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Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 Way to a Better Life Contest FINALE - TOMORROW NIGHT

The contest Finale will be held TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 25 at Gene Fullmer at 6pm and will last for approximately 30 minutes. We will provide a summary of the contest, raffle off prizes and announces the winners of the 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 WBL Contest - At Home Challenge

The contest may be ending but it doesn't mean the fun has to end! We are offering an additional challenge for those that would like a little additional incentive to keep going on their own.The At Home Challenge will run from May 1 - May 28.

Complete the one month challenge on your own and at the end of the challenge email your point total to healthywestjordan@gmail.com. Participants in the At Home Challenge will be entered into a prize drawing. Point totals need to be submitted by midnight on Friday, June 2, 2017 in order to be included in the raffle.

We will also provide an opportunity for a follow-up weigh-in during the week of May 30-June 2 to anyone that is interested. Please schedule a follow-up weigh-in by Friday, May 26 by emailing healthycommunities@slco.org or call 385-468-5256 / 385-468-5258

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Way to a Better Life Contest Wrap Up

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU DID IT! 
You completed the 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest!

We hope you enjoyed the contest and that you found ways to create lasting habits that will continue to improve your health.

The winners of the 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest will be announced next Tuesday, April 25 at Gene Fullmer at 6pm and will last for approximately 30 minutes. We will also provide a summary of the contest and raffle off other prizes.

We hope you can come join us to celebrate your success and the success of others that participated in the contest.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Final Weigh-In TONIGHT

It is already here! The final weigh-in for the 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest. 

The final weigh-in will be held at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center (8015 S. 2200 W.) from 5:30pm-7:30pm. You can come by anytime during the final weigh-in to complete your post-assessment testing and record your final weight and points for the contest.

What to expect: 
*Anticipate the post-assessments to take about 30-45 min. to complete.
When you arrive at Gene Fullmer you will go through six stations:
1- Check-in - Pick up your assessment form
2- Weight - Weigh-In for the your official final weight
3- Body Composition - Body Fat percentage measured
4- Waist Circumference Measurement
5- After Photo
6- Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Testing - *This station will most likely take the longest so please be patient. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dimensions of Health and Wellness

Health is not just a physical aspect. Consider the other aspects of health and think of ways you can improve your health by focusing on something beyond the physical.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hunger Fullness

One way to get back in touch with your body and to live a healthier life is to pay attention and be mindful when you are eating. Start by paying attention to your hunger and fullness. Use the scale below to help you get more in tune with your eating habits and develop a healthier relationship with food.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Flourless Peanut Butter, Oat & Banana Pancakes

Nutrition Challenge Starts TODAY

This is a great opportunity to focus on improving your diet. The Nutrition Challenge is designed to encourage you to incorporate a more balanced diet into your daily life. Use the tracker sheet on page 7 of your participant packet to mark off the boxes as you complete the weekly challenges. Each challenge is worth 10 points with a max of 70 points per week. Points earned will go toward contest point totals.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Daily Caloric Intake

Whether your goal is weight loss or not it is important to understand and know how much fuel your body needs in order for you to be healthy and function properly. Look at page 14-16 in your participant packet to find out what your energy needs might be for you to accomplish your health goals.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Understanding Body Composition

During the pre-assessments you should have had your body composition measured. It is important to understand what the information means so you can evaluate your improvement throughout the contest. A copy of this sheet is available on page 12 of your participant packet. If you have further questions about understanding your body composition talk to us at the weekly weigh-in or send us an email.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Measuring Success

During the first week of the contest we will highlight and explore the information found in your participant packet. We hope that you will take the time to read through all the information that is provided to you. The information is intended to help you determine a healthy approach to living a healthier life. We hope this contest will help you establish LIFESTYLE changes that will improve your health.

Living a healthier lifestyle is not just about weight loss. Another measurement of success you could consider is through inches lost or muscle gained. As you become more active you may lose inches and maybe not necessarily pounds. Maybe your goal is to increase your bicep size...whatever your goal is hopefully this tool will help you measure a different kind of success.

This chart is a way to keep track of your measurements at the beginning of the contest and compare the difference at the end of the contest. A copy of this chart can be found in your participant packet on page 13.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Way to a Better Life KICKOFF TONIGHT

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!!! The beginning of the 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest!

The kickoff will be held at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center (8015 S. 2200 W.) from 5:30pm-7:30pm. You can come by anytime during the kickoff to complete your pre-assessment testing and pick up all the contest materials.

What to expect: 
*Anticipate the pre-assessments to take about 30-45 min. to complete.
When you arrive at Gene Fullmer you will go through six stations:
1- Check-in / Registration - Pick up contest packet
2- Weight - Weigh in for the your official starting weight
3- Body Composition - Body Fat percentage measured
4- Waist Circumference Measurement
5- Before Photo
6- Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Testing - *This station will most likely take the longest so please be patient. 


Monday, January 16, 2017

Way to a Better Life Contest Kickoff TOMORROW!

The 2017 Way to a Better Life Contest kickoff is TOMORROW evening. It is not too late to sign up. Fill out the paper form and bring it to the kickoff tomorrow evening.

Kickoff: 5:30pm-7:30pm at Gene Fullmer Recreation Center.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Not too late to register

Online registration is now closed but it is not too late to register. Fill out the paper form and bring it to the kickoff on Tuesday evening.