Healthy Boiler workshops are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Registration for all workshops can be done via the  Healthy Boiler portal unless otherwise specified. All registrations are due by the day before the event’s start date unless otherwise specified.

Physical Health

Seeking Self-Care

March 1, on demand here, virtual via Vimeo

Take some time out to discuss the 5 health and wellness pillars and how to incorporate more self-care into your daily life. This webinar will include opportunities for reflection as well as tips on stress, nutrition and physical activity.

Physical Health

Animal Assisted Therapy and Indications for Coping
March 2, noon – 1 p.m., virtual via Zoom

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Demystifying Animal Assisted Therapy, looking at the how’s and why’s, discussing the pros and cons. How to apply similar qualities of self-care when animal interaction is not available.

Physical Health

Mental Health Awareness & Resources
March 3, noon- 1p.m., virtual via Zoom

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A brief look at continuing to de-stigmatize mental health disorders and treatment. Suggestions and resources about helping yourself, your family, your community and the world.

Physical Health

March 4, noon-1 p.m., virtual via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 960 1485 7178
Passcode: 653096

Searching for ways to reduce the symptoms of stress, while improving attention and well-being? Mindfulness and meditation can help transform quality-of-life for many people. Learn about the application and benefits of mindfulness and meditation and engage in practical application.

Physical Health

Work-Life Integration
March 5, noon- 1p.m., virtual via Vimeo

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Integrating work & life is a continuous process, especially as your family, interests, and commitments change. In this webinar, we will discuss some practical tips for having a productive workday and making work more enjoyable & fulfilling. We will also explore suggestions for detaching from work and prioritizing your own health.

Behavioral Health Nutrition and Mental Health
March 12, noon – 1 p.m., via Zoom

Can we use food to boost our mood? Science has shown us that dietary changes can bring about physiological and chemical alterations in our brain. While food and diet may not be the magic cure to all mental illness, it can certainly be a valuable tool in promoting and restoring mental health.

Physical Health Get Walk-IN
- physical health, behavioral health, social wellness, work-life integration March, email-based program

Get WalkIN’ spans 12 weeks and is Purdue Extension’s first entirely email-based program (no meeting in person!). Email messages are sent twice weekly for the first four weeks and then once weekly for the remaining eight weeks. The goal of this program is to promote increased physical activity by providing information and support for those starting or maintaining a walking routine.

Physical Health Pantry Reset
March 18, noon – 1 p.m., via WebEx

Our pantries can easily become disorganized, over-crowded, and full of outdated and unhealthy food. Learn about how to stock healthy pantry staples and organizational tips to help set you up for success!

Physical Health How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive   
March 18, noon – 1 p.m., via WebEx

How can we best support our children during this time? Join this workshop to learn practical, evidence-based, proved ways to reach kids and help them overcome adversity to be more resilient and learn skills they will need both now and in the future.

Register here.  

Physical Health

At Home Yoga
At your convenience
Led by Erin Brocka, assistant director of strength & conditioning, Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.

Note: The playlists below are added to each week; if you subscribe to the channel or playlist, you will get updates when new content has been uploaded.

  • Yoga Flow  - Each video in the series is approximately 20 minutes long and designed to be done as a break in your day or as part of your morning routine.

  • Journey Into Power: Building SequenceThese sessions are building blocks for Journey into Power (JIP), which is made up of 11 sequences. Each week we add to the sequences building up to a 60-minute yoga practice.

Physical Health

Reduce & Reuse
April 14, noon – 1 p.m., virtual via Zoom

Recycling is known to keep waste out of landfills, prevent greenhouse gas emissions, reduce water pollution and save energy. Amid the current pandemic and the sharp increase in disposable items (masks, PPE, gloves, paper plates, plastic silverware, etc.), there is no better time to take a step back, analyze our current lifestyle and find ways to reduce and reuse.

Physical Health

10-Minute Relaxation Workshops in April
April 14, noon – 1 p.m., virtual via Zoom

Via WebEx
April 1, 12:05 – 12:15 p.m.
April 12, 10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
April 14, 2:05 – 2:15 p.m.
April 20, 11:05 – 11:15 a.m.
April 23, 9:05 – 9:15 a.m.
April 26, 2:05 – 2:15 p.m.
April 29, 3:05 – 3:15 p.m.

Physical Health

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation
April 22, noon – 1 p.m., virtual via WebEx

This interactive presentation will discuss the health benefits of deep breathing and participants will learn deep breathing techniques for stress reduction and relaxation.

Physical Health

Stretch at Your Desk
May 4, noon – 1 p.m., via WebEx

Did you know there are exercises you can do at work? Participate in an active workshop on exercises you can do at your desk to help relieve back pain, increase energy levels, and improve posture and circulation.

Physical Health

Small Space Gardening
May 11, noon – 1 p.m., via Zoom

Would you love to have a garden, but don’t think you have the space? Come and learn about how you can reap the benefits of gardening in even the smallest of spaces.

Physical Health

Skin Cancer Awareness
May 16, noon – 1 p.m., via Zoom

The sun can positively influence our lives in many ways. It helps release serotonin (our “feel good hormone”), helps with the production of Vitamin D, and just makes us feel good. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we also want to talk about some important factors to take into consideration when spending time in the outdoors.

Physical Health

Smoothie Workshop – National Smoothie Day
June 21, noon – a 1 p.m., via WebEx

Smoothies are a great way to incorporate greens, healthy fat, protein and fruit into your diet. Learn how to choose the right ingredients to make healthy, delicious smoothies at home.

Physical Health

Virtual Yoga
July 22, noon – 1 p.m., via WebEx

Join Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, to de-stress, breathe deeply and increase flexibility, balance and muscle tone. All levels welcome!

Physical Health

All About Agua
July 28, noon – 1 p.m., via Zoom

Our bodies are comprised of nearly 70 percent water. It is an essential nutrient that is involved in every single one of the body’s functions. Join this workshop to discuss the in-depth discussion of how consuming water can improve your mood, digestion, nutrient absorption, energy, cognitive function and more.