Join the Mind/Body Reboot!
With our intense focus on technology over the past year, we all know the importance of rebooting our Chromebooks and laptops. Rebooting helps keep systems running efficiently and can often speed performance. Well Aware will soon challenge you to reboot your mind and body!
Our systems have been under a lot of emotional and physical stress due to the pandemic. When under stress, our bodies produce fight or flight hormones. If these hormones stay elevated long-term, we start to experience mental fog and physical exhaustion.
This spring, unplug, reboot your mind and body, and create new healthy behaviors by joining Well Aware’s 10-week Mind/Body Reboot physical activity challenge.
While the reboot will look different for everyone, having an accountability team can help you stay on track. Teams can work together to encourage healthy habits, and support each other during this challenge.
Interested in participating independently? That’s fine, too! Follow the hashtag #mcpsstaffwellness on Twitter for challenge pictures, inspiration and healthy tips. You can win prizes, including healthy cooking or smoothie demonstrations via Zoom, grants to promote wellness at your school or office, and other recognition.
To get started, take these steps:
- Register on the online Well Aware Fitness Log beginning Monday, March 8. If you registered previously for another challenge, you do not need to register again. But, make sure your location is updated in your profile, especially if you changed schools or offices.
- To join a team, designate a colleague as the team captain. The captain will use the Fitness Log to create and register your team. Accept the email invitation when it arrives from the Fitness Log.
- Log your activity in the Fitness Log each week beginning Monday, March 15.
Learn more about the Mind/Body Reboot challenge, including incentives and rules by visiting the Well Aware website. Or, search for Mind/Body Reboot from any MCPS webpage.