Webinars & Podcasts
To improve our ability to disseminate the latest health information, HIP now offers webinars that can be viewed from the convenience of participants’ own computers. These webinars address a wide range of health promotion and preventive medicine issues on a variety of vital topics.
These interactive sessions last about one hour, during which time the speaker presents content and answers questions that have been submitted in advance or during the presentation. Every quarter, HIP offers a number of live, interactive webinars (fee-based) on timely health issues. Links to past webinars are posted below for those who were unable to attend the live webinar and/or for participants who want to access to the presentation again for future reference.
Previously recorded HIP webinars:
View previous HIP seminars
(not eligible for BeWell berry credit)
Live webinars scheduled this quarter:
Search and register for live webinars offered this quarter on the HIP Registration.
"How old would you be,
if you didn't know how old you were?"
- Satchel Paige
Our beliefs about aging have a huge impact on how we act and how we take care of ourselves. In fact, a person's perceived health turns out to be one of the best predictor's of his or her future health.
This class will take you through 8 modules. You will learn about:
- How your Attitude Affects Aging
- Bust the Aging Myths
- Eat for the Long Run
- Staying Mentally Alert
- Be a Social Animal
- Do I Need a Check Up?
- Doing Well by Doing Good
CheckUp & Choices
New! CheckUp & Choices [C&C] is a confidential, online program for people concerned or curious about their drinking and drug use. It is empirically supported: randomized clinical trials have demonstrated significant and sustained reductions in drinking and drug use. You will learn evidence-based skills to help you live a healthier life with fewer drug and alcohol-related problems.
The CheckUp is a 45-minute intervention that gives you objective, non-judgmental feedback about your drinking and/or drug use. The Choices modules are based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques that help you achieve your goal of moderation or abstinence. Tools include drinking and drug use trackers, urge trackers, guided emails, and text reminders keep you engaged and on track. You can access your online account from any smartphone, tablet or desktop, so support is always within reach. Plus, your information will remain 100% private.
Headspace is your very own personal guide, here to help you train your mind. Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness and boost focus for sustainable high performance.
Research has shown that Headspace can help individuals learn to cope more effectively with work pressures, reduce stress, and reduce mind wandering. Headspace also has been shown to improve compassion, happiness, and mood. And meditation generally has evidence for improving sleep, anxiety, working memory, pain management and many other outcomes.
Kurbo is a 12-week digital/mobile health coaching program based on 30 years of research to help you and your family eat healthier, exercise more and manage weight. Rather than focus on calorie counting, Kurbo utilizes the proven Traffic Light food classification system to help you understand food choices, find healthy substitutions and gradually decrease the number of red lights (unhealthy foods) over time. The Kurbo curriculum is based on proven behavior modification strategies for weight management and the research-based concept of supportive accountability, which is the belief that participant
Join Omada, an online health program to lose weight, develop healthy habits, and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada is an innovative program that combines the support of a live health coach with a weekly online curriculum, helpful tools including a wireless scale and pedometer, and the accountability of a small group of peers. The program is all online, so you can participate via your computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever it’s most convenient for you. You’ll learn new strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and daily challenges that will help you create a sustainable healthy approach for the long term. Based on what you learn, you’ll set and meet personal and group health goals. The average participant loses 11 pounds at 16 weeks. *Register anytime and begin the program within 2 weeks of your registration date.
Health and Fitness Resources
- 5-minute Guided Breath Meditation - Sarah Meyer Tapia
- Want to go deeper? Take 15 to breathe and be present.
Guided Breath Meditation - Sarah Meyer Tapia
- Having a difficult moment? Want to cultivate more self-compassion? Give yourself an 8-minute break to ground down and open up.
Self Compassion Meditation - Sarah Meyer Tapia
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Getting active is easier than you may think. Find ways to add in or mix up daily activity and discover a healthier you.
Physical Activity Guidelines, from Health.gov Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG)
are an essential resource for health professional and policymakers. Based on the latest science, they provide guidance on how children and adults can improve their health through physical activity.
Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
This guide is the centerpiece of Go4Life®, NIA’s national campaign to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
Physical Activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Activity Basics, Resources & Publications, Worksite Activity and more.
Free fitness site- customizable videos based on time and level.
Thousands of online yoga videos. Free trial. $15/mo unlimited use.
Diet and Nutritional Information
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines are out!
Learn more about the good and the bad.
Smart Nutrtion 101 - Nutrition.gov
Healthy Eating, MyPlate Resources, Dietary Guidelines and more.
The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
USDA Resource List - Compiled by Nutrition Information Specialists, the lists provide resources in a variety of formats
Choose My Plate - MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.
National Institute of Health - Nutritional Tools & Resources: These tools and resources help families and communities better understand nutrition and the important role healthy eating plays in maintaining a healthy weight.
Stanford Organic Foods
- Bike to Work- Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
- Commute planning assistance for biking, transit, and biking + transit.
- Helpful Hints for Walking and Biking to Work (or Transit!)
- Bike Questions and Answers
New to riding or just getting back on your bike?
- Get Ready to Roll
Gear tips, what you need to get rolling
- Sample Bike Routes
Try these local routes
- Take the Stanford Bike Safety Pledge
Pledge to follow the rules and wear a helmet, and enter to win a free bike!
- Bike Maps:
- Download a bike map of campus.
- Mid-Pennisula Bike Map
Women's Heart Health
This information could save your life! You may think of it as "a man's disease" or "a disease old people get," but heart disease is the #1 killer of women, across many ages.
Experts from Stanford's Women's Heart Health Clinic urge all women to know their numbers, listen to their bodies, and spread awareness about women's heart disease.
Women's Heart Health Video-
Dr.Tremmel, Stanford Interventional cardiologist