Working for a Healthier TN events

 

Questions about events?  Send an email to: wfht.tn@tn.gov

JULY 2022

CHALLENGES

Here4TN Scavenger Hunt

July 11-22

Not familiar with Here4TN? Here4TN offers resources and services to help you and your family feel, live and work better! As the Employee Assistance Program, they’re here to support you – from your  emotional health to your financial well-being and beyond so you can life live to the fullest.

Participate in this scavenger hunt to learn about the resources and services available to you!

You can find the link to participate on our Wellness Events page (click on challenges) starting July 11.

 

Mother Nature Calls

July 18-29

The spring, summer and fall seasons provide a wonderful opportunity to get out and have some fun! Enjoy this challenge that incorporates many free resources provided by the Departments of Tourist Development and Agriculture.

You can find the link to participate on our Wellness Events page (click on challenges).

 

ACTIVITIES

Trivia Break with WFHTN

Thursday, July 28 from 12-12:15 p.m. CT
Take a mental break to help lower stress and bring some fun into your day.

What to expect: Wellness Coordinator Morgan will lead trivia. The top three winners will be awarded a prize! We’ll play using the platform Kahoot (www.kahoot.it). To get the most out of Kahoot, it’s ideal to have a second screen, such as a second computer monitor or a phone with internet access. This is because you need to be able to see the questions on WebEx and answer them on your other screen. The Kahoot game pin will be provided on the day of trivia. Come and play!

Link to join. Calendar invite.

 

WORKOUTS

Every Monday: Yoga for All (with Sophia)

Monday, July 11, 18, and 25 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

Download this calendar series

 

​Every Wednesday: Department of Human Services 10-minute Fitness Break

Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

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

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Varies

Link to join

 

Every Wednesday: Yoga for All

Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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

Download this calendar series

 

Every Thursday: Department of Children’s Services Fitness Break

Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.)

Download this calendar series

 

Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More

Friday, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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 E. Gill.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Mat

Download this calendar series.

AUGUST 2022

 

WEBINARS

Difference Between Cardio and Strength Training

Presented by WFHTN

Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 12-12:30 p.m. CT
Together we’ll explore ways to create a balanced workout plan. Participants will:

  • Identify the difference between cardio and strength training

  • Find different ways to add movement into your weekly plan

  • Learn the five factors for putting together a strength training program

  • Create an action plan

Link to join. Calendar invite.

 

Pick Tennessee Products Information Session

Presented by WFHTN

Thursday, Aug. 11 from 11:30-11:45 a.m. CT
For more than 30 years, Pick Tennessee Products has been a part of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture connecting people to all the great things that come from Tennessee’s farms and food businesses. From produce and pumpkin patches to honey and handmade soaps, to cheeses and artisan chocolates, you can live local when you Pick Tennessee Products. Join this webinar to learn more about all our state’s great resources!

Link to join. Calendar invite.

 

How to Manage Your Finances

Presented by Here4TN

Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
Participants will learn the importance of setting up and maintaining a budget. This webinar will also explore information about establishing credit and the value of maintaining a good credit rating. While some saving choices may be reviewed, this class does not address long-term financial planning. Participants will:

  • Redesign spending habits

  • Evaluate their current financial situation

  • Write an action plan to manage finances

  • Identify the components of financial planning

  • Explore ways to manage money more effectively

Register here.

 

How to Keep Up the Momentum

Presented by WFHTN

Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 12-12:30 p.m.
With the transition from summer to fall, routines change and it’s easy to fall off the exercise wagon. In this session, we’ll discover ways to tap into our inner motivation to get us back on track. Participants will: 

  • Determine the characteristics of motivation

  • Create a personal values list

  • Explore strengths to stay focused on meeting your goals

Link to join. Calendar invite.
 

WORKOUTS

Cardio Workout with Kayla

Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 9:45-10 a.m.

Ready for an activity break to help you feel energized and motivated? It’s time for a virtual workout with Working for a Healthier Tennessee!

Workout: Assistant Director of Population Health and Certified Athletic Trainer Kayla Livesay will lead a cardio workout for ALL fitness levels.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: None

Link to join. Calendar invite.

 

Every Monday: Yoga for All with Sophia

Monday, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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

Download this calendar series

 

​Every Wednesday: Department of Human Services 10-minute Fitness Break

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

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

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Varies

Link to join

 

Every Wednesday: Yoga for All

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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

Download this calendar series

 

Every Thursday: Department of Children’s Services Fitness Break

Thursday, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.)

Download this calendar series

 

Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More

Friday, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 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

Download this calendar series.