Earn while you learn

You have new health and wellness classes to choose from this year in the employee health and wellness program. Pick a topic that interests you and earn 25 points when you self-report your attendance at the class by Aug. 31 at mymedica.com. This year, you can take up to two classes to earn a total of 50 points.

Using My Health Rewards to improve your health

The 2016 My Health Rewards program will be reviewed in five easy steps while highlighting what’s new in 2016.

Alternative medicine, fact or fiction

Learn the basics of the most commonly used alternative and complementary healing arts including chiropractic, homeopathy, herbal and Chinese medicine, naturopathy, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage. See how these healing arts can contribute to and enhance your overall health and wellness, and determine if alternative medicine is for you.

Stress management 101

Learn how to identify stressors, understand their impact and manage your stress.

How to speak to your physician and Rewards for Health Care Shopping

Doctors rarely have a lot of time to spend with each patient, so every second and minute with a physician counts. This seminar gives you a set of specific tools to make the most of your visits, including pre-appointment preparation and communication during and after an appointment. You’ll also learn about the Rewards for Health Care Shopping program.

Five Bucket Principle

Is it possible to meet the competing demands of job, family, friends, school and work? In this fun, interactive seminar, you’ll learn the 5 Buckets Principle of work/life balance to get the tools to prioritize what is and should be important to you. You’ll see how to find the time to manage it all — including time for yourself and time for fun by identifying priorities, making choices and managing expectations.

Mindful eating

Explore your personal food history and examine the relationship between mood and cravings. You’ll also learn to heighten your awareness around your own eating behavior. Learn the steps, best practices and resources to stop emotional eating.

ReThink your drink, every sip counts

When people think about their “diets,” they generally think about food. But beverages make up a significant part of your diet as well, and what you drink can have a positive or a negative effect on your mind and body. Experts have identified sugary drinks as the single largest contributor of calories and added sugars in U.S. diets. Come learn about sugary drinks, the amount of sugar hiding in your favorite beverages and what healthier options are available, including a taste test.

Ergonomics

Learn the risk factors that could contribute to slow-onset injuries or musculoskeletal disorders. You’ll also get strategies for preventing these types of injuries and help adjusting your work station.

How to enroll

  1. Log in to COMET.
  2. Click “Learning and Development” under “Employee Self Service Pages.”
  3. In the text box under “Search for Learning,” type in the course title.
  4. Click the course title then “View Details” to check for available seats.
  5. Click “Enroll” then “Submit Enrollment.”

To self-report your attendance

Learn more

Read more about the 2016 health and wellness program. See a handout with all of the different ways to earn points in the program. You can also contact Benefits with your questions at 673-3333.

Published Feb 24, 2016

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