HRtalks Wellness Recordings

2024

Get Healthy Now is hosting a ‘More in 2024’ series that will identify areas in our lives that we can explore more in 2024. Topics that will be discussed include but are not limited to purpose, emotional intelligence, empathy, joyful living, gratitude, and reflection. Join us on this enlightening journey to learn more about ourselves and how we can explore more in 2024. 

HRtalks Wellness: Heart Health 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with the American Heart Association to discuss “Life’s Essential 8.” Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. 

To kick off our ‘More in 2024’ series, we will talk about more Purpose. Your life purpose consists of the central motivating aims of your life—the reasons you get up in the morning. Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and create meaning. 

HRtalks Wellness: Caregiver Self Care  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with UofL’s Trager Institute to discuss caregiver self-care. Caregiver stress and burnout can impact a caregiver's overall health. Learn tips and strategies on how to care for yourself while also being a caregiver. This workshop is recommended for employees who are caring for or preparing to care for someone who is 60 or older or someone living with dementia or Alzheimer's (of any age). 

HRtalks Wellness: Compassionate Caregiving  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with UofL’s Trager Institute to discuss compassionate caregiving. For many caregivers, having compassion for self and for the people they care for is a top priority, but it can also be challenging. Learn ways to nurture a compassionate approach to yourself as a caregiver and the person you are caring for to promote wellness for both. This workshop is recommended for employees who are caring for or preparing to care for someone who is 60 or older or someone living with dementia or Alzheimer's (of any age). 

HRtalks Wellness: More Joyful Living

Get Healthy Now is hosting a ‘More in 2024’ series that will identify areas in our lives that we can explore more in 2024. We will discuss joyful or mindful living, which is an invitation to live fully and be present to everything that life offers us. It is a practice of cultivating understanding, wisdom, and compassion. Overcome negativity and establish a relationship of kindness, care and joy with ourselves and those around us. 

HRtalks Wellness: Healthy Eating  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with UofL Dining Services to discuss what it means to eat healthy. Take a deep dive into general nutrition and learn the Four Key Concepts of Nutrition. During this session you will gain the skills and knowledge to help you make healthy food choices, understand nutrition labels, build a “Smart Plate” and learn what resources are available to you on and off campus. 

2023

HRtalks Wellness: New Me in 2023  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with the Trager Institute to discuss their upcoming “Flourishing Together” program. “Flourishing Together” is a 10-week program that gives you the tools and support you need to take control of your health conditions in a supportive, group environment led by health professionals.

HRtalks Wellness: Heart health 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with the American Heart Association to discuss “Life’s Essential 8.” Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association.

HRtalks Wellness: Meet AnthemEAP  

Meet AnthemEAP, UofL’s new Employee Assistance Program provider and learn more about their program and services. AnthemEAP offers great benefits including eight counseling sessions per topic, in-person or online counseling, online appointment scheduling, online wellness resources and access to a cognitive and behavioral program called “Learn to Live.”

HRtalks Wellness: Nutrition and Movement  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with Dr. Jason Jaggers from the Department of Health & Sport Sciences to discuss nutrition and movement. Dr. Jaggers will provide an overview of diet and exercise research and will discuss tips on successful weight management. 

HRtalks Wellness: Health Advocate learning session 

Representatives from Health Advocate and Get Healthy Now (GHN) are hosting a learning session to review resources that can assist you during your 2023 wellness journey and give you the opportunity to earn 100 points towards your 2024 $40 monthly premium incentive. Health Advocate and GHN will discuss helpful information, such as how to register and log in, ways to earn points, Health Advocate website navigation and more.

HRtalks Wellness: Chair Yoga 

Get Healthy Now and Health Promotion are kicking off Stress Awareness Month with an interactive chair Yoga session. Sammy-Jo, our certified Yoga Instructor, will review basic chair Yoga poses that will increase blood flow and boost your energy. Chair Yoga is suitable for all skill levels.

HRtalks Wellness: Meditation 

Get Healthy Now and Health Promotion are continuing to acknowledge Stress Awareness Month with a virtual meditation session. Sammy-Jo will review basic meditation skills that can help you calm your nervous system and relax. Meditation has been shown to improve immune support and decrease anxiety and depression.

HRtalks Wellness: Journaling 

Get Healthy Now and Health Promotion’s last event for Stress Awareness Month is a group journaling session. Sammy-Jo will review the most effective ways to journal, which will help you manage and reduce stress and anxiety and boost your overall mood.

HRtalks Wellness: Overview of Mental Health 

Get Healthy Now is joining AnthemEAP to provide a comprehensive overview of mental health. Learn about symptoms individuals may experience, coping tools and how our mental health may impact those around us. 

HRtalks Wellness: The Impacts of Stress on Mental Health  

Join Get Healthy Now during Mental Health Awareness Month with a session on how stress impacts our mental health with employees learning how to recognize stress, identify reactions to stress and discuss positive coping skills that can reduce the negative effects of stress. 

HRtalks Wellness: Men’s Health Awareness  

This class will emphasize the importance of preventive measures for men's health and discuss everything from sleep issues to cancer screenings and how to find a doctor. 

HRtalks Wellness: Alzheimer’s and Dementia 

This is a seminar about lifestyle and caring for those living with Alzheimer's. You will learn that it is possible to prevent Alzheimer's symptoms by living a brain-healthy lifestyle. We will talk through and suggest the steps you can take to slow down, or possibly reverse, the process of deterioration that the disease can have.  

HRtalks Wellness: Chair Yoga    

Sammy-Jo, our certified Yoga Instructor, will review basic chair Yoga poses that will increase blood flow and boost your energy. Chair Yoga is suitable for all skill levels. 

HRtalks Wellness: Healthy Kids 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with AnthemEAP to discuss the research behind how healthy living can impact the minds and bodies of children as they grow. Learn how to incorporate preventative healthcare routines for kids as well as healthy nutrition, exercise, and sleep practices for children. 

HRtalks Wellness: Change Impacts on the Individual and Family 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with AnthemEAP to discuss how change impacts the individual and family. Learn how to identify change impacts and the skills needed to confidently navigate change in a positive and constructive way. 

HRtalks Wellness: Meditation 

We will review basic meditation skills that can help you calm your nervous system and relax. Meditation has been shown to improve immune support and decrease anxiety and depression.

HRtalks Wellness: Caregiving 

This class will cover the issues of self-care, how to assess your family’s needs and how to maintain balance within your life.

HRtalks Wellness: Manifesting Happiness 

 The goal of this seminar is to equip participants with the self-reflective tools needed to define kindness in their own lives. We will acknowledge why empathy and emotional intelligence are essential traits for everyone, and how kindness - an act of doing good deeds towards others - is needed in the workplace and at home with our friends, families and in our communities. 

Practicing mindfulness, empathy, & compassion  

Join Health Promotion and Get Healthy Now for a 50-minute mindfulness, empathy, & compassion workshop. During the workshop you will learn the philosophy and practice of mindfulness, as well as ways it can be used as a self-care tool to develop deeper levels of empathy and compassion for ourselves and others. 

HRtalks Wellness: Sustainable Eating 

To kick off Sustainability Month, Get Healthy Now and UofL’s Sustainability Council are partnering with Organic Association of Kentucky and Barr Farms to discuss sustainable eating and the importance of eating more seasonal foods. Barr Farms will share ways to access local and organic produce and pasture-raised meats through CSA and farmers markets. 

HRtalks Wellness: Breast Cancer Awareness 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with AnthemEAP to discuss breast cancer awareness. During this session, employees will learn the importance of early detection and self-examination, understand how to navigate the diagnosis and discuss ways to support a loved one battling breast cancer.  

HRtalks Wellness: Lifestyle Medicine  

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with the Trager Institute to discuss lifestyle medicine with Dr. Anna Faul. Lifestyle medicine is the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions. During this session, you will learn about the six pillars of lifestyle medicine: whole-food, plant-predominant nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, substance avoidance and positive social connections. 

Meet our condition management vendors 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with Health Advocate, Livongo and Know Your RX for a condition management showcase. Employees will learn about resources available through UofL’s Medical insurance and will have the opportunity to ask questions to vendors in real-time. 

Holiday Budgeting 

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with AnthemEAP to discuss budgeting during the holidays. While holidays are joyous, they can cause finance stress for many. During this HRtalks session, employees will learn tips and skills to minimize financial stress during the holidays. 

HRtalks Wellness: Holiday Survival Guide

Get Healthy Now is teaming up with AnthemEAP to discuss strategies that will help manage stress during the holiday season. While holidays may be a time for celebration, for many, they can be overwhelming. In this session, we will examine sources of holiday stress and learn strategies for coping and managing emotions, time, relationships and finances. Participants will also share ideas for organizing holiday tasks, managing holiday demands and look at the role of holiday traditions.