April 13, 2012


Final weigh-ins NEXT WEEK! Occurring April 16, 17, and 18 from 3-7 p.m. at Ministry Health Care 2501 building, located at 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI. (Click to view Map) If you can not make these times or dates; please contact Traci Smet, Program Coordinator, Immediately at 715.346.5416.

Fitness testing starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. This quick 10-minute appointment will test body fat, strength, and flexibility. Sign-up at final weigh-ins or contact Traci at 715.346.5416.

Awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 19 at UWSP, Noelle Fine Arts Center, Room 221. (Click to view Map) We will have a multitude of booths from the community with healthy tips, ideas, and services. Doors open at 5 p.m. Awards start at 6 p.m. and should conclude around 7 p.m.

Still struggling with your weight loss? Afraid you’ll gain back what you lost in the Ministry Community Weight Race? Or are you in need of getting started again? Look no further than Healthy Habits. This realistic approach to weight loss has 17 workshops that starts in May and runs to December. You’ll learn how good nutrition and gradual lifestyle changes can help you lose weight and keep it off. View flier

Presentation Review: Healthy Forever

This week there was another panel of experts and a short presentation on being Healthy Forever. The presentation focused on how important it is to stay healthy beyond the end of the competition. The positive changes you have made during the Ministry Community Weight Race can continue into the rest of your life. The participants had a great opportunity to ask the experts all kinds of questions. The experts included Dr. Brad Johnson, Dr. Annie Wetter, Dave Candra, and Beth Hanna. One participant wondered if hitting a plateau means you should stay there. We are genetically predisposed to be at a certain weight, but we also live in a different world than our ancestors and it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When starting a workout routine be sure to start slow and ease your way into it. When it comes to fluids just drink when you are thirsty and when you workout and you should be fine. You can get plenty of electrolytes from your balanced dinner. Remember, nobody’s perfect, so do not try to be. Just try to be better than the day before and cut yourself some slack.

Healthy Item of the Week Sponsored By Team Schierl Companies:
April 6 – April 21

The healthy item can be found at most of the store locations. Gold Peak Tea (18.5 oz) for $1.29.

Non-Perishables Collected

Thanks to everyone that participated in our bag of food challenge! We raised over 400 pounds of food that night! Congratulations to our winners! Donna and Jean!
This Week: 608.2 Pounds
Total: 2,087.8 Pounds

For more information about the Ministry Community Weight Race, contact:
Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES
Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator
Ministry Point Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
cell: 715.347.4994



Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


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