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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.
Weight Management
Reversing Prediabetes
It is estimated about 96 million Americans are diagnosed with prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Those living with prediabetes usually don’t have any symptoms. A diagnosis can be scary, but doesn’t always mean you’ll develop type 2 diabetes. Join Health Coach and Certified Care and Education Specialist Jessica as she discusses how to successfully reverse prediabetes with diet and lifestyle changes.
August 15, 2022 • Jessica Hernandez, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Employee Assistance Program
Stress…We Need to Talk (Part 2)
EAP Counselor Helka Casey facilitates this 4-part EAP Series where we talk about stress and explore ways to get a handle on the stressors in our professional and personal lives. Participants will learn about the stress cycle, how the brain and body respond to stress, and most importantly how we can better manage our perception and responses to stress. Part 2 of 4 focuses on Perceptions of Pressure.
August 11, 2022 • EAP Counselor Helka Casey
Employee Assistance Program
Stress…We Need to Talk (Part 1)
EAP Counselor Helka Casey facilitates this 4-part EAP Series where we talk about stress and explore ways to get a handle on the stressors in our professional and personal lives. Participants will learn about the stress cycle, how the brain and body respond to stress, and most importantly how we can better manage our perception and responses to stress. Part 1 of 4 focuses on the Stress Response Cycle.
August 4, 2022 • EAP Counselor Helka Casey
Financial Wellness
Saving Under Pressure
Based on skills from mindfulness and social resiliency, this presentation will discuss the nervous system’s response to financial stress, ways to build greater tolerance for discomfort, and how to foster a new relationship with money that won’t collapse when faced with unexpected expenses.
July 26, 2022 • Whitney Gherman
Employee Assistance Program
Time Management Pitfalls and Strategies that Work
Time is our most precious resource and there is never enough. Many people struggle to prioritize and manage time and tasks on a day to day basis. In earnest they try new strategies over and over to address patterns and bad habits, only to gradually slip back and fall prey to the pitfalls. Join this webinar to learn more about the common time management pitfalls you may engage in, and how to address them. This webinar will focus on helping attendees to understand the value of sensory input and regulation for time management.
July 21, 2022 • Jodie Leister, LPCC-S, CEAP
Active Living
Exercising with Pain and Arthritis
Exercise can be difficult with pain and Arthritis. However, it is one of the best practices to adopt to manage symptoms. Participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Join Health Coach Alison to discuss guidelines for safe exercise and how to create a program that works for you.
July 18, 2022 • Health Coach Alison Barney
General Health and Wellness
Totally Tomatoes
Tomatoes are everyone's favorite summer vegetable. We are talking tomatoes so come learn how to maximize your summer harvest!
July 14, 2022 • Timothy McDermott DVM
Parenting & Family
Planning to Get Pregnant: Things to Consider
It’s never too early to start planning for pregnancy. Whether this is your first baby or third baby, there are important steps to help you get ready for a healthy pregnancy. Join Dietitian and Buckeye Baby Coach Jessica as she talks about preconception health recommendations you can do before and between pregnancies.
July 11, 2022 • Jessica Hernandez, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Parenting & Family
Water First for Thirst for Kids
There are many benefits to drinking water and it is just as important for kids to meet their daily fluid needs as it is adults. Join this webinar to learn from Carol Smathers, MS, MPH the benefits of drinking water, ways to encourage kids to drink more water, reasons and ways to avoid sugary drinks, and how sugar sweetened beverage marketing targets kids and teens.
July 6, 2022 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH
Active Living
Resistance Band Demo
Join OSU Health Coach Adam to take a break out of your day for resistance band training. Resistance bands are an easy way to incorporate strength training into your day or exercise program. We will go over how to use these with simple exercises that you can do for a whole body routine. We encourage you to use your comfort level. If you have not done resistance or strength training in the past, you want to gradually work your way into more sets and repetitions. The goal of this demo is to increase overall movement. If you are just starting a strength training routine, you may experience muscle soreness and may need to work in rest days. A Word of Caution: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Do not perform these movement(s) if you have a medical condition that can be made worse by physical activity. If you have questions about what exercises are safe for you, consult your physician.
June 29, 2022 • Adam Roberts, OSU Health Plan Health Coach