Thursday, February 23, 2017

From WELCOA

The Relations "why" With Physical Activity


Mixing relationships with physical activity not only helps keep you accountable to your physical activity needs, it also helps expand your network creating new opportunities or business connections.
Read more on the link above!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

March - National Nutrition Month


National Nutrition Month - Put your best fork forward! (March)

March is National Nutrition Month!  First started in 1973, National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  As Registered Dietitians, we aim to inspire the country to improve their health one bite at a time.  The theme this year is “Put your best fork forward” which reminds us that each bite, snack, meal, and day is a new opportunity to make better choices.  Making good choices may not always feel easy, but your family’s health is worth it.  This March challenge yourself to make one small improvement to your current diet: eat a variety of colors from fruits and vegetables; get at least 3 servings of vegetables in each day; choose whole grains more often over refined/white; serve fish or seafood twice per week; drink water instead of high sugar sodas or punch.  A small change today can mean a healthier life tomorrow and beyond, all it takes is putting your best fork forward.  Happy National Nutrition Month!

 

 

Abby Forman, MS RD

Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Performance

 

Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center  – 2401 West Leigh Street | Suite 110 | Richmond, Virginia 23220 | 804-325-8812

Memorial Regional Medical Center – 8200 Meadowbridge Road, MOB IV, Suite 102 | Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116  | 804-442-3670

 

Wellness Wednesday 2/22/17



 

Happy Wellness Wednesday. Thank you for committing to a culture of wellness.


County employees: If you cannot access a link please go to:

 


GYM REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM: Incentive Reimbursement Program info: 


Are you a First Year Employee:  Click here to see what the YMCA has to offer:



 

Information regarding Influenza from the Hanover Health Department:  INFLUENZA

The Monument 10K is just around the corner.  NEW PROMO CODE  See Wellness Wednesday email or contact Elisa Allen at elallen@hanovercounty.gov.

 
2/24/17 DEADLINE FOR NUTRITIONAL ONLINE PROGRAM:  

 


WHERE IT’S AT IN WELLNESS:

ON-SITE CLASSES AND EVENTS FOUND HERE!

 
FIND OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS HERE – DISCOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEES


 


  RESOURCES……
  

WELLNESS WITH DR. ANN
Visit at http://drannwellness.com/  and meet Dr. Ann.  Recipes, blog, videos, and more!

·         Best-selling author
·         Life-changing keynote speaker
·         Physician, Med School Valedictorian
·         Founder and CEO of Just Wellness, LLC
·         Featured expert in national media – The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah and Friends Radio, Time, WebMD, Prevention, US News and World Report, among others
·         Wife and mother of four

Here’s a tip from Abby Forman, MS RD  with Bon Secours

Winter Salads? No Longer an Oxymoron

                Just because it isn’t Spring, doesn’t mean we stop eating veggies.  Even in winter there are plenty of ways to enjoy a fresh salad.  In the winter our bodies tend to steer us towards warmer, more comforting foods.  This can lead to lower intake of fruits and vegetables compared to the warmer months, and sometimes packing on a few pounds.  It is important year round to aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. They provide us with immunity building antioxidants, colon cleansing fiber, and many essential vitamins.  Start with hardy greens like arugula, kale, or shaved Brussels sprouts.  Add some roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes, beets, and parsnips.  Sprinkle on some pre-cooked whole grains like barley or quinoa.  Top with sliced baked chicken and drizzle with warm tomato basil vinaigrette.  Looking to get even more in the winter spirit? Try roasted cauliflower or cabbage “steaks”.  Simply cut the heads vertically in about one-half to one inch thick “steaks”. Coat with olive oil, sprinkle with seasonings like salt and pepper, and bake in the oven for 400 for 25-35 minutes (turn halfway through) until golden brown.  Be creative, follow your gut, and enjoy a winter wonderland of salads.

 
Wellness Newsletters from our business partners:

From Emma Moyer - 20 Minute Meal Prep Video:





Weight Watchers - New:                   Quick Bites

Hanover Community Resources:      February/March Newsletter

Bon Secours Wellness Newsletter: February Newsletter

Like Hanover Food Network on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HanoverFood

 

HANOVER COUNTY PROVIDERS:


OPTIMA
 
 Feeling stressed?  Check out all of the resources available to you and your family through Optima!
You can access Optima by:

Going to their website at: www.optimaEAP.com
Calling the confidential toll free number at: 1-800-899-8174. 
New to Optima:  Virtual Counseling This link will provide you with FAQ’s on Distance Counseling.

ALL FULL TIME AND PERMANENT PART TIME HANOVER COUNTY EMPLOYEES, DEPENDANTS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL LIVING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD are eligible for Optima Health benefits. 

 On their website, you will find many of resources:  For example: Webinar Series and Training, Development and General Wellness Courses are available.  Look at the Work/Life Link.  You will find information on parenting, aging, balancing, thriving, working, living and international information.  This flyer may help you navigate the site: WORK/LIFE FLYER

From Optima:  Thought of the Week                                 

Online Seminar Series:  2017 Webinar Schedule         

Power of Positive Thinking:  March 3rd Webinar

FREE for all employees…..Staying healthy can be easy and free with 7 different programs and support items from Optima Health and Sentara.  My Life My Plan offers:
Healthy Heart • Yoga DVD • Guided Mediation DVD • Eating for Life • Tobacco Cessation •
WalkAbout with Health Edge • Tai Chi DVD
Simply call the toll free number and request one program or all of them – Call 1-800-736-8272.  See flyer for details: MY LIFE MY PLAN



BON SECOURS GOOD HEALTH CLINIC

AND GOOD HEALTH PHARMACY:
 




US PREVENTITIVE MEDICINE:

Visit the US Preventive Medicine website at: https://bonsecours-hanover.uspm.com

New monthly challenges can be found under “My Health. Under “My Education” you can find videos, the “Daily Dose”, learning programs and more to increase your Preventive Score!

Download over 100 different wearable devices and track you steps while improving your Preventive Score.
ANTHEM:
  
   
 
Anthem’s Newsletter:            Inside My Plan
Medication Alternatives:      National Drug List from Anthem
Managing Your Prescription Drug Plan:     
Your Anthem Pharmacy         Simple Ways to Save    Answers You Want

Time well spent from Anthem:
Are you expecting?  Contact Anthem and enroll in this FREE program: Future Moms
Provides moms-to-be with telephone access to nurses to discuss pregnancy-related concerns. This program provides the education and tools to help track the pregnancy and prepare for the baby, including breastfeeding support through Live Health Online.

Live Health Online:   Live Health Link

Anthem has a 24/7 Nurse Line
Providing anytime, toll-free access to nurses for answers to general health questions and guidance with health concerns. Callers can also access confidential, recorded messages about hundreds of health topics.

 

Elisa Allen, BSN, RN, Wellness Coordinator

Hanover County Government, Jail, Library, and Schools

804-365-7118

 

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Message from WELCOA


 


Did You Know?
We’ve all had sore throats around this time of year. Your throat feels scratchy and may hurt when you swallow. What can you do to soothe a sore throat? And when is it a sign of a more serious infection? Most sore throats are caused by viral infections such as the common cold or the flu. These throat problems are generally minor and go away on their own.
 


Be Well-Inspired
To soothe your irritated throat, keep it moist. Having lozenges or hard candies—or anything that stimulates saliva production—will keep your throat moist. It’s also important to drink plenty of fluids. Throat pain might also be soothed by throat sprays and over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin.

Contact a doctor if your sore throat is severe, doesn’t feel better after a few days, or is accompanied by a high fever or swollen glands. These symptoms could be signs of a bacterial infection, such as strep throat. Taking antibiotics won’t help at all if your sore throat is caused by viruses, but they’re essential for fighting bacterial infections like strep.
 
Learn more at www.welcoa.com
 
 
WELCOA (The Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces.
 

Retreats with Annette


We have many different classes on the schedule! Come join us this week!



Monday Feb 20th 10:30AM Gentle Yoga (Yin Yoga) (NON heated class)This 60 minute class is great for stretching your muscles. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—2 to 5 minutes per pose. This is a quiet and simple practice to calm the mind and stretch the body.  Meditation pillow rentals $2 or bring your own pillow. Bring a mat and water.  FREE rentals for first timers!  

 

Tuesday Feb 21st 5:30PM - Gentle Yoga Yin Yoga (NON heated class)This 60 minute class is great for stretching your muscles. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—2 to 5 minutes per pose. This is a quiet and simple practice to calm the mind and stretch the body.  Meditation pillow rentals $2 or bring your own pillow. Bring a mat and water.  FREE rentals for first timers! 

Tuesday Feb 21st 7:00PM - HOT YOGA Class This 60-minute hot yoga class (105 degrees) is perfect for beginners or those with an advanced practice. Your body becomes more flexible in the heat which allows you to get into a pose that you never imagined you can do. It also reduces the risk of injuries, promotes sweating and helps you release toxins in your body. Bring a mat, towel and water and change of clothes if you like.  FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Wednesday Feb 22nd 9:00AM - YogiBarre Class This 60-minute class (NON heated) will combine Basic Barre techniques, Pilates, and Yoga postures to create a unique and balanced class for cardio, toning, flexibility, and strengthening. Great for all levels. No experience required! You stay within your individual challenge. Bring a mat and water.  Bring a mat and water. FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Wednesday Feb 22nd 10:30AM - YogiBarre Class This 75-minute class (NON heated) will combine Basic Barre techniques, Pilates, and Yoga postures to create a unique and balanced class for cardio, toning, flexibility, and strengthening. Great for all levels. No experience required! You stay within your individual challenge. Bring a mat and water.  Bring a mat and water. FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Wednesday Feb 22nd 5:30PM - Hot Inferno Pilates Class - This 60-minute HOT class (95 degrees) combines Pilates principles with High Intensive Interval Training and is performed in a heated room. This intense, full body workout is designed to strengthen muscles, burn calories and boost your metabolism. It is a great complement to your regular fitness routine whether you enjoy running, weight lifting, aerobic classes, cross fit or yoga.  Bring a mat, towel and water and change of clothes if you like.  Bring a mat, towel and water and change of clothes if you like. FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Wednesday Feb 22nd 7PM - Pilates and Yoga Class (NON heated class) This 60-minute beginner class blends Pilates and Yoga together for an amazing workout. Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. Yoga increases flexibility, muscle tone and strength. By popular demand, we will be adding some Barre work too!  Bring a mat and water. FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Thursday, Feb 23rd 5:30PM - Gentle Yoga (Yin Yoga) (NON heated class) This 60 minute class is great for stretching your muscles. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—2 to 5 minutes per pose. This is a quiet and simple practice to calm the mind and stretch the body.  Meditation pillow rentals $2 or bring your own pillow. Bring a mat and water.  FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Thursday Feb 23rd 7PM - HOT YOGA Class This 60-minute hot yoga class (105 degrees) is perfect for beginners or those with an advanced practice. Your body becomes more flexible in the heat which allows you to get into a pose that you never imagined you can do. It also reduces the risk of injuries, promotes sweating and helps you release toxins in your body. Bring a mat, towel and water and change of clothes if you like. FREE rentals for first timers!  

 

Friday Feb 24th 10:30AM - YogiBarre Class This 75-minute class (NON heated) will combine Basic Barre techniques, Pilates, and Yoga postures to create a unique and balanced class for cardio, toning, flexibility, and strengthening. Great for all levels. No experience required! You stay within your individual challenge.  Bring a mat and water. FREE rentals for first timers! 

Friday Feb 24th 6:00pm - Hot Inferno Pilates Class  - This 60-minute HOT class (95 degrees) combines Pilates principles with High Intensive Interval Training and is performed in a heated room. This intense, full body workout is designed to strengthen muscles, burn calories and boost your metabolism. It is a great complement to your regular fitness routine whether you enjoy running, weight lifting, aerobic classes, cross fit or yoga. Bring a mat, towel, water and change of clothes if you like. FREE rentals for first timers! 

 

Remember to register! We limit the class size so make sure you register either online or by contacting me via email, text or phone call!

 


 

$10 for your first class!

$15 drop in

$100 for package of 8 classes (*Packages expire in 60 days*)

$125 for package of 10 classes (*Packages expire in 90 days*)

$80 unlimited classes for the month (Expires at the end of the month)

The unlimited package will be available for 1st quarter 2017

 

You don't see a schedule that works for you and you have 4 people who will confirm a booking?  Let me know!

 

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Annette Webb
804 683 7330

RetreatsWithAnnette.com