Mindfulness Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays

  • The mission of Mindfulness Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays is to promote initiatives that enhance the overall health and well-being of RPS employees.  Wellness initiatives are based on scientific evidence and provide health information and fitness strategies to inspire healthy lifestyles and lower health risks.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Healthy Eating in a Hurry-up World

    We all know that what we eat makes a difference, but what about how we eat?  From fast food to mindless eating, the way we consume food isn't always healthy.  In this seminar, we'll examine your relationship with food and explore the idea of mindful eating.  And share suggestions for building healthier habits.

    Click here to join this free session on Microsoft Teams.

    How to join:

    • You will need access to Microsoft Teams to join the meeting.
    • Select to Open Microsoft Teams.
    • Before joining the meeting, you will need to make your Audio selection choice.
    • Once your audio choice has been selected, click "Join Now".
    • Or call in (audio only): 804-316-9457.
  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

     Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Inflammation Busters: The Key to Disease Prevention

    Learn about:

    • What inflammation is and what can cause it
    • What are the typles of inflammation
    • How to measure inflammation
    • How food affects inflammation

    Attend the webinar for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

    Click here to join this free session.

    Click here to view and print the Inflammation Busters handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Get to Know Your Kitchen Gadgets Cooking Demonstration

    Attend and Learn:

    • About the newest trendy kitchen gadgets available
    • To use your gadgets and appliances to their fullest capabilities
    • Prepare nutritious recipes using gadgets to save time in the kitchen

    Featured recipes:

    • Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips
    • InstantPot Vegetarian Chili
    • Almond Butter in a Blender

    Click here to join this free Zoom session.

    Click here to view and print the Get to Know Your Kitchen Gadgets Recipes.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, December 28, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Family Conflict: Keeping the Peace

    From sibling squabbles to parenting battles to family feuds, arguments happen.  In this seminar, you'll learn new strategies to handle disagreements and deal with conflict in a productive way.  Build an understanding of resolution styles to avoid hurt feelings and anger.  And get tips on how to "fight fair".

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here for an overview of the session.

    Click here to view and print the Family Conflict: Keeping the Peace handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Goal Setting and Making Resolutions That Stick

    Learn about:

    • The 5 principles of successful goal planning
    • Science behind goal planning
    • How to obtain your nutritional goas for better health
    • How to plan goals using S M A R T

    Click here to join this free Zoom session.

    Click here to view and print the Goal Setting: Ready, Set, Goal handout.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Mindfulness for Sleep and Stress Management

    Learn about:

    • The relationship between sleep and stress for overall health and productivity
    • Mindfunless techniques to promote more internal and external awareness
    • How to unwind and prepare the body and mind for bedtime

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Mindfulness for Sleep and Stress Management handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Super Food Bowls Cooking Demonstration

    Learn about:

    • The benefits and convenience of healthy super food bowls
    • Tips and strategies for bulk-cooking and easy assembly
    • Recipes for several different ethnically-inspired bowls

    Featured recipes:

    • Cuban cauliflower rice bowl
    • Edamame and veggie rice bowl
    • Classic Acai bowl

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Super Food Bowls Recipes.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, December 14, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Holiday Happiness: Don't Let the Humbugs Bite

    If you find yourself wishing you could skip the holidays altogether, you're not alone.  For many people, the anticipation of difficult family interactions and overblown expectations can cause feelings of stress, anxiety and even sadness.  Join us to learn coping strategies to manage the "holiday blues" so you can find joy in the season again.

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here for an overview of the session.

    Click here to view and print the My Holiday Self Care Plan handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Solutions for Heart Health

    Learn about:

    • How to manage and/or prevent diabetes and heart disease through simple strategies
    • Risk factors that can and cannot be changed
    • Biometrics - knowing your numbers and what they mean
    • Lifestyle changes for optimal health and disease prevention

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Solutions for Heart Disease handout.

    Click here to view and print the Biometrics: Your Pathway to Personal Health handout.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Manage Your Stress for Optimal Living

    Learn about:

    • Various types of stress and how to manage
    • How to restore the body's sense of balance
    • How stress can affect our lives in many ways - eating patterns, digestion, mood, sleep patterns, energy level and immunity to disease
    • Specific foods that promote sleep, relaxation and energy levels

    Click here to watch the recroded session.

    Click here to view and print the Manage Your Stress for Optimal Living handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Stretching Your Pantry - Beans & Beyond

    Learn about:

    • Strategies to stretch your pantry and dollars
    • Stocking up on staples for the freezer and pantry
    • Shopping and cooking for sustainability
    • Safe kitchen practices and food safety

    Featured recipes:

    • Roasted Red Pepper Dip
    • Quinoa Salad
    • Healthy Banana Bread

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Stretching Your Pantry Recipes handout.

     

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Eat This, Not That: For Healthy Weight Management

    Learn about:

    • Weight management tips and tricks for sustainable weight loss
    • The best and worst menu selections
    • Navigating restaurants and recipes for healthy living

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Eat This, Not That handout.

    Click here to view and print the Stay Healthy When You Dine Out handout.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Finding Your Drive

    Stay strong!  Power through!  If only it were that easy.  Tapping into and maintaining willpower and motivation can be a daily struggle.  Time for a new perspective.  Join us to explore the science of self-control.  Learn how the brain works to get us moving and how it can derail our good intentions.  Leave with solid strategies for boosting your drive.

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here for an overview of the session.

    Click here to view and print handouts for this session.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Party Perfect - Appetizers Made Healthy

    You will learn:

    • Strategies to lighten classic party appetizers
    • How to eat more and weigh less
    • To balance healthy eating while enjoying party treats

    Featured Recipes:

    • Texas Caviar
    • Pea Pesto Crostini
    • Pumpkin Coconut Energy Balls

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Party Perfect Recipes handout.

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Meditation 101

    Learn how to:

    • Breathe and meditate for stress reduction
    • Work the abdominals for a better back
    • Open the shoulders and relax the face

    Learn techniques to:

    • Calm the mind and soothe the nervous system
    • Gain new perspective on stressful situations
    • Improve your overall sense of well-being

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Meditation 101 handout.

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Build a Heart Smart Pantry and Cook for Wellness

    Learn about:

    • Items to include in your pantry to make it Heart Smart.
    • Understanding food labels and which ingredients to avoid.
    • How to be supermarket savvy for optimal wellness.
    • How to cook for wellness utilizing healthy cooking techniques and flavorful, healthy ingredients.

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here to view and print the Build a Heart Smart Pantry Handout

    Click here to view and print the From Shopping Cart to Table Handout

  • MINDFULNESS MONDAY

    Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:00-1:00pm

    Mindfulness: Release the Stress

    Going a mile a minute, our multi-tasking minds analyze, schedule, and compute.  They also get tied up in worry, blame, and other stressful emotions.  What would happen if you stopped it all for a moment?  Join us to explore the practice of mindfulness.  Discover how it can help you release stress, build resilience, and boost your well-being.

    Click here to watch the recorded session.

    Click here for an overview of the session.

    Click here to view and print handouts for this session.