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Fitness and Wellness Webinars

Webinars from the Fitness Wellness Unit are available to provide current fitness and wellness industry information in the comfort of one's own region. These webinars are purely voluntary and for the purpose of self-enrichment. Please be sure to visit this page on a regular basis for new topics and webinar dates.

It’s Time Y’all!

In a time when you may have lost momentum towards reaching your own health goals, Baker Harrell, Ph.D. is here to motivate and inspire you. Harrell is a highly recognized thought leader and is the founder of It’s Time, Texas, a non-profit organization that has led over a million Texans to become more active. Growing up in rural Mississippi, Harrell struggled with his weight as a child and decided he wanted to change his health behavior at the early age of 11. His personal journey set him on a path to help others.

In this webinar, learn how to be your best self by:

Date:  Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
Registration links:  
10:00 am Registration

1 Degree of Difference: Changing one habit can change your life

This workshop dives into human psychology in a fun and interactive way to break down the science of our subconscious behavior (habits). If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit or create a new habit, you know that it is extremely challenging. Through an understanding of the human brain and what drives our behaviors, we have a better chance of successful change. Based on the most current research in neuroscience and behavior change, this workshop will help participants discover how one degree of change can make a huge difference over time.

Date:  Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time:  9:30 am to 10:30 am CST
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9:30 am Registration

Flow: Strategies to Optimize Performance and Build Resilience

Learn how to get in “the zone,” and find your flow with flow master Albert Lucio. Lucio is a Foster Care Development Specialist, internationally recognized sand sculptor and magician who will delve into the powerful benefits of finding your flow as well as the psychology behind the flow state.

You will take away from this webinar:

Date:  Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
Registration links:  
10:00 am Registration

Fuel for Fitness

Adding more movement or exercise to the year 2021? This is a great time to start a fitness regime, and set goals for the New Year. When setting workout goals, knowing how to fuel for the exercise is important. This can help you get the most out of a workout and recover faster. To achieve this, pre- and post- workout nutrition becomes crucial for optimal success, in addition to proper planning and programming.

This webinar will teach you optimal pre- and post- workout nutrition based on peer reviewed research. Using the right mix of nutrients and timing can help get the most out of a workout and help you reach wellness, strength, body composition, and even endurance goals.

Date:  Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
Registration links:  
10:00 am Registration

What is Naturally Slim?

Naturally Slim, a no cost program for employees, retirees or dependents enrolled in a Health Select Plan with a BMI of 23 or more, is a common-sense, online weight loss program based on Eatology™, the study of when, why and how we eat. Unlike diets which rely on your will power and ‘eat this, not that’ advice, Naturally Slim teaches you simple, repeatable skills to help you lose weight and keep it off in the real world, without giving up the foods you love.

In this webcast, you'll learn how Naturally Slim works and how you can get started at no cost!

Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time:  10:30 am to 11:00 am CST
Registration links:  
10:30 am Registration

Matters of the Heart

Ways to take care of something you use more than 100,000 times a day! Do you take your car for granted? If you use it to get you to and from important places, like work, you probably do what you can to keep it in good working order.

Do you take your heart for granted? Most of us do, even though it’s the organ that supplies blood and oxygen to our bodies to keep us alive. In this interactive webinar, Michael Harper, Fitness Wellness Unit Training Supervisor, Texas Department of Public Safety, will discuss the biggest risk factors for heart disease and explain what you can do to keep your heart healthy.

Just as you decide what kind of gas to put in your car and how to keep it running smoothly, you can make decisions about how you best fuel your body—and your heart. You can also decide to get moving—and Harper will give you tips on how to incorporate physical fitness into your daily routine.

Don’t take your heart for granted. Even small changes, like the ones Harper suggests, can help you keep your heart pumping.

Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am CST
Registration links:  
10:00 am Registration

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For more information, please feel free to contact physicalfitness@dps.texas.gov.