April 6, 2012

Announcements

Only 1 week to go before final weigh-ins!

WIN BIG this week at the presentation! It’s our 2nd annual Bag of Food Challenge. It’s the last week to help out our local food pantry’s. You’ll receive 1 ticket for each non-perishable item you bring in, additionally, the participant who brings in the most food items and the participant who brings in the heaviest, combined food weight will win prizes. Prizes: 6” sub from Subway (2), Fitness Journal (2), Authentic MCWR recipe cards (8), and Fitness equipment (2).

Ministry Home Care Hospice Services is raffling off two beautiful handcrafted quilts to fund the care provided to patients facing the end of life and their families. See the flier

Upcoming Active Events:

Get It Dunn: 5k/Half marathon on May 19, 2012 in Menomonie, WI. Website

Fit Kids Challenge: Event #3 on April 14, 2012 at Adventure 212 in Stevens Point, WI. Website

Walk Wisconsin: Quarter, half, and full marathon non-competitive walk on June 2, 2012 at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point, WI. Website

Panel Of Experts
 

Our Last and Final Presentation on Monday, April 9th: Healthy Forever

The final countdown is here! This means the 2012 Ministry Community Weight Race is coming to a close, but have no fears. The panel of experts is back yet again to encourage us all to make positive changes in our lives that will benefit us long after the weight race is over. Your hard work, effort to eat healthier, and incorporation of physical activity into your life should carry forward. One of the best ways to do this is by getting involved in events like Walk Wisconsin and the healthy habits class, setting goals, or working out with a friend. Bring any questions, as the panel is an excellent resource for topics regarding nutrition, exercise, injury prevention, tips on maintaining your healthy lifestyle, motivation, and anything regarding weight.

The panel consists of Brad Johnson, MD, Ministry Medical Group Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Annie Wetter, UWSP Assistant Dean and Professor of Health Promotion & Human Development, Dave Candra, NPTI Certified Personal Trainer, Anytime Fitness, and Beth Hanna, Portage County Health & Human Services. The exceptional panel will discuss what to do once the MCWR is over.

The hard work you have done over the last 14 weeks can be lost if you disregard the lessons learned throughout the competition, so we urge you to make the effort, day in and day out to be a happier, healthier, more fit you! The presentation will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. held on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room, 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Doors open at 5 p.m. Come and meet with the panel one last time. Together we can be healthy forever!

Presentation Review: The World Around Me: Our Culture Effects Our Changes

Suzanne Oehike, MS, RD, CD gave an informative talk entitled The World Around Me: Our Culture Effects Our Changes. It is shown that when there is a higher concentration of fast food restaurants in a given area, it is harder to make healthy choices. Amount, location, and price of food in markets all have an affect on what we buy and eat. “Food and eating environments likely contribute to the increased obesity epidemic over and above such factors as knowledge, skills, and motivation.” Your environment could include things like the route you take to work, vending machines, and those whom you eat with. Food in America is convenient, processed, and eaten throughout the day. It is important to be mindful about what you choose to consume. Many policies are put through regarding food that are not necessarily in the best health interests for our nation and communities. On the other hand, some policies are trying to combat this. It is good to be aware of what effects specific food prices such as marketing, transpiration, and politics. Besides paying attention to politics, supporting local farmers is a great way to help the community, environment, and your own body. Promoting healthy eating in schools and being a good role model for children protects the health of the next generation. It is also good to be aware of the many dimensions of the food you consume and its impact on you and your environment.

Workshops on Thursday, April 12:
5 p.m. Tai Chi
5 p.m. Love Your Body

Please register with Traci Smet for these classes as space is limited. 715.346.5416.

Healthy Item of the Week Sponsored By Team Schierl Companies:
April 6 – April 21

The healthy item can be found at most of the store locations. Gold Peak Tea (18.5oz) for $1.29.

Smart Dining Meal of the Week: Grazies
April 8 – April 14

Bruschetta Chicken Salad: Fresh baby spinach and Roma tomatoes tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, accompanied by fresh pesto marinated mozzarella, and pesto grilled chicken with crispy toast points. Original price: $10.99

Mediterranean: A fresh tomato sauce tossed with artichokes, kalamata olives, onions, grilled mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese over linguine.  Substituting whole wheat noodles or putting over fresh spinach would be great choices as well. Original price: small $12.49, regular $15.49

Non-Perishables Collected
This Week: 39.6 Pounds
Total: 1,479.6 Pounds

For more information about the Ministry Community Weight Race, contact:
Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES
Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator
Ministry Point Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715.346.5416
cell: 715.347.4994
traci.smet@ministryhealth.org