Portage County Safety Council Podcast
[Get Outside] Ohio Mountain Biking Trails

[Get Outside] Ohio Mountain Biking Trails

June 2, 2020

Episode 166: Did you know that you don't have to go to Colorado to mountain bike?!?! Jim Olander, the Trail Director at the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA), joined us to demystify mountain biking and chat about trails in Portage County & throughout NE Ohio! Check out their Facebook page and/or Facebook community groupFor more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

Why Employers Should Promote Spending Time Outdoors

Why Employers Should Promote Spending Time Outdoors

May 28, 2020

Episode 164: Research shows spending more time outdoors not only improves health but also focus, creativity & productivity! Should employers implement a #GetOutside campaign for their employees? We think so! Join Mike & Nic as they discuss this and more! For free employer related Get Outside articles, resources & campaign ideas, check out our For Employers campaign page.  For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

[Get Outside] Park Rx

[Get Outside] Park Rx

May 26, 2020

Episode 163: Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White share about the Portage Park District's Park Rx program! Also, check out their new Remote Education Programs that were launched as a result of COVID-19. This is an excerpt from e156, click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

[Get Outside] Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

May 14, 2020

Episode 160: Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us to chat about the health benefits of spending time outdoors at least 120 minutes a week! Check out our new Get Outside campaign! Follow the links to get a free Portage Parks Get Outside poster or flyer today! This is an excerpt from e156, click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

Overcoming Loneliness During COVID-19

Overcoming Loneliness During COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Episode 159: According to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, "loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day!" As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we asked Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, to call in to give us some tips on how to overcome loneliness & avoid its deadly consequences! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Get Outside] Wild Hikes Challenge

[Get Outside] Wild Hikes Challenge

May 1, 2020

Episode 157: Jennifer White shares about Portage Park District's Wild Hikes Challenge! Hike 8 parks or trails by the end of year and earn a hiking staff (1st year) and/or Wild Hikes medallion. What a fun way to explore all the great parks & trails in Portage County! This is an excerpt from e156, click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] Portage Parks

[Get Outside] Portage Parks

April 27, 2020

Episode 156: Andrea Metzler and Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us to chat about their parks, the benefits of spending time outdoors and the new Get Outside campaign with the Portage County Safety Council! Follow the links to get a free campaign poster or flyer today! Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] 2020 Campaign Launch!

[Get Outside] 2020 Campaign Launch!

April 20, 2020

Episode 152: Are there advantages of spending more time outdoors? Should employers implement a #GetOutside campaign to their employees? Join Mike & Nic as they answer these two questions and chat about the Portage County Safety Council's new Get Outside Campaign with Portage Parks! Follow the campaign link to download a free campaign poster or flyer today! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

How Stress Affects Workplace Safety

How Stress Affects Workplace Safety

April 13, 2020

Episode 149: Is stress really a safety concern? In this episode, Mike & Nic chat about stress before & during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it significantly impacts your workforce, even in regards to safety!  For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Episode 148: Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, called in to give us some tips on how to take care of ourselves and our mental health during the COVID-19 crisis! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

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