Taking the Sweet-Free Challenge
The holidays will be here soon. Are you ready to move through them in a healthier way? Are you prepared to cut back on the amount of sweets you consume while celebrating with family, friends and coworkers?
Well Aware, the MCPS employee wellness program, has a plan to help you do just that. This holiday season, employees can avoid the holiday bulge by taking the sweet-free challenge! Designate an area in your school or office as a sweet-free zone by posting this flyer in the staff lounge, break room or on the kitchen door!
Outside the sweet-free zone, you can follow these healthy habits and practices to avoid overindulging in too many sweets during the holidays:
- Stay active on a daily basis.
- Drink water to stay hydrated and decrease hunger.
- Get an adequate amount of sleep to help decrease cravings.
- Eat foods rich in natural sugars instead of those laden with processed sugars.
- Enjoy your favorite holiday treats, but limit the portion size.
If you are a school employee, share these ideas with your Parent Teacher Association to promote a culture of wellness during the holiday season. Office employees can post them or share them in staff meetings. Then, email Well Aware to let them know how your sweet-free zone and wellness tips are helping staff celebrate the holiday season in a healthy way.
Check Out the December Wellness Newsletter: Arriving Dec. 6 in Your Outlook Inbox
In this month’s Well Aware e-News, coming out Dec. 6, you will meet a wellness champion who lost more than 100 pounds and has kept it off. Also, you’ll learn about a challenge to get a jump start on New Year’s resolutions, and get information on when and how Just 10 challenge winners will be recognized for their efforts.