March 24, 2014

Announcements:

Do you have at least 15 employees & spouses in the MCWR? Sign your company up for the Golden Scale Award! The company with the highest percentage of employees to meet 7% weight loss will win! See more here!

Do you or your team have a great tip for staying healthy? Do you have an important message you’d like to share with other s on losing weight? We’re looking for a few teams to help us out with a promotion through Muzzy Broadcasting. Share your team’s story and be entered in to win $50! Email Traci if interested. Traci.smet@ministryhealth.org

Current standings released - Click here to see where your team is. See an error? Contact Traci.

Challenges:

Team: TRIPLE BONUS!! Embrace your city/town’s culture. Find your city/town crest and take a team picture by it for 20 points. Get an additional 10 points if you tell us what the items on the crest means. There is no limit to how many city/town crests you can do. Good luck! Submit verification to MinistryCWR@live.com. NO EXPIRATION ON THIS CHALLENGE!!

Individual: Spring is here! Get in to the mood with some spring cleaning. Take the daily bag challenge. How it works is you take a paper bag to a room in your house/apartment, for example- the kitchen, bedroom, office…. Then fill the bag with unwanted items, shorts that don’t fit, pots and pans, books, etc... Then donate your unwanted items to a local charity and really feel the benefits of spring cleaning! Take a picture of you donating for verification. Each filled bag equals 5 stamps ( max 25 bags). Submit verification to MinistryCWR@live.com. NO EXPIRATION ON THIS CHALLENGE!!

TEAM POINT STANDINGS:

The top 5 TEAMS with the most points will win $50 at the end of the MCWR!

1. Abandon Poundage 505 points
2. Team Frostman Wellness 398 points
3. Bringing Sexy Back 220 points
4. Drop it like it’s Hot 188 points
5. We’re Winners When we Lose 162 points
6. On the Edge 45 points
7. Duzy Dupas 35 points
8. God’s Squad 30 points
9. Y not get fit 15 points
10. Droppin’ Pines 15 points
11. Fab-U-Less 12 points
12. Super Optimistic Noodle Squad 2 12 points
13. The Adipose Avengers…we make Fat Cry! 10 points
14. Tummy Terminators 10 points
15. Double D’s 5 points
16. Four Toads and a Prince 5 points

Happenings This Week

Please pay special note if the class requires advanced sign-up or not.

Tuesday March 25th
 
5-6:30 PM Open Weigh-in @Ministry 2501
 
5:30-6:30 PM Workshop: Become a runner, jogger or walker! @ Ministry 2501

Join Dr. Tom Wetter, UWSP Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Wellness, in a presentation on the benefits of running/walking. Tom is a lifelong runner who has run 40 plus marathons and this April it will be his 15th Boston Marathon in a row. Learn how to develop a running or walking program. Become inspired! Tom believes everyone can find their niche in the running/walking world. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get answers. If you never thought you could be a runner or a walker then this presentation is for you!

Following the presentation, join us for a group run, jog or walk. We will offer four groups that will explore running, walk/jogging, walking and mindful walking. There is a group to fit every fitness level. Learn proper walking and running techniques in your group. BRING YOUR SNEAKERS!

 
6:30- 7:00 PM Chair Exercise Class @ Ministry 2501

Learn exercises you can perform in a chair. These are great exercises that you can perform at work or just to improve you own fitness. All levels of fitness welcome and encouraged to attend.

 
5- 7:00 PM Coaching @ Ministry 2501

Make a Connection with a Coach. No great accomplishment is ever done alone. Great Olympic athletes have coaches for the sport, conditioning, nutrition and for their mental strength. Get a coach now and see and feel the difference.

 
Wednesday March 26h
11:30-1PM Open Weigh-in @ Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital in the cafe
 
5:30 PM Nutrition Workshop: Get the Staples @ Copps Market in Stevens Point

On this tour, we will build a list of staple items that should always be in your pantry. These items will give you the flexibility after a long day of work to make a variety of easy meals for you and yours.

 
Thursday March 27th
 
5-6:30 PM Open Weigh-in @Ministry 2501
 
5-6:00 PM FREE Exercise: Zumba @Ministry 2501

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Suitable for any level!

It is encouraged that you bring a water bottle to class.

 
6-7:00 PM FREE Exercise: Boot Camp @Ministry 2501

This class is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of exercises using your own body weight. This group fitness class promotes fat loss, camaraderie, and team effort. Everyone involved works at their own pace as they team up and work towards one goal.

It is encouraged that you bring a water bottle to class.

SMART Dining March 24-28th:


Bistro’s hours are 6:30a-3:30p , M-F
  • Soup and Salad Bar
Subway Special for March
  • One FREE 6” egg white on any sub or salad purchase.
The Store: Item of the week
  • Banana ONLY $.29!

Non-perishables collected

This week: 200 pounds
Total: 2,287 pounds

Reviews

Healthy at Every Size: Dr. Annie Wetter joined us Tuesday night and gave tips to help participants stay on the right track through the end of the Ministry Community Weight Race and beyond. Dr. Wetter is an Associate Dean and Chairperson for the Health Promotion and Human Development program at UW-Stevens Point. One of Dr. Wetter’s most intriguing points was avoid comparing yourself to others, which is harder than it sounds. Everyone is unique and we all need to accept that what works for one person may not work for someone else, and that’s okay! Dr. Wetter also touched on the reasons for overconsumption of food. The concern is not emotional or contextual instances, but rather the daily habitual instances. Begin by making small daily changes. One final tip Dr. Wetter left us with is to trust our bodies. The Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy deemphasizes the weight loss aspect to most healthy living. It suggests that healthy behaviors may be more important than weight loss. Our bodies can be a reliable source of information to each of us, if we learn to listen. By doing so, we can shift to internally regulated cues and decrease our vulnerability to the many external cues that are out there. One way we can accomplish this is by enjoying indulgences without the guilt and believing we deserve it!

Desserts done right! This week’s nutrition skills cooking class, held at the University food lab, focused on how to incorporate lower calorie desserts into a healthy diet. In the hands-on cooking class, participants went home with a decadent dark chocolate cake, refreshing mixed berries with orange custard sauce, and mouth-watering peanut butter cookies. While classic dessert recipes use copious quantities of fat, sugar, or other high-calorie ingredients, these CWR-friendly recipes use substitutions such as prune puree, fat-free buttermilk, and no-calorie sweetener. Participants learned that treating themselves to a healthier-option dessert from time to time can be a delicious part of reaching their weight loss goals.

Other Health related community events

The American Heart Association invites you to celebrate National Walking Day: Wednesday, April 2, 2014. On this day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your family, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life.

Non-competitive walk in Stevens Point in June: Walk Wisconsin: Saturday, June 7th. Training for the ¾ marathon started this week!

Dancing for a Reason: Adventure 212 is doing a Dance Event to help the United Way! Join us in this fun way to get moving while supporting a great charity!

 

 
 
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