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Fall 2022 Email Wellness Challenge

Are you interested in improving your wellness by exploring: gratitude, traditional foods with a twist, sustainability, self-care, and more – all wrapped up with new gift ideas? Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics. 

 The email challenge connects participants with tips, research, and resources to help blend the traditions of healthy holidays while also taking care of yourself. Go to  and answer a few short questions to get registered. During the week of October 24 all registered participants will receive a pre-challenge message. Participants will then receive one email per week from October 31 to December 19. Participants will have access to optional resources available including the Ohio State University Extension Live Healthy Live Well Blog, a free wellness webinar series, and a fun Bingo card. Pre-and post-challenge online surveys will be used to track participant progress and comments. 

 “Unwrap Your Gifts” will challenge you to explore a variety of “Gifts” to be a better you. This program is offered free and is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension. Please register by Friday, October 28.

Unwrap Your Gifts Webinar Series



STEPS to a healthier heart webinar recordings

During February and March 2021, the Live Healthy Live Well Team offered an email challenge to encourage heart healthy behavior change. Three webinars were offered in the series to supplement the emails and those recordings are available for viewing here:

Steps to a Healthier Heart: Session 1 - Overview of Heart Disease

Steps to a Healthier Heart: Session 2 - Nutrition

Steps to a Healthier Heart: Session 3 - Self-Care


WORKSITE WELLNESS Lunch & Learn Sessions

Are you looking for ways to educate your employees or organization members about health and wellness topics that are reliable and research-based? FCS Educator, Emily Marrison, would be happy to provide a Lunch & Learn Session at your location.

Topics include:

  • Are You Getting Your ZZZ's
  • MyPlate Weight Management
  • Physical Activity
  • Stop Stressing Start Living
  • The Skinny on Fat
  • Think About What You Drink
  • Whole Grains 

Please see more details here


live healthy live well blog

Join over 8,000 followers of the Live Healthy Live Well blog. Biweekly posts include topics on a variety of healthy living topics like nutrition, stress, relationships, chronic disease prevention and more. 

Emily Marrison is one of several OSU Extension educators that serves as a blog author. Find Emily's blog posts below: 

March 29, 2021 Spring cleaning our habits

January 14, 2021  Decisions about the future can be a gift

November 3, 2020  Helping youth who have diabetes

October 15, 2020    Am I giving my kids too much?

August 24, 2020     Where have all the canning lids gone? 

June 25, 2020    Teens and screens: What parents should know

June 11, 2020    Are video games OK?

May 28, 2020     Screen time and young children

May 21, 2020   It's time to unplug

March 23, 2020  When your financial world is turned upside down

January 27, 2020  Obesity risk: lifestyle of genetics? 

December 12, 2019  My future self

August 12, 2019   Allulose: a sweet new ingredient