Cholesterol and Making Healthier, Smarter Heart Choices
There are plenty of supplements and vitamins out there that promise healthier heart choices, but what is the truth behind these promises? Are there foods that naturally provide the same benefit? We will cover the basics of cholesterol and learn what does and does not improve your numbers.
Thursday, September 22
Thursday, September 22
Shady Grove Bus Depot
16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
Wednesday, September 28
Bethesda Bus Depot
10901 Westlake Dr., Rockville
Register for the seminar or webinar by emailing Well Aware with the date and time you plan to attend. If you register for the webinar, you will receive a link in your Outlook email as well as an Outlook calendar reminder.
Isn’t It Time You Quit for Good?
Most smokers know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to the people around them. They know they should quit, but they also know it is going to be hard. To help make it easier, Well Aware and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up again to bring you the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program.
Quit for Good is a free, course-based tobacco cessation program open to all MCPS employees and their spouses. The program is eight weeks long and consists of once-a-week classes led by a nurse practitioner, with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Class size is limited to ensure the personal attention necessary to support you in your goal of quitting. Sessions are open to all MCPS employees and their spouses, regardless of whether or not you carry Kaiser Permanente health insurance.
The next session of Quit for Good begins on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Maple Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. To register, email Well Aware. To learn more about the program, including the week-by-week course content, visit the Well Aware website.
Back to School with the Monthly Wellness Newsletter
In the back-to-school issue of the Well Aware eNews [coming to your inbox on Friday, Sept. 2], you will meet a security assistant at Parkland Middle School, who found an excellent support system in his coworkers and lost more than 40 pounds due partly to their encouragement. Also, learn about a new seminar/webinar from Cigna on the basics of cholesterol and nutritional supplements and foods; a new physical activity challenge for the fall; this year’s RUN@WORK Day and a 5k training program for the fall.