CHEC Yourself is a collaborative project put together by the Community Health Education Center (hence the name "CHEC" yourself) at Salem Health Hospital in Salem, Oregon. It is intended for those looking to learn about health topics that include physical health, emotional resiliency, community health, and social/economic health. The aim is to discuss these issues in a way that does not just educate, but rather - provides tools listeners can use to design their own routines and rituals so that each person can design their own version of a good life.
Holistic Weight Management
Come meet Andrea Shoun (a fellow health educator at the CHEC).
In this episode, we talk about:
The idea of starting fresh in a New Year.
The benefits of creating intentions and resolutions (regardless of what time during the year).
The importance of stress management.
We speak a little to the concept of high sensitivity - a topic we will be doing a deep dive into in a later episode.
The bulk of our time, though, is spent on the topic of Weight Management. We cover the controversy around weight as it relates to health (and the variety of viewpoints that exist in the health arena). We talk about what it looks like to stand at the intersection of loving your body as it is…while still engaging in behaviors that are associated with weight management. And we grapple with the challenge of holding a space for the fact that while weight loss does appear to yield tangible benefits for health…it’s not as simple as perhaps we have been made to believe it is.
The "How" of Success
We all know what it feels like to set up a goal and throw ourselves at its completion. For some reason, though, we often find ourselves falling short of our original vision. In today's episode, Leah Burkhart meets with Alyssa Gaiser to discuss her not-so-linear journey to the field of Health Education. She also speaks to the ingredients required to successfully meet the goals (be they professional or health-related) we put in motion.
The Story of the CHEC
Welcome to the very first episode of CHEC Yourself - a collaborative podcast aimed at helping listeners create their best lives and brought to you by the Community Health Education Center (hence the name "CHEC") at Salem Health Hospital in Salem Oregon. Join Leah Burkhart and Nancy Baldwin as Nancy describes her personal journey as a health educator and the pivotal roll she played in the CHEC's formation.