Holiday Madness is Coming; Maintain, Don’t Gain!
Small Changes, Big Results, the fall physical activity challenge, is well under way! With nearly 200 teams registered, a competitive spirit is building among school and office teams for the grand prize grants! It is not too late to join. The Small Changes, Big Results challenge is asking you to take small steps to realize big health gains this school year.
Maintain Don’t Gain—the second Small Changes, Big Results mini-challenge—began Monday, Nov. 17. With the holidays approaching, many people worry that the extra food and goodies will lead to unwanted weight gain. Participate in the mini-challenge by taking small steps each day to prevent this weight gain. Download the mini challenge calendar from the Small Changes, Big Results web page, enter your activity for your chance to win prizes, and enjoy the holiday season without the added weight!
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 20
The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting—even for one day—smokers will take an important step towards a healthier life, a step that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Consider joining many other smokers from around the country who will participate in the smokeout this Thursday, Nov. 20.
Are you interested in quitting? One way is to attend Well Aware’s free tobacco cessation program, Quit for Good. Learn more. If you and/or your spouse are interested in taking the spring class, e-mail Well Aware.
Another way to quit smoking is to keep your hands busy while you are experiencing a craving. The ACS has created a mobile game app called Zombie Smokeout. If you are a smoker, play this iPhone, iPad and Android mobile game to help distract you and keep your hands busy until the urge to smoke passes. Download the game.