Free Well-Being Webinar Series

For Tufts Health Freedom Plan members

Please join us each Wednesday for a new webinar focused on maintaining your well-being through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming webinars

Previous webinars

Eating for Energy: Fueling a Productive Day

Presented December 16, 2020

Did you know that how and what you eat can affect your productivity? In this webinar, you’ll learn how what you eat can affect your energy, not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. You’ll also learn how to nourish yourself to maximize your energy and set yourself up for a more productive day!

healthy food to eat for energy
Challenge Your Mindset with Mindfulness

Presented December 9, 2020

Are you: lacking concentration? motivation? maybe even discipline? In the class, learn more about how to harness the power of your mind and your mindset. You’ll learn more about what mindset is, how to use your thoughts to your advantage and the benefits of challenging your mind. There will also be some journaling prompts as well as mindfulness techniques to dive deeper.

woman writing in journal
Chair Yoga

Presented December 2, 2020

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is beneficial for all ages and abilities. It can be done sitting in any type of chair and/or uses a chair to support and help modify poses. It can be a useful tool while sitting at a desk all day or for those with limited mobility to stretch and strengthen muscles. During this webinar, a yoga instructor will guide you through 30 minutes of poses to increase flexibility and strength and promote good posture.

woman doing yoga in a chair
Mindful Eating

Presented November 18, 2020

Many of us are guilty of distracted eating (eating without awareness), and it can lead to unhealthy habits. Mindful eating is paying attention to an eating experience with all of our senses. Find out how it can help improve your overall health.

family eating dinner at the table
Immune Boosting Foods

Presented November 11, 2020

A strong immune system can help you stay healthy. In this webinar, you’ll learn about some foods that contain key nutrients that can strengthen your immune system to support your health. You’ll also learn how to make a delicious black bean and broccoli quesadilla!

hands holding a bowl of fresh broccoli
The Power of Gratitude

Presented November 4, 2020

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the practice of gratitude and how to incorporate it into your daily life. You’ll learn about the science behind and benefits of gratitude practices and how to incorporate them into your daily life.

notebook on a table
The Power of People

Presented October 28, 2020

Social Isolation can have significant mental and physical health impacts. In this past year, many people have encountered isolation and barriers to connection, the effects of which we have yet to fully understand. This webinar will explore social connection and its role in our lives as well as the health benefits of social connection with a special focus on mental health. It will also examine research on social isolation and its health impacts and provide tips and strategies to help you maintain connection to others, even during periods of isolation or separation.

woman looking out of window
Managing Mood & Sleep as We "Fall Back"

Presented October 21, 2020

As daylight savings time ends and the days get shorter, it’s not uncommon to experience a change in mood and sleep. During this webinar, a neurophysiologist will review how the seasons and daylight affect our sleep, health and wellbeing. She’ll also share some strategies to help you keep your spirits up and your sleep in check as the days get shorter and the air gets cooler!

shutting off the alarm clock
Cooking with the Season

Presented October 14, 2020

Cooking with foods that are in season creates meals that are fresh, affordable, nutritious and delicious! Tune in for a food demo where you’ll learn to make a yummy, seasonal butternut squash & cranberry quinoa salad.

mom cooking with daughter
All Levels Yoga Flow

Presented October 7, 2020

This yoga class will walk you through a few challenging and invigorating poses and will leave you feeling stretched out and relaxed. All levels are welcome, and modifications will be provided to make this class suitable for everyone.

woman doing yoga at home
Don't Let Pain Hold You Back

Presented September 30, 2020

Though you might have to spend long hours at your desk, you don't have to be in pain while doing so! In this webinar, you’ll learn how to decrease back pain, improve posture and prevent back injury associated with long hours in front of the computer. You’ll receive tips you can implement right away and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine. 

man with sore back
Finding a Balance Between Work and Life

Presented September 23, 2020

Many of us have experienced a change in our work environment over the last few months and may have found it more difficult to balance work with everything else. In this webinar, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks to help keep work and life in their appropriate places.

man working at home with child
Zen Out: How to Start Your Meditation Journey

Presented September 16, 2020

In this webinar, you’ll learn why meditation is so important, how it can improve your daily live, and how to begin your own meditation journey. You’ll gain practical tips and ideas on moving forward will meditation, and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions. There will also be at least one demonstration during this presentation.

woman meditating at home
Mindfulness for Resiliency

Presented July 29, 2020

Resiliency is the key to handling mental, physical and emotional stressors. This webinar will explore the role of mindfulness in building resiliency. You’ll learn what mindfulness is and how it can help reduce stressors in your daily life. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in at least 2 different mindfulness activities and will leave with practical tips on how to move forward in this unprecedented time.

woman taking a break at home
BBQ Cooking Demo

Presented July 22, 2020

Join us as we prepare some healthy foods on the grill. Learn some tips and tricks to make grilling not only healthier but also delicious! During this cooking demonstration, watch our presenter grill some veggies, make a delicious sauce, and prepare a protein. Mix up your favorite mocktail, and tune in! 

man grilling
Optimizing Sleep

Presented July 8, 2020

A pillar of health that can help boost our immune system is sleep; however, in today’s uncertain world we may spend the night tossing and turning. In this webinar, you’ll learn some tips and tools to help you get a better night’s sleep tonight!

woman sleeping
Family Friendly Fitness

Presented July 1, 2020

Working out doesn’t have to mean going to a gym alone, and in these times that may not even be an option. Katie Wason, a personal trainer and yoga instructor, has worked with kids and adults of all ages. In this session, she’ll help you get your whole family moving by guiding you through a fitness routine appropriate for multiple generations! This active class will be split into two 20-minute sessions – one that’s appropriate for younger children and another that’s appropriate for older children.

family exercising
Preventing the Quarantine 15

Presented June 24, 2020

Whether you call it “Pandemic Pounds” or the “Stay at Home 7”, many people have found that they’re not eating as healthfully during these times. This seminar reviews practical tips to help you prep your meals, eat healthier and manage stress eating to get through this period without gaining weight!

healthy cooking
Healthy Back Stretches

Presented June 17, 2020

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in our society, and you may be experiencing some new aches and pains since working from home. This webinar reviews the characteristics and functions of a healthy spine and how it affects other parts of the body. We’ll demonstrate a series of gentle exercises that promote back flexibility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine. We’ll focus on proper alignment to help prevent future injury and alleviate stress on the major joints of the body.

woman strecthing
Recovery 2.0

Presented June 10, 2020

During the “Importance of Recovery” webinar on May 20th, we received some great questions about the strategies you can implement to relax physically and mentally. In this webinar, Kerry McGinn returns to demonstrate some of those strategies, ranging from short practices to longer experiences and from mindfulness to gentle movements.

man relaxed at home
Managing Parenting Overload

Presented June 3, 2020

This program is geared towards parents who are trying to be both full-time parents and full-time employees, especially while working from home. Participants will leave the webinar with knowledge about managing stress and feeling confident in their parenting abilities.

mom at home with son
From Pantry to Table

Presented May 27, 2020

The grocery store chicken shelves are empty. Your Instacart shopper brings you cabbage instead of lettuce. Produce - fresh and frozen - is hit or miss. Cooking during a pandemic is a new one for most of us. Learn simple swaps and changes you can make when the grocery store isn't cooperating with your meal planning and cooking.

woman cooking at home
Importance of Recovery

Presented May 20, 2020

Exercise routines, work, family life, household tasks - the stressors can add up, and that’s only scratching the surface. In modern day, your body and mind can be under a lot of different kinds of stress on a daily basis. How do you recover? In this webinar, you’ll learn what recovery really means, the importance of recovery and how to use simple habits, hacks, rituals and routines to improve your recovery and therefore improve your performance in life.

woman stretching at home
Computer Ergonomics

Presented May 13, 2020

Are you experiencing some new aches and pains since working from home? Not sure what to do about it? This session will go over how to set up your workspace to best optimize what you have at home, so you can feel good in your body and be as productive as possible. This webinar will review common complaints and how to solve them. There will be a Q&A at the end.

man at desk at home



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