Iarnród Éireann is delighted to offer all its employees a new health and wellbeing programme, featuring I Commit and The Virtual Games. Continue reading below to find out more about each programme.
What is I Commit?
I Commit is an innovative, online eLearning programme designed to empower you to succeed in lifestyle changing commitments that will improve your physical and mental health. Our expert team of Psychologists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Parenting Experts, Sleep Experts, Financial Experts and Fitness Instructors will help you to achieve your targets with expert interactive advice delivered through a variety of different online tools.
I Commit includes 8 weeks of:
- High quality & step by step on demand eLearning videos
- On demand podcasts
- Ebooks, how to guides & worksheets
How Will I Commit Work?
- You will be invited to choose from 1 of 10 Commitments.
- The programme begins on May 9th 2017.
- We believe that we can encourage you to commit to a healthier lifestyle - be it physically, mentally or emotionally - by providing you with the correct tools, resources and information to achieve it.
- We will guide participants every step of the way to help them achieve lasting behavioural change.
Many smokers may have tried to quit in the past and might be worried that despite their best intentions, they may not be able to quit. Our programme will show you that you can quit and that you don’t have to be alone. Our smoking cessation programme has been hugely successful and we will be with you every step of the way.
Our weight loss programme is not about fad diets or empty promises. Our programme has been proven to help not just to attain, but also to maintain a healthy weight. Our dietitians will be on hand to help you understand the triggers behind weight gain and help you take control of your eating habits.
Healthy eating is not just about putting strict limitations in place. It’s about feeling good, having more energy and taking a different, more positive outlook on life. Our dietitian will be on hand to offer tips and advice on how to get the most out of and change your relationship with food and make it healthier for both mind and body.
Starting To Exercise
We all know and understand the importance of getting more exercise. But it’s not enough to just be aware of this – you need an exercise plan and you need to stick to it. Our fitness expert will give you all the tools and motivation you need whether you are a beginner or just want to exercise more.
Improving My Finances
Most of us are not taking charge of our financial wellness and making a plan beyond the next pay check. In this programme our financial advisor will help you understand your financial habits, categorise your financial goals and put a plan into action which will help you provide for you and your families future.
We all know about the benefits of reducing our stress and yet many of us are more stressed out than ever before. In this programme, our counselling psychologist will teach you not only how to recognise stress, but to know a life without it. We can help bring more focus to your mind and unlock your true potential.
Becoming More Mindful
Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to what is happening right here, right now, with an attitude of kindness towards ourselves and our experience. In this programme, our psychologist and counsellor can help you bring your focus to the here and now which can have a profound effect on how we live our lives, as well on our mental and emotional health.
Becoming More Positive
Positive emotions like joy, gratitude, and contentment create an 'upward spiral', helping to build our resources. So although we need to be realistic about life's ups and downs, it helps to focus on the good aspects of any situation - the glass half full rather than the glass half empty. This programme teaches you how to develop positivity.
Getting Better Sleep
Tossing and turning all night is never fun. We've devised this programme to help ensure that you wake up on the right side of the bed every day. Your daily habits & bedtime routines are what determines your sleeping patterns once you close your eyes. In this programme, we will provide you with practical techniques on healthy sleeping habits, and information on how to create a better sleep environment.
Parenting is never easy so it’s important to try and equip ourselves with the knowledge to help us to connect with our own children. This programme will help teach you how to approach your children with a better understanding of their needs and experiences and the world in which they live. In this programme, we will give you the tools to learn, to listen, to talk and to understand your children better which in turn will help your family flourish.
The Virtual Games
The Virtual Games is an app based, nationwide company challenge that allows you to log your exercise activity in exchange for points. This 6 week challenge is all about getting fit & staying healthy - but with a competitive edge! In addition to steps, we also have 5 other exercises for you to choose from. Each time you log an activity, we will convert this into points and add your totals to the leaderboards.
We're all working together to travel the circumference of the earth, a distance of 40,075km.
This challenge will begin on May 9th at 10am when participants will receive a link to download their app and their login details.
Please register below to take part.
Register for Both Programmes Now
Registrations are now closed.