September Healthy U:
Boost Your Immunity Series!
Healthy University

Supporting and boosting our immune systems means doing a variety of behaviors, like eating healthy,  increasing our knowledge about how our immune systems work, and managing our stress. Learn more in this month's "Boost Your Immune System" Healthy U series.​

Wednesday, September 8, 11:00 am - Healthy Eating Made Easy
A balanced diet that consists of a range of vitamins and minerals helps to effectively prime our bodies to fight infection and disease. Learn how to make healthy eating fun and flavorful!  Register here

Wednesday, September 15, 11:00 am - Your Immunity: Avoid the Invaders!
Learn healthy ways to strengthen your immunity through easy lifestyle modifications. Register here

Wednesday, September 22, 11:00 am - Health Myth Busters
Bust cold and flu health myths in this interactive webinar! Register here

Wednesday, September 29, 11:00 am - Mindfulness Meditation Impact on the Immune System
During a particularly stressful time, you may have experienced feeling ill. Stress lowers our body's ability to defend us against illness. Mindfulness meditation sends relaxtion throughout the body and slows the fight or fight response, boosting our ability to ward off illness. Learn more about how Mindfulness Meditation works in this interesting and experiential webinar.

September -
Flu Awareness Month!

Fight the Flu 
 
With our attention on the COVID-19 Delta variant right now, we may have relegated the seasonal flu to the back burner. That can be a dangerous thing to do - the flu spreads each year, whether we're thinking about it or not, resulting in over 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year. Per the CDC, the best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated.

When is the flu season?
Flu viruses are detected year round, even in the summer, however, the highest levels occur beginning in early October and last through May. The months of January and February can be especially bad.

Who should get a flu shot?
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Getting the flu shot helps ensure that you don't contract the flu and that you don't spread the disease to others. (For flu vaccine with certain medical conditions, please check with your doctor. Also, visit the CDC website for additional information.

When should I get the flu shot?
The flu shot is available now. The best time to get vaccinated is by early October. 

In addition to the flu shot, what are other measures that help protect against the flu?
Regularly washing hands and covering nose and mouth with tissue when sneezing. And, maintain healthy habits to support your immune system (sleep, good nutrition, reduced stress). 

Fall and Winter are not just flu season! Upper respiratory infections also increase. How do I know the difference?

That's a really good question. Because both are highly contagious, you may want to try a telehealth visit. Telehealth is a great way to get care and reduce the risk of transmitting the flu to others while also protecting yourself. A virtual visit with your doctor or another healthcare provider can help determine a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. See below for an upcoming webinar on telehealth:
 

Live Webinar: Learn how to maximize telehealth visits

Telehealth








9/23, 11:00 am
Dialed In: Ensuring Effective Telehealth Visits 
Learn tips on when telehealth visits are right for you and how to have effective telehealth visits. Register here

Learn more flu facts in this informative live webinar!

Cold and Flu Awareness

9/9, 11:00 am
Hear more flu facts and how to keep yourself healthy and cold/flu-free!  Register here

September Mindful Mondays: Resilience! 

Mindful Monday 


Life is full of challenges. Being resilient helps us to remain open and flexible, helping us to "bounce back" when life hands us lemons. September's Mindful Monday series offers suggestions on how to overcome daily challenges, how to develop and practice resilience when faced with difficulty, and how to restore confidence (part of being resilient!) when something impacts us negatively.


Monday, September 13, 11:00 am: Resilience and How to Overcome Daily Challenges - Register here


Monday, September 20, 11:00 am: Recognize Your Resilience During Difficulty - Register here


Monday, September 27, 11:00 am: Restore Confidence Through Resiliency When Negatively Impacted - Register here


September Unwind Time Fridays: Gratitude! 

Take time to Unwind 
 

Resilience and Gratitude go hand-in-hand, according to research on how practicing gratitude enables us to be more resilient. Try these 15-minute meditations this month along with the Mindful Monday resiliency series, and see what happens! 

Friday, September 10, 11:00 am:
Fill Your Cup Meditation - Register here

Friday, September 17, 11:00 am: Gratitude For Your Body - Register here


Friday, September 24, 11:00 am: Gratitude and Gladness - Register here




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