The Center for Healthy Living (CHL) is offering “HealthKick,” a six-week virtual education program that addresses physical activity, nutrition education, how to create healthy habits and how to decrease stress.
By increasing education around these topics, the program’s goals are to create long-term behaviors and establish ongoing relationships with the health coaches and dietitian at CHL to improve overall wellness.
The next session will begin May 2 and is available to all benefits-eligible employees on the West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses as well as dependents covered on a Purdue health plan.
The program is based on daily videos, approximately five minutes in length, delivered via text or email (based on preference), Monday through Friday for the program’s six-week period. Additionally, the program has three, built-in, one-on-one sessions with a health coach or dietitian at CHL, which are established at the beginning of the program.
Participants are required to complete a survey at the end of each week that will help provide insight into the health journey of each individual. Health coaches receive the weekly surveys and reach out personally every week to offer support and encouragement; health coaches also will be available for in-person or telephonic health coaching appointments as needed.
“The ‘HealthKick’ program helps us fulfill requests for more virtual and telephonic program options,” says Candace Shaffer, senior director of benefits in Human Resources. “The program supports our Healthy Boiler Program and its physical health pillar, which champions health education and more to help individuals achieve lasting physical health and well-being. We hope the program continues to be well-received by the Purdue community.”
The six-week program runs from May 2 through June 10, and follows the outline below:
- Before the start of the program, participants will meet one-on-one with a health coach, either in-person or via telephone. Those who meet in-person have the option to establish their initial labs and InBody assessment at CHL.
- Week 1 (May 2-6) — Topic: Movement and Water
- Week 2 (May 9-13) — Topic: Nutrition Label
- Week 3 (May 16-20) — Topic: All About Fats
- Week 4 (May 23-27) — Topic: All About Carbohydrates
- Week 5 (May 30-June 3) — Topic: All About Protein
- Week 6 (June 6-June 10) — Topic: Creating Habits to Last
Those interested in participating in the HealthKick program should register by April 18 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s homepage. Hover over the program’s square and hit “Submit” to register.
Healthy Boiler workshops are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Any questions about “HealthKick,” can be directed to the Center for Healthy Living at 765-494-0111.