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.