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    River Valley Regional YMCA Wellness Initiative

    River Valley Regional YMCA WELLNESS INITIATIVE Have you put your health on the back burner this past year?  Are your physical workouts non-existent right now, and have you spent too much time on the couch or at your work desk?  The Y has a solution for YOU!  Meet with a Personal Trainer 2x/week for 30 minutes, and utilize the Y for your own workouts during this 6 week program.  See your health improve, and stress melt away.  All 6 Y Branches are participating:  Williamsport, Eastern Lycoming, Jersey Shore, Lock Haven, Tioga County, and Bradford County.  There ARE certain eligibility requirements. To see if you are eligible and for more information,…

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    Springtime Shape-Up Challenge

    Welcome to the Springtime Shape-Up Challenge! Springtime Shape-Up is a fitness challenge that can help you get into better shape! You’ll learn how to fit exercise into your daily routine, get new workout ideas, and more! Track your time exercised on your wellness website. Each week, your goal is to complete at least 150 minutes of exercise. Challenge Dates: 4/5/2021 – 5/2/2021 All tracker data must be entered by 5/5/2021 All participants who complete 150+ minutes of physical activity a week will earn 50 points towards the NTIC Wellness Program   TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE:  Go to your Health Advocate portal at https://members.healthadvocate.com/ Click on ‘Springtime Shape-Up’ from your To…

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    YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

    I have been contacted by the Bradford County Branch YMCA (Towanda) asking to please share information on their upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Please see info below along with the attached flyer. The YMCA is currently forming a group for our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). DPP is a program created by the CDC and funded through the American Lung Association intended for pre-diabetic adults and will give guidance in the areas of diet and exercise. Participants can expect: Free 6-month YMCA membership Weekly, in-person meetings for the first 6 months Monthly meetings in months 7-12 Weight/BMI tracking Tips on food choices, calorie/macro tracking and activity tracking Peer encouragement, discussion and accountability…

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    March 5-Miler Challenge

    It is almost time for the annual collegiate basketball championship games! Have you ever thought about how much exercise a basketball player gets each game? The average basketball player gets about 5 miles of exercise each game! While you’re preparing to cheer on your favorite team and contemplating your bracket picks, we challenge you to get off your couch and exercise. Each week aim to get 5 miles of exercise—as much exercise as a basketball player gets in one game. You’ll be competing with your coworkers to see who can get the most miles! Join the challenge today! Visit https://members.healthadvocate.com/ Click on ‘March 5-Miler’ from your To-Do List Click ‘Join’…

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    National Heart Month – February

    February is recognized as National Heart Month. Why is heart health important? Many reasons. The most important reason being that our heart is what keeps us alive. Therefore, it is important we maintain our heart health and wellness by eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping well, and staying active. Wellness, however, goes beyond eating vegetables and exercising. Wellness is not just about how we care for ourselves, but also how we care for others. This past year has been frustrating and exhausting on numerous levels. I don’t need to tell you that. We have all been living it. We all know this feeling. We may be feeling emotions we have not…

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    Well-Being Pursuit Challenge

    As we continue to adapt to the new “normal,” it becomes increasingly obvious that some of the best defenses we have to cope with the situation stem from our well-being! While everyone’s situation and experience is unique, the pursuit of improved health and well-being can connect us all. In this challenge, we encourage you to pursue your well-being by completing daily activities to help you feel your best. As you move through the challenge, use the tips below as a starting point. Additionally, this checklist can help you track daily behaviors you can complete toward this challenge. We encourage you to complete at least one activity each day, so at the end…

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    6-Week Reset Challenge

    The YMCA has created a FREE 6-week Reset Challenge for ALL individuals. You do NOT need to be a YMCA member to participate. Please see below for basic information regarding the challenge.   Below is the basic info about the challenge: Here are the basics of how the challenge will work: No cost to the participant, and all are welcome! Starts today February 1st, but can join at ANY time TEXT “RESET” to 844-889-6222 to Join 6 Week Challenge focusing on a different theme each week: Week 1: Reset Week 2: Refresh Week 3: Reconnect Week 4: Replay Week 5: Reinvest Week 6: Restore Goal is to engage in activity…

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    Let’s Talk Basics

    Join us on Thursday, February 25th from 6-7pm for ‘Let’s Talk Basics with Jessica Callear’! Jessica, a certified health coach and exercise physiologist, will be joining us virtually to discuss all the basics of nutrition and exercise. This is a great opportunity to ask questions or join in on some great discussion. Registration for the event IS required. See the attached flyer, or the link below, to register. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the event. https://iu17.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOGvrzwiGNdRX48dFV5nQXEToKAS0rV-   Lets Talk Basics Flyer

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    December Payouts

    Reminder – we will be offering payouts in December if you have completed the Gold Level (550+ points) by 12/1/20. Incentives are required to go through payroll, therefore, it will be included within a paycheck.   Please contact me if you have any questions regarding payouts. Thanks!   Courtney

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    Guthrie’s 2020 Sayre Turkey Trot!

    Guthrie’s 2020 Sayre Turkey Trot is now virtual!   For more information and to register, please visit the website below. Proceeds from the Sayre Turkey Trot benefit Guthrie’s Cancer Care Fund.   https://www.guthrie.org/sayreturkeytrot   Reminder: the completion of a registered race is worth 40 points towards your wellness program!