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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. From live classes and seminars to workout from home videos, our Health Hub is designed to make it easy for you to exercise, eat healthy, and stay connected.

Upcoming Live Classes and Webinars

Ergonomics and Back Health

Tuesday, September 28, Noon-1pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of Americans.  Learn how the back works and ways to protect it from injury.

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Braising 101

Wednesday, October 13, 1-2pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Join Foodsmart's Chef Lisa Lavery as she walks you through all the tips and tools you'll need to serve the perfect healthy braise. Once the calendar flips to fall, cooking at home shifts from quick techniques like grilling and sauteing to bubbling one pot meals in the oven or on the stovetop, essentially braising.  The technique of braising is traditionally used for less tender cuts of meat to break them down into a fall apart, fork-tender meal, but once you know the steps, you can apply it to everything from beans to chicken and even hearty vegetables.

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Financially Stressed?  Join Us for Home Buying like a Boss

Thursday, October 14, Noon to 1pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Nicholle Overkamp, Wilcox Financial Group

Are you searching for a new home? Whether you are currently looking or planning for the future, we got you covered! Nicholle will walk through the key elements of the home buying process: mindset, money, goals, and working with a realtor. Participants will learn the basic details everyone should know before purchasing a home!

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Muscle, Mobility, & Mind

Wednesday, October 20, 12-12:30pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

Build lean muscle and increase your heart rate during this workout for your total well-being. We will end with a few minutes of reflection/meditation to leave you feeling energized, positive, and refreshed.

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Morning Stretch & Meditation

Thursday, October 28, 7:30-7:45am | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

Join me for a quick stretch & quiet meditation to get your day started off with some mental clarity and a relaxed body! We will be on the floor for this session – find a quiet, comfortable place on the floor with a little space around you & I’ll see you soon!

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Financially Stressed? Join us for Budget like a Boss

Wednesday, November 10, Noon-1pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Nicholle Overkamp, Wilcox Financial Group

As the holiday season approaches, learn how to create an Ultimate Spend Plan that reflects your goals, without breaking the bank! Nicholle will walk through each element of the plan and the numbers you need to know to create a spend + save plan that works best for you and your family. Plus, Nicholle will briefly address Government Aid and the new tax credit as we prepare for the New Year. 

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Muscle, Mobility & Mind

Tuesday, November 16, Noon-12:30pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health. 

Build lean muscle and increase your heart rate during this workout for your total well-being. We will end with a few minutes of reflection/meditation to leave you feeling energized, positive, and refreshed. Come prepared with 2 weights or weighted items like water bottles or soup.

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Cooking in Bulk

Wednesday, November 17, 1-2pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Presented by Foodsmart

Trying to prepare creative and healthy meals every day can be stressful.  Looking for a way to lighten the load in the kitchen? Join Foodsmart’s Lisa Lavery as she shares her number one trick for getting ahead of meal planning; cooking in bulk.  In this video, she demonstrates her tips and tricks for portioning and storing larger make-ahead meals and components to have on hand to simply reheat and serve on busy days.  We hope you’ll join us to learn how to incorporate the chef tip “cook it once, serve it twice” into your culinary routine.

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Morning Gratitude Meditation

Thursday, November 18, 7:30-7:45am | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

After a quick seated stretch, take a little time to reflect on all the wonderful things there are to be grateful for, as you practice gratitude through meditation. 

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome

Thursday, November 18, Noon-1pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Presented by Christina Manciocchi, CDE and Cindy Will, Pharmacists with Independent Health

This presentation focuses on metabolic syndrome, which affects about 25% of the U.S. population, and reviews three associated chronic disease states that significantly increase risk of heart attack and stroke: diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.  Learn how to prevent and control through lifestyle changes.

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Healthy, Make-Ahead Appetizers

Wednesday, December 8, 1-2pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Presented by Foodsmart

It never fails.  Every year the holiday season creeps up into your schedule before you know it.  And while it’s a time of celebration and indulgence with friends and family, you can still have a great season AND keep your health in check. In this cooking demo, Chef Lisa Lavery will share Foodsmart’s favorite make-ahead appetizers and tips for making your next seasonal gathering stress-free and festive.  See you there!

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Muscle, Mobility & Mind

Tuesday, December 14, Noon-12:30pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Lauren Christman, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

Build lean muscle and increase your heart rate during this workout for your total well-being. We will end with a few minutes of reflection/meditation to leave you feeling energized, positive, and refreshed.

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Setting intentions for the New Year Morning Meditation

Thursday, December 16, 7:30-7:45am | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Michelle Carbery, Senior Corporate Wellness Specialist, Independent Health

Head into the New Year with a clear mind and motivated attitude.  Join us for a brief morning meditation that will set you up for the day (and year!) ahead.

 

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A Social Approach to Nutrition

Thursday, December 16, Noon-1:00pm | Zoom (Virtual)

Led by Lauren Christman, Corporate Wellness Specialist

This presentation will offer healthy eating and stress management tips to help individuals maintain – not gain – through any season. Prepare for life events without the added stress of “dieting” and gain a refreshed outlook on dining out. Tips will be provided on how to have fun and stay healthy – no matter the social situation! 

 

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.

Workout for Balance

Challenge your balance & strengthen your core during this low impact workout.  1 weighted item needed.

Posterior Chain Workout #1 w/ weights

Deadlifts, Rows, wood chops and planks using weights or weighted items to work your entire backside.

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.

Low Intensity Chair Workout

While seated in a chair, perform marching, arm movements and body stretches during this 6 minute routine. Sturdy chair needed.

Progressive Intervals

20 seconds of low, medium and high impact exercises to work your whole body.  No equipment needed.

Chair Stretch & Mindset Reset

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

Essential Movements for a Healthy Back

Follow along with a seated & standing spinal Flexion, Hip Glides, Prone Elbow Pose and Press Ups.

Movements to Support Back Health

Join us and learn 3 movements to help keep your back and spine healthy – Cat-Camel movement, Psoas stretch and Spine Hygiene stretch.

Big Three Exercises for Core Stability

Using 3 exercises, you can help prevent or alleviate back pain by improving your core stability.  Follow along and learn how to do a Side Plank, Bird-Dog and Curl Up.

Core Workout – 3 Ways

Strengthen your core with 6 key exercises.  Shown using body weight, resistance bands, or weights!

Cardio Grind

We’re going to use our weights a little bodyweight to get our heart rate going today.  Be prepared to swing, press, and push at home with either a kettlebell or dumbbell.  As always, have fun!

20/20/20 Strength

Using some light weights, a resistance band or just your bodyweight, we will work through 5 different exercises to reach muscle fatigue – 20 seconds at a time! You will also get to work out with Season 1 winner of the Biggest Loser!

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.

Physical Activity 101

Learn the basics about physical activity, including heart rate zones, aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise and tips for increasing cardiovascular health, balance, flexibility and muscle mass.  Employees receive a workspace workout plan at the end of the presentation.

Whole Well-Being

This presentation provides information on how emotional health, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and environment influence our overall health. Includes tips to modify unhealthy behaviors, manage stress and achieve better work-life balance.

Mindfulness

Bring peace of mind and balance to each day through mindfulness, a state of active and careful attention on the moment. This presentation provides participants with information and tips on how to practice and improve mindful living.

Prevention & Lifetime Screenings

Prevention can come in many forms and have multiple definitions, making it confusing to know what is right. This quick presentation will break down the levels of prevention, how participants' lifestyle choices can make a difference and recommendations appropriate for their age and health status.

Supermarket Savvy

The number of decisions we need to make at the grocery store can be overwhelming. This presentation provides employees a virtual shopping tour with advice for making healthier choices. Become a meal prep expert and learn food safety tips for proper care inside and outside of the kitchen!

Inflammation 101

This presentation will discuss what inflammation is and how it can impact our health. Learn the signs, common causes and what problems inflammation can trigger. Includes a discussion on both prevention and treatment.

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