Wellness Webinars

Register with the software at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/693493122836638720  to receive the URL you can use for all Wellness Webinars and the online Book Discussion.

Wednesday, July 31, noon
Susan Moranda, Active for Life Coordinator

Join us in learning about the 10-week Active for Life program. We’ll learn what the program offers, how to participate and what outcomes you can expect.

Wednesday, August 14, noon
Lydia N Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator for NN/LM MAR
NNLM MAR_SCRLC healthy Libraries Webinar_Aug 2013

lydiaParticipate in this webinar to learn what services and resources NN/LM MAR provides and how your public library can join our free membership network. A preview of some of the reliable and freely available National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources that public librarians can use such as MedlinePlus.gov will also be demonstrated.

Lydia N Collins is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR). Lydia has worked in academic, public and hospital library settings and serves as the liaison from NN/LM MAR to public libraries DE, NJ, NY & PA.

Wednesday, August 21, noon
Marisa Iacobucci, Mind Body Medicine practitioner

MBM Presentation
Meditation Mix

marisaHow do you manage stress? How do you keep yourself physically, emotionally or spiritually healthy? What do you do for self-care? Meditation? Relaxation? Exercise? Nothing?!

This webinar will give you an overview of Mind Body Medicine, how stress effects you and what you can do to reverse the effects of stress. Information and resources on some mind-body techniques will be provided. This will be an interactive webinar, so be prepared to have fun and learn at the same time!

Wednesday, September 4, noon
Joanne Gard Marshall, librarian and teacher of yoga and tai chi
Joanne’s yoga – desk work

marshallMost of us spend a lot of time sitting at desks using computers, so how do we find opportunities for healthy movement? Joanne Marshall will share a series of simple practices and movements based on her experience as a yoga and tai chi teacher that can help us stay healthier at work. Mind/body practices such as yoga and tai chi have been shown to reduce stress and increase flexibility and strength. They can also improve focus and concentration and  promote a sense of balance and wellbeing. Fortunately, some of the most helpful movements in a full yoga or tai chi class can be adapted for practice during brief work breaks or in a chair. Joanne will provide a brief overview of the evidence for the benefits of yoga and tai chi and discuss the purpose of each of the recommended practices and movements. We will also have an opportunity to try out the movements together. There will be time for questions and discussion. A handout will be provided.

Joanne Gard Marshall is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also taught yoga and tai chi for over 10 years in the UNC Group Fitness Program, the YMCA and the university art museum. Joanne was a medical librarian before completing her PhD in public health. She has had a long term interest in health information seeking and use and has done research on both the value of library and information services and workforce issues in library and information science. Joanne has personally benefitted from her own yoga and tai chi practice and teaching and she is enthusiastic about sharing these health promoting movements with others.

Wednesday, September 18, noon
Colleen Carney, PhD
Director of the Sleep and Depression Lab, Ryerson University
Author of Goodnight Mind: turn off your noisy thoughts and get a good night’s sleep.
Wellness Webinar Recipe for Good Sleep handouts

carneyWhy does everyone around you seem to complain about feeling tired or having poor sleep? This webinar will present a simple description of how your sleep system works and how to make it work well for you. You will learn why so many people have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and how to simply and effectively address it. Join us over your lunch hour to discover the recipe for good sleep, and why good sleep means good health.

Colleen E. Carney, PhD, is associate professor and director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She was a National Sleep Foundation Pickwick Fellow at Duke University Medical Center, where she was on faculty, and she founded the Comorbid Insomnia Clinic at the Duke Insomnia and Sleep Research Program. Carney is well-known for her publications in the area of insomnia and its relation to other disorders, most notably, depression, anxiety, and pain. She has made numerous presentations at national research conferences, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Association for Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). She is the current president of the ABCT’s Special Interest Group for insomnia and other sleep disorders. Currently, Carney is conducting research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, on treating insomnia in people with depression.

Wednesday, October 9, noon
Lara Parrilla Kaltman and Brittany Jarrett, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Lara Parrilla Kaltman PhotoBrittany Jarrett PhotoWith so much attention to new diets in the media, how do you know which ones will help you maintain a healthy weight? This webinar will cover the basic principles of a healthy diet, some popular diets in the media and how to decide whether they are right for you.

Lara Parrilla Kaltman is the Nutrition Team Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE Tompkins) since January 2011. A Registered Dietitian with Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Kaltman oversees the agency’s USDA-funded breastfeeding and nutrition education programs that engage youth, families and seniors with limited resources in hands-on learning experiences. Since 2008, Kaltman has been active with several local initiatives that address food security and childhood obesity. She directed the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, and developed and piloted Cooking up Family Dinners at DeWitt Middle School, a program that teaches students how to prepare healthy family meals and allows them to bring home the meal to share. Kaltman also founded Ithaca Community Harvest (ICH), a collaboration of farmers, school gardeners and other community leaders to create a model system to provide access to local organic produce for youth and families in Ithaca’s public schools. In 2012, Kaltman partnered with the Natural Leaders Initiative, the Whole Community Project and the Consumer & Financial Education program at CCE Tompkins to develop and pilot a new volunteer leadership development program, Community Chef, that aims to support residents to empower themselves to be change agents for healthier food in their community. In 2013, Kaltman began overseeing the agency’s flourishing partnership with local farms, Healthy Food for All, to provide subsidized CSA shares to income-eligible families in Tompkins County. Kaltman continues to play an active role on ICH’s Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the Youth Farm Project, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, Healthy Dinners, Market Box and the Friendship Donations Network, and helps coordinate monthly Food Team meetings with CCE staff working to ensure an inclusive, just, democratic, sustainable and local food system in Tompkins County.

Brittany Jarrett is currently enrolled in the Combined PhD/RD Program in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She is a second-year graduate student, with a major in Human Nutrition and minors in Reproductive Physiology and Epidemiology. Broadly, Brittany is interested in the link between nutrition, metabolism, and fertility among women of reproductive age. Her research focuses on the ovarian, endocrine, and metabolic mechanisms that promote ovulation and improve menstrual cyclicity following weight loss in overweight women with irregular menstrual cycles and/or polycystic ovary syndrome. Brittany is also a dietetic intern at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. She has gained dietetics experience through volunteering at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Columbus, OH, and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Brittany hopes to pursue a career that connects nutrition, public health, and research. She has been an active member of professional and community health organizations since her post-secondary education began in 2008.


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