Employee Health and Wellness

Alcohol- Learn how alcohol consumption can affect the body’s metabolism, nutrient excretion, iron storage, and the liver. Explore your options when trying to start over with a safe nutrition and exercise program.

Asthma 101 Asthma affects 4.8 million children under the age of eighteen. Discover exactly what Asthma is, what happens to us physiologically during an asthma attack, the signs and symptoms of it and what triggers the need for quick medical attention.

Blood Pressure- 1 in 4 Americans suffer from hypertension? What does your Blood Pressure mean and how does your family line affect it?  Learn why high blood pressure occurs, the risk factors involved and lifestyle changes that will lessen the risk of hypertension.

Body Fat Percentage- Are you confused on what percent body fat you should have? Do you understand the importance of fat % versus your actual weight?  Learn why it is just as important to know your fat %, as it is your body weight and explore interesting techniques that will help you lower your Body Fat %.

Body Image- How one perceives themselves to look may be different than what they actually look like.  Review negative body image versus positive body image and the effects it has on you mentally. Educational exercises will show you how you perceive your own body.

Breakfast- Do you skip Breakfast? Find out how skipping breakfast affects us physically and mentally. Learn why you to need to eat a nutritious breakfast that will help get your day started in the right direction, the healthy direction.

Breast Cancer Awareness- One in eight women in the United States develop breast cancer over her lifetime. Learn the risk factors, steps to early detection and when you should start getting clinical exams. Review the guidelines for Mammography and the treatment options you have if diagnosed.

Caffeine- Did you know what effects caffeine has on your body? Did you know that caffeine could raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and your heart rate?  Learn the effects that caffeine has on your body and why you should limit your intake.

Cancer Awareness- Find out the most common types of Cancer nation wide. Become aware of the risks and signs associated with certain types of Cancer. Learn the warning signs, prevention and treatments for various cancers.

Carbohydrates- Are you a “CARB” addict? How many carbohydrates should you get daily? Learn their main function, the effects that carbohydrates have on fat metabolism and blood glucose regulation.

Carbon Monoxide- Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning death in America according to the Journal of American Medical Association. Learn what it is, where does it come from, the symptoms of it and prevention guidelines for protecting your home and family.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation- 1 million deaths occur in the United States from Cardiovascular Disease. Knowing the lifesaving steps of CPR could save a loved one’s life. Review the situations that require CPR and practice the sequence of steps with your instructor.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- Do you know the true definition of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Explore the symptoms, risk factors and who is at risk to develop CPT. Learn how it affects us at home, work and play.  Finally, find out how you can prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Children’s Nutritional Needs- The number of overweight children has more than doubled in the last 30 years according to Center for Disease Control. Investigate ways to teach your children healthy eating habits and how to maintain their weight within recommended, safe ranges.

Cholesterol Control- Want to learn how to cut cholesterol in your diet? Do you know the differences between LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol? Review the recommended ranges, how cholesterol is produced in the body and simple guidelines for meal planning that can help reduce your cholesterol level.

Cholesterol and Exercise- Cholesterol related disease kills more people than any other related disease.  Learn how to raise your HDLs, “Good Cholesterol”” and lower your LDLs, or “Bad Cholesterol”, through exercise and proper diet.

Conflict Resolution- Review the nature of conflict, the types of conflict, how to recognize it and what possible solutions you can use to resolve conflict.  Learn how to apply this to your workplace setting.

Complimentary/Alternative Medicine- Explore the therapies involved with Alternative medicines such as Holistic Healing, Acupuncture and Massages. Discover when and how these therapies may help you.

Cumulative Trauma & Today’s Worker- Learn how to get a better understanding of cumulative trauma, better understanding of ergonomics and how this applies to your workforce. What can the employee do to decrease exposure/incidence of cumulative trauma?

Diabetes and Exercise- Learn the restrictions and guidelines you should follow as a diabetic involved in an exercise program. Review the physiological reactions your body endures and how to keep your body at a “normal” glucose level with exercise.

Dining Out- Learn how to make you “DINING OUT” experience enjoyable by learning what terms and key phrases to watch out for when looking at a restaurant menu. Review suggested alternate choices, portion control and where those extra hidden calories all add up!!

Dinner- Dinner is traditionally the biggest meal of the day. Discover how to make those meals healthy for you and your family. Review how many food groups you need for dinner and how dinner can be part of family time together.

Eating on the Go- In this fast paced world, it’s easy to make unhealthy food choices. If you are limited on time but want to eat healthy, come learn some easy techniques that will help you maintain a healthy eating pattern.  After this lecture, you won’t be able to find an excuse to eat unhealthy again.

Effective Coping Methods for Stress- Discuss the general information related to stress, identify the causes of stress and learn effective methods of coping with stress. Learn various ways to cope, resources for coping and how to apply these methods to your own life.

Effective Communication- Need some tips on effective communication? Feel like you can’t get your point across effectively and efficiently? Learn how to communicate in a fashion that will encourage others to respond to you positively and openly. Review techniques that will enable you to become a better listener and how you can apply these to personal situations.

Effective Fat Burning- Are you burning all the calories you can?  Learn how you can burn fat effectively, how men and women burn fat differently and what you need to do to burn more calories.  See how changing your exercise and eating habits can help speed up your metabolism to burn calories more efficiently.

Effects of Smoking- Did you know that 20% of all deaths in the United States annually occur from smoking? The truth about first and secondhand smoke, diseases linked to smoking, and facts about second hand smoking.

Exercise and Aging- When is it too late to exercise?  The answer is never.  Learn how an active lifestyle can slow the effects of aging and improve your quality of life.   Sedentary lifestyles cause muscle atrophy, decrease our cardiovascular capacity, lower bone density and reduce flexibility.  Learn how these physiological changes can slow your metabolism; increase your susceptibility to injury, heart disease and other chronic illness.  Suggestions on how to re-evaluate your ability to exercise and how to make the appropriate adjustments, as your body changes throughout life will be addressed.

Exercise & Blood Pressure- High Blood Pressure, medically referred to as Hypertension, can place a high strain on your heart.  Know the precautions you should take before beginning an exercise program and what guidelines you should follow if you have blood pressure.

Exercise Modification- Come get some new ideas for an old workout.  Learn what areas to modify; what exactly makes a workout work for you and how to cross-train whether you performing cardiovascular or strength resistance exercises.

Exercise and Injuries- How do you keep yourself in the game? Most exercise related injuries could have been prevented.  Learn the difference of sprains, strain and overuse injuries and what questions to ask yourself when an injury occurs.

Fast Food- Do you know what’s in your FAST FOOD? Not enough time to eat healthy?  Learn the simple substitutes you can use at a fast food restaurant to reduce your fat and caloric intake, the effects of  “SUPER SIZING”, and which fast food restaurants contain the most fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories.

Fats- Learn the roles that Fat plays in your body and why it is essential for health living. Explore the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats and which ones you need as part of a healthy diet. Review Fat Replacements and how to avoid over consumption of fats.

First Aid- When should you call 911? Review the steps to take when dealing with bleeding, burns, injuries, diabetic emergencies, seizures, poisoning, and heat and cold emergencies.

First Responder – Medical- One of our most popular training modules, this 40 hour class trains the worker to the level of First Responder, and upon successful completion, the employee is certified as a Medical First Responder by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Course content includes airway management, bleeding control, treatment of strains, sprains, and fractures, environmental injuries and illnesses, CPR, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) management.

Flexibility- How should you stretch and why? Explore the factors that affect your flexibility and why it is important to maintain throughout your lifetime. Learn the benefits of stretching and which types of exercises you should be doing daily.

Food Labeling- What exactly is a serving size? Who gets 2 servings from 1 candy bar? Learn how to read food labels properly.  Find out exactly how much fat, sodium and sugars are in the foods that you eat daily.

Grocery Shopping- Learn important steps you should take before, during and after grocery shopping. From making a grocery list, reading labels, and trying something new.

Healthy Eating Habits- “I’ll keep eating till I get it right!”  Trying to break old habits can be a challenge- but it can be done.  Design Healthy Eating Habit Strategies that will help you break the bad habits and start anew.

Healthy Feet and Gait- An active lifestyle has many health benefits. But, you can be stopped in your tracks by sports related injuries to your feet. Learn how to take proper care of your feet both in and out of the gym and how an awkward gait can affect your ankles, knees hips and back.

Healthy Lifestyle and Pregnancy- Exercise and eating right can be very beneficial in many ways during your pregnancy.  They can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Find out the proper guidelines to follow when exercising during pregnancy and how to listen to your body.

Healthy Snacking- Learn how to “nibble your way to thin”!! Review the benefits of snacking and how you can actually burn more calories by snacking more often throughout the day. Review when, where and why you snack by addressing your snacking profile.

Hearing Conversation- Hearing loss afflicts more than 25 million Americans, 10% of the population.  Learn how to limit your workers to a daily noise exposure and how noise causes hearing loss.  Review the signals of hearing loss, the types of hearing protection and how to take proper care of your ears.

Heart Disease- Do you know your RISK? Discuss the types of Cardiovascular Disease, the major types of CVD and the signs and symptoms.  Discover easy techniques to lessen the risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

Heat Emergencies- Learn the effects that heat can have on your health. People that are at a higher risk, forms of heat emergencies and the treatment for each one.

Hepatitis C- Learn the types, symptoms, transmission and incubation periods of Hepatitis C. Find out if you are at risk for exposure.

High Protein Diets- The “Low Carb Diet”, “Dr. Atkins Diet”. and “Carbohydrate Addicts” all have one thing in common.  An individual’s main consumption of calories comes from protein and large amounts of fat.  The body can, and will function on a diet of strictly protein and fat, but do you know potential risks involved, what questions you should ask your doctor prior to the diet, and what happens when you stop the diet? Find out why this diet is not all what it is cracked up to be, in addition to some alternative approaches.

Holiday Blues/Survival- Are the holidays a stressful time for you? Learn how to set goals that will help you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Find out about specific relaxation Techniques and signs of depression to look for from your friends and family.

How to Lose Weight & Keep it off- Tried every diet known to mankind? Feel like you’re always fighting to keep weight off? Learn how to lose weight and keep it off for good with some basic guidelines; including caloric intake, low-fats, and moderation versus deprivation.

Inactivity- Warning—the Surgeon General has determined lack of physical activity detrimental to your health.  Learn both the physical and psychological benefits of staying active and how to become active by changing your lifestyle. Just say “NO” to inactivity.

Infant/Child Care- Review the growth and development patterns of young children.  Learn the guidelines of diaper care, bottle-feeding, common hypoallergenic foods and age appropriate toys.  Alert yourself to childhood diseases and the side effects children experience form immunizations.

Infection Control- It’s everyone’s PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to follow “Standard Precautions”. Learn about personal protective equipment, ways to prevent disease, blood fluids that carry pathogens and first aid treatments.

Job Complexity- 74% of people using drugs are employed, which costs approximately 3 billion annually. Learn the moderating effects of cognitive ability and the tests that can be performed when someone is using drugs on work time.

Kids First Aid- The leading cause of childhood death is injuries.  Find out what you could do for a child at the scene of an accident. Explore the steps you should take when treating wounds, burns, and a choking child.

Lactose Intolerance- Learn the definition of Lactose Intolerance, how it is diagnosed and the treatments that are available.  Explore the calcium and lactose levels found in common foods and how to find out what hidden lactose is in your food.

Lunch Time- What does your lunch contain? Explore what food groups should be included at lunchtime and how to pack a healthy lunch. Find out what kinds of foods will give you the energy you need to get through the rest of your afternoon.

Motivation- We all have been given the power to choose.  Learn the importance of choosing to succeed rather than to fail.  Learn the importance of being goal oriented, creating a positive physical environment and how to deal with adversity.

Making the Best of Stress- Learn the types of stress we experience, how stress affects us physically and emotionally and how to recognize your stress signals.  Finally, learn the basic relaxation methods that help to combat stress including deep breathing relaxation techniques and simple stretching exercises.

Maintaining Healthy Habits- Have you lost weight before? Regained the weight? Thought this was the last time. Discover how changing exercise, eating habits, hobbies and your lifestyle behaviors can help you maintain those habits once and for all.

Nutrition- Do you know how many proteins, fats or carbohydrates your body needs daily? How much sugar can you eat before it stored as fat? Learn the functions of fats, carbohydrates and proteins and how our body uses calories for daily functioning.

Nutrition and Cancer- Studies have linked diets high in animal fat, salt cured foods, smoked foods and diet low in fiber to many different types of cancer.  Learn what types of food to avoid, or eat in moderation, to prevent the promotion of cancer causes cells in your body.   In addition, we will explore the types of food researchers feel will actually help us build a better defense system against cancer.

Nutritional Supplements- Friend or Foe- Read the most recent information on Nutritional Supplements? It’s overwhelming and confusing to the average consumer. Learn the importance of educating yourself when it comes to supplements of any kind.

Oh, My Aching Back- Remember, no matter what age you are, it’s never too late to start a back health program. Learn how nutrition, relaxation, smoking, strength training and flexibility all play a major role in creating a sound back program.

Osteoporosis- 15,000,000 – 20,000,000 individuals are affected in the United States alone. Learn the high risk factors, how it’s detected, preventative methods and the treatments for Osteoporosis. Exercise, safety and health issues included.

Prostate Cancer- Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. What is it exactly and who is at risk? Learn the warning signs, when you should be tested and the treatment options available to you.

Protein- Learn the role that protein plays in your body.  Find out which sources of protein you should be eating and your recommended daily allowances.

Road to Wellness- Find out how to create your wellness map and GO!!!! Learn general information on health and wellness, nutrition, fitness and stress management.  Conquer the detours and inevitable roadblocks you may experience along the way!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)- Depression during the winter months is sometimes referred to as “winter blues” or “winter blahs”. These feelings of depression are associated with SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is estimated that as many as 10,000,000 Americans are affected by this syndrome. Come learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Senior Health- They’re working out and not giving up. Regular exercise promotes a health heart, boosts your immune system and promotes a positive outlook on life. Find out what guidelines seniors need to follow to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the aging process.

Simple and Easy Fitness- Why should you exercise? Do you know the safety guidelines you should follow when exercising? Learn the simple rules involved in warming-up, cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and cooling down in an exercise program.

Sleep Apnea- Thousands of people are affected by Sleep Apnea every year. Learn the signs and symptoms, the treatments for it and how it can be diagnosed.

Sports Nutrition- Taking your health and wellness one step further. Learn the 3 phase of bodybuilding; how to build, shape and cut muscle. What forms of energy do you use for your main fuel source?

Starting a Fitness Program- Are you new to exercise? How long has it been since you exercised? Learn how to start a simple fitness program with appropriate guidelines to lead you along the way. Target Heart Rate, Cardiovascular Conditioning and Resistance Exercise programs will be reviewed to get you started in the right direction. Do it for your heart!

Take A Relaxation Break- To relax, according to Webster’s dictionary, means, “To make less rigid or tense”.  Signs of tensions can be experienced physically, emotionally, spiritually and effect relationships.  Come and learn ways to relax your body and your mind, or just come to take a “Relaxation Break”.

Time Management- Feel like you never have enough time to do anything? Then this lecture is for you.  Learn the 4 steps of time management from determining your time type, setting goals and priorities to making a daily plan.

Understanding Your Health Age- What factors reduce your potential life expectancy? How do you compare your chronological age to your Health Age? Learn how to reduce your risks so that you can lead a healthier lifestyle for a longer time.

Use and Need of Medications- Explore the most common categories of medications/anti-ineffective medications and antibiotics. Review the dangers of mixing alcohol with your medications and the guidelines you need to follow when taking more than one medication.

Vaccinations- Statistically in order to eradicate a virus, 90% of the population needs to be vaccinated against that virus. Learn the general guidelines to certain vaccinations for both children and adults.

Vitamins- Is “1 a day” enough? Study the definition of vitamins, fat soluble vs. water-soluble vitamins and your Recommended Daily Allowances.  Leave this lecture knowing toxicity levels, vitamin deficiency, and the vitamins lost in cooking.

Water- Can you overdose on water? How much water is enough and how often should you refill the tank? Learn the effects water has on our bodies, the role it plays with the different systems in our body, and investigate the myths behind proper water consumption.

Way’s to Measure Your Progress- Feel like you never get anywhere with your exercise program? Need to revamp your eating habits? Find out how you should be measuring your progress through Body Mass Index, Weigh-ins, Measurements and Body Fat Percentage.

What’s Cooking?- Learn the importance of Food Safety, Cooking Safety and what Low-Fat techniques you can utilize when cooking your family meals.

Women and Heart Disease- What is your risk? More than 250,000 women will die this due to complications of Heart Disease. Learn the risk factors that you can control, and the signs and symptoms of heart disease.

Workplace Stress- National Safety Council estimated 1 million employees are absent on an average workday because of stress related problem. Learn the true definition of stress, signs and symptoms, and coping methods. Explore how to apply these methods to your workplace situation.