Wellness Events

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Every Thursday: Department of Education Meditation Break
Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23
from 11:15-11:30 a.m. CT

Give your mind a much needed break with the Department of Education Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestreamed meditation video handpicked by TDOE Wellness Council members.

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How Much Do You Know About Fats and Oils?
Tuesday, Feb. 7
from 10:30-10:45 a.m. CT

Do you know fats and oils? Join this trivia game to find out! Wellness Coordinator Lindsey will lead trivia. The top three winners will be awarded a prize! An additional prize will be awarded to a participant chosen at random. We'll play using Mentimeter. A link to play will be provided when you join this trivia.

If you can't join us live, a link to this quiz will be available after Feb. 7.

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Meditation Break with Nat
Wednesday, Feb. 15 
from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

Give your mind a much needed break with live, virtual meditation.

This class is brought to you by volunteer instructor and state employee Nat Chapman from the Department of Human Services in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

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Find Your Fitness Challenge
Jan. 9 - Feb. 5

When you have fun while exercising, you’re more likely to make time for it. We can help you discover ways to be physically active that are fun for YOU!

Each week, your mission is to try something different. On the challenge worksheet, we’ll have tasks to get you started. After you have an opportunity to reflect on the week’s activity, you’ll rate your enjoyment level. Don’t worry about perfection. Give it your best effort, and don’t forget to have fun! 

Sign up for the optional Microsoft Teams chat and/or challenge communications by Friday, Jan. 6. You can also access the challenge tracker to participate on your own time.

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21 Days to a Healthier Heart
Feb. 8-28

Are you aware of just how powerful YOU are? You have the power to stop a killer. According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer. Preventive power lies with real changes to your lifestyle, which can reduce the risk for heart disease by as much as 80 percent.

For this challenge, you'll have a daily activity to complete. Don't worry if you don't achieve perfection, just do your best! Earn a maximum of 21 hearts. That's one heart for each day's activity. 

Sign up for the optional Microsoft Teams chat and/or challenge communications by Thursday, Feb. 9. You can also access the challenge calendar to participate on your own time.

Pumped for Heart Health (presented by ActiveHealth)
Friday, Feb. 24
from 10-10:45 a.m. CT

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. It needs your help to keep pumping. Learn how to keep your heart healthy through your diet, physical activity and stress management.

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You can try our free virtual workouts without any commitment. Just pop in, see if it interests you and stay if you want to give it a try! You don't need a webcam or anything special, and you can adjust the workout to your fitness level.

Please sign this digital waiver prior to live workouts.

Livestream Walking Workout to Music
Thursday, Feb. 16
from 1-1:15 p.m. CT

Get ready to virtually walk it out! Join our livestreamed walking workout to the tunes of Whitney Houston.

Equipment needed: Tennis shoes and space to move around. Cameras NOT required.

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Every Monday: Yoga for All with Sophia 
Feb. 6, 13 and 27
from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for this 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teacher and state employee Sophia DeMarse in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Chair or mat

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Dance Break

Every Tuesday: Dance Break
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28
from 11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

Join this 15-minute live, virtual dance class each week that’s fun for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer dance instructors and state employees Adrienne Hackney, Denise M. Galben, Kendra Thomas, Lara Gill and Robin Littlefield in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

Attire:
Anything you can move in
Equipment needed: Nothing, except plenty of space to move around.

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Every Wednesday: Department of Human Services 10-minute Fitness Break
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22
from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

This class is brought to you by the Department of Human Services Wellness Council.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Varies

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Every Wednesday: Yoga for All
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22
from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for a 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Each class will be led by a different yoga instructor: Denise Galben, Kristina Giard-Bradford, Lara Gill or Sophia DeMarse.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Chair

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Every Thursday: Department of Children’s Services Fitness Break
Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23
from 11-11:15 a.m. CT

Give your body a break with the Department of Children’s Services Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestream workout video handpicked by DCS Wellness Council members.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Varies (None to light/medium hand weights.)

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Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More
Friday, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
from 12:15-12:45 p.m. CT

Join us for this weekly 30-minute live, virtual yoga class that has extra emphasis on your core! It’s suitable for all fitness levels. The only equipment recommended is a mat.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Each class will be led by a different instructor: Denise Galben or Lara  Gill.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Mat

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