Q1 2018 LWA Quarterly Newsletter
LWA Quarterly Newsletter – 1st quarter
Topics This Issue:
- 2018 LWA Webinar Subscription
- Webinar Topics—and Tailored Webinars
- Walk Your Way to Your Health
- Heart Healthy Egg Salad
2018 LWA Webinar Subscription
It is not too late to start your 2018 webinar subscription! At the beginning of the year, the Living Well Alliance (LWA) introduced an affordable way to get more wellness classes into your company. With your subscription, employees can log in from their computers to listen to live, 30-minute webinars on wellness-themed topics. All webinars are presented by a health professional.
Attendees will receive a follow-up email with helpful resources mentioned in the webinar. Although the webinars are presented live, company subscribers will receive a complimentary recording and related handouts to post on their internal websites or to send to employees afterward.
Some comments from participants from 2018 include:
- “Thanks for providing the webinar today. The nutrition information will be great to incorporate into my lifestyle, especially knowing the impact of eating those kinds of foods to help with heart health.”
- “1/2 hour well spent”
- “A great mix of easy to understand scientific facts and humorous content, good information”
|One time||Don’t want to commit? No
problem! With this subscription,
you can purchase and join
individual webinars as you wish.
|$50 each (billed when you
|Quarterly subscription||Get access to 4 webinars of
your choice per year.
|$150 per year ($37.50 per
|Monthly subscription||Get access to 12 webinars
(1 per month) per year.
|$400 per year ($33 per
Webinar Topics—and Tailored Webinars
Scheduled topics and dates will be provided for the current year to all subscribers. Organizations may also request a topic not on the list, enabling you to tailor wellness education to your employees for an individual cost of $150 each. Just pick a topic and contact LWA to discuss and find a mutually agreeable date and time. Tailored webinars typically run 45 minutes with more information directed to your company.
Walk Your Way to Your Health
Using a fun app called Stridekick, you can start a step challenge at your office! It’s a great way to engage employees and create a healthy competition among different departments.
It’s that time of year when rain and clouds are aplenty, and motivation for fitness regimens before and after work continues to dwindle. This year, try setting up some healthy competition between coworkers or teams by tracking steps! There are a variety of ways to track steps now with free phone apps or wearable devices. This makes it easy for employees to self-track their steps or join a step competition at work. One app called Stridekick can manage your employees’ progress for you by compiling data from their apps and tracking devices. This program is compatible with fitness trackers such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Nokia, Garmin, Misfit, Apple Watch, Polar and smart phones.
Did you know that walking 10,000 steps daily reduces your risk for developing heart disease by lowering blood pressure and increasing good cholesterol? In an effort to promote heart health at work, remember that walking is the gold standard of physical activity. Encourage employees to take walking breaks by teaching them to put alarms or reminders on their work calendars and creating a worksite walking club. The American Heart Association has already done the hard work of designing making fun flyers and materials, which you can use for free as well.
Heart Healthy Egg Salad
Makes 4 servings
Make this egg salad base and serve on toast, customize using the assortment of mix-ins and toppings below, or create your own variation!
- 6 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and chopped
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (nonfat)
- zest of ½ lemon
- pepper and salt to taste
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Divide egg salad into 4 equal portions and serve on toasted whole-grain bread.
Mix-ins and Toppings
Golden Egg Salad Toast
For vitamin C boost and anti-inflammatory properties
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- ½ mini red pepper, sliced
- ½ mini orange pepper, sliced
Stir turmeric and dill into egg salad. Add mixture to toast and top evenly with pepper slices and additional dill to garnish.
BEETutiful Egg Salad Toast
For a boost in iron, magnesium and antioxidants
- ¼ cup diced beet, boiled and peeled
- ¼ purple heirloom carrot, shaved lengthwise
Stir beets into egg salad. Add to toast and top evenly with carrots.
Artichoke Pesto Egg Salad Toast
Fiber-full and rich in vitamin C, magnesium and folate
- 1 tablespoon pesto
- ½ artichoke heart, sliced in half
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons diced purple onion
Stir pesto into egg salad and add to toast. Add garnishes in order listed.
Spring Egg Salad Avocado Toast
With additional healthy fats and extra crunch
- ½ avocado
- ¼ watermelon radish, thinly sliced
- 6 snap peas, peas removed from pod
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
Using a fork, smash avocado and spread an even layer on each piece of toast. Top with radish, egg salad, peas and lemon pepper.