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Lectures now available via webinarNEW!

You can set up your next lecture or workshop as a webinar for up to 100 participants. With an increasingly mobile workforce this option really helps you to meet your employees wherever they are since it is accessible from anywhere on any device. Speakers will present in a virtual setting with interactive aspects such as polls, hand raising, Q&A, chat, and handouts.

All lectures are one hour and cost $250 unless otherwise noted.

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Disease Prevention / Management

Allergies & Asthma

This talk focuses on how the body reacts to foreign, but non-dangerous “intruders” by creating an allergic reaction. Topics covered include seasonal allergies, some food allergies, and pet allergies. A variety of treatment options is also covered. Asthma is also discussed as a separate, but many times related chronic disease.

Be Stroke Smart

Can you recognize stroke symptoms? Do you know what to do during the critical first five minutes following a stroke? Participants learn stroke facts, steps to reduce stroke risk and the warning signs of a stroke.

Boosting Your Immunity

We all want to STAY healthy, right? Attend this exciting seminar and learn big and small ways we can help or hurt our immune systems. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: addressing common supplement claims, alternative medicine myths and facts, and everyday lifestyle choices we can make to keep a STRONG immune system.

Breast Health Education

Participants are given an overview of breast cancer including prevalence, what cancer is and the various risk factors. The steps to early detection are emphasized including discussions on the importance and advantages of clinical exams, breast self-exams and mammography.

Cancer Risk Reduction

Program participants will understand how to reduce their cancer risks and the steps involved in leading a healthier life. Risk factors, warning signs, and preventative measures are discussed.

Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Education

Learn the basics of prevention, screening, detection and treatment of colorectal and prostate cancer.

Complementary Medicine 101

More and more methods and techniques that have been used for thousands of years in other countries are being recognized as potentially safe and helpful alternative and/or complimentary treatment options for many common ailments/diseases. This talk will be an overview, touching on some of the most common and widely accepted techniques.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing public health issues in America! Get the latest research results on diabetes including the definition and history of diabetes, risk factors, classifications and normal blood glucose levels, diagnostic criteria for diabetes, and treatment options.

Healthy Hearts

Heart Disease is the #1 killer in BOTH men and women in America. The good news is it is up to 90% preventable through lifestyle choice. We will discuss the many ways we can make heart healthy choices everyday as well as non-modifiable like genetic/family history factors that we may not be able to changed, but should be aware of. This talk also serves as an overview of heart health topics such as: cholesterol, blood pressure, stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attacks.

Health Screenings 101

Regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings can improve your health and reduce premature death and disability. Whether you’re 22 or 52, man or woman, there is plenty you should be doing to safeguard your health.

Know Your Health: A New Look at Why I Smoke and How to Quit

This lecture provides a comprehensive education about smoking and quitting. Topics discussed include: current prevalence statistics, health consequences of smoking, physiological and social effects, and steps and tools to help you quit.

Men's Health Issues

Do you take better care of your car than your body? What should you know about what's "under the hood"? Get an overview of how to reduce the risk of heart disease and the following cancers: lung, colorectal, prostate & testicular. Learn how prevention and early detection is an important part of routine health maintenance.

Menopause: The Next Chapter

Learn the ins and outs of menopause and how to manage symptoms. Participants learn how to look at this stage of life as the beginning of a dynamic new chapter in their life.

Myths and Facts about Diet and Cancer Prevention

Confused about what you hear in the news regarding diet and cancer prevention? Learn how to make educated decisions about your diet and lifestyle for better health and lower cancer risk.

Summer Safety

Learn how to safely enjoy the summer and protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Learn about skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Sun Protection and Skin Cancer Prevention

Learn about the most preventable form of cancer and how to keep your skin healthy and safe from damage.

Understanding Osteoporosis

At risk for osteoporosis? Take part in an informational discussion on how to protect yourself, treatment options, bone density screenings and when to see a doctor.

Women’s Health

An overview of some of the most common conditions that affect a woman's health during her lifetime. Topics include menopause, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. Also discussed are tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while navigating through specific stages of life.

Women & Heart Disease:

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Learn the basics of heart disease and how you can take action to lower your risk and stay on the road to heart health.

Ergonomics

Back Health

Learn important aspects of back care, including how to prevent back injury and recurring back pain through proper posture, body mechanics, and exercise.

Ergonomics for a Healthier You

Receive instruction on proper workstation positioning in order to reduce eye strain, neck strain or aching fingers and wrists. Participants will also learn about the anatomy of the hand/arm and causes, prevention and treatment of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Exercise

Building Healthy Families

Nutrition and fitness for the whole family. Emphasis on how to obtain and maintain a healthy weight, including special information for overweight children. Topics include portion and serving sizes for everyone in the family, suggestions for meals to make together, and healthy recipes for kids. Strategies for a physically active lifestyle for the family provided.

Exercise for Busy People

Learn how to incorporate activity into your busy day at home, at work or when traveling, with simple but effective exercises. Participants receive a Dyna-Band and instruction booklet. Tone up in just 20 minutes a day with "equipment" that can fit in a pocket! (Extra $2/person charge for bands).

Exercise- Kick It Up a Notch!

Are you dedicated to your exercise regimen, but bored? If you’re already an active person, you may be looking for ways to take your fitness to the next level. We will discuss ways to challenge your body and mind through increasing the intensity of your already existing workouts and discussing some fun and new ways to challenge yourself. This lecture can inspire anyone to jumpstart their exercise program!

Get Fit While You Sit

Most Americans sit more during each day than is recommended for a healthy body. This talk will give you tips and ideas on how to add activity to even the busiest of work days.

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Learn how to develop your own personalized walking program including proper walking techniques, shoe selection, and safety guidelines.

Mental Health

Balancing Work & Home

Do you feel like you're constantly doing a juggling act? Is it starting to have a negative effect? Learn how to achieve life balance by exploring the important aspects of your home, work, and self.

Boosting Your Brain Power

We want to live to 100, but only if we are still “sharp” right? We will discuss the many methods that research suggests employing to keep your brain at peak functioning. Topics will include, exercise, brain games, food your brain loves, etc.

Caring for Aging Family Members

It’s not easy talking to our parents about aging issues such as long-term care, finances, home safety and when to stop driving. However, having these conversations before a crisis will ensure that a plan is created that accurately reflects your parents’ wishes. This talk will cover ways to start the conversation, factors to consider, as well as resources.

Good Mornings! Sleep Education Program

Still tired when you wake up in the morning? When did you last get a good 8 hours sleep? Learn practical strategies for developing better sleep habits. Participants are taught how to identify behaviors that may signal a problem; the most common sleep problems; common self-care skills for insomnia; and professional resources when self-care isn't enough.

Holiday Stress Management

Through relaxation techniques and other tips, this lecture will help you learn how to prioritize your holiday commitments, relax in the face of common holiday stressors, and learn how to make your holiday season one to enjoy and not dread!

Positivity & Your Health

Positive emotions and a good mood have a huge impact on your stress level and overall health! Learn about how a good sense of humor can help your body and mind function better

Stress Management 101

Some stress is inevitable and even healthy. The key to not letting stress rule your life, is making sure that you’ve got a healthy “tool kit” to deal with it when it gets to be too much. This talk will give you basics on the biology of stress in our bodies as well as provide numerous suggestions on ways to move through even the most stressful moments in your life.

Nutrition

Don't Drink Your Calories

Beverages can contain up to 50% of your intake of added sugars plus a lot of extra calories. Some research suggests that liquid calories may contribute to weight gain. Don't let your beverage choices sabotage your healthy eating efforts! This lecture will discuss a number of calories in popular beverages, how to make healthy beverage choices and other helpful tips.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Choosing to buy, cook, and eat healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank. Even in a tight economy, eating for health and wellness can still be doable. Learn tips and tricks for healthy eating with your bank account in

Healthy Eating on the Run

Do you find yourself making food choices on the go more often than not? Do you travel for work and rely on rest stops or airports for your meals? This informative session will give ideas for eating in your car, travelling, or while running from appointment to appointment. We will also discuss healthy foods/snacks to prepare at home or bring with you!

Heart Smart Cookouts

Need new and tasty ideas for healthy food for your summer parties? Come and sample heart smart food and learn valuable food handling, cooking and grilling safety tips.

Jumpstart Your Metabolism

How does metabolism work? What can you do to boost it to higher levels and lose weight? Learn tips to increase your metabolism naturally and without the use of supplements.

Lighten Up for the Holidays

Make your holiday dishes lighter and healthier while still enjoying your favorite foods. Sample a healthy version of pumpkin pie and receive a packet of holiday recipes.

Meal Planning Made Easy

We’ve heard that eating food we cook at home is a big step in eating healthier overall. The first step in making this a habit is making a game plan! We will talk about strategies and road blocks to making plans that work for you, your family, and your schedule. You will walk away with tips on being more organized and involved in what you and your family eat.

My Plate 101 NEW!

Learn all about the USDA’s new healthy eating tool. This lecture will show you how to easily integrate its concepts into your nutrition plan.

Portion Distortion

Do you know how today's portions compare to portions available 20 years ago? Learn what true portion sizes really are, and the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.

Supermarket Savvy - A Guide to Shopping Smart & Eating Healthy

What goes in your cart goes in your body! What is the relationship of food, diet & health? Learn how to shop smart by reading food labels for healthy food choices & making easy shopping substitutions.

Supplements: To Take or Not to Take?

It is confusing to try and decipher all of the “research” and media hype about various supplements. We will cover some of the most common nutritional supplements (multivitamins, protein powders, immunity boosters, herbs, etc.) and what the stance is on them today. We will also provide an overview of the supplement industry and what to consider when making supplement choices/purchases.

The Powers of Produce

Learn why mom was right about the amazing properties in eating your fruits and veggies. We will discuss antioxidants, phytochemicals, and how to make sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff in your diet!

The Truth Behind Fad Diets

The “diet” industry is a billion dollar business. This class will discuss some of the popular diets and teach participants how to really take it off and keep it off.

Miscellaneous

Technology & Wellness

We live in a digital age where so much of what we do is online, on a smartphone or with a gadget of some sort. This talk will cover some of the most common and useful websites, apps, and fitness trackers. Using some of these tools is sure to help keep you motivated and on track with your wellness goals.

Time Management NEW!

You’ve heard it: time is money, but also happiness and productivity. Examine the correlation between stress and effective time management. Learn how to manage your time effectively and organize your schedule to help reach goals and expectations at home and at work.

"Quit for Good" Smoking Cessation

This 5-session Intervention Program provides participants with all of the essential information and strategies needed to direct their own efforts at stopping. The program focuses on active pragmatic approaches to stopping. Cost: $75 per person.

Eat Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Eating a balanced, nutritious breakfast and lunch can go a long way toward maintaining your energy level and good mood throughout the workday. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that individuals emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. Read more

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