Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Study after study show that sleep, a well-balanced diet, a focus on mindfulness and effective work-life balance are imperative for a healthy lifestyle. But, who has time to take all of those steps? Who turns stops checking email at 5pm when they leave the office? Who among us hasn’t opted for frozen chicken tenders instead of a veggie and salmon stir-fry?

Often, the reality of life can get in the way of our best intentions. However, there are some simple tips and tricks you can implement to make your lifestyle a little bit healthier.

Join us on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30-8:30 pm ET at 1776 (1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005), as our experts provide insider tips for becoming healthier in these hectic times.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively set boundaries to increase your work-life balance.
  • Tips for adding exercise to your day without hitting the gym.
  • How to add a mindfulness practice to your daily life.


5:30-6:00pm: Registration and Networking

Check in with GovLoop staff to get your name badge then grab a drink and meet your fellow govies.

6:05-6:10pm: Welcome Remarks by GovLoop's Doug Mashkuri

6:10-6:30pm: The Mindful Govie

Speaker: Sarah Marbach, Business Strategy and Communication Manager, Aetna

Mindfulness is a concept of being purposely present and aware. It's tempting to multitask and over stimulate yourself, but taking a few moments each day to be truly present is incredibly important for keeping your mental and physical health in check. In this keynote, our experts will show you how to take the first steps to achieve a new perspective and presence.

6:30-6:50pm: Get Moving at Work

These days computers rule the way we work, which means the vast majority of employees are sitting behind a desk. That sedentary lifestyle can lead to all sorts of health issues. But, how do you make sure you are moving and staying active while still getting your work done? In this interactive keynote, you will learn ways to stay active and engaged from behind the computer.

6:50-7:10pm: How to Set Proper Boundaries to Increase Work-Life Balance

Speaker: Virginia Hill, Program Manager, Partnership for Public Service

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at the dinner table with your family, scrolling through your work email, half-heartily listening to your family’s chatter. You are half at home and half back in the office. That dual focus isn’t doing anyone any favors. So how do you effectively set boundaries while still getting your work done? In this keynote, you will hear best practices for balancing your work and home life.

7:10-7:15pm: Closing Remarks

7:15-8:30pm: Networking and Aetna Info Kiosk


1133 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Metro: The closest metro stations are Farragut North (Red line) or McPherson Square (Orange/Silver/Blue lines).

Parking: There are several public parking garages available on the same block as 1776 as well as street parking. Parking is not included in your registration.