Fitness at Work and Home
Several times a year we offer online challenges through the WebMD portal. We encourage you to join the fun! Watch for your invitation from 'WebMD-Baystate Healthy' at the start of each challenge registration period.
Find Fitness Centers and Activities Near Your Home
See the current listing of a variety of classes and fitness centers by town.
Re-energize During the Workday
Classes are currently being taught at 361 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke. Check out the current schedule in the monthly calendar.
- Try tele-yoga and tele-meditation, with Ompractice.
Ompractice is the only online platform offering live, daily online yoga and meditation classes. You choose your date, time and location. No matter where you are, your yoga teacher sees and supports you throughout the class. All Baystate team members have access to a special 1-week free trial coupon! Here’s how it works:
1. Visit, www.ompractice.com
2. Pick a class - Ompractice has over a dozen teachers offering morning, day and evening classes. Use coupon code: BaystateHealthy at checkout
3. Set Up Your Space - Roll out your mat and position your laptop or mobile phone 7-8 feet away from you.
4. Begin Your Practice - Log into your digital classroom with one click and get real time feedback while you practice.
5. If you decide to continue- You’ll find the experience motivating and the prices incredible. For instance one month unlimited classed $25 or a year for $150! Plus, Ompractice qualifies for the $150 Reimbursement through HNE!
- VIDEO: This guided stretch routine that will re-energize your mind and body.
- VIDEO: Try this 10-minute Resistance Band Exercise Break at your workstation.
- Fitness DVDs Available for Home Use: View the full list or borrow a DVD.
Indoor Walking Routes
Choose your location and walk inside when weather permits!
Join or Start
a walking club at your work location!
Bike Rack Locations
- Baystate Medical Center: Daly Garage, outside Chestnut entrance, Emergency Department ambulance entrance. Also: 3300 Main Street, 3350 Main St, 354 Birnie Ave, 280 Chestnut St, 361 Whitney Ave, Walter Street Parking Garage.
- Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center: North entrance, main entrance
- Baystate Franklin Medical Center: Human Resources entrance, main entrance
Valley Bike Share
The Valley Bike, bike share program has a location at BMC--in parking lot in front of the Chestnut Surgery Center. To learn more about membership benefits, visit Valley Bike. Baystate team members receive a 20% discount with the code entered at checkout: BSHPM
$150 Fitness & Stress Reduction Program Reimbursement: Employees who are enrolled in a Baystate Health-Health New England medical plan are eligible to receive up to $150 reimbursement for the purchase of a qualifying fitness center membership, fitness classes, or personal training.
WebMD Health Coaching - Weight Management
Weight Management coaching is a 1 year program dedicated to managing weight as part of improving overall well-being. Your coach will help you:
- Establish positive patterns that become part of every day life
- Emphasize consistency and accountability
- Uncover and unlock emotional triggers to facilitate positive changes
For more information about the new and no-cost WebMD Health Coaching program, click here.
All benefits-eligible Baystate Health employees receive 100% coverage on Weight Watchers membership!
Mountain View Farm - CSA Farm Shares
2019 Winter Farm Share - Mountain View Farm in Easthampton, MA has been providing Baystate Health employees fresh, nutritious and certified organic produce since 2006. Each farm share purchase provides access to fresh and certified organic produce. The Winter Farm Share Program consists of 6 (bi-weekly) distributions, approximately 25 pounds each, of seasonally available produce November 2019 - January 2020. Pickup is available on Saturdays from 9A - 5Pm at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St. Easthampton, MA. Sign up by November 1, 2019.
Eat for Life
Eat for Life is 10-week mindful eating course using mindfulness as the foundation for learning to create a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. This non-diet approach to eating advocates self and body acceptance as the first step in making changes. There are two upcoming opportunities to take this class:
- Tuesdays, September 24 - December 3 (no class 11/26) from 6pm - 7:30pm
- Wednesdays, September 25 - December 4 (no class 11/27) from 9:30am - 11:00am
Both courses include one free orientation day on either (you choose): September 17 from 6 - 7:30PM or September 18 from 9:30 - 11A.
Cost varies by income. The program qualifies for the BH-HNE $150 reimbursement. Click here to register.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat real, whole, unprocessed foods. Below are materials and tools to help you do it on your own!
Whole Food Spectrum
Grocery Store Checklist: Use this handy grocery checklist for your trips to the store. Personalize it and make it yours!
Healthy and Affordable Dressing Recipes: Dozens of Dressings
Healthy snack ideas: 100-150 calorie snack ideas and 150-200 calorie snack ideas
Learn Ancient Ways of Preparing Grains- With the Grain
Leafy Greens Recipes - Learn more facts about leafy greens here.
WebMD Health Coaching- Chronic Conditions
You and your coach will work to manage your chronic conditions as part of improving overall well-being. For those with asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease (CAD), and heart failure.
Your coach will help you focus on:
- Your overall lifestyle as part of your condition management (diet, exercise, weight management, tobacco cessation, stress resilience)
- Medication adherence and compliance
- Condition monitoring (daily monitoring, ongoing provider visits and tests, annual exam, symptom management)
For more information about the new and no-cost WebMD Health Coaching program, click here.
Health New England Care Management
Health New England offers its plan members care management for chronic asthma and diabetes. As part of the program, you will have a one on one relationship with a care manager, receive education over the phone with supplemental materials mailed to you, and more. Call Health New England at 800-842-4464.
Weight Watchers for Diabetes
Weight Watchers for Diabetes meets the unique needs of those living with Type 2 Diabetes. This membership includes individualized support and guidance from a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), unlimited meetings and weekly emails.
To Enroll in Weight Watchers:
In order to take advantage of this free offer, you must enroll through the BH-Weight Watchers online portal. Need Help? View the sign-up instructions on page 2.
- If you are a current or past Weight Watchers member and would like to link to your current/old account, please call 1-866-204-2885.
- For quick registration, enroll online by entering employer id: 65888 and passcode: ww65888.
- For additional information about the program, read Weight Watcher's Frequently Asked Questions
Ergonomics is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you work in, and the tools you use to do your job. Proper ergonomics can help reduce fatigue, discomfort and injury at work.
Practice Healthy Ergonomics to Prevent Injury
Healthy ergonomics is especially important if you:
- Sit or use a computer 4 or more hours a day
- Frequently lift patients or heavy objects
- Frequently "push," "pull," or perform "overhead reach" motions during your day
The annual web-based training on Basic Ergonomics, covers the basic principles of ergonomics and how they apply to work at Baystate Health. In particular, the training addresses healthy ways to work in job roles that require long periods of sitting and frequent lifting, pulling, pushing or reaching overhead.
- Computer Workstation Ergonomics - This guide includes an Evaluation Checklist to help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation.
- Computer Workstation Ergonomics: Posture, Process & Environment -This guide illustrates simple principles that will help you work safely and comfortably at your computer workstation.
Formal Workstation Evaluations:
To request a formal workstation evaluation, your manager should contact the Injury Prevention Coordinator in the Safety and Environmental Affairs department at 413-794-5174. The cost of this workstation evaluation is charged to your department cost center, unless you have an approved Worker's Compensation claim.
If you believe you have sustained a workplace injury:
1. You or your manager must complete the "Worker's Compensation Employee Incident" request type on the Accident Report form, found on the eWorkplace>Departments>Employee Health Service.
2. Call Employee Health Services at 413-794-3254 to schedule an appointment.
Learn techniques that can immediately improve your quality and quantity of sleep and restore your energy and vitality!
The Power of Sleep Self-Guided Booklet
Poor sleep takes a toll on your mood, energy level and ability to make good decisions. The Power of Sleep self-guided booklet can help you identify your level of sleepiness and learn techniques that can immediately improve the quantity and quality of your sleep.
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