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
The articles in this newsletter will provide more information on the importance of physical activity for overall health and well-being.
Personal Health Guide
This Personal Health Guide will provide tips to help you and your family incorporate physical activity into your daily life.
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
This Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate contest poster can be used to help promote the Healthy Bodies ACTIVate contest.
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.
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.