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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.
Emotional Wellbeing
Wellness Reviewing the Holistic Approach
Join OSU Health Coach, Bonnie to explore various areas of wellness. Many times, when we think about our health and wellness we tend to focus on exercise and nutrition. However, did you know that there many different dimensions of Health and Wellness? Let this year be the year you take control. In this educational program we will: • Review the dimensions of wellness • Learn to set realistic goals in each area • Review tools that can help to improve each area of wellness
March 9, 2023 • OSU Health Coach Bonnie Wilhelm
Active Living
Getting Started with Physical Activity
Join OSU Health Coach Michael and Amanda, for an educational program about getting started with a physical activity program. During this 30-minute session, we will: • Discuss benefits of regular physical activity • Determine motivation for participating in physical activity and learn how to maintain it • Help you to figure out what type of physical activity is best for you • Highlight physical activity resources that can help you make exercise routine
March 8, 2023 • OSU Health Coaches Michael Bramlish and Amanda Fox
Employee Assistance Program
#Motivational Monday: Self-Acceptance
Join us as we explore self-acceptance, the intentional act of relinquishing unrealistic expectations of self, embracing self, and our ongoing growth.
March 6, 2023 • Helka Casey, LPCC-S
Healthy Eating
Heart Healthy Eating
In November 2021, the American Heart Association released Dietary Guidelines to Improve Cardiovascular Health. Join Registered Dietitian and Extension Educator Jenny Lobb this American Heart Month to learn more about the guidelines and how you can put them into practice to improve your heart health.
February 21, 2023 • Jenny Lobb, MPH, RD, LD
Healthy Eating
The Thrifty Food Plan: Meal Creation
Healthy doesn’t have to mean too expensive. Do you find yourself wanting to serve easy, nutritious meals, but concerned about your family’s grocery budget? Join Carol Smathers, MS, MPH for a 45-minute webinar to learn ways to create and serve nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinners with a range of groceries purchased on a limited budget. Learn about the USDA’s report on preparing healthy meals at various budget levels.
February 16, 2023 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH
Employee Assistance Program
Mindfully Living in the Present Moment
In this webinar, you will learn skills on how to be mindful which has been shown to decrease stress and increase resilience. Being mindful is more than meditation, being mindful is being aware of our habits of thinking and action.  We will have a chance to practice some mindfulness techniques in this webinar. 
February 9, 2023 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S
Employee Assistance Program
#Motivational Monday (Gratitude)
We’ll find some inspiration to develop gratitude in our everyday lives. Gratitude is really the ability to appreciate life in full color (the lights, the darks, and more).
February 6, 2023 • Helka Casey, LPCC-S
Emotional Wellbeing
Float Your Stress Away
Float your stress away in The Ohio State Float Cabin! Don't let the start of the year be a stressful time. Take an hour of your day and float your stress away. The Ohio State Float Room is located on the Columbus campus and has timeslots available each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join this webinar to learn more about The Ohio State Float Room, the benefits of floating, how to schedule and payment options available online using your FSA/HRA card. For more information visit https://eslab.ehe.osu.edu/sensory-deprivation-float-room/.
February 2, 2023 • Emily Martini
Parenting & Family
Mom Meditation: Part 4
Regardless of the age of the child, being a new mom can be stressful. This is exactly why Stacy Notestine, mom of four, registered nurse and yoga teacher, has created mom focused meditations to support a more calm and peaceful type of motherhood. Come learn the skills needed to tap into your breath to create more patience, focus and connection.
January 27, 2023 • Stacy Notestine RN, IBCLC
Healthy Eating
The Thrifty Plan: Grocery Shopping
Healthy doesn’t have to mean too expensive. Do you find yourself wanting to eat healthy, but concerned about your family’s grocery budget? Join Carol Smathers, MS, MPH for a 45-minute webinar to explore ways to shop for nutritious foods on a limited budget, including considering current costs per serving. Learn about the USDA’s report on affording healthy foods at various budget levels.
January 24, 2023 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH