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February/March 2024 Wellness & Fitness Webinars

Quarterly Wellness Newsletter - Winter 2024

  • View here for upcoming events and resources to support your well-being.

Food and Mood Webinar - new date

Join panel members from ORS, NIMH and NIGMS. We will discuss the importance of the gut-brain connection, the function of the microbiome, eating with the seasons, and how these key areas complement our overall health. ​Come away with tips to balance your daily energy.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • 12:00 – 12:50p ET
  • Zoom participation link
  • Closed captioning provided and this webinar will be recorded.
Contact Leslie Pont, NIH Wellness Program Manager with any questions.

March is National Nutrition Month - just added

Healthy Cooking Demonstriation: Keeping it Simple

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • 12:00 - 12:50p ET
  • Pre-register at this link
  • Join us for a live, online Cooking Demo with Elizabeth Bilodeau, Registered Dietitian
  • Live demonstration on how to cook with five ingredients or less, and top tips on cooking once, eating twice. 

Virtual Grocery Store Tour
  • The grocery store can be overwhelming when trying to make healthy choices. Join us on a virtual grocery store tour to understand how to effectively shop the grocery store. ​Learn how to prepare ahead, understand food labels and shop in-season to maximize freshness.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2024
  • 12:00 - 12:50p ET
  • Pre-register at this link
        Recorded Webinar: Maintaining a Healthy Weight ​​

        • ​​View the recording by registering at this link. This session will remain available on our website until 3/15/24

        March Biometric Screenings - Bethesda Campus

        Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health is coming back to the Bethesda campus due to popular demand. Walk-ins are welcome. 

        Date:               Thursday, March 21, 2024
        Location:        Bethesda Campus Lot 10H (South Entrance, Clinical Center)
        Time:               8:30a to 3:00p (no screenings 11a to 12p

        Pre-registration flyer to followSave the date!

        15-minute appointments will include: blood pressure, diabetes screening-A1C,   cholesterol check, health education, and Flu vaccine

        Contact Leslie Pont, NIH Wellness Program Manager with any questions.

        Chair Yoga Series & Coffee Chat 

        Chair Yoga is perfect for office workers, seniors and anyone who finds it difficult to sit on the floor or stand for long periods. 

        "Non-Sleep Deep Rest Series" 

        Ongoing Fitness Services

        NIH Fitness Centers - Bldg. 31, Bldg. 53 and Rockledge 2 are open! 

        • R&W Fitness Center Membership - go here for membership types, pricing, gain 24-hour access and more. Contact R&W for FFY classes or Fitness Center memberships.
        • View "Fitness For You (FFY)" monthly classes directly below. 
        • Missed a class? FFY classes are hosted on R&W's Facebook page & does not require a login. Click the "x" to close out the request and view video recordings.

        R&W Monthly Virtual "Fit for YOU" Classes

        View recorded clasgs videos here

         February Class Schedule and February Class descriptions


        Holiday Hustle & New Years Movement Series Recordings

        "Maintaining a Healthy Weight at the Holidays" Recording

        "You Can Prevent Diabetes" Recording

        Additional Fitness Resoures

        R&W Fitness Center Memberships and Personal Training Services

        Fitness Blender Videos

        • Wide range of fitness offerings for different skill levels

        CrossFit at Home

        • Unique approach using many regular household items for all skill levels also has healthy recipes

        *"Providing information and resources from these websites does not represent or constitute an endorsement of any product, service, entity or enterprise by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Government, or its employees."

        Meditation and Mindfulness 

        Healing Streams

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        Wellness@NIH Website

        The Wellness@NIH website is designed to help employees support their individual health while at work, bringing you information about key health topics and services.

        Wellness@NIH is brought to you by the NIH Health and Wellness Council. We invite you explore this site, which will be growing over time, and invite you to Contact Us with questions, comments, and suggestions. 

        Stay Connected! Private Facebook Group

        Become a member of our Wellness@NIH Facebook group.

        Sponsored by the NIH’s Health and Wellness Council, this group provides information on key health topics and services to support employee well-being. To become a member:

        1. Log into Facebook and search for “Wellness@NIH

        2. Hover over the image and select the option to join.

        3. Answer a few questions to confirm you work at the NIH.

        Once submitted, we will approve your request.

        Additional NIH Resources


        National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

        U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Walking and Walkable Communities. 

        The “Take the Stairs” campaign is the NIH response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2015 “Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities,” with worksites as a key sector for implementation. In support of the project U.S. Surgeon General  Dr. Jerome Adams came to visit NIH.

        In support of the "Take the Stairs" campaign at NIH. Fogarty International Center Director Dr.Roger Glass and Deputy Director Dr.Peter Kilmarx posted signs encouraging NIH employees. 

        Take the Stairs 

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        Contact Information

        Leslie Pont
        Program Manager
        Telephone: (301) 451-3631