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Welcome to Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate, the first issue of the three-part Healthy Bodies series. The series will provide you with information, resource links, and practical tips on how to achieve a healthy body. This first initiative will focus on the importance of physical activity for your overall health and well-being.

Being physically active doesn’t have to mean following a structured exercise plan – it includes the little things you do such as gardening, playing tag with your children, or taking your dog for a walk. No matter what your starting point, there are many health benefits you can gain from being active, including improved self-esteem, and a reduced risk of many chronic diseases.

This wellness initiative has the following resources for you and your workplace:

Health Issues in the Workplace Newsletter

Healthy Bodies ACTIVate

The articles in this newsletter will provide more information on the importance of physical activity for overall health and well-being.

Personal Health Guide

Get Moving: Healthy Active Living

This Personal Health Guide will provide tips to help you and your family incorporate physical activity into your daily life.

Contest

The Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate contest is designed to test your knowledge about physical activity and the role it plays in your overall health. Read the Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate newsletter and then mark the statements as True or False

Contest Poster

This Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate contest poster can be used to help promote the Healthy Bodies ACTIVate contest.

Tip Poster

This Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate tips poster can be used to help promote the Healthy Bodies ACTIVate initiative. Adults should be physically active for a minimum of 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) per week. This tip poster shows how to make it count, by adding up your activities!

Ideas to Promote

This is a list of suggestions to help promote the Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate initiative to your employees. The intention is for you to use one or more activities and/or events to generate interest and awareness about this topic.

E-Bulletins:

These are a series of two-page fact sheets that provide information about how to include more physical activity into your life. Watch for the next month’s e-bulletin.

Walk It Out: Your Physical Activity Challenge!

This e-bulletin is designed to help increase the amount of time you spend walking over a four week time frame. 

Change it Up: Your Physical Activity Challenge!

This e-bulletin is designed to keep you interested in physical activity by trying new activities over the next four weeks. 

Pump it Up: Your Physical Activity Challenge!

This e-bulletin is designed to help you increase the intensity of your physical activity over the next four weeks. 

Partner Up: Your Physical Activity Challenge!

This e-bulletin is designed to help you stay on track with your physical activity plan over the next four weeks by including a friend, co-worker, or family members as a partner.