National Nutrition Month® is celebrated in March, but making smart diet choices year-round is key to eating well – and being well! In addition to encouraging you to stay physically active, this challenge will boost your ability to navigate nutrition and provide resources to help you make healthy food choices now and in the future. The challenge starts on April 15th and ends on May 25th, and you will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity, logging meals and snacks, and participating in weekly nutrition quizzes. At the beginning of the challenge, you will take a quick “Rate Your Plate” quiz to better understand your nutrition habits and learn three ways to create a healthy eating style. Health tips that encourage smart choices when eating from each of the five food groups will be provided throughout the challenge, along with opportunities in each weekly email to take a short quiz to test your food group knowledge and earn additional Wellable Points.
A $50 gift card to your local food coop will be raffled off each week and at the end of the challenge three grand prize winners will be drawn at random to win a $100 gift card to your local food coop.
To register for the challenge, new Wellable users can click here. If you have participated in a Wellable challenge in the past (i.e. Mind Body Challenge) you have been automatically registered to participate. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Schubert, GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out. Please join us.
From Monday, February 4th though Sunday, March 3rd we invite you and your family members to join us in a four week “Mind Body Challenge”. We will be partnering with Wellable to support our challenge participants to practice daily activities that reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance and productivity and increase overall well-being. Participants will be provided with practical tools and strategies to help them gain more focus and presence in their everyday life. Each week participants will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous prizes. To register click here. We hope you’ll join us.
With another year coming to a close it seems only fitting that we look back and reflect upon another year gone by. While we may think about goals we’ve accomplished, experiences we’ve had, projects we’ve completed, things we didn’t get done, opportunities we didn’t take or actions we didn’t take on goals we wanted to accomplish, many of us also wonder where the time went. Where did the year go? We are so busy rushing around from one thing to the next, never feeling that we have the time. We ruminate on the past, worry about the future and all the while we forget that live is happening now…in this moment. The year went by and many of us missed it.
Henry David Thoreau once said, “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward the another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” Living in the present moment is only path to true well-being and fulfillment but in today’s fast past world, living in the present is a challenge. Living mindfully, in the present moment is simple but it is not always easy. However, with practice we can develop the habits to help us be successful and to not let another year go by without fully living it.
To support the faculty, staff and family members of the Consortium colleges, we will be launching a four week mind/body challenge beginning on February 4th. The challenge will promote the practice of daily activities that reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance and productivity, and increase overall well-being. Participants will be provided with practical tools and strategies to help them gain more focus and presence in their everyday life. In addition to the internal rewards of participation, participants will be entered into raffles to win fabulous prizes. To sign up, simply click here. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure of self-discovery and mindful living.