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Employees participate in wellness challenges for a lot of different reasons. A strong wellness program or challenge should include components that incorporate many of those reasons. Provide Opportunities to Make Healthy Changes Screenings, wellness challenges, wellness fairs, and disseminating health-related information via company networks are good starting places to help employees be more aware of… Continue reading »

Participating in team wellness challenges has been a great way to help me to remember to move before, during, and after the work day. Our walking team (Shamrock n’ Roll) recently won the latest NC Wellness Miles for Wellness walking challenge in the Super Hare division.  Each person walked 182 steps more a day than the… Continue reading »

I have not many bought many bikes. I was recently faced with a couple of aging bikes at my parents house. They live in an area where biking is really easy with bike lanes and neighborhood streets. I decided to go to a nearby famous retail store to purchase new bikes. After making two fine… Continue reading »

Look out American Ninja Warriors! PLAY to get 10,000 steps per day I really can’t think of a more fun way to get in my 10,000 steps per day than to PLAY.   This blog goes out to anyone above the age of 12 who thinks that playing is only for kids.  I recently revisited a… Continue reading »

Summer means lots of time outdoors. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with my 5-year-old great nephew. As a 3-year-old, we had visited the park very near my home.  Even though the park was simple, he continued to talk about our visit often, reminding me of the fun we had. At a… Continue reading »

Heading into each Spring and Summer, I like to experiment with a different type of physical activity. Last year, I found myself trying to paddleboard and that was definitely not for me. I don’t mind getting wet while exercising, but when one finds oneself in the water more so than using one’s core or arms… Continue reading »

A workplace is great starting point for employee health improvement. When a culture of wellness exists, healthy behaviors become the norm in a work environment. The presence of this type of culture can improve the outcomes of a corporate wellness program due to the supportive and reinforcing environment. A workplace that possesses a culture of… Continue reading »

I’ve been advocating more physical activity in my classes lately ( online and onsite ) for the pure joy of movement without associated technological gadgets. Wow, did that ever come into play for my safety during a recent trip to the coast. While refusing to wear my Nike Run Watch or carry my iPhone during weekend… Continue reading »

We all know after a long day at work, we just want to come home and relax. Sit down, maybe put our feet up, and survive the after-work slump. Making it difficult to get in that post-work workout. We make excuses as to why we can’t fit exercise into that busy schedule of ours. You… Continue reading »

It’s March – How are things going with your healthy goals for the year? Here are 6 moves to help you keep motivated. Change a Password Pick an Account you use frequently and change the password. I have used words like Healthier, Mindful, Exercise, Breathe, Relax, Ignore the Excuses, and other words to remind me… Continue reading »