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Physical Activity and Nutrition Lunch and Learn November 9, 2017
The THRIVE Wellness Group will be hosting an educational lunch and learn November 9, 2017 with special guest John Whitmyre, YMCA Health and Wellness Director. Whitmyre will provide education and tips on physical activity such as how to stay active throughout the day, the benefits of stretching, walking, and core exercises, and will share some surprising statistics and survey results of NMC faculty. Whitmyre will also discuss nutrition such as the importance of a healthy diet, statistics, and common myths surrounding nutrition. The lunch and learn will conclude with information on the various programs and services offered by the YMCA and how they benefit health and wellness, the community, and you!
A door prize will be offered for this special event and additional prizes can be earned (come to the lunch and learn to learn more about how!) Please attend to discover how the NMC THRIVE Wellness Group will help you to stay motivated throughout the upcoming holiday season! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn about the new sustainability program that will encourage all NMC faculty to be accountable for their physical activity and nutrition.
NMHS Better Living Programs Available to NMC Employees!
Did you know that if you are an employee of the Methodist Health System and receive insurance through their plan, you are eligible to participate in their Better Living Programs! Visit: here to learn more.
The 16 week program includes interactive weekly meetings on nutrition, exercise, stress management, proper sleep habits, and methods for behavioral changes to improve health. Participants receive activity trackers (FREE) and food journal app (FREE), and have individual appointments with an APRN Weight Loss coach for weigh-in, vital signs, and food/activity journal review.
The next session starts October 16 and concludes February 2. While this is already full, the plan coordinator Brenda Herrod indicates to go ahead and apply! She will work from the October wait list before opening it up to new enrollees in 2018. The link to apply is here.
The Health System Health and Wellness Blog and Related Resources are available here. Please also see your monthly Employee Connections.