Sev­enth an­nual Well­ness Chal­lenge be­gins Jan­uary 21

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If you made a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to have a health­ier 2019, the sev­enth an­nual Well­ness Chal­lenge might help keep you on track.

The City of Swift Cur­rent’s 2019 Well­ness Chal­lenge runs from Jan­uary 21 to Fe­bru­ary 17, and the four week long chal­lenge in­vites par­tic­i­pants to pur­sue a health­ier start to the year in a num­ber of mea­sur­able ar­eas. Daily well­ness points are avail­able in the ar­eas of nu­tri­tion, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, water and sleep, so the chal­lenge is not strictly a fit­ness chal­lenge. Changes were made to this year’s chal­lenge based on the feed­back from pre­vi­ous years.

Peo­ple are in­vited to reg­is­ter teams of at least five mem­bers from their work­places, or­ga­ni­za­tion, fam­ily or a group of friends. Each team mem­ber keeps track of their daily well­ness points.

There are prizes avail­able for the five in­di­vid­u­als with the high­est points. There is also a team prize avail­able for the group post­ing the best score.

A se­ries of weekly lunch and learn ses­sions will de­liver some well­ness ed­u­ca­tion dur­ing the chal­lenge, and in­di­vid­u­als can at­tend in per­son or view on Youtube. There is also a weekly chal­lenge to earn ex­tra points.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity for a healthy start to the year,” ex­plained Val Choofoo, In Mo­tion Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­i­ta­tor. “Over the past six years, just over 1,800 peo­ple have par­tic­i­pated in the Well­ness Chal­lenge. Let’s help Swift Cur­rent be a place where a ‘healthy’ life makes sense!”

Teams wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate are asked to email [email protected]­ with the name of the team, the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants and the name of the team cap­tain re­spon­si­ble for re­port­ing team point to­tals dur­ing the chal­lenge.

The Swift Cur­rent Ki­wa­nis Club has again spon­sored this year’s chal­lenge.

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