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Learning to Eat Healthy, Keep Moving and Lose Weight

September 10, 2013


Eating for Your Active Lifestyle

The start of school means you may have less time to focus on preparing healthy snacks and meals. Unfortunately, healthy meals become less of a priority when time is short. Well Aware and UnitedHealthcare will help you learn how to eat properly on the go by offering an informative seminar and webinar, Nutrition to Go: Eating for Your Active Lifestyle. The seminar will provide strategies to combat poor eating habits. You will learn how to limit fats, sugar and sodium while eating on the go. Learn strategies to make healthier choices while eating out, and how to plan a healthy meal ahead of time.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19
    Carver Educational Services Center cafeteria
    850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville
    4:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 20
    West Farm Bus Depot
    11920 Bournefield Way, Silver Spring
    10–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
    4–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25
    Shady Grove Bus Depot
    16651 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville
    10–11 a.m.

Register for the seminar and/or webinar by emailing Well Aware. You will be sent a link to the webinar and an Outlook calendar reminder.

Just10Challenge_Logo_CMYKWell Aware Challenges YOU to Move, Lose, or Maintain With JUST 10!

This fall, you have a chance to join Well Aware for a physical activity challenge that is fit for everyone—the Just 10 Challenge!

With Just 10, you have a choice. You can move just 10 minutes a day, lose just 10 percent of your body weight, or maintain by doing just 10 more! Whether you need a boost of motivation to start moving, some 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.

Similar to previous years’ challenges, participants should register for the program on the Well Aware Fitness Log. Then, throughout the 10-week challenge, they will log and track progress based on:

  • the time they have spent on physical activity,
  • their weight, or
  • the distance travelled (or maintained).

Register now on the Well Aware Fitness Log. If you have registered on the Fitness Log for a previous challenge, you do not need to register again.

With Just 10, you can participate as an individual or with coworkers and participate on a team. Should you opt to join a team, registration will open on Monday, Sept. 16. Individual and team competitions will begin Monday, Oct. 7, and end on Sunday, Dec. 15.

For more information on the Just 10 Challenge, including dates, rules and prizes, visit the Well Aware website and the Just 10 web page.

Don’t Miss the September Wellness Newsletter!

For more wellness news, check out this month’s Well Aware e-News, where you can meet a group of wellness champions who are eating heart healthy and saving money—together. In addition, learn about a seminar/webinar that will provide strategies for eating on the go, a new session of the Quit for Good smoking cessation class and learn about Just 10, a new physical activity challenge for the fall that is fit for us all!

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