October 4: Webinar: Exercise and Fitness Presented by Horizon
October 4: Passport to Your Benefits The 2017 NJ State Employees' Benefits Fair Presented by NJDPB
Quiz: What's your Mother Nature personality? Presented by Aetna
2017 Wellness Webinars Presented by MyActiveHealth
Know NJWELL’s Numbers!
Many people took advantage of the three opportunities to earn points in Year 3 of NJWELL. Here is a look at how many participated in the wellness activities over the course of the two-day convention:
“I saw one particular woman crying after she completed her screening and I approached her to make sure she was ok. She stated “Oh, no these are happy tears. I was diagnosed Type 2 a few years ago and I took this past year to get healthy.” She told me that she had lost a lot of weight, focused on her health, and was no longer taking medication. She then shared that her screening suggested that she was no longer Type 2!”
“…there were several people who had a definitive HbA1c level which diagnostically defines them as Type 2 diabetic and they had absolutely no idea. Our Certified Diabetes Educators did a phenomenal job explaining things to people and instructing them how to follow up with their healthcare provider. Literally, the Diabetes Living Room saved lives during this event! These people can now create a plan with their physicians to live a long, healthy life with diabetes.”
Preventative activities like those provided at the NJEA convention are so important in maintaining or improving overall health and the NJWELL program would like to thank all of the providers and participants that made this event a huge success!