July 2024 Newsletter

Summer Wellness Focus: Vegetables

Incorporating more vegetables into your diet is a simple yet powerful way to enhance your overall health and well-being. Vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help protect against chronic diseases, improve digestion, and boost your immune system. Whether it's vibrant bell peppers, leafy greens, or crunchy carrots, each vegetable brings its own unique set of nutrients to your plate. By making vegetables a central part of your meals, you're not only fueling your body with high-quality nourishment but also setting a foundation for long-term health. 

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Wellness In 30


Ways to Increase Vegetable Intake 

Hitting a wall when trying to increase your vegetable intake? Not sure how to prep them in a way that you'll eat them? During this Wellness in 30 we will go over tips and tricks for prepping vegetables that will help you increase our daily intake! We will go over how to incorporate them into your meals and snacks in a way that makes it easy to get your servings in.

This Wellness In 30 is provided by Health Promotion Intern, McKayla Argyle.

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Fitness Classes

Tuesdays/Thursdays, In Person or Online

Core Strength- Tuesdays 9:00 am

This class focuses on strengthening the muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvis to improve overall stability and posture. Participants will enhance their core strength, balance, and flexibility in a supportive group setting. Classes will be held in a hybrid format. 

Total Body Conditioning- Thursdays 9:00 am

Join us each week for a Total Body Conditioning class. Each class will work the whole body using a variety of strength training equipment. Great for beginners and those with an advanced fitness background. Classes will be held in a hybrid format. 

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Cooking Demonstrations

Thursdays, July 18 - August 1

Increasing Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are very popular during the summer and are imperative for overall health. The goal of this Summer's cooking demonstrations is to help employees with increasing their daily vegetable intake. The focus of the demonstrations will be learning how to incorporate added servings of vegetables to common breakfast, lunch/dinner and side dishes. 

  • Breakfast- July 18
  • Lunch/Dinner- July 25
  • Side Dishes- August 1

All in-person participants will receive a reusable meal container that should be brought to each session.

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Employee Wellness 101

July 23

Get a Better Understanding of Your Wellness Program

The class will start with a quick overview of the Employee Wellness program, including Released Wellness Time and how to use the online platform. Next, we will cover the Rewards program, followed by an exploration of the Bonus Program. 

Please be prepared for a highly interactive format, offering plenty of opportunities to ask individual questions and engage with the material. This class will run for 90 minutes. 

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Nutrition 101

July 1 - August 4

During this 5-week campaign, learn the basics of balanced, nutritious eating and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. This campaign will provide weekly educational messages and tips to put into action as you learn the basics of nutrition. 

2-Week Challenges


Looking for ways to improve your wellbeing? Schedule a 2-week challenge at any time. While you may choose to complete any challenge, the following will complement the semester's focus on eating more vegetables. 
Choose from any of the following: 

•    Eat Your Vegetables
•    Maintain Don't Gain
•    Breakfast Boost

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PEHP Wellness

Wellness On Demand

Whether you’re trying to be more active, improve your eating habits, or boost your mental well-being – you can now choose your own path to wellness from a menu of options.

Find a PEHP wellness program of your choice from the new on-demand webpage to jump-start your journey to a healthier you.

And as always, you can earn cash rebates when you participate in various programs.

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Blomquist Hale Webinars

Blomquist Hale will provide webinars and workshops on a monthly basis. 

July 15

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 23

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Financial Wellness: Navigating Stress, Budgeting, and Healthy Habits Road Rage
Participants will learn how to deal with financial stress, discuss finances with your significant other, budgeting ideas/tips and how to pay off debt. We will also be addressing spending triggers and healthy money habits. Participants will learn what causes road rage, coping tools for anger and rage when on the road, de-escalation techniques for when you are coping with someone in a rage, and coping with anxiety on the road.

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TIAA will be providing live webinars throughout the month. 

Below is the itinerary of all currently scheduled webinars with direct scheduling links for July webinars. Employees can access these webinars at TIAA.org/webinars. Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date. 

July 10

10:00 am - 11:00 am

July 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am

July 25

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Quarterly economic and market update She’s got it:
A woman’s guide to saving and investing
Your new TIAA:
Discover the redesigned online experience
Basic Social Security strategies

Hear from our chief investment officer about challenges investors are facing and tips on how to navigate them.

Join us for a revealing trip through investing and saving strategies developed especially with women in mind. The new experience presents a picture of your retirement with advice and content that is tailored to inform, motivate and reassure you during your retirement journey.

Better understand how and when you can rely on Social Security income. It’s likely to play a significant role in building your retirement income.

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