Wellness Webinars

We are pleased to announce a series of Wellness Webinars available to all County employees in partnership with Health Net.  These free webinars will be offered starting in June and continue through December 2021.  The webinars will be presented live on various days of the week, during the mid-day lunch hour period, and will also be recorded and posted on the website for employees to view on their own time at home if that’s more convenient.  The schedule of topics, dates, and times with links to register for these webinars is listed below: 

Wellness Webinar Schedule 2021 (PDF)

November Wellness Webinars

Taming Your CravingsNov. 10th11:30-12:30pmJohn Muir HealthClick Here to Register
We all want to learn the secret behind taming our cravings. Find out what is in play mentally and physiologically when your body is craving something. Can it be an underlying cause of something else? Learn healthy ways to adjust and beat them.
Diabetes Prevention: Don't Sugarcoat ItNov. 17th12-12:45pmHealth NetClick Here to Register
Sugar is all around us! Today’s world is full of sugar-rich food, both seen and unseen. Because of this, we are flooding our bodies with too much processed sugar that is wrecking our health.  
 Most people only think of sugar as playing a huge role in getting diabetes. But sugar affects many other parts of the body as well. In addition, while sugar seems to be in most things we eat these days, we don’t have to give up sweetness completely. We just need to learn how to get it from more healthy sources.  
That’s why Health Net is pleased to offer you a telephone/webinar-based webinar, Diabetes Prevention: Don’t Sugarcoat! This webinar will provide tips to curb your sweet tooth! Plus, it will highlight better fuel choices for your body, and how to enhance flavor without refined sugar.

Learn about:
The harmful effects of too much sugar; The sugar pathway to the body; Sugar marketing tricks; How to be a sugar sleuth- find hidden sugars; Learn ways to curb sugar cravings.

Managing Insomnia
Dec. 1st
John Muir HealthClick Here to Register
The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real. It drains your mental well-being and puts your physical health at real risk. Science has linked poor slumber with a number of health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system. Join us for an informative session that will share best practices for a better night’s sleep, so you can wake up feeling rested and ready for what comes your way. This class is designed for those who have trouble getting to sleep or sleeping through the night and do not have a medical sleep disorder.

Mindful Eating
Dec. 8th
John Muir HealthClick Here to Register
Not only can mindful eating help you lose weight, it can help you overcome other eating dependencies and triggers that have developed over time. Learn how mindful eating can be one extra tool on your health eating journey!

Money Talks: Plan for Tomorrow, Today
Dec. 15th
Health Net
Click Here to Register

For many of us, good financial health plays an important role in our overall wellness and supports a healthy lifestyle. Financial well-being is all about feeling secure in your finances in both the short and longer term. Job status, financial security and standard of living are all factors that contribute to financial well-being. By taking control of your financial health, you can gain the information and confidence to make informed decisions about your finances and investments.  Health Net is offering a webinar that can increase your awareness and help you improve your financial health.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Easy tips for financial savings.
  • Ways to reach financial goals to avoid financial distress.

Pointers on getting the most out of your financial portfolio.

Recorded Wellness Webinars Links
All About Supplements

Just looking down the vitamin and supplement aisle can be daunting. Find out what different vitamins and supplements actually do for the body, common myths and misconceptions, as well as tips and tricks to decipher what you’re reading on the labels.
Return to the Outdoors: Healing Power of Nature

For the past 50 years, there has been a steep population increase in cities across the United States. Along with this urban shift has been an increase in mental health conditions. Worry and depression are higher and more common. Add to this the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has affected each of us in one way or another. Mental fatigue and mood disorders have also gone up. This is why it is more important than ever to focus on holistic health. One way to ease your mind is to spend time outdoors. Recent research has found that being in nature has a positive effect on mood. For example, a hike beside a fresh mountain stream can do wonders to relieve stress. In addition, it can help to increase brain function – including memory.
Nutrition Health and Immunity During Covid-19

Weed through the myths surrounding health and immunity (like taking mega doses of Vitamin C will keep you healthy etc). Learn practical and evidence-based ways to build a healthy immune system for you and your family.
Healthy Cooking with Trader Joe's and Costco

Overwhelmed by the options at your favorite stores? This class targets healthy options at Costco and Trader Joes and ways to use their products to build easy and healthy meals.
Maximize your Energy
Learn the aspects of energy production – and specific tips within each category to help you maximize your energy, as well as how nutrition and hormones play a role.
Acupressure: From Restlessness to Peace of Mind
Self-care is one way to reduce the negative effects of stress. And, one form of self-care is acupressure – a technique stemming from traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure involves the use of pressure with the thumbs or fingertips to distinct points on the body. It is widely used for its calming therapeutic effects. Acupressure is also a proven technique that can be used both at home and office. This webinar is designed to teach you about the safe use of acupressure. You will learn how to explore common self-acupressure points to help relieve headache, stress and muscle tension. This presentation will also reveal other ways acupressure is used in mind-body care.  
Mobility and Flexibility 
Understand the difference between joint mobility and joint flexibility. Decrease your risk of repetitive stress injuries and improve joint health. Explore the 3 S’s of joint health: soft tissue work, stretch, and strength. Add basic total body mobility exercises to your daily routine.
Fitting Fitness In

Struggling to find ways to incorporate fitness into your daily routine? Have questions on what a well-rounded fitness program looks like? Get answers to these questions and more, and learn ways to incorporate movement into your daily life.
Healthy Gut, Healthy You
Discover the connection between your gut microbiome and your health. Learn specific signs that your gut bacteria may be imbalanced, and ways to improve good gut bacteria into your diet.
Strategies to Improve Chronic Pain Management, and Prevent Opioid Misuse/Overdose
Chronic pain is a major national public health problem, which is estimated to affect more than 100 million people in the United States. Opioids are effective powerful analgesics for many types of pain. At the same time, our nation is facing an opioid crisis that has seen a significant rise of overdose deaths associated with prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids in the past two decades.
Pain management is a comprehensive, patient-centered process including medications, psychosocial counseling, and non-pharmacological treatments when appropriate. The purpose of this webinar is to recognize that public, patient, and provider education is critical to the delivery of effective, patient-centered pain management and is necessary for optimizing patient outcomes, promoting appropriate use of pain medication, and reducing the risk associated with prescription opioids.  
Beating the Winter Blues: Cough, Cold and Flu
Moving from summer through fall and into winter, it’s important to keep your mental and physical health in top form. This is all the more important as the weather changes and the cold and flu season takes hold.  The winter months can be a very stressful time. Family events, parties and holiday shopping can take their toll on your nerves. Life events can be magnified during the holiday season. And as winter days are shorter, it can be harder to keep active. That’s the time to make an exercise plan for cold and rainy days when it’s tempting to just curl up under the covers.

To help you prepare for the twists and turns of winter, this webinar will provide tips to help you stay healthy even when the weather isn’t so nice outside. It will explore: How to start building a winter exercise routine, preparing to beat the holiday blues that will soon approach us, healthy eating strategies, ways to prevent, detect and treat colds and flu.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Do you want to learn how to squeeze nutritious meals into your hectic lifestyle and budget? We will explore useful strategies that will make nutrition work for you even with a busy schedule and won’t break the bank.  
Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

As COVID-19 virus continues to mutate and spread across the globe, its most common and often most dangerous symptom is the effects on the respiratory tract. COVID-19 and variants, attack the lungs causing coughing and mild to severe shortness of breath. And it has been a harsh reminder of the importance of lung health.
Our lungs keep us alive and well and that’s why it's important to take good care of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic lower respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was the fourth leading cause of death in 2019.