March 15, 2013

Announcements

Midway standing: Here are the current standings of all of the teams.

Challenge #9

Take a picture and post to Facebook or send to Traci Smet at traci.smet@ministryhealth.org. Challenges expire March 21st at midnight!

Team: It’s time for another age challenge! Try performing the following exercises the number of times as your age. You can choose one exercise or use a combination of all three. Just sweat your years away! The exercises include: push-ups (regular, knees, against wall), sit-ups, and jumping jacks. If you feel up to the challenge, perform multiple sets! Show us your team doing the exercises for 10 points.

Individual: Try keeping a food log for five days. No need to write the quantity, just simply become aware of the types of foods you are eating on a day to day basis. If you want to take it a step further write down when you exercise. A food and exercise log is a great way to keep you accountable! Show us your log to receive 5 points.

Tuesday’s Presentation: What’s the deal with Protein?

On Tuesday March 19th, we will welcome Joanne Telfer, owner and operator of Revive Wellness club. The club specializes in health coaching and nutrition education. Our speaker will focus primarily on the effects of protein on our bodies and how much we need to consume daily. We hope to see you next Tuesday, March 19 th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ministry 2501!

Presentation Review: Walk Your Way to a Better Health

On Tuesday, March 12th, we were joined by Brant Bergeron and John Jury, founders of the Stevens Point Walk Wisconsin. Brant Bergeron discussed his weight loss challenges throughout his life, which many participants could relate to. It wasn’t until Brant began Walk Wisconsin that he was able to control his weight. As it turns out, walking is the exercise preferred by most people because it is fun and easy on our bodies. Brant and John discussed the many benefits of walking which include strengthening of bones, lowering of blood pressure, allowing for better sleep and can be performed year-round.

A sedentary person may average 1,000-3,000 steps a day while the recommended amount of steps is 10,000. In order to lose weight that number increases to 12,000-15,000 steps. There are a number of simple ways to increase your steps per day which include walking the dog, taking the stairs rather than elevator and getting up to change the channel. Performing these simple tasks can really add up in steps! Brant and John also provided the group with information on the 9th annual Walk Wisconsin event taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2013. For more information or to register visit: walkwisconsin.com. If you missed the presentation, check it out here.

Workshops

Please note all workshops require advance sign-up. Register by e-mailing your name and which workshop to MinistryCWR@live.com or by calling 715.346.5416 with the same information.

Tuesday:

  • 5:00-5:30pm: Food Label Workshop - Do you look at food labels in the grocery store, but don’t understand what you’re reading? Sign up for this workshop and learn what to look for and what to avoid. Bring labels with you that you have questions about! Limit 20.
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Quick Fit Interval Training (beginner to advanced) - With interval training, your aerobic capacity will likely improve, allowing you to exercise longer or with greater intensity. By incorporating bursts of difficult activity, you will burn more calories in the same period of time. Join us for a short workout that will have long lasting impacts on your body! Limit 30. Read more here.
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Minute to Win It - Test your skills by performing exciting tasks while you race against the clock. We will be focusing on team work, physical activity, and participating in a fun environment. Every time you win a task you get a punch on your card! Limit 25.

Thursday:

  • 5:00-6:00pm Zumba (beginner to advanced)
  • 5:30-6:00pm Breathing away the Pounds - Come and learn about simple breathing exercises that can curb cravings for food, get you warmed up for exercise, or ease your stress. Pranayama is an ancient breathing technique that leads to self-awareness and helps people gain control of their lives Limit 10.
  • 6:00-7:00pm Lean In: Empower yourself (for women only) - Carry everything you have gained in the Community Weight Race with you for the rest of your life. Learn what it takes to “lean in” and take charge of the direction of your life. Limit 20.
  • 6:00-7:00pm Brain Teasers, Belly Pleasers - Food, friends, and a little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Bring a healthy treat to share with the rest of the group and put your thinking caps on! There will be a trivia game with questions related to health and wellness, and the Community Weight Race. If you would like, bring a copy of your healthy recipe to share with others. So if you want to exercise your mind and fill your belly register today! Limit 20.

 

La Pachanga Mexican Grill
2529 Post Road
Plover, WI 54467

Restaurant of the week - La Pachanga
  1. Steak Fajita
  2. Chicken Fajita
  3. Vegetarian Fajita
  4. Camarones Ala Plancha
  5. Pescado Loco
  6. Chili Colorado
Team Schierl Items of the Week -
Vitamin Water Zero (1 bottle/serving, 0 calories, 0 fat calories): Special price of $1.29
 


Non-perishables collected  - This week: 132.9 pounds, Total: 1322.4 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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