January 17, 2012

Announcements/Quotes/News

The 2012 Ministry Community Weight Race is now underway. We have 971 participants signed up this year and the program keeps on growing.

Join us for a walk inside the mall! This Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Stevens Point Mall. We will meet inside near the entrance to Shopko. The walk should last about 30-45 minutes and will be completed with a group stretch and Q&A with Traci. Hope to see everyone there.

We’re are encouraging everyone to “like” us on Facebook, visit our page Community Weight Race for up to date info and helpful tips.

Weekly presentations start on Monday, all presentations are held on the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point (UWSP) campus in the DUC Bldg in the Alumni Room. The address is 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Presentations begin at 5:30pm and last an hour. Please park in lot “R” across the street in any metered space after 5 p.m. to avoid fees or parking penalties. Please don’t forget to bring your food donations as well.

Kick-off Highlights: This past Thursday, our 2012 kick-off event was held on the campus of UWSP with our keynote speaker, Carole Carson. Carole provided those in attendance with tips on how to get and stay motivated including her seven steps to attain your goal. For more information visit Carole's website.

After our Fitness testing event this past Saturday we had a lot of questions, here are some of the more common questions and answers:

Common Questions from Fitness Testing
1.    How to Improve Flexibility-Flexibility can be improved through a variety of different methods but there are a few key components you should know. Make sure that you perform some type of light activity such as jogging or biking in order to warm up the muscles and prevent injury when stretching. Just by moving around and being more active your muscles will become a little more flexible. In addition, you should hold a stretch for 15-30 seconds and not to the point of pain. Here is a good resource providing more information on stretching and improving flexibility

2.    Proper Push-up Form- During a standard push up your body should be straight with your hands slightly outside shoulder width. Keeping your body straight, you will bend your arms until there is a 90⁰ angle in your elbow or an L shape, and then push back up. An excellent resource for any exercise including the push up can be found here.

3.    Accuracy of Body Fat Percentage and Other Methods like BMI- Depending on the tester and method, tests such as body fat percentage can have anywhere from a 2-5% error. It is important to remember however that the exact number is not what is important, how you progress over time is what is important. Body fat percentage and BMI are just a couple of measurements that we can use to get an estimated measurement of someone’s fitness and health. With good nutrition and exercise you can improve your numbers.

Team Schierl (The Store & Subway) Item of the Week:

January 13-19 - Cheerios Milk N Cereal Bar for $0.69

Smart Dining Meal of the week:

January 15-21 at Players Lounge choice of either:

Avocado Ranch Chicken Sammich: Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Lettuce, tomato, onion, and ranch served on a Kaiser roll or as a wrap with a side of sautéed veggies. Original price $8.00

Penne Pesto: Wheat Penne noodles, sautéed carrots, onions & seasonal veggies tossed in our homemade basil pesto sauce.  With or without chicken. Original price $9.50

Non-perishables collected
This week: 10 pounds
Total: 10 pounds
 

Community Weight Race Contact

Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES
Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator

P: 715.346.5416
C: 715.347.4994

traci.smet@ministryhealth.org

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Ministry Point Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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