Spring into motion

NEW Online Wellness Challenge!

Starts Monday, April 17th

It’s a great time of year to get outside and Spring Into Motion. This physical activity program is a fun and inspiring way to move more. Whether you hike a mountain or jog around the block, you choose the activity — do the same thing each day or try something different — as you discover something new about spring each week. Logging exercise is simple with Spring Into Motion. If you’re using a tracking device or app, just sync it with your computer and your steps automatically load into your Spring Into Motion account. Or record your favorite activity, along with dedicated exercise minutes, and the program automatically converts your minutes to steps. Delicious recipes, inspiring articles, and motivating daily emails help you keep moving. So get ready to take the first step toward a healthier you…

What: Spring into Motion Online Wellness Challenge

Timeframe: 4 weeks

When: April 17th to May 14th

Who: Member District Employees (and their Household)

No Cost to Member District Employees (and their Household)

Spring into Motion Video

Click Here to Register

Wellness Webinars*

Readiness for a Healthy Change - Wednesday, April 19, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am OR 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Purposeful Planning - Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Fitness: Putting Your Health First - Wednesday, April 26, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am OR 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Relaxation Strategies for Managing Stress - Wednesday, May 3, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am OR 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mindfulness for Beginners - Wednesday, May 10, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am OR 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Self-Care: The Care and Keeping of Your - Wednesday, May 17, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am OR 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Practicing Kindness - Wednesday, May 17, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Fit and Health Behind the Wheel - Wednesday, June 21, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Love the Skin You're In - Wednesday, July 19, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Chair Exercises - Wednesday, August 16, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Energize Your Mind - Wednesday, September 13, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

The Way to Better Sleep - Wednesday, October 18, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Pre-Diabetes - Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

Eating Healthy During the Holidays - Wednesday, December 13, 2023
12noon - 1:00pm

*Please remember that the webinars are available to ALL employees regardless of their health plan and are recorded in case they are not able to join live. Employees simply need to register for the webinar and a link of the recording will be sent to them to watch on demand.

Find Out What Your Stress Levels Mean

Although everyone responds differently, major life changes are some of the biggest causes of stress, both positive and negative. This interactive tool gauges your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. Your score shows a rough estimate of your current stress level. Take the stress test and see what your score means.

Stress less with our on-demand self-care apps & resources

Explore our broad range of self-care resources — including apps, lifestyle programs, wellness coaching, and more — designed to help you thrive in mind, body, and spirit. Small acts of self-care can have a big impact. These practices can help you wind down, find calm, and feel better.

Digital self-care apps - Explore apps that can benefit anyone — as self-guided, self-care or complements to clinical support. Kaiser Permanente members have access to Calm, myStrength, and Ginger. These wellness apps can help you navigate life’s challenges, and make small changes to improve your sleep, mood, relationships, and more. Mindfulness apps

Classes and support groups - Connecting with others who share similar experiences can be incredibly powerful. Our classes and support groups are taught by trained instructors, designed to help you strengthen relationships, change unhealthy behaviors, cope with stress, and more. Some classes may require a fee.

Healthy lifestyle programs - Get personalized advice, encouragement, and support to reach your health goals — entirely online at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members. In these programs, we’ll recommend some simple activities for your daily or weekly routine that can help you keep stress in check and sleep better, boost your mood, and improve eating, exercise, and social habits affected by your mental health.

Wellness coaching by phone - Making healthy lifestyle changes can have big mental health benefits. A wellness coach can help you get started, overcome obstacles, and achieve your goals — including reducing stress, quitting smoking, and more.

Meditation: The how, why, and where

Anyone can meditate — and with a little time and practice, anyone can enjoy its mind-body benefits. Even a few minutes a day of mindful meditation can make a big difference. Meditation can also help you develop a more positive outlook on life. No matter what type of meditation you choose to explore, all forms encourage focused attention, relaxed breathing, and an open, welcoming attitude — all helpful practices that you can take back into the “real world” when you’re done. Find a place, a time, and a practice that works for you.

Here are the many health benefits of meditation,

· Reduce stress, anxiety and depression

· Improve stress-related health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fibromyalgia

· Promote mental and emotional health

· Control pain

· Improve sleep

Monthly challenge – Flex Time

The Flex Time challenge invites you to stretch for 100 minutes during the month of April, which is about 3-5 minutes a day. Stretching is a natural impulse that is good for you, especially if you work at a desk for long periods of time. When you stretch it increases your blood flow and elasticity and decreases tightness in your tendons and muscles. When you feel emotionally stressed a short stretching break can do wonders. Simply lifting your arms overhead and create length in your body to give you a much-needed break. Try stretching each day and see how you feel!