Health Hub

Helping you get and stay healthy!

Welcome to the Health Hub!

Living a healthy life. It’s what we all want. Providing our members with the tools and information to achieve better health is an important part of the RedShirt® Treatment – and our Health Hub. A variety of topics and resources are available, including: 

From exercise and eating healthy to finding balance in your emotional and financial well-being, our Health Hub is here to help you succeed at achieving your personal health goals.

Upcoming Live Classes and Webinars

Check out our upcoming live classes and webinars available throughout April! For additional questions, please email Wellness@independenthealth.com

Medicare Members: Live classes are back at the Independent Health Medicare Information Center! Located at 620 Dick Road in Cheektowaga, these classes are available exclusively for our Medicare members (and other Independent Health plan members).

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Meal Planning

August 15  3:00 – 3:30pm

Confused on what to make and how to keep yourself on track during the week? Brook can help! We'll go over quick tips to prepare and plan your meals with a few easy steps!

Presented by Brook's team of Health Coaches and Registered Dietitians (30 min)

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Goal Setting

September 8 - 11:00 - 11:30am

Setting a SMART goal can help you with breaking down a larger goal, like weight loss, into digestible steps. During this webinar you'll learn how to create a SMART goal and will receive a worksheet to complete on your own.

Presented by Brook's team of Health Coaches and Registered Dietitians (30 min)

Workout from Home: On Demand

Daily exercise is an important part of overall health, especially as we age. Our Corporate Wellness team produced a series of instructional videos that make it easy and fun for you and your family to engage from the comfort of your home.

Getting regular exercise not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, it improves muscular strength, bone and joint health, cardiorespiratory fitness, improves brain health, improves balance and coordination, and reduces your risk for illness. We encourage all our members to engage in daily physical activity.

important-alert We would love to hear from you! Please take our survey and share your feedback on the videos you enjoyed as well as suggestions to help improve your Workout from Home experience.
8 min brain break

Take a few minutes and give your brain a break! Stand up from your desk and get a full body workout in minutes with no equipment needed (maybe a mat or towel for the floor).

Low Back Health Series - Video 1

A surprising way to help build strength to support our low back is by activating our gluteus muscles.  How do you know if you have good glute strength? Perform the assessment in this video, then continue on to learn how to increase your strength even more.

Mobility, Strength & Stretch

Join the wellness team and a special guest as they introduce ways to keep your body mobile, strong & stretched, using 6 movements.  No equipment needed.

Back Stretch & Meditation

Join us as we stretch the muscles of our back and wind down with a short meditation. You don’t need anything but a mat and a positive attitude.

Cardio Pyramid Challenge

Challenge yourself with this cardio crusher. 3 exercises ONLY, but you are going to work in a pyramid working your way up to 1 MINUTE OF WORK! Then making your way back down. Get ready to SWEAT!

Beginner Resistance Band workout

Grab your resistance band (& maybe a chair) and get ready to wake up those muscles of the back, shoulders and hamstrings during this session!

Indoor Walking Workout

Need some extra steps in your day? This low impact session is just the thing for you!  Perfect as a beginner workout or a quick warm up routine!

20-20-20 Cardio Intervals

Working in 20 second intervals, challenge yourself on 3 different levels to get your heart rate up and have fun.  No equipment needed

Countdown Core

Grab one medium weight and a fitness mat to complete this core strengthening workout.  Perfect for all levels!  Start with 10 reps of 4 exercises, then repeat with 8, 6 & 4.

Chair Stretch & Mindset Reset

Join in a 10 min session to loosen up your tight back & hips and uplift your spirit with some positive thinking & gratefulness.

Take your Workout to the Park!

Looking for a way to sneak some strength training in? While you're out for your next walk, find a park bench and try out these exercises!

Seated Intervals

Working with your body weight and a chair, you'll increase your flexibility, strength & heart rate with this seated routine.

Webinars: On Demand

Independent Health strives to bring you evidenced based content on a variety of health-related topics to keep you informed. We use both internal and external experts to deliver both live and pre-recorded webinars.

We want to hear from you! Let us know what topics or health issues you’re interested in learning about.

Eat Fresh with Healthy Options & Fresh Catch

Learn to make a healthy bowl of miso soup, right at home!

Psychological Well-Being

This course aims to define the 6 factors of Psychological Well-being and why Psychological Well-being is important. It will help employees to recognize the need for self-care or stress management and ways they can manage stress and emotional health.

Sleep Well, Live Well

Learn about why sleep is so important and how to get enough of it!

Ergonomics and Back Health

Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of Americans and accounts for an enormous amount of lost productivity. This presentation will help employees understand how their back works and how to protect it from injury.

Staying Healthy During Your Busy Day

Between stressful days and extracurricular activities, staying energized and eating right can seem overwhelming. It can be a struggle to carve out time to nourish the body while struggling to meet deadlines. This presentation offers quick tips and shows how simple planning can make a huge difference in what we eat AND how we can stay on a budget. 

Beat the Heat with Hydration

Learn why hydration is important and what to look for so you don’t become Dehydrated!  We will present a few fun facts and a little trivia to keep you engaged and informed!

Last Updated 1/3/2023