Staying Healthy at Work

Week 2: Staying Healthy At Work

We spend a large portion of our waking hours at work, so it’s important to engage in healthy behaviors when you’re in the office. It can be difficult when every time you walk into the break room there is a tray of cookies or donuts are being served at your morning meeting. Make it a point this year to be healthy at work and lead by example. If you’re being healthy, others may follow suit.

Avoid the Break Room

If the break room is where the treats are – avoid it! You’ll be less tempted by a treat you’re not making eye contact with.

Stock up on Healthy Snacks

Keep healthy snacks like nuts, fruit or yogurt around. If you’re full on healthy items, you won’t reach for that cookie as a hunger impulse. Don’t forget to drink lots of water, too. Oftentimes hunger is confused with thirst.

Counteract the Calories

It takes willpower to say no every time. If you want to enjoy that piece of cake – go for it! But add in a little extra activity to make up for those additional calories. Take the stairs, walk the long way to the restroom or go for a quick walk.

Staying Healthy at Work

Week 2: Staying Healthy At Work

We spend a large portion of our waking hours at work, so it’s important to engage in healthy behaviors when you’re in the office. It can be difficult when every time you walk into the break room there is a tray of cookies or donuts are being served at your morning meeting. Make it a point this year to be healthy at work and lead by example. If you’re being healthy, others may follow suit.

Avoid the Break Room

If the break room is where the treats are – avoid it! You’ll be less tempted by a treat you’re not making eye contact with.

Stock up on Healthy Snacks

Keep healthy snacks like nuts, fruit or yogurt around. If you’re full on healthy items, you won’t reach for that cookie as a hunger impulse. Don’t forget to drink lots of water, too. Oftentimes hunger is confused with thirst.

Counteract the Calories

It takes willpower to say no every time. If you want to enjoy that piece of cake – go for it! But add in a little extra activity to make up for those additional calories. Take the stairs, walk the long way to the restroom or go for a quick walk.

Healthier Holiday Traditions

Week 1: Healthier Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving – a holiday that the term ‘food coma’ probably originated from – can make sticking to your health goals difficult. Rest assured – it is possible to enjoy Thanksgiving without stuffing yourself (leave that to the turkey). Let’s kick off the holiday season with a healthy start.

Manage Your Portions

With a little planning, you can enjoy your Thanksgiving favorites and avoid going to bed ten pounds heavier. Depending on what time of the day you sit down for your big meal, eat a healthy breakfast and avoid snacking throughout the day. At meal time, survey the options. Skip the items you don’t enjoy as much, while leaving room to indulge (moderately) in your favorites.

Cook Healthier Alternatives

If you’re hosting, try cooking healthier options of your less healthy family favorites. For example, try roasting vegetables in oil instead of baking them in butter or swap half the potatoes for cauliflower in your mashed potatoes – no one will notice the difference! Check out our Pinterest page for more healthy Thanksgiving meal ideas.

Create Active Holiday Traditions

Create a new Thanksgiving tradition of doing something active. Sign-up for a Turkey Trot with friends or family, try our Planksgiving workout, play a game of touch football before the big meal (work up an appetite) or go for a post-meal (pre-dessert) walk around your neighborhood.

Join the Healthy Holidays Challenge

On average, Americans gain one to two pounds every holiday season – which they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! Let’s make this holiday season a healthier one, together. Join the Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge and enjoy the holidays with balance and maintain your weight this holiday season!

HOW IT WORKS

  • JOIN THE CHALLENGE – Click the ‘Join the Challenge’ button above. You will be redirected to your account login page. After logging in, you will see your Healthy Holidays Challenge Dashboard and you will officially be a part of the challenge. Not sure if you joined? Give us a call at (800) 694-0352.

  • WEEKLY TIPS – Receive weekly tips for overcoming holiday temptations, maintaining balance and engaging in healthy behaviors over the holidays.

  • MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT  Complete a pre-holiday weigh-in, between November 15-22, 2017, and a post-holiday weigh-in, between January 1-8, 2018. If you maintain your weight within one pound (or lose weight) you are eligible for the prize drawing!

  • WIN PRIZES – Everyone who maintains their weight is entered into the drawing. We will be giving away (10) Grand Prizes of a $125 Amazon Gift Card and (10) Runner-Up prizes of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

For more information and the official rules, please visit the Healthy Holiday Challenge page on our website. Have any questions? Call the Health Coaches at (800) 694-0352 or email us at personal.trainer@weighandwin.com.

Fall Team Challenge Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ‘Fall Back Into Fitness’ Weigh and Win Team Challenge! We had 782 people and 161 teams participate across Colorado. The Team Challenge helps fuel healthy change through competition and social accountability.

Missed out on this challenge? The next team challenge starts February 1, 2018. Stay tuned in January for more information. Want to compete now? Join the Healthy Holidays Challenge – and work on maintaining your weight over the holiday season.

Team Challenge Weight Improvement Winners

1 | If we think we can, we can!
8.46% average team weight improvement
2 | I Like Big Bundts
6.09% average team weight improvement
3 | GV – Team Die Lard 2
6.06%
 average team weight improvement

Team Challenge HEALTHpoints Winners

1 | Big City Wonder Women
9,220.25
 average team HEALTHpoints
2 | Snaccidentally Fat
9,209.5 
average team HEALTHpoints
3 | The IC Team Integrity
5,015.2
 average team HEALTHpoints

The winning teams earned great prizes like incentaHEALTH Smart Scales, gift cards and bluetooth headphones. Plus, the winning teams each selected a local Colorado charity to receive $1,000 donation.

7 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s – it’s a season for celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately for many, it’s also a season for over-indulging and weight gain. On average, Americans gain one to two pounds every holiday season – which they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! By following these seven simple tips, you can enjoy the holidays with balance and maintain your weight this holiday season.

1 –  Healthier Holiday Traditions

Every family has traditions; whether that is a specific dish or a special activity you do every year. This year, start some new healthy traditions such as a Black Friday hike, running a seasonal 5k with friends or a Post-Thanksgiving family walk.

2 – Managing Portions

Between large meals with family, get-togethers with co-workers or parties with friends, it can be difficult to maintain healthy eating habits when you’re constantly surrounded by unhealthy temptations. At gatherings, try to maintain a balance by filling your plate with the healthy options first. Keep an eye on your portions and something as simple as using a smaller plate can help too!

3 – Stay Active

Make time for physical activity. If you can’t stick with your regular workout routine, add in small moments of activity throughout your day. Park further away in the parking lot while shopping, take the stairs over the elevator, or do a 15 body weight workout or yoga session in the morning. Have a house full of guests? Schedule a family outing ice skating, building a snowman or hiking.

4 – Manage Stress

The holidays can be stressful. We are overscheduled, frazzled preparing for guests or worried about the cost of buying presents or hosting guests. Take care of yourself this year and manage your stress. Focus on being mindful, present and thankful for your family, friends, health and well-being. It’s okay to say no! Only say yes to invites that mean the most to you.

5 – Staying Health at Work

We spend a large portion of our waking hours at work, so engage in healthy behaviors when you’re in the office. If the break room is where treats collect, avoid it! Stock up on healthy snacks like fresh fruit and nuts. It takes will-power to say no every time. If that cookie is tempting you, enjoy it but counteract those calories with a little exercise – such as a quick walk.

6 – Healthy Hydration

With parties and commitments, it can be difficult to not overdo it with beverages. People often overestimate the effects that too much alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks can have on their mind and body. Moreover, beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic can add empty, unnecessary calories to your day.  Stay hydrated with plenty of water and be aware of the calories (and effect) of too many beverages.

7 – Stay Accountable with the Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge

Join the free Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge and stay accountable to maintaining your weight this holiday season. Weigh-in the week before Thanksgiving and the week after New Year’s. Everyone who maintains their weight is entered into a prize drawing with over $1,200 worth of prizes!  Join online here: www.WeighandWin.com/HealthyHolidays.

Weigh and Win is a free program in Colorado that encourages you to eat better and move more – and will reward you for doing so! Sign-up to receive daily, personalized health coaching by email or text messages, track your progress with quarterly weigh-ins and earn cash rewards for weight improvement. Find out more at WeighandWin.com.

 

 

Win a Blender in November!

We’re giving away four Nutribullet Blender for our November HEALTHpoints drawing. Everyone who earns 300 or more HEALTHpoints in November is automatically entered into the drawing.

Congratulations to the October HEALTHpoints winners of $50 Target Gift Cards.

  • Kimberly – Englewood
  • Coleene – Erie
  • Michael – Boulder
  • Adrienne – Denver
  • Lindsay – Pueblo West
  • Pamela – Englewood