Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward, a more successful life. Process means that we never arrive at a point where there is no possibility of improving. Aware means that we are by our nature continuously seeking more information about how we can improve. Choices means that we have considered a variety of options and select those that seem to be in our best interest. Success is determined by each individual to be their physical collection of accomplishments for their life.
The Wellness process is contingent upon awareness and choices, leading to greater success in good health – something so important to each and everyone of us! Sometimes we may neglect our own health though we are health-care professionals – we need the support of others and certain programs.
Wellnet is a free health promotion program for Johns Hopkins Hospital/JHHS benefit-eligible employees. Wellnet assists employees to be more personally involved in managing their own mental, physical, and emotional health through:
- Health Education Seminars – Nutrition, Men’s/Women’s Health, Cardiovascular Health, Stress Management, and more.
- Biometric Health Screenings – Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, BMI, and Waist Circumference.
- Health Coaching – Individual and Small Group
- Health Resource Library – Free pamphlets and guidebooks are available on a wide variety of topics.
- Personal Wellness Profile.
- Health Fairs.
- Exercise Classes – Walking Groups, Yoga, Pilates, Salsa for Exercise, Zumba, Stretch-n-Tone.
- Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture.
- Departmental In-Services – Find it hard to get away from your work area? Wellnet will come to YOU!
We are excited about the programs we have in 2011, especially the “Biggest Loser Program”! Over *950* employees are participating in the 12-week program geared toward assisting employees with nutrition, exercise, stress management, and lifestyle change !!
Weight Watchers with a 50% Reimbursement – Starts January 2011
The reimbursement applies to employees participating in the Wellnet-sponsored Weight Watchers Programs At Work. Employees will be reimbursed 50% of the cost if they attend 75% of the scheduled classes for the session. Proof of participation via the Weight Watchers weekly booklet is required.
(Pre-approval from Wellnet is required prior to participation in the session so that employees may receive the appropriate reimbursement forms.)
Fitness Reimbursement Program
Employees may be reimbursed 50% of their cost, up to $50 per calendar year for the purchase of cardiovascular home gym equipment, community based fitness programs, fitness membership (only applies to the following Hopkins fitness facilities Cooley Center, Bayview Fitness Center, Mt. Washington Fitness Center, JHU Fitness Center), and Wellnet-sponsored exercise classes (yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Salsa for Exercise. (Preapproval from Wellnet is required prior to the purchase of equipment or participation in the fitness center or a class to ensure that it is eligible and to obtain the appropriate form for completion.)
Employees must complete a three-month log of their activity, for community- based fitness programs or Wellnet- sponsored exercise classes (Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Salsa for Exercise). Employees must attend 75% of the classes to be eligible for reimbursement. (Fitness center memberships are not eligible for reimbursement, but if you pay an additional amount to participate in an exercise class at your fitness center, you can use the reimbursement program for that class.)
The Staff of Wellnet wishes you a happy and healthy New Year and are here to help you achieve your fitness and health goals. Please contact Wellnet by email, Wellnet@jhmi.edu, or by phone 410-955-1040, to learn more about its many programs, to register for one, or to schedule an in-service.