5 Free Health and Wellness Classes For Wellness Champions to Try

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 08, 2022

Looking for free health and wellness classes?Learning

Whether you want to share them with your team or wellness committee (AKA your workplace wellness champions), providing resources puts valuable wellness information in front of the people who need it most.

Best of all, if it’s engaging and useful, employees are more likely to be on board with “taking” a class.

In a time when many companies are cutting back on budgets, watching funding is essential. But it’s important to take into consideration the impact it may have on wellness committees and members' abilities to launch new wellness campaigns, attend wellness events, and bring fresh ideas to the table.

This post shares five valuable courses that are worth going through — and all for free!

1. The Science of Well-Being

Yale University

This course is taught by Dr. Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman Residential College at Yale University. In this course, participants have a chance to take challenges designed to “increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.” Dr. Santos shares misconceptions about happiness, along with research on how to change and incorporate specific wellness activities into your life. The course includes a mix of readings, quizzes, and videos in an interactive format to keep you engaged, too!

2. Introduction to Food and Health

Stanford University

With a 98% rating, this course is taught by Dr. Maya Adam, lecturer at Stanford School of Medicine. This course focuses on practical discussions around real food and the environments we consume this food in. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of identifying foods that support health and those that are less than nutritious. Participants will also find out why and how returning to simple home cooking can lead to longer, healthier lives.

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3. Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Monash University

This four-week course teaches you how to reduce stress and improve your well-being and work performance through mindfulness. The weekly study time is estimated to take around three hours and the course is 100% online. Students discover the benefits of self-compassion, how mindfulness can increase emotional understanding, and ways to develop and maintain a successful mindfulness practice.

4. Brilliant, Passionate You

University of Michigan

For those looking to create passion-filled days, this course leads the way into the mindset of “How can you be your most brilliant, passionate self?” This course is filled with insight from a variety of individuals like coaches, teachers, doctors, students, and professional athletes who share their own journeys and inspiration sources. At the end, students participate in a What’s Your Purpose? Project to inspire other members in the course.

5. Foundation Skills for a Successful Meditation Practice

Taught by Laura Goellner, yoga therapist & meditation teacher

In less than two hours, this course offers basic skills to beginners looking to start an enjoyable meditation practice. Topic coverage will include how to find a comfortable position, ways to handle distractions, and how to physically prepare prior to meditation. This course is for anyone looking to improve their mental clarity and focus, seeking a better way to manage stress, or for those who want to try meditation but don’t know where to start.  

The Power of Free Health and Wellness Classes

If you look long and hard enough, there is usually a free resource out there for whatever topic it is you want to know more about.

For wellness committees, free health and wellness courses may just be the ticket to inspiration needed for the next health campaign or workplace wellness program. These free class resources are also perfect for lunch and learn events that you don’t want to spend a ton of time planning.

By providing your employees with valuable free resources, you empower them to take charge of their lives and make healthy changes. The world wide web is a vast library of useful knowledge, so be sure to take advantage of it when it comes to finding the best content to share with your workers.

Have you recently taken any health and wellness classes that you would add to this list? Let us know!

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