Wellness Support for OPH

Worksite Wellness Resources For The Office of Public Health Employees

In an effort to increase physical activity, encourage healthy eating, improve productivity, and boost a positive culture in our workplaces, the Office of Public Health is implementing a statewide wellness program for all employees. OPH360 will support you in improving your personal health through peer encouragement, educational opportunities and wellness activities. Wellness activities will focus on healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and mental health. Be on the lookout for emails from your Wellness Champions for upcoming events and activities.

Join our Facebook group to stay updated on all things OPH360! Your wellness champion will share what’s happening in your area there. Stay engaged and motivate your coworkers by sharing your healthy habits, recipes and successes. 

Moving Well-Ahead

Making small, healthy changes is easy when your community is also committed to health! Find health resources near you with the Community Resource Guide! You can find resources for different health topics here.

Is your child’s school a WellSpot? Use our Find WellSpots tool to learn more. What about your favorite lunch spot? Find out here!

Become a Wellness Champion

A Wellness Champion is a co-worker that volunteered to lead your region or location’s wellness activities. Have a question? Contact your Champion and shoot them an email. Our Wellness Champions include OPH employees who are committed to moving OPH’s health forward. Click here if you’d like to apply to become a Wellness Champion. 


OPH Mindfulness Thursdays

Join the Bureau of Family Health every Thursday at noon for brief mindfulness practice to help you pause and be present. Mindfulness meet-ups are facilitated by your OPH colleagues and practices range from guided meditations to quiet contemplation.

HIIT for Beginners

This workout is fast-paced but uses basic body movements. Crank up your music and feel good with this short workout. No equipment necessary!


Have a Healthy Summer!

Summer can bring many happy memories—family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. These hot summer months offer plenty of opportunities to lead a healthier lifestyle!

Tips for a Healthy Summer

  1. Move More, Sit Less! Get at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity each week. Try the 10-minute Workout.
  2. Wear Sunscreen & Insect Repellant. Use SPF 30 or higher. Seek shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.—the peak period for sunlight. Use insect repellant to prevent mosquito and tick bites.
  3. Keep Cool in Extreme Heat. Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay informed of weather conditions.
  4. Eat a Healthy Diet. Delicious fruits and veggies make any summer meal healthier.
  5. Rethink Your Drink! Drink water instead of sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
  6. Don’t Use Tobacco.  Find free quitting resources at quitwithusla.org.

Cabbage Salad Recipe

Dill, mustard, and lemon juice give this crunchy salad a zesty dressing. Make the dressing ahead to save time later.

Ingredients:

• 4 cups cabbage (shredded or thinly sliced)
• ¼ cup carrot (grated or finely sliced)
• ¼ cup celery (thinly sliced)
• ¼ cup green pepper (chopped)
• ⅓ tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
• ½ teaspoon dill (or basil or parsley)
• ½ cup mayonnaise, light or low-fat
• ½ cup yogurt, non-fat plain
• 1 teaspoon mustard
• ½ teaspoon lemon juice
• ½ teaspoon sugar

Preparation:
  1. Wash and prepare vegetables for chopping.
  2. Use a cheese grater or slice all vegetables thinly with a sharp knife.
  3. Put in a large bowl.
  4. Add herbs to taste.
  5. Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, and sugar in a small bowl. Blend well. Add to vegetables.
  6. Mix well. Keep in refrigerator until ready to eat.
Estimated Nutritional Facts:

Recipe makes 8 servings.

  • Calories: 59
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fats: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Cholesterol: 3mg