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Free Online 2020 Wellness Seminars

The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center is hosting FREE online seminars and workshops during this pandemic season. The seminars are open to everyone. You are welcome to participate even if you are not a member of the Kaiser Permanente health plan.

  • All seminars are online.
  • Best experience is on Google Chrome.  The virtual platform we use does not work with Internet Explorer.
  • Just click on the purple circle on your right 5 minutes before the seminar and you’re in. No downloads needed.
  • Once you enter Blackboard, type in your first name and click “Join Session”.

Food Prepping for Clean, Healthy Eating

Friday, August 21st noon to 1:00 pm 

Overwhelmed with trying to cook healthy meals all the time? The key to making eating healthy easier is food prepping. Lizzy Kemp, MS will help you understand how to make balanced meals using food prepping strategies that will help you stay on track for a healthy lifestyle.

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Principles and Possibilities of Strength Training

Monday, August 24th noon to 1:00 pm 

Melanie Perkins, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, will speak about the types of strength training, the benefits of building muscle, and common myths associated with lifting weights. Learn how to program your own strength training routine with an in-depth dive into building muscle to boost your metabolism, and so much more!

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Practicing Gratitude

Friday, September 18th 11 am to noon

Gratitude teaches us how to appreciate both the rainbow and the storm. The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon things they are thankful for experience more positivity, feel more alive, and have stronger immune systems. Learn simple strategies from Carissa Fish MS that will help you begin the art of practicing gratitude.

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Retrain Your Brain to Better Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Emotional Eating

Friday, October 2nd 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn how to develop new neural pathways in your brain to reduce stress and emotional eating. Lucia Foster-Engen MA, BCB CCTP will teach breathing and other strategies that help improve emotional resilience.


Dangers of Hidden Sugars In Our Diets

Friday, October 9th 11:00 am to noon

The average daily sugar intake for Americans in 1930 was ¾ tsp. per day, by 2015 average intakes are 42 tsp. or almost a pound a day. Discover the many hidden sources of sugars and how these empty calories add up, the impact on your weight and health.


Effects of Exercise on Blood Sugars and Insulin Sensitivity

Friday, November 9th 

Whether you are struggling with rising blood sugar levels or you just want to avoid developing diabetes, learn how exercise can lower blood sugars and increase insulin sensitivity. Melanie Perkins, MS will explain the mechanics of how exercise and movement effects blood sugars and the types of exercise that will increase insulin sensitivity.


Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies for a Healthy Brain and Memory

Friday, November 13th 11:00 am to noon

Getting older doesn’t mean we have to get more forgetful. Lizzy Kemp MS will cover the lifestyle and nutrition strategies that promote brain health and maintain cognitive function.


Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Friday, December 4th 11:00 am to noon

The holiday season doesn’t have to be one where you gain unwanted pounds. Kimberly Walters, MPH, RD will teach strategies that make navigating the holidays easier and cover ideas on recipes and navigating holiday events.