March 30, 2012


Only 2 weeks to go before final weigh-ins!

Upcoming Active Events:

Get It Dunn: 5k/Half marathon on May 19, 2012 in Menomonie, WI. Website

Fit Kids Challenge: Event #3 on April 14, 2012 at Adventure 212 in Stevens Point, WI. Website

Walk Wisconsin: Quarter, half, and full marathon non-competitive walk on June 2, 2012 at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point, WI.  Website

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Our Next Speaker on Monday, April 2: The World Around Me

Did you know that you are more likely to overeat when eating with a group of people! This happens because the environments we put ourselves in influence how we behave, what we do, and what we don’t do. Physical activity and eating are two key factors that are influenced based on our cultured surroundings. On Monday, Suzanne Oehlke, public health nutrition manager for the Portage County Health Human Services will explain what culture is, and how to change it so that we see healthy changes in our life. Altering your culture may be just what you need to see your improvements pay off!

The presentation will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. held on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room (3rd floor). 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point.  Doors open at 5 p.m. Come and join in the fun! Speaker picture

Presentation Review:

Dr. Tom Wetter entertained us this week with his presentation Define Healthy. He began his talk by differentiating between Skinny and Fit. Skinny does not mean Fit and vice versa.  Fitness is not a shape, it is a condition. Low cardiovascular fitness is the biggest risk indicator of death, not obesity. Physical activity is very important to your health whether you lose weight or not. Inactivity can lead to a multitude of diseases that causes a shorter, less healthy life. There is a strong correlation between fitness and quality of life like mood, sleep, sex, and energy. There is not as strong of a correlation between weight loss in general and quality of life. Weight loss can be a positive side effect of physical activity but it is not the only one.

How do you go about being more active? His suggestion, do whatever works for you. If you enjoy purposeful physical activity; perhaps gardening, cleaning, or walking and picking up trash is for you. Live an active life, especially when it is hard to fit activity in. Take active vacations or trade in the riding mower for a push. It is not always easy at the time, but it is rewarding. The important message to remember is that health and well being does not happen at a certain weight, but through physical activity you can get immediate health benefits every time. View the presentation

Workshops on Thursday, April 5:

5 p.m. Mindful Stress Reduction

5 p.m. Food Substitutions: Ever wonder how you could modify your favorite recipes to make them healthier? Well, now you can! Learn how to swap out oils, fats and refined grains with some items you wouldn't have thought of before!

6 p.m. Mindfulness Walk

Please register with Traci Smet for these classes as space is limited. 715.346.5416.

Healthy Item of the Week Sponsored By Team Schierl Companies:
March 30 – April 5

The healthy item can be found at most of The Store locations. Baked Lays Original (2.25 Ounce) for $1.19.

Smart Dining Meal of the Week: Bistro 212
April 1 – April 7

Whole Wheat Veggie Wrap with baked sweet fries
Grilled Chicken Salad
½ Turkey Wrap with soup or baked sweet fries

Non-Perishables Collected:
This Week:  252.2 Pounds
Total: 1440.0 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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