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Health & Well-Being Smarts

Take a break and enhance your health and well-being knowledge with a live webinar hosted by our highly experienced Duke Health and Well-Being experts. Following Duke Health and Well-Being’s Wheel of Health, Health and Well-Being Smarts is a monthly webinar program that will discuss and review the most up-to-date recommendations regarding the different interconnected and interrelated components of whole-person health and well-being

These sessions are recorded and can be viewed for up to three months after the live session. You will receive credit for watching the recording or attending the live session and completing an evaluation.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

January 24, 2023 | Setting SMART Goals to Achieve Success in 2023

Do you have specific health goals you’d like to achieve in 2023? In order to realize success, you need to have specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and time bound (SMART) goals to achieve your vision.  Join Duke Health and Well-Being’s Lexi Monks, M.S., ACSM-CEP, and learn how to create SMART goals and an action plan specific to your health vision .

If you attend the December session, this session can be a continuation of making your vision actionable by applying SMART goals to what you developed. But whether you attended that session or not, this session will help you on your health journey in 2023.

Registration Open!
Early Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022
Last Day to Register: January 23, 2023
Instructor: Lexi Monks, MS, ACSM-CEP


  • Tuesday (12-1 pm ET), January 24, 2023

February 17, 2023 | Catch Some ZZZs… and Improve Your Health & Well-Being!

Do you feel like you’re not getting enough sleep? Did you know inadequate sleep can lead to weight gain and other health issues? Research shows that 70% of adults in America don’t get enough sleep at least one night each month. So, what can you do about it?  

Join Dr. William Yancy, MD, MHS, FTOS, for this webinar and be able to: 

  • Describe and recognize sleep disturbance, insomnia, and sleep apnea – and why they happen 
  • Describe the effects of sleep disturbance on health and well-being 
  • Outline practices for good sleep habits 
  • Identify treatment options that might work for you! 

Registration Open!
Early Registration Deadline: January 17, 2023
Last Day to Register: February 16, 2023
Instructor: Dr. William Yancy, MD, MHS, FTOS


  • Friday (12-1 pm ET), February 17, 2023

March 30, 2023 | Ugh…Ultra-Processed Foods! The Science Behind Ultra-Processed Foods – and Why It Matters

Have you ever wondered why some foods just seem “addictive?” Or how you can make better choices to give your body the fuel it needs to sustain and maintain weight loss? We know that our diet impacts our health, and over time it can directly affect our very quality of life. In this course, join Christine Tenekjian to help you analyze the roots and drivers of your food choices, how to break unhealthy cycles of eating behavior, and provide you with a pathway to healthier food choices to nurture and energize you.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify ultra-processed foods and describe volumetrics
  • Develop an awareness of the roots and drivers of your food choices
  • Describe the interaction between your food and your body’s biochemical response
  • Develop empowering techniques to help you break addictive food cycles
  • Be equipped with tools to sustain your new dietary changes over time

Registration Open!
Early Registration Deadline: March 01, 2023
Last Day to Register: March 29, 2023
Instructor: Christine Tenekjian, MPH, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC
Adult Weight Management certified-expert and Registered Dietitian Christine Tenekjian works with clients directly at Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center to create custom programs that focus on the whole being, and emphasize food choices as fuel. Her approach leads to a positive impact on her client’s overall well-being.


  • Thursday (12-1 pm ET), March 30, 2023
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