Congrats on making it to the final week of Mission SlimPOSSIBLE. Don’t forget to weigh-in and complete your post-survey to be eligible for our fabulous prizes.
You can eat well throughout the summer without losing the flavor and taste you crave. Use the recipes below to help you enjoy the holiday without hindering your journey to well being!
Watermelon Feta Salad
Sweet watermelon with salty feta equals the perfect combination for a tasty side dish. Easy and quick recipe with a lot of flavor! View the full recipe here.
Pork & Veggie Kebabs
A twist on the typical kebab, pork is a leaner alternative to beef. Pair with grilled veggies for an entree packed with vitamins and fiber that our bodies need! View the full recipe here.
Kale Pesto Pasta Salad
This recipe is a great alternative for fat-heavy, traditional pasta salad. A simple homemade kale pesto is sure to impress your guests and your taste buds. Use gluten-free pasta if you’re trying to avoid wheat. View the full recipe here.
Salmon is packed with essential omega- 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and protein. Click here for 4 grilled salmon recipes for you to include on your BBQ menu.
Arrange banana slices, raspberries and blueberries on skewers to make this festive desert! Fruit is a sweet treat that contains significantly less fat and calories than traditional cake and cupcake deserts.
Relax, Unwind and Rejuvenate with a Chair Massage in Rochester or Schenectady.
Go to the Chair Massage Webpage for schedules and details.
Email email@example.com with any questions.
Look no further! The Journey to Well Being Library has many books, including New York Times bestsellers available for any MVP employee to check out. Bring a book to read while lounging by the pool this weekend or on your vacation.
Check out the Journey To Well Being Lending Library here to check out a copy today!
Mission: SlimPOSSIBLE is a 12-week, weight loss challenge that will help you to gradually build healthy habits that allow you to lose weight and keep it off. Resources will be provided, but it’s up to you to choose the best tools for your success.
Weigh-ins start on April 28th. Click here for the schedule of weigh-ins. Participants must fill out the pre-survey any time before May 8th AND attend a weigh-in to officially sign up. The challenge begins on May 4th and runs 12 weeks. There will be a 6 week and 12 week weigh in that participants must attend to be eligible for prizes. Keep reading MVPnews and MVPnet for info as we get closer!
You’ve been waiting all year, so here it is! The 3 (major activity raffle) winners of the GRAND PRIZE weekend getaway are in! Congratulations to the following:
Bridget Cowlin (Syracuse office) for participating in Mission: SLIMpossible, plus losing over 10% body weight in that time. Bridget has won a weekend getaway to Mirbeau Inn and Spa.
Nicholas Hart (Rochester office) for participating in all 6 months of Mission: SLIMpossible! Nicholas has won a weekend getaway to the Belhurst Castle. Click here to read Nicholas’ personal Journey.
Kimberly Johnson (Schenectady office) for quitting smoking for at least 3 months and taking advantage of the tobacco-free discount! Kimberly has won a weekend getaway to the Mohonk Mountain House.
These three individuals, along with several other MyJourney 2014 participants, made significant behavior changes over the past year. These accomplishments are highly beneficial to their health and overall well-being. While there are only three grand prize winners, all individuals who completed a Major Activity for MyJourney 2014 should be very proud! Keep up the great work and stay tuned for more Journey to Well-Being programs!
Has it been a long time since you were active? Has your doctor encouraged you to start getting more active? If so, the thought of heading back to the gym might seem like a daunting task. Or maybe it seems too hard to squeeze a daily workout into your busy schedule.
Here’s a possible solution. What if, instead of creating a whole long workout routine to get back into shape, you went on 3 10-minute walks a day? Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Even a 10-minute walk can have a big impact on your health—an impact for the better. Those 3 10-minute walks add up to 30 minutes a day. And research suggests that just 30 minutes of walking, 3 days a week can lower blood pressure and shrink waist and hip size. It can also increase your overall fitness.
Don’t let the size of your goals discourage you or slow you down. Instead, focus on small changes. Pretty soon, your body might be fit and healthy, and wanting more.
For more information and materials to enhance the success of your worksite wellness program, log in to the Work Well, Live Well Website for Employers.
Healthyroads is launching their newly redesigned website on January 1, 2015. It will have an exciting new look and feel to it as well as a more responsive mobile website. Due to the redesigned website rollout, Healthyroads will be shutting down their current website on December 28, 2014 at 6pm EST. It will be up again on January 1, 2015 at 8am EST.
For WellStyle Rewards members, all activities must be completed by 6pm EST on 12/28/2014 to receive credit for the 2014 WellStyle Reward incentive plan. Healthyroads will be sending an email to all members who have not completed earning points toward their incentive or who have not redeemed their reward.
As many of you have requested, we have added a ‘Recipes’ section to the Journey to Well-Being website where coworkers can share their favorite, healthier recipes with other coworkers. Click Here to be directed to the Recipes page (or, under Resources, click on the ‘Recipes’ tab), and then simply click ‘Reply’ and start sharing!
The Workplace Wellness Awards honors organizations for doing an outstanding job bringing wellness to the workplace.
On November 6th, MVP representatives attended a breakfast at SRC Arena, which recognized all honorees selected for the 2014 awards. At the breakfast, attendees gained valuable wellness resources, contacts from the networking, and best practices. MVP will also be profiled in the Workplace Wellness Awards special event section of the Business Journal!
This is a wonderful accomplishment that MVP should be very proud of!
On Tues. Sept. 9 AND Fri. Sept.12th from 11:30am-12:30pm in Lower Level 222, come learn how you can order healthy meals that will be delivered to MVP. You will also hear about the programs Real Life Food and Fitness offers at their location on 1290 University Ave.
Please send all questions to Debbie Fredley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE is over, we can start to look forward to what is coming this fall! Click here to find out more about the programs and events coming soon to MVP.
The results are in!!
Click here to find out more about our winners!
Here is your chance to let the Journey team know what you think. You can also win some great prizes – we’ll randomly pick several participants to win Journey to Well-Being swag! Click on this link to access the Annual Survey (survey will take ~10 min.)
The raffle winners of the gift certificates are as follows:
More information about Real Life Food and Fitness coming soon!
The Utica and VT offices have some great local resources such as Farmer’s Market, hiking and trail information. Check it out here: Utica & VT Local Well-Being Resources
Employee fitness classes will be closed on the exact dates below for summer break
- Pilates – June 30th
- Strength Training – June 24th
- Yoga – June 25th
- Hula Hoop – June 25th
- Zumba – June 26th
NOTE: Classes will restart September 8th
The 2014 CSA Season is starting soon. Schenectady coworkers will again have the option to join Conbeer’s Farm. Half shares are available for $19.25 per week and full shares are available for $23.75 per week. Shares include a weekly distribution of in-season vegetables and fruits, raised naturally without chemical herbicides and pesticides. Everything is hand harvested at optimal ripeness providing a fresh, superior food. Click here to learn more about Conbeer’s Farm and get the registration form.
Welcome to the 12-week, MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE Weight Loss Challenge!
To officially register, please fill out the Pre-Survey with your most up to date weight: Pre-Survey
To register as a team, email email@example.com with your Team Name and team members (please include first and last name with 5 coworkers max).
For more information, click here to visit our official MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE webpage!
On Wednesday March 26 , Kirby’s Farm is coming to MVP Rochester for a presentation in the Wellness Center from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, March 7 is Dress in Blue Day to honor colon cancer survivors and raise awareness, and we invite you once again to wear blue to show your support! We’ll have some fun activities and giveaways as well, such as…
- Wear and Share!—Send a picture of you and/or your team in your blue attire to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each MVP employee submitted will be entered into a drawing for Regal movie tickets!
- The Blue and the Beautiful!—For those who’d like to turn casual Friday on its head, wear your finest blue apparel (suits, gowns, etc) and be entered into a second special drawing for a gift certificate to a restaurant in your area! Just include the words “Blue and Beautiful” in your subject line to be entered.
Stay tuned to MVPnet and MVPnews for more information!
Thank you to all MVP coworkers who completed the Weight Watchers Survey Monkey. Journey to Well-Being always appreciates feedback! What’s great about Weight Watchers at work is that you’ll get access to website tools and there is no need to travel. Journey to Well-Being is considering this program in for the Fall season (early September), so stay tuned for more information!
Journey to Well-Being is exploring the option of offering on-site Weight Watchers programming for 12 weeks to our employees in Schenectady and Rochester. Click here to learn more and to take our brief coworker interest survey so that we can accurately measure coworker interest in this program.
Thank you in advance for your input!