More Ways to Wellness

As part of RECOSA’s commitment to help retirees get quality health care, we urge you to join the City of San Antonio’s and Aetna’s wellness activities online and will remind you of these webinars and online events from time to time.  We recently sent information about Aetna’s Healthy at Home series and here’s more from the City of San Antonio!

Upcoming Events:

The City of San Antonio welcomes RECOSA members to participate in its monthly wellness webinar series.  To participate, be sure to register for each event individually by using the links found in the message below.  Once registered you will then receive an email with a link to the WebEx event.  On the day of the event, you will be able join the webinar either from your browser or the WebEx app.

March Wellness Webinar Information –
Title: Health at Every Size: A Fresh Approach to Healthy Eating for Every Body
Date: March 16, 2022 – Wednesday
Time: 1 – 2 PM CT
Description: Health at Every Size is a movement that recognizes the complex web of factors that influence health outcomes and supports people of all sizes in adopting healthy behaviors. It is an inclusive movement, recognizing that our social characteristics, such as our size, race, national origin, sexuality, gender, disability status, and other attributes, are assets, and acknowledges and challenges the structural and systemic forces that impinge on living well.

Anna Macnak is a registered dietitian who serves as the program manager for the Healthy Neighborhoods program for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department (SAMHD). Anna will introduce some fresh ways of thinking that will challenge the diet culture norms and entice participants to adopt healthy habits out of love for health rather than fear of disease.

Webex Link for Attendees:
https://sanantonio.webex.com/sanantonio/onstage/g.php?MTID=eff77c6af26767d96767385299cbd8063

April Wellness Webinar Information –
Title: Sleep Eight, Feel Great
Date: April 13, 2022 – Wednesday
Time: 1 – 2 PM CT
Description: Over 50 million US adults report having sleep problems. It is estimated that people on average sleep about one and a half hours less than people did a century ago. Sleep deprivation has become one of the most pervasive health problems facing the nation. Feeling sleepy and groggy most of the time can interfere with daily activities, and continued lack of sleep has been linked to several health-related conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, depression and decreased immune response. This educational class offers helpful information on how much sleep is enough, the sleep/wake cycle, why we need sleep, and tips for getting better sleep.

Webex Link for Attendees:
https://sanantonio.webex.com/sanantonio/onstage/g.php?MTID=e38f5838340352196407596d1cc861192