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Combat stress, loneliness and stiff muscles with these virtual wellness sessions

OMED sessions hosted by leaders in the osteopathic medical community are now available for free streaming.

As part of Virtual OMED 2020, the AOA offered several on-demand sessions from wellness experts, osteopathic physicians and AOA staff to help bring the practice of wellness to your day.

Though the online conference platform is now closed, nine of these sessions are still available for free viewing in a playlist on the AOA’s YouTube channel.

A few of these sessions are below:

Methods for managing stress – Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO

Stress is not always avoidable, especially in health care and during the year of COVID-19. In this nine-minute video, Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO, gives advice to help physicians navigate their most stressful days and achieve success.

Healing loneliness during COVID-19 – Katherine Pannel, DO

As with other mental health issues in the health care community, physician loneliness and isolation are subjects that aren’t often talked about. Katherine Pannel, DO, reminds us in this two-minute video that it doesn’t have to be this way, and physicians can maintain their social wellbeing while continuing to do good work.

Anywhere chair yoga – Rico Blanco

Rico Blanco, a longtime member of the AOA staff and certified personal trainer, demos chair yoga in this seven-minute video. He shares stretches that can counterbalance the negative effects of sitting all day, leaving your spine in better alignment and your mood brighter.

View the rest of the wellness sessions on YouTube, and be sure to check out more resources on the AOA Wellness Hub.

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