August 27, 2013
The Just 10 Fitness Challenge: Move, Lose or Maintain
Well Aware, the MCPS employee wellness program, has designed an activity challenge for the first half of the 2013–2014 school year that is fit for everyone—the Just 10 Challenge!
This fall, the challenge calls on employees to move just 10 minutes a day, lose just 10 percent of their body weight, or maintain their weight by doing just 10 more (reps/miles/minutes/laps or whatever you wish.) Whether you need a boost of motivation to start moving, encouragement to lose weight, or an incentive to maintain your current activity level, this challenge is for you. By participating, you will be eligible to win prizes for yourself, your team, and your school or office.
Well Aware is entering its fourth year of offering physical activity challenges to MCPS employees. Look how far we have come! We have motivated you to get up and move, asked you to look at how you fuel your movement, added resistance training to your workouts, and tracked your activity. Most importantly, we have motivated each other to achieve a common goal.
Let Us Help You Quit for Good
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to present the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program. The free program is available to employees and their spouses, regardless of whether they participate in MCPS employee benefits or are enrolled in benefits with Kaiser.
The next Quit for Good session begins Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Maple Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. Meetings are once a week for eight weeks. To participate, register by emailing Well Aware.
A nurse practitioner leads the classes with assistance from Kaiser Permanente clinicians and health experts. Discussions cover the skills necessary to successfully live tobacco-free. Topics include risk assessment, stress management techniques and healthy weight management strategies. In addition to class meetings, participants receive support through a helpline, peer sponsors who understand what it takes to quit, and other helpful resources.
To learn more, visit the Well Aware website.