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CLASSES AND EVENTS

As an OSU Health Plan member, you have access to a wide variety of health and wellness classes, recordings and events all year long. Take advantage of all that’s available to you! It can do wonders for your wellness.

View upcoming and archived classes and events below.
General Health and Wellness
The Benefits of Exercise and Ambulatory Wellness Offerings for OSUHP
We all know that exercise is beneficial to our health. Whether you are trying to lose weight, manage diabetes, lower your blood pressure or are needing accountability and structure to develop a healthy exercise routine, our programs can get on the right track. Learn how you can incorporate exercise as medicine into your lifestyle by joining Kelly Urse, ACSM-EP and Wellness Program Manager for a presentation of healthy lifestyle programs offered at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
February 13, 2024 • Kelly Urse, ACSM-EP
Employee Assistance Program
#MonthlyMotivation: Beyond Fear
Is fear your greatest motivator? It’s a very powerful and important emotion for all of us. However, it can only take us so far in our journey. Together, let’s take stock of how fear has helped or hurt your motivation and consider other effective alternatives.
February 8, 2024 • Tyler McGuire, LISW
General Health and Wellness
Heart Healthy Living
Join us for this 30-minute heart health webinar led by a Registered Dietitian. Whether you are looking to prevent heart disease, have a history of heart disease, or just want to know more, this webinar is designed to empower you! You will leave with a better understanding of how you can make simple dietary changes to improve your health.
February 6, 2024 • Dena Champion MS RD LD CNSC
Healthy Eating
Hidden Risk of Food Dyes
Artificial food coloring was introduced back in the 19th century and consumption has been on the rise since. Claims have been made that they cause serious side effects. Join Dietitians and Certified Health Coaches Jessica and Lindsay as they navigate these claims.
February 1, 2024 • OSU Health Plan Health Coaches Jessica Hernandez and Lindsay Atwood
Employee Assistance Program
#MonthlyMotivation: Wake Up and Notice What is Going Well!
Let’s face it, getting out of bed in the morning can be hard! Our minds generally start to scan for what might go wrong or isn’t going well. What if you paused before getting up and notice what is going well and what could go right?
January 25, 2024 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S
General Health and Wellness
Home Hydroponics: Grow Veggies and Herbs 24/7/365
Did you know you can grow your own fresh veggies and herbs indoors all year long?  Learn the basics of home hydroponic systems to get you started with your 24/7/365 vegetable garden. 
January 25, 2024 • Timothy McDermott DVM
Healthy Eating
Increasing Your Fruit and Vegetable Intake
Vegetables and fruit provide many health benefits, but most people are not getting the recommended amount. This program will discuss ways to increase intake of these nutrient-packed foods, tips for cooking to make them taste the best, and what to look for when selecting them at the store (fresh vs frozen, organic vs conventional).
January 18, 2024 • Candice Schreiber, RD, LD
General Health and Wellness
Change Behavior, Change Your Life
Have you developed some lifestyle habits that are causing you to feel unhealthy or unwell? Have you been thinking about making changes in your life to not just survive, but THRIVE? Join Lori DeShetler a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach to learn simple strategies you can employ to begin taking small steps to create positive behavior change considering the 6 Dimensions of Wellness that impact your life: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Occupational.
January 16, 2024 • Lori DeShetler, PT, MSPT, OCS, NBC-HWC
General Health and Wellness
How to Talk to Your Doctor
This webinar will explain ways to get involved in your health care decisions and how to make the most of your time in the doctor’s office.
January 9, 2024 • Loretta Sweeney
General Health and Wellness
Why Try Dry January: The Impact on Your Health
Dry January started in 2013 in the UK as a way for people to take a break from alcohol and explore the changes for their mental and physical health. In this 30-minute educational program, Health Coaches Jessica and Amanda will discuss how alcohol impacts our well-being and provide tips for cutting back this month and beyond!
January 3, 2024 • OSU Health Plan Health Coaches Jessica and Amanda