Need a new activity tracker? Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints in April and you will automatically be entered into the prize drawing to win 1 of 3 Fitbit Inspire HR activity trackers!
Congratulations to the March HEALTHpoints winners of $75 Walmart gift cards.
- Sally – Aurora
- Summer – Colorado Springs
- Paul – Erie
- Bryant – Denver
Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start. Don’t just spring clean your home. Here are 6 simple ways you can spring clean your health.
1 | Lighten Up
Goodbye winter comfort foods! Lighten up your diet and enjoy in-season produce like asparagus and strawberries.
2 | Get Outside
Enjoy the warmer weather and longer days. Move workouts outdoors or go for a lunchtime walk!
3| Take a Break
Whether you’re off to the beach or planning a staycation, time spent relaxing and recharging is good for your health.
4 | Freshen Up Your Workout
New season, new workout! Kick workout boredom to the curb. Switch it up and try a new exercise class.
5 | Clean Out the Pantry
Purge the pantry and fridge of unhealthy temptations and stock up on healthier options.
6 | Whole Health Focus
Schedule preventative appointments, manage your stress, and take care of your whole self.
Congratulations to the February HEALTHpoints winners of $100 Patagonia Gift Cards.
- Imani – Aurora
- Bodessa – Denver
- Sharon – Lafayette
Want to win in March? Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints and you will automatically be entered into the prize drawing for 1 of 4 $75 Walmart Gift Cards. Good luck!
Congratulations to the January HEALTHpoints winners of $50 Amazon gift cards.
- Lila – Denver
- Heather – Aurora
- Emily – Westminster
- Glenna – Denver
- Kate – Denver
- Debra – Commerce City
We’re giving away 3, $100 Patagonia gift cards in February. Simply earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints in February and you will automatically be entered into the prize drawing.
Community partners allow Weigh and Win to impact the health of over 102,000+ Coloradans. We have seen thousands of photographed transformations, awarded over $700,000 in cash rewards, and have heard life-changing stories of impact from our participants across the state.
We asked our participants to nominate their favorite weigh-in location.
Congratulations to the top 10 weigh-in locations.
- Aurora Central Library – Winner!
- Mountain Family Health Centers
- Lutheran Medical Center
- Buchanan Park Recreation Center
- Canon City Recreation District
- American Furniture Warehouse
- East Morgan County Hospital
- Bob Burger Recreation Center
- Northwest Colorado Health
- Longmont Public Library
Thank you to all our valuable partners across Colorado.
A few notes from our participants to our partners!
“Thank you for offering this kiosk in such a centralized location. I not only come to American Furniture Warehouse to buy couches and lamps, I come to improve my health.”
“Thanks for providing space for a Weigh and Win kiosk. My husband and I come once a week to weigh-in and now frequently eat lunch from your cafeteria.”
“The mobile kiosk makes weighing-in easy. It came to my place of work and I could weigh myself early and be at work at the same time!”
“Thanks for offering this at the library. I can weigh in and grab a few educational tools while I am at it!”
“Thanks for offering this at the YMCA. I used to come just to weigh in, but then I checked out what Silver Sneakers was. I’m now usually here every MWF morning.”
“Thanks for being here! I have lost lots of weight, gained $60, and a whole new confidence!”
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018-2019 Weigh and Win Healthy Holiday Challenge this year. We had more than 1,200 people participate. Out of those that completed both weigh-ins, 82 percent maintained their weight! The winners have been notified by email.
Prize Drawing Winners:
- Katherine – Florence
- Bodessa – Denver
- Bob – Commerce City
- Lisa – Arvada
- Jennifer – Aurora
- Linda – Longmont
- Tandy – Bennett
- Ally – Lakewood
- Andrea – Lakewood
- Kimberly – Thornton
- Trisha – Wheat Ridge
- Linda – Colorado Springs
- Robin – Henderson
- Cassondra – Salida
- Ascension – Aurora
We hope the Healthy Holiday Challenge helped you engage in healthier behaviors over the holidays. If you enjoy competition, the next Weigh and Win Team Challenge starts February 1. Stay tuned for more information!
Only 8% of Americans stick with their New Year’s resolutions. Follow these five tips and set yourself up for success and achieve your goals this year. Cheers to a healthier 2019!
5 Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution
- Start Small – Set small, realistic goals and timelines. Create a goal of hitting the gym 3 days a week instead of every day or losing 10 pounds in 2 months instead of 60 pounds in 1 year.
- Focus on One Thing – Unhealthy behaviors don’t develop overnight and neither do healthy ones. Don’t overwhelm yourself with a long list of goals. Focus on one thing at a time. Once you feel confident in sustainable change with one habit, tackle another.
- Create an Environment for Success – Set yourself up for success by creating an environment that mirrors the healthy habits you’re trying to create. Late night snacking? Throw out the junk food and stock up on healthy items. Skip morning workouts? Get your gym clothes ready the night before and put your alarm clock on the other end of the room.
- Go Easy on Yourself – Did you skip a couple workouts or over-indulge on unhealthy foods over the weekend? Don’t beat yourself up or let it derail you. Missteps will happen. Get back on track and keep moving forward.
- Track + Reward – As you work toward your goal, track the progress and celebrate your successes. Did you hit 10,000 steps every day this month? Did you achieve your monthly weight loss goal? Celebrate those successes in a way that won’t undo your hard work like a massage or new workout clothes.
Congratulations to the December HEALTHpoints winners of $100 REI Gift Cards.
- Jennifer – Parker
- Cindra – Northglenn
- Tanya – Glendale
We’re giving away 6, $50 Amazon gift cards this month. Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints to be automatically entered into the drawing. Good luck!
Week 6: Healthy Hydration
This time of year, it’s common for many to overdo it with beverages. People often underestimate the effects that too much alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks can have on their mind and body. Moreover, beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, can add empty, unnecessary calories to your day.
The dry winter weather makes us more susceptible to dehydration so stay hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day, although your hydration needs may vary depending on your size and activity. If you’re consuming alcohol, it’s especially important to stay hydrated. Alternate a glass of water in-between drinks.
Be aware of the calories in the drinks you’re choosing. Beverages mixed with cream and sugary mixers can have upwards of 400+ calories. For example, eggnog can have 300-400 calories per glass! The calories in juices and punches can add up, not to mention the high sugar content.
Cut Back on Caffeine
Too much caffeine can make you jittery, irritable and cause sleep issues. If you feel like you need an afternoon energy boost, skip the caffeine and try chewing a piece of mint gum, playing an energizing song or going for a quick walk.
How to Stay Active
Between work, traveling, holiday get-togethers, gift buying, preparing for guests and everything else on your to-do list, it can be hard to find time to stick with your regular exercise routine. Staying active over the holidays is especially important because you will most likely be consuming more calories than normal. Just because you can’t make time for your regular workout, doesn’t mean you can’t add activity into your day.
Add it to Your Calendar
If possible, stick to your regular workout routine as much as possible. Block off 30-60 minutes on your calendar a few days per week and break a sweat!
Get Active Together
Just because you have a house full of guests, does not mean you have to sit around and eat all day. Consider planning healthy activities like ice skating, walking around the neighborhood to look at holiday decorations, hiking, building a snowman – the options are endless!
Little Things Add Up
If it’s an extra busy week, add in little opportunities for additional activity throughout your day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park at the very end of the parking lot when at the grocery store, and if you carry out your groceries instead of using a cart it’s an added arm workout! Try completing a few desk exercises while at work.