Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wellness Wednesday



 

Thought of the Week from Optima When Something Upsetting Happens...


 


 


This is a closed group of only Hanover employees to further facilitate communication of wellness benefits.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS  WELLNESS CALENDAR

If there is an activity at your location, please let me know and I will add to the calendar.

Hundreds of group exercise classes are waiting for you! Check our schedules for a location near you. Then take advantage of our best offer of the year: Join & Pay No Dues Until 2018Enroll before November 30th and combine this offer with your corporate discount! If group exercise isn't your thing, don't worry. We have lots of ways to help you reach your goals, including court sports, aquatics, personal training and more. Visit any AFF and see for yourself. We can't wait to meet you.
Offer ends 11/30/17. See location for details.


 

UKROP'S MONUMENT 10K PRE-SALE OPEN NOVEMBER 27th!!!  Use this benefit!
New this year!

Employees can earn a onetime $10 reimbursement towards any one event registration for walking, running, biking or a combination event. Instead of limiting this incentive to just the Monument 10k, you can apply it to an event of your choice.  There are a limited amount of funds, so one time only and don’t delay.  Scan and email your paid registration to elallen@hanovercounty.gov or send it through interoffice mail to E. Allen/Wellness HR County
Mark your calendars:  June 7, 2018, Corporate 4 Miler at Innsbrook, #Team Hanover.
Details coming soon!

  

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

USPM Monthly Challenge

Starting Nov 5th  



 

 

 

GYM REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM:


 

 

NEED A WEARABLE DEVICE??? FREE!!! Order your YOO Bluetooth Smart Fitness Band at http://wellnessforme.com/ under the Walk About program. Other wellness products are available at NO CHARGE through our Optima EAP plan.  All Hanover County employees and your household members are eligible.


Nutritional and Holistic Health

Wellness With The Sown Life.  Visit Susan’s NEW website for great holistic information: http://thesownlife.com

Wellness With Brewed Well (formerly Farm over Pharm):  Great site! http://brewedwellrva.com/

 


 




 







FIND OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS HERE












RESOURCES

 



 

 

Wellness With Dr. AnnVisit at http://drannwellness.com/  and meet Dr. Ann.  Recipes, blog, videos, and more! Read this great article: 4 Superstar Foods You Should Eat More Often
 
Wellness Newsletters from our business partners:

 

Pulse                                                               The Beat of an Active Community
                                                                       

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

Password is Hanover County or HCPS

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. 

 


2 minute video to learn what EAP can do for you and your family. About Optima EAP



 

 

BON SECOURS GOOD HEALTH CLINIC

GOOD HEALTH PHAMACY

 



 

US PREVENTIVE 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

 

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


 

Prizes valued at or above $100 are subject to payroll taxes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wellness Wednesday 10/25/17


 


 

Thought of the Week from Optima Celebrate the Milestones

 

Optima Webinar Series: The Mind and Body Connection

 


This is a closed group of only Hanover employees to further facilitate communication of wellness benefits.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS  WELLNESS CALENDAR

If there is an activity at your location, please let me know and I will add to the calendar.

 

 

The Preventive Plan - SAVE up to $360 on your insurance premiums


Please note:  Participating spouses will follow the same steps and timeline as employees.

 

 

New this year!

Employees can earn a onetime $10 reimbursement towards any one event registration for walking, running, biking or a combination event. Instead of limiting this incentive to just the Monument 10k, you can apply it to an event of your choice.  There are a limited amount of funds, so one time only and don’t delay.  Scan and email your paid registration to elallen@hanovercounty.gov or send it through interoffice mail to E. Allen/Wellness HR County

Mark your calendars:  June 7, 2018, Corporate 4 Miler at Innsbrook,

#Team Hanover. Details coming soon!

 

 

 

 

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

USPM Monthly Challenge

Starting Nov 5th


  


 

 

JOIN US OCTOBER 31, 2017 at 12:00pm in the Wickham Annex Conference Room for our Informational Weight Watchers meeting.  If you have decided to join, please bring $156 to sign up and pay at that time for our 12 week session.  If you interested in learning more please join us.  We will meet each Tuesday at Noon for a 30 minute lunch express meeting.
 

 

GYM REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM:


 

 

NEED A WEARABLE DEVICE??? FREE!!! Order your YOO Bluetooth Smart Fitness Band at http://wellnessforme.com/ under the Walk About program. Other wellness products are available at NO CHARGE through our Optima EAP plan.  All Hanover County employees and your household members are eligible.


Nuttritional and Holistic Health

Wellness With The Sown Life.  Visit Susan’s NEW website for great holistic information: http://thesownlife.com

Wellness With Brewed Well (formerly Farm over Pharm):  Great site! http://brewedwellrva.com/

 


 



 


 

FIND OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS HERE










RESOURCES

 


 

From Abby Foreman, Registered Dietician, Bon Secours Sport Performance Center

The Pros and Cons of eating like a Caveman

Most everyone is familiar with the concept of the Paleolithic (Paleo) or “Caveman” diet which has been trending in recent years. The premise of this diet is to eat like our ancestors did 10,000 year ago, including only foods that can be hunted, fished, or gathered, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, veggies, roots, and fruits. This also means excluding grains, dairy, legumes (beans or peas), sugar, or salt from one’s diet. The rationale behind this is that our bodies are genetically predisposed to eat this way. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Jim White, RDN, ACSM/HFS explains that proponents of this diet “…blame the agricultural revolution and the addition of grains, legumes, and dairy to the human diet for the onset of chronic disease”.

So, is there more harm or help in the paleo philosophy? A positive of this diet is that it encourages consumption of fruits and vegetables and cuts out added sugar and sodium, which aligns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Combining a diet rich in protein with plant foods can help control bloods sugar, prevent Type 2 diabetes, contribute to weight loss, and regulate blood pressure.

Nonetheless, cutting out whole grains and dairy has its downsides. Whole grains contain dietary fiber, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other health related complications. They also contain B vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.   Research indicates that dairy may contribute to weight loss. Dairy is also a great source of protein, calcium, vitamin D, Vitamin A, B vitamins, phosphorus, and potassium. The biggest problem with grains and dairy typically stems from overconsumption of these foods. If you choose to remove these or any other food group completely from your diet, remember that the nutrients they provided will need to be made up by other foods.

It is also important to note that wild game is not always readily available since most animals we consume have been domesticated. In addition, the plant food we eat is not grown wild. Although strictly adhering to the diet’s principles may not be possible, a modified plan may be a great option.  Try to include eating wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat, and organic fruits and vegetables when cost effective into your diet more often. Eating a variety of whole foods will help to ensure a well-balanced diet for all.

 



Wellness With Dr. AnnVisit at http://drannwellness.com/  and meet Dr. Ann.  Recipes, blog, videos, and more! Read this great article: Even A Little Weight Loss Improves Mood and Sleep

 

 

Wellness Newsletters from our business partners:

 

Pulse                                                               the Beat of an Active Community

                                                                       

Hanover Yoga Newsletter                            October's newsletter

                                               

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

 

Bon Secours September Newsletter             Bon Secours Workforce Wellness

 

SportsBackers                                               EVENTS                               

 

 


 


 

 

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

Password is Hanover County or HCPS

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



2 minute video to learn what EAP can do for you and your family. About Optima EAP



 

 

BON SECOURS GOOD HEALTH CLINIC

GOOD HEALTH PHAMACY

 



 

US PREVENTIVE 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

 

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


 

Prizes valued at or above $100 are subject to payroll taxes.