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Health Net Wellness Webinar Series

Life moves fast! It makes healthy living a challenge. That's why our Wellness Webinar Series is a great resource to help you engage with your health – in an hour or less.

Monthly topics include tips for:

  • Healthy behaviors.
  • Exercise and nutrition.
  • Managing diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure.

Upcoming webinar – Wednesday, May 18, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Pacific time.

Adjusting to the New Normal: Resilience, Endurance, and Whole Person Self-Care

From lockdowns, to masks and social distancing, to COVID vaccines and an ever-changing landscape of guidelines, the concept of "normal" has become fluid. We've been in a continual state of flux which creates imbalance. This requires us to continually adjust – whether it be daily or weekly, or sometimes even moment-to-moment. The goal of this presentation is to help give some concrete ways to build resilience and endurance with a focus on our whole self so we can create a greater sense of balance.

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar (using a toll-free number) to provide tips on how to take care of yourself and build resilience.

The Adjusting to the new Normal: Resilience, Endurance, and Whole Person Self-Care webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Pacific time (PT).

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Don't forget, our monthly webinars are offered to all Health Net members and to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers!

* Please join us next month on June 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. PT for the Nutrition Tips to Increase Metabolism wellness webinar.

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Previous webinar recordings

Sleep Well and Live Fully Awake

April, 2022
(48:33 duration)

The one third of our life we spend sleeping is not wasted time. In fact, studies show it's responsible for how happy and productive we are during our waking hours.1 Unfortunately, in our fast-paced life, sleep is often the area we feel we can skimp on with no negative long-term effects. But, not enough sleep has been associated with several adverse health outcomes including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.2

In this webinar we'll learn:

  • The importance of sleep
  • Common sleep disorders
  • The benefits of sleep
  • Sleep and its impact on our health
  • Identify what might be keeping you up
  • Helpful tips on how to get those Zzzz's

Heart Health by the Numbers

February, 2022
(48:16 duration)

In celebration of Heart Health month, Health Net presents "Heart Health by the Numbers." Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans each year than any other disease. It's important to maintain good heart health all year long. This webinar will discuss heart disease risk factors with an emphasis on risks that contribute to heart disease as well as risk factors that can be modified with lifestyle changes.

When it comes to heart disease risk, making small lifestyle changes add up to a big difference in reducing disease risk, not only for heart health but reduce risk of other chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and help maintain a healthy weight and manage stress. Other topics covered in this webinar include: complications of heart disease, ways to keep your ticker in tip top shape and important heart health "numbers" to know. Knowing our heart health numbers is important and in some cases can save our lives. It gives us the opportunity to see what our current health status is to determine if changes need to be made. By following a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise and avoiding smoking, you can even turn bad numbers around to get your health status where it should be.

Start anew in 2022

January, 2022
(20:08 duration)

As we begin a New Year, many of us might choose to live more fully and healthier all year long with a new perspective and a renewed sense of excitement for what the New Year will bring. Many of us "let go" of the past and look forward to a "fresh start".

This webinar is designed with just that in mind: Start anew in 2022! The topics covered in this webinar are meant to highlight the "health journey" we have planned with the webinars this year. Heart health, back health, sleep, self-care/resilience, healthy eating to increase metabolism and reduce stress, brain health, positive thinking, boosting our immune system and diabetes will be presented this year.

Money Talks:
Plan for Tomorrow, Today

December, 2021
(51:38 duration)

For many of us, good financial health plays an important role in our overall wellness and supports a healthy lifestyle. Financial well-being is all about feeling secure in your finances in both the short and longer term. Job status, financial security and standard of living are all factors that contribute to financial well-being. By taking control of your financial health, you can gain the information and confidence to make informed decisions about your finances and investments.

Start making important decisions about your finances and investments today! 

Health Net is offering a webinar that can increase your awareness and help you improve your financial health.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Easy tips for financial savings.
  • Ways to reach financial goals to avoid financial distress.
  • Pointers on getting the most out of your financial portfolio.

Diabetes Prevention:
Don't Sugarcoat It!

November, 2021
(49:34 duration)

Sugar is all around us! Today's world is full of sugar-rich food, both seen and unseen. Because of this, we are flooding our bodies with too much processed sugar that is wrecking our health.

Most people only think of sugar as playing a huge role in getting Type 2 diabetes. But sugar affects many other parts of the body as well. In addition, while sugar seems to be in most things we eat these days, we don't have to give up sweetness completely. We just need to learn how to get it from more healthy sources.

That's why Health Net is pleased to offer you a telephone/webinar-based webinar, Diabetes Prevention: Don't Sugarcoat It! This webinar will provide tips to curb your sweet tooth! Plus, it will highlight better fuel choices for your body, and how to enhance flavor without refined sugar. Learn about:

  • The different types of diabetes.
  • The harmful effects of too much sugar.
  • The sugar pathway to the body.
  • Sugar marketing tricks.
  • How to be a sugar sleuth: find hidden sugars.
  • Learn ways to curb sugar cravings.

Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

October, 2021
(52:05 duration)

As COVID-19 virus continues to mutate and spread across the globe, its most common and often most dangerous symptom is the effects on the respiratory tract. COVID-19 and variants, attack the lungs causing coughing and mild to severe shortness of breath. And it has been a harsh reminder of the importance of lung health.

Our lungs keep us alive and well and that's why it's important to take good care of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic lower respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was the fourth leading cause of death in 2019.1

The October webinar, Keeping Your Lungs Healthy, highlights what you can do every day to reduce your risk of lung disease. Given the many factors that can influence your lung health, this webinar will provide you with some basic knowledge and prevention tips can help you limit these threats.

As a bonus, guest speaker Dr. Chidinma Chima-Melton, pulmonologist at UCLA Health – will be presenting this special webinar and discussing many different aspects of lung health.


Back to School, Parenting,
and the Pandemic Age

(44:13 duration)

Please enjoy this timely topic. This webinar, Back to School, Parenting, and the Pandemic Age, was recently recorded and features Health Net's Alison King, LCSW. With so much uncertainty, we thought this topic couldn't have been more timely as kids are returning to school. Parenting is... Rewarding? Exhausting? An art? A science? There's so many ways to go here! A lot of us may be feeling ill-equipped as parents these days, as we try to manage our own stress and overwhelm while juggling personal and professional responsibilities, during a completely disorienting time. So, how do we bring our "A game" to parenting during this pandemic age? Do we even need to have an "A game," or is a "B game" okay? We're going to be covering several topics... from back to school anxiety and how to help our kids accept change and tolerate uncertainty, to supporting them in social-emotional skill development, and a bunch more in between – all of which will help prepare them, and us, for whatever lies ahead.

This webinar is just over 44 minutes in length. We hope you find this presentation informative.

Beating the Winter Blues:
Coughs, Colds and Flu

September, 2021
(51:49 duration)

Moving from summer through fall and into winter, it's important to keep your mental and physical health in top form. This is all the more important as the weather changes and the cold and flu season takes hold.

The winter months can be a very stressful time. Family events, parties and holiday shopping can take their toll on your nerves. Life events can be magnified during the holiday season. And as winter days are shorter, it can be harder to keep active. That's the time to make an exercise plan for cold and rainy days when it's tempting to just curl up under the covers.

To help you prepare for the twists and turns of winter, this webinar will provide tips to help you stay healthy even when the weather isn't so nice outside. It will explore:

  • How to start building a winter exercise routine.
  • Preparing to beat the holiday blues that will soon approach us.
  • Healthy eating strategies.
  • Ways to prevent, detect and treat colds and flu.

Strategies to Improve Chronic Pain Management, and Prevent Opioid Misuse/Overdose

August, 2021
(51:39 duration)

Chronic pain is a major national public health problem, which is estimated to affect more than 100 million people in the United States. Opioids are effective powerful analgesics for many types of pain. At the same time, our nation is facing an opioid crisis that has seen a significant rise of overdose deaths associated with prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids in the past two decades.

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation's opioid epidemic. Pain management is a comprehensive, patient-centered process including medications, psychosocial counseling, and non-pharmacological treatments when appropriate. The purpose of this webinar is to recognize that public, patient, and provider education is critical to the delivery of effective, patient-centered pain management and is necessary for optimizing patient outcomes, promoting appropriate use of pain medication, and reducing the risk associated with prescription opioids.

Acupressure: From Restlessness to Peace of Mind

July, 2021
(38:41 duration)

Stressed? Most of us are in one way or another. To be honest, a small amount of stress can serve a positive purpose. But after a while, stress can begin to break down your mind and body.

Self-care is one way to reduce the negative effects of stress. And, one form of self-care is acupressure – a technique stemming from traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure involves the use of pressure with the thumbs or fingertips to distinct points on the body. It is widely used for its calming therapeutic effects. Acupressure is also a proven technique that can be used both at home and office.

Acupressure: From Restless to Peace of Mind is a webinar designed to teach you about the safe use of acupressure. You will learn how to explore common self-acupressure points to help relieve headache, stress and muscle tension.

Return to the Outdoors:
The Power of Nature

June, 2021
(43:03 duration)

For the past 50 years, there has been a steep population increase in cities across the United States. Along with this urban shift has been an increase in mental health conditions. Worry and depression are higher and more common. Add to this the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has affected each of us in one way or another. Mental fatigue and mood disorders have also gone up. This is why it is more important than ever to focus on holistic health.

One way to ease your mind is to spend time outdoors. Recent research has found that being in nature has a positive effect on mood. For example, a hike beside a fresh mountain stream can do wonders to relieve stress. In addition, it can help to increase brain function – including memory.

To help you learn more about the wonders of nature, we are happy to present, Return to the Outdoors: The Power of Nature.

  • Explore the link between nature and joy.
  • Learn how nature can help improve your work.
  • Find ways to reconnect with nature.

Mindfulness: The Art of Stillness

May 2021
(46:47 duration)

Mindfulness can be a peaceful way to help you maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. To help reveal the health-enhancing elements of this simple yet powerful practice, Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class titled, Mindfulness: The Art of Stillness. In this webinar, the meaning behind mindfulness and how it can help enhance your health and well-being will be explored.

The webinar is designed as a great introductory lesson – helping you learn the basics, the benefits and how to incorporate mindfulness into your lifestyle. This 45 minute presentation will include the origin of mindfulness and the ways it can be applied in a variety of life situations, including the workplace. How to manage stress, the benefits of meditation and healthy mindful eating will also be discussed.

Good Night, Sleep Tight!

April, 2021
(47:07 duration)

Are you experiencing sleep deficiency? You're not alone. An estimated 50–70 million Americans have trouble sleeping. Lack of sleep can be linked to potential mental and physical health issues, such as an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. Health Net is here to help you get well and stay healthy, which is why this April we're offering Good Night, Sleep Tight!, a telephone/webinar-based class that looks at some common sleep issues and some easy tips to help you get a better night's rest.

Less stress for better rest

Factors such as stress and anxiety can play major roles in sleepless nights. Losing hours of sleep can affect your mood and concentration during the day, and can also lead to missed days at work or social events. The Good Night, Sleep Tight! webinar also explores the effects of stress and offers sleep-enhancing tips you can use for a better night's sleep.

So, if you or someone you know is having trouble sleeping, the Good Night, Sleep Tight! webinar may be just what you need to help with a more restful night's sleep – and healthier living!

Last Updated: 05/09/2022