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ON-SITE FLU SHOTS

Pullman, WA 

Free flu shots are available at our Flu Shot Clinic for all U.S. employees and family members seven years and older who are covered under SEL's insurance.

Click here to register for a flu shot appointment 

 

If you are a patient of the SEL Health Clinic and are not able to attend but would like to receive a flu shot, please call 509.338.3800 to register an appointment for yourself and your insured family members.

 

 


FLU SHOTS IN THE U.S.

Our SEL health insurance covers your flu vaccine at 100% at your local pharmacy or your in-network primary care office!

If you are an SEL employee located outside of the Palouse, and you used to register for your *FREE Costco flu shot voucher, please note this is no longer an offering they are providing. 

Please contact the SEL Health Clinic at +1.509.338.3800 with any questions or concerns.

 

Staying Active In Isolation

In an abundance of caution paired with several state mandates aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19, all SEL gym facilities were temporarily closed on Tuesday, March 17th. As Global initiatives continue to encourage social distancing we expect to see more gyms, studios and other athletic facilities close their doors. While these interruptions to our everyday routines feel harrowing, we’d like to encourage everyone to find new and creative ways to stay active in spite of isolation.

Regular movement and intentional exercise are proven to improve energy levels, lessen anxiety, as well as boost immunity – helping armor the active from many of the mental and physical risks associated with this pandemic. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 150 – 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 2 sessions per week of muscle strength training. This can be broken down any way you’d like – from a 10-minute walk around the block, to a 30-minute HIIT workout you found on YouTube. Whether you hit the recommended number of minutes or not, the point is to move your body each day, doing activities you enjoy.

I’ve outlined several steps below to help you re-frame your mindset and identify your soulmate outdoor, or at-home exercise activities.

  1. Let go of what you can’t control. It’s never fun to be taken out of the routine you worked so hard to build, but it’s no use crying over spilled milk. The antidote to your problem isn’t brooding, it’s ACTION. So what CAN you commit to in the midst of all this chaos? What are you ready, willing, and able to do from home, or in the great outdoors?
  2. Take five-minutes to brainstorm activities you like to do. We’re being totally serious. Set a timer, put pen to paper and write down all of the options you might consider to switch up your isolated exercise routine. I’ve included some broader ideas below, but dig deeper! It’s important to be specific and feel connected to your choice(s).
    1. a. Walking
    2. b. Gardening
    3. c. Sports (that you can do alone, or with family)
    4. d. Mind-Body (Yoga, Pilates, Barre, etc.)
    5. e. Cardio (Running, Biking, Swimming, etc.)
    6. f. Cardio Strength (HIIT, Tabata, etc.)
    7. g. Strength Training
    8. h. Dance
  3. Select relevant resources. Circle your top choices from your brainstorm and identify which resources you might pull from to make your routine a reality. Do you need help coming up with routines? Understanding form? Could you use some additional encouragement from peers? Select the resources that make sense for your unique approach.
    1. a. Fitness DVD’s
    2. b. Streaming Services (Beachbody On Demand, Daily Burn, etc.)
    3. c. YouTube
    4. d. Pinterest
    5. e. Books
    6. f. Wellbeing Center Facebook
    7. g. Fitness tracker
    8. h. Wellbeing Portal
  4. Solidify your plan. The last, and most critical step of this process is to write out the plan. It doesn’t matter if it’s something you’re committing to everyday, or only once a week. A famous green-guy once said, “Do or do not, there is no try.” I urge you to follow Master Yoda's advice. Write out your “I will” statements, post them somewhere visible, and follow suit!

The Wellbeing Center is committed to providing relevant, fun and fresh exercise content as we move through this pandemic. Check out the Wellbeing library (we ship!), follow our Group Fitness page on Facebook, and keep up with the COVID-19 Employee Resource Center for more information. ​​​​​​​