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”.
Nourishing Your Body after Delivery and through Breastfeeding
Friday July 10th at 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Most women focus on good nutrition during pregnancy, but forget to nourish themselves while looking after their new bundle of Joy. Katharine Klepin, MS RDN will go over nutrition strategies that will aid postpartum recovery and successful breastfeeding. Then provide some inspiration for quick and easy nourishment!
Principles and Possibilities with Strength Training
Monday, July 13th, noon to 1:00 pm
Are you curious about strength training, but need more information before you get started? 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!
Back to Basics —Making Portion Control Easy
Friday, July 17th, 2 to 3:00 pm
Gain tools to help you know healthy portions that satisfy without overdoing your calorie intake. Learn which foods you need to be more concerned with portions and those that you can eat in abundance. Carly Vong, MPH, RD will cover portion control tools and use visual models to you help learn portion sizes.
A Healthy Gut and Your Overall Health
Friday, July 24th, 2 to 3:00 pm
The consequences of an inflamed and damaged gut can be devastating. Katharine Klepin MS RD will speak about gut health, why it is important, and what can happen when your gut becomes inflamed. Learn strategies to improve gut health, how to clean up your environment and more.
Label Reading and Supermarket Sleuthing
Friday, July 31st, 2 to 3:00 pm
What are some of the most important pieces of information to look for on a nutrition label? Learn what to pay attention to and what to avoid. Carly Vong, MPH, RD will show you how to be super-savvy reviewing nutrition facts and ingredients. Establish new health goals and prioritize what is best for you to eat. Your health starts with knowing exactly what’s in your food.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies for a Healthy Brain
Friday, August 7th, 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.
Friday, August 14th, 11:00 am to noon
Mindful eating is maintaining an in-the-moment awareness of the food and drink you put into your body, observing rather than judging how the food makes you feel and the signals your body sends about taste, satisfaction, and fullness. Learn from Carissa Fish as she helps you learn to put mindful eating into practice.
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.
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.