Healthy Lifestyle Plan Classes

We offer classes throughout the year to help you understand your condition and develop the tools you need to manage it. These programs are required as part of participation in the program. Class descriptions and available dates and times are listed below. Choose your class and location, select a date and click register. If the class of your choice does not appear in the drop-down menu, the class has been filled. Please call the Healthy Lifestyles Plan Hotline at 910.667.7777 if you have questions or concerns.

Introduction to Hypertension

The key to improving heart health is making practical and sustainable lifestyle changes at a pace that’s realistic for you. This class will teach employees and dependents who have hypertension how their medication, nutrition and exercise habits can help lower their blood pressure and improve their overall health. This class is taught by your Wellness Pharmacist, Wellness Dietitian and Program Director/Personal Trainer from the Jack Barto Center for Employee Fitness.

To view the Hypertension Class Presentation, please click here

Introduction to Diabetes

Designed as a foundation for all Healthy Lifestyles Plan participants with diabetes or pre-diabetes, this class provides attendees with an introduction to essential topics related to diabetes management and care. Topics will include understanding diabetes (types and development), medications and treatments, treating high and low blood sugar, nutrition, carb counting, physical activity, and reducing risk of future complications

If you have completed this class in the past with credit, there is no need to take it again.

Introduction to Diabetes Online Learning Program  

Heart Health and Healthy Lifestyles Class

If you completed the Heart Health and Healthy Lifestyles Class or took it online in a previous year, you do not need to repeat it in 2017. Refer to your scorecard for individual requirements.

  • Heart Health: This class details how heart disease is related to diabetes. Because the two conditions are so closely linked, it is important to understand what tools you can use to prevent future complications. This class will examine pre-diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, as well as treatment goals and their relationship to diabetes. 
  • Healthy Lifestyles:  This class offers guidance on how to live a healthy, fulfilling life with chronic disease. Topics will include stress and depression management, exercise guidelines and diet.

Online Diabetes Combo Class

Movement Classes

All Healthy Lifestyles Plan participants are required to attend one Movement Class before the end of the year. Classes will be held at the Jack Barto Center for Employee Fitness.

Note: If you participated in a challenge at the fitness center in 2016 or 2017 or go to the gym eight times per month, you are exempt.

Special Presentations

All Healthy Lifestyles Plan participants are required to attend one special presentation before the end of the year. Check out the calendar below for dates, times, and topics for 2017. Register early to guarantee your seat.

Date Presentation Presenter Location Video Conference Time
 2/22/2018 2018 Healthy Lifestyles Plan Overview Healthy Lifestyles Plan Team NHRMC Auditorium Ortho South
Business Center
Pender Memorial
11:30 a.m.
 3/22/2018 Healthy Weight Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Lifestyles Plan Team NHRMC Auditorium Ortho South
Business Center
Pender Memorial
5:30 p.m.
4/25/2018 Breaking Unhealthy Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle John McGrogan NHRMC Auditorium Ortho South
Business Center
Pender Memorial
5:30 p.m.
5/14/2018 Ornish Model & Healthy Lifestyles Jeff Soukup & Team NHRMC Auditorium Pender Memorial 11:30 a.m.
7/10/2018 Managing Stress Through a Healthier Lifestyle John McGrogan NHRMC Auditorium Ortho North
Business Center
Pender Memorial
5:30 p.m.
 8/15/2018 Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy Eyes Dr. Rasika Whitesell NHRMC Auditorium Ortho North
Business Center
Pender Memorial
11:30 a.m.
9/6/2018 Container Gardening/ Harvest Gardening David Brenner NHRMC Auditorium Ortho South
Business Center
Pender Memorial
5:30 p.m.
10/9/2018 Hearing Loss & Your Health Thomas Malenfant NHRMC Auditorium Ortho North 11:30 a.m.
 11/6/2018 Healthy Lifestyles Plan Testimonials   NHRMC Auditorium Ortho North
Business Center
11:30 a.m.