022.

January Presentations

Learn strategies for creating and maintaining healthy habits straight from the experts. Browse our January 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.

Home Workouts: Building a Successful Routine  

January 20, 12-1 pm

Home workouts are becoming increasingly popular, but it can be difficult to figure out how to get started and stay on track. Join Kelly Schlather from Be Well Solutions as she discuss best practices for creating a well-rounded and successful workout routine at home. This webinar will include:

  • The components of a balanced exercise routine
  • How to create a workout routine with no equipment or using makeshift equipment found at home
  • Tips for a successful and personalized home workout routine
  • Important considerations for purchasing home workout equipment
  • Resources for home workouts

Register for Home Workout: Building a Successful Routine (Webinar)

Setting and Achieving your Health and Wellness Goals 

January 25, 12-1 pm

 Goal setting is a proven part of health behavior change. During this webinar, Doug Newton will discuss the comprehensive process of goal setting, including creating a health vision, identifying areas of change, and how to effectively move through the change process toward increased agency and optimal well-being.

Register for Setting and Achieving your Health and Wellness Goals (Webinar)


Weigh of Life Challenge

Jan. 24 - April 17, 2022

Take your commitment to a healthy lifestyle to the next level by participating in the Weigh of Life Challenge. Weigh of Life is a 12-week educational lifestyle change program designed to support successful, sustainable weight management through self-monitoring, balanced eating and regular physical activity. Whether you’re motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, or simply wanting to feel healthier, Weigh of Life is for you!  

This challenge is administered by Be Well Solutions and is open to all full-time, benefits eligible employees only. Participants must actively participate in at least 10 of the 12 weeks of the challenge AND achieve an overall participation score of 70% of the available points to qualify for 70 Tier 2 points.  

Lean more about Weigh of Life    Register for this challenge before Jan. 17, 2022


NEW Virtual Lunchtime Exercise Class!

Limited on time, space, or equipment to exercise during your workday? No problem! Stay active and energized both physically and mentally with our new Office Express class. Office Express is a 30-minute, office-friendly virtual workout led by Recreation Program Coordinator, Beth Michel, which focuses on strength, cardio, and flexibility. Easily modifiable for anyone; all levels of fitness are welcome! This class will take place on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. beginning January 19.

Visit the Employee Wellness Calendar to register for each session you’d like to attend