Nov 06

What’s in Season in November?

Oct 27

October Healthy Heroes: Dynamite Rebel Ramblers

Congratulations to the Dynamite Rebel Ramblers, The Get Fit on Route 66 Challenge winners on being this month’s healthy heroes! You rock! 

 

Your commitment to fitness during the Get Fit on Route 66 was inspiring, what did your daily routine look like in order to beat out the competition?  

Having a daily routine is the most important.  Try to squeeze in a walk at lunch.  Having a fitbit challenge helps keep you motivated daily.  You can see what others are doing immediately and its fun competition.

 

How did the team stay inspired and keep each other motivated during the challenge?

Having a team with the same goal and drive to win is very helpful.  We sent weekly and sometimes daily emails and texts to each other to keep us motivated.  If we found a new activity we shared it with our team.

 

What advice do you have to others that are looking to start their wellness journey?

Awareness!! The first step is having an honest look at your lifestyle.  You can’t make lasting positive changes if you don’t look at the big picture.  Find a buddy or team, being healthy is fun and easier with friends.

 

What would you like to see in our schools to promote healthy living for SVVSD

employees?

Fruit Basket Friday instead of Donut Day.  District incentives, more team and school challenges, after school hours classes, cooking demos, exercise and fitness classes.  Standing work stations are also good.

 

What would be your Healthy Tip?  
Start Small, One change at a time. Each day is a new day is a new day to make healthy choices.  Don’t be a couch potato, push yourself.  Track your journey with photos, measurements and journaling.  Make a plan, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

 

Team Members: Traci Banker, Kathy Conway, Malinda Dufour , Brittney Green, Jodi Marsolek, Zee McCarroll and Tracy Sampson.

Do you work with a Healthy Hero? Nominate yourself or someone you know at SVVSD to be our next Healthy Hero! Email your nomination to wellness@svvsd.org

Oct 10

Breast Cancer Awareness

in 2017, it’s estimated that among U.S. women there will be*:

 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer

40,610 breast cancer deaths

 

 

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when cells divide and grow without their normal control.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) occurs when the abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts, but have not spread to nearby tissue. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer.

Invasive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells spread to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.

Invasive breast cancer that spreads to other parts of the body is called metastatic breast cancer.

Learn more about breast cancer.

Learn more about DCIS.

Learn more about invasive breast cancer.

Learn more about metastatic breast cancer.

 

Warning Signs

The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women.

The most common signs are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge.

Learn more about the warning signs of breast cancer.

 

Other Breast Conditions

Other conditions and benign (not cancer) changes can occur in the breast.

Some increase the risk of breast cancer and others do not.

Learn about lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

Learn about benign breast conditions.

 

Find more information on breast cancer>>

*American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2017. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2017.

Oct 09

Upcoming: Movember – Men’s Health Mustache Competition

In Preparation for Men’s Health, SVVSD Wellness will be hosting a Stache’ Competiton! So start brushing and oiling that glorious facial fur for a chance to win some awesome prizes from local community partners!

Date: Movember 1st – Movember 30th

Grow Your Stache’ Win Some Prizes

Learn About Mens Health

All Shapes, Sizes, Lengths and Colors Accepted!

 

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Oct 09

Looking For A Way To Save For College?

Looking For A Way To Save For College?

Come Learn About Your Options Over Dinner

All attendees will receive a FREE $25 Starter Account!

We are proud to have partnered with CollegeInvest to offer our employees access to Colorado’s 529 College Savings Program as part of our benefits package.  This opportunity will allow our employees to use tax-advantaged college savings plans to save for higher education expenses for their children, grandchildren, even themselves!

Some highlights of the CollegeInvest program are:

 

·     Colorado state income tax deduction for contributions ·      Open an account with as little as $25
·     Tax deferred growth and tax free qualified withdrawals ·      Savings can be used nationwide
·     Four unique plans tailored to meet your investment style ·      Account owner controls the money
·     Beneficiary can be changed without penalty ·      Convenient way to save
·     No income or age limitations ·      Expert money managers

 

A representative from CollegeInvest will be here to host a Lunch & Learn presentation and will explain all the benefits of saving for college, and the plans offered by CollegeInvest.

REGISTER HERE

Oct 09

Is Activity Part of Your Daily Life?

Being active and healthy does not have to mean going to the gym to lift weights or spending 30 minutes on the treadmill. Of course these things are important, but by integrating activity into everything you do, you will be able to see faster results and also create habits in each aspect of life. Here are some things you may not already do, that can get you in an active habit:

1) Park far away from the store so you’ll have to walk further.
2)Take the stairs everywhere possible.
3) Take a walk after dinner with the family each night the weather is nice.
4) Ride your bike when you have to run errands close to home.
5) Create a mini exercise program for your kids and do it with them.
6) Have only one phone in the house, and be sure it is not cordless.
7) During your lunch hour, get out. Whether that is walking, calisthenics, stretching, climbing stairs, or shopping!
8) Plant a garden or do yard work.
9)Hand wash your car instead of taking it to the car wash.
10) Do mini exercises at your desk (leg lifts, abs, use a fit ball).

Receive daily motivation and tips like this by signing up for Weigh and Win through SVVSD!

Oct 06

Sleep: An Essential Component to Health and Well-Being

In the past five years, it has been routinely reported by researchers and the media alike that Americans are notoriously sleep deprived. There are numerous reasons why this may be the case. While many people look towards improving their health via diet, exercise and ceasing bad consumption habits (i.e. junk food, cigarettes), sleep is often overlooked – or is it? Sleep medications will surpass $5 billion in annual sales within the next year. Apparently not only are Americans having difficulty getting sufficient quantities of quality sleep, they are also having difficulties getting to sleep. This workshop provides the latest research findings regarding the importance of sleep and offers participants suggestions on how to improve their sleep according to priority and quality measures.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can improve your sleep, please register for an on-site class below.

October 17th 
12:00 – 1:00pm
ESC Boardroom

October 24th
4:30 – 5:30pm
ESC Boardroom

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Sep 29

What’s in Season in October

Sep 14

Flu Shots!

SVVSD will be offering FREE on-site Flu Shots to benefit eligible employees (employees that are working more than 17.5 hours a week). Make a reservation for your flu shot online at SVVSDFluClinic.com

If you are unable to attend one of the listed clincis, contact Dylan at x57369 or radford_dylan@svvsd.org for a Flu Shot Voucher. Vouchers are redeemable at Nextera provider locations through 11/30/2017

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Aug 28

Weight Watchers at Work Schedule

Weight Watchers at Work will be returning to SVVSD this fall! Take a look at all the locations we will be at, and reach out to your site advocate if you have any questions. Please be sure to RSVP for the session you will be attending!

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