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.
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.
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!
March is National Nutrition Month!
March is a great time to take a closer look at what you are putting into your body. Are you really eating as healthy as you could? Are you aware of the processed products that are in the foods that you eat? During March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes their annual campaign that focuses on the importance of making good food choices, developing heathy eating habits and physical activity. This year the key message is “Fuel for the Future.” Food is what keeps our bodies moving, so it is important to become particular about what you consume.
Ways to Support the Goal of Total Body Wellness
- Stay Hydrated: Drink Water
- Think plant-forward: Eat plenty fruits and vegetables
- Prioritize healthy fats
- Choose lean proteins
- Eat whole grains
- Limit sodium and added sugars
- Get moving
How to Observe National Nutrition Month:
During the month of March it is encouraged to focus on the Weekly Messages
- Week 1: Eat with the environment in mind
- Enjoy more plant-based meals and snacks
- Purchase foods with minimal packaging
- Buy foods in season and shop locally when possible
- Start a container or backyard garden to grow food at home
- Week 2: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN
- Find an RDN who specializes in your unique needs
- Learn how nutrients needs may change with age
- Receive personalized nutrition information to meet your health goals
- Week 3: Stay nourished and save money
- Plan your meals and snacks
- See what food you have at home before purchasing more
- Use a grocery list and shop when purchasing food
- Learn about community resources such as SNAP, WIC, and local food banks
- Week 4: Eat a variety of foods from all food groups
- Include your favorite cultural foods and traditions
- Eat foods in various forms including fresh, frozen, canned and dried
- Avoid fad diets that promote unnecessary restrictions
- Practice gratitude for your body by giving it the fuel it needs
Southwest Scrambled Eggs
Enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast filled with a variety of veggies combined with eggs make a great start to the day.
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 14.5 ounce can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz, drained
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- Whisk together eggs and milk.
- Add onion and peppers, stir vigorously.
- Preheat non-stick skillet on medium high heat and add olive oil to coat bottom of skillet.
- Pour egg mixture into hot skillet, stirring frequently as eggs will cook quickly.
- Stir in diced tomatoes after eggs have cooked.