TODAY is the last day to input steps for week 1

Log your steps TODAY!

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The Get Moving Challenge’s primary goal is to encourage participants to increase their active movements everyday. But that’s just scratching the surface of Wellness. Every day Work Well encourages faculty and staff to focus on all 7 Dimensions of Wellness to promote lifelong well-being. Read a little about each Dimension below:

Spiritual Wellness is a personal dimension that involves possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help give direction to one's life. People can express their meaning and purpose in life through different means such as nature, art, music, religions, and meditation.

Try this 5 minute meditation video that can be done in the office, at your desk, or laying in bed at the end of the day.

Social Wellness is learning good communication skills, developing intimacy with others, and creating a support network of friends and family members who care about and love you for who you are. Friends can serve as a source of encouragement and reinforcement for practicing healthy habits such as proper nutrition and exercise.

To protect your health and wellness; stay connected to people by calling an old friend, plan a virtual wellness walk, FaceTime/Skype/Zoom a family member.

Occupational Wellness is a journey that involves preparing and making use of your gifts, skills, and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life. The choice of profession, career ambitions, and job performance are all-important components of Occupational Wellness.

Broadening Occupational Wellness might include: professional development opportunities, participating in Work Well, and purposeful trainings or readings.

Environmental Wellness is an awareness of the state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. It consists of maintaining behaviors that minimize harm and create a safe environment. Although some environmental concerns are beyond your control, there are things that can be done to promote

Environmental Wellness maybe achieved by taking a nature walk, recycling, and drinking water out of a reusable water bottle. 

Intellectual Wellness is characterized by the ability to make sound decisions and to think critically. It encourages openness to new ideas, motivation to master new skills, and a sense of humor, creativity, and curiosity.

This could include taking an enrichment or online course, learning a new language, staying up with current events, or doing brain-simulating activities such as crossword puzzles/sudoku

Emotional Wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and the ability to share feelings. A critical element of emotional wellness is the ability to manage stress. Stress can occur when external and/or internal resources exceed the resources of the person.

Techniques for managing stress and fulfilling your emotional wellness bucket include: surrounding yourself with a positive support network, eating well, managing your time, practicing relaxation techniques, and exercising. Try this yoga flow to fulfill your relation and exercise for the day!

Physical Wellness is more than just the absence of disease. It encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate sleep, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and abstaining from harmful habits such as drugs and alcohol. Developing these healthy habits today will not only add years to your life, but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.

Each day try adding in fresh fruits/veggies, drinking enough water, and adding in 30 minutes of exercise. Start today with a new exercise video.

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Before you go... Stretch BREAK!

Is sitting at your desk causing you physical stress? You’re not alone. Many individuals spend the majority of our waking day sitting in front of a computer or relaxing in front of the television. All of this day-to-day inactivity causes our joints and muscles to get stiff and places stress on our bodies in different ways. Incorporating stretching & stretch breaks into your daily routine can help improve your productivity, ability to handle stress, and overall well-being. Stretching on a regular basis can help reduce muscular fatigue, tension, pain, and degenerative joint or disc problems and reenergizes your body.

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Did Someone Say PRIZES?!

LOG IN and enter your steps today! The goal is to get you moving or to get you to more MORE. Don't forget each week there are chances to win individual or team prizes with SIX - $100 Grand Prizes (2 for students, 2 for faculty/staff/friends/family, 2 for Altru) given at the end.

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What IS the Get Moving Challenge?

Altru and the University of North Dakota have launched a partnership to bring together ideas, resources and opportunities to promote health and wellness across our organizations and the larger community. The Get Moving Challenge is another one of our collaborations created to encourage and promote lifelong well being. We are excited for you to participate in our walking/step conversion program!

Get Moving Challenge runs from August 30 - September 26!

Log your steps today!

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