Kenko Challenge – Week 4

KENKO NEWS – WEEK 4
Welcome to the Kenko Challenge weekly Kenko-a-gram.  Be sure to log in to your Kenko account to see this week’s challenges.  Go to Kenko Challenge.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.
CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR A HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT
There’s still time to sign up for a Health Risk Assessment. A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is used to provide individuals with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. This HRA will include a questionnaire, height and weight, blood pressure check, and basic lab work (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, & glucose).

This is a great opportunity to have an in-depth profile of the current status of your health, possible risk factors, and suggestions for corrective actions for decreasing your risk. It’s also a way to score some sweet points with the week’s challenge Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself.  If you have not scheduled your HRA, you may do so by contacting Kelly Wagoner at 317-398-5297 or [email protected].

WEEK 4 CHALLENGES
Want a list of challenges to print out and keep track of as you go through the week?  Click here to print out Week 4 Challenges.
EXCLUSIVE OFFERS TO KENKO PARTICIPANTS
This week’s exclusive Kenko Offer spotlights are:

  • RENEW BODY & SPIRIT
    Help renew your body & spirit as you go through the Challenge.  Receive $15 off any one hour service.
    2404 East State Road 44
    317-398-7488
    www.renewbodyspirit.massagetherapy.com
  • CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF
    Ready to exercise? Is your body? Call 398-0121 or 392-3651 to check yourself with a Major practitioner, before you wreck yourself!
  • IS SOFTBALL YOUR SPORT????
    If so, time to register is now…, March 4th through 29th, the cost and $375.00 per team for men’s upper and lower leagues and coed and church coed for early registration and $425.00 per team after March 29th for late registration. $35.00 per person for 45 & Over. For more information go to www.shelbyparks.com.

Click here to see other offers available to Kenko Challenge Participants that are too good to pass up.

WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK – SETTING GOALS
Setting a goal for improved health and fitness is great but don’t set yourself up for failure. Check out these DOs and DON’Ts to set a realistic goal that will put you on the path to success:

DO create a plan. DON’T wait for “someday” to roll around.
Setting the goal is just the first step. Know where you’re going, what resources you’ll need, who can help and – most importantly – what Plan B is when life throws a monkey wrench into Plan A.

DO start small. DON’T focus on too many things at once.
Try focusing on one goal at a time. Use a small goal that you know you can do each day for the next two weeks, like getting up without the snooze or drinking eight cups of water. Build that first habit to boost your confidence and pick up speed.

DO write it down. DON’T forget to give yourself a deadline.
Deadlines turn wishes into goals. The act of writing down your goal is powerful enough to keep you committed and focused. Better yet, find a visual that represents your goal or how your life will be different. Seeing it makes it seem more possible.

DO be specific. DON’T deal in absolutes.
Avoid the words ‘some’ and ‘more’, as in “I will get SOME exercise” or “I will eat MORE veggies.” It leaves too much wiggle-out room. Deal in measurable things that you have control over. And never say ‘never’ or ‘always.’ All or nothing is a common attitude that leads people back to bad habits.

DO leave room for failure. DON’T expect perfection.
Persistence is key. Accept the fact that you might not make it on the first try. In a recent study, only 40% of people who successfully followed New Year’s resolutions did it on the first try; 17% of resolution achievers took six or more tries before they got it right – but they did get it right.

DO track your progress. DON’T fool yourself into failure.
Memory can be pretty selective. It conveniently forgets that extra brownie while remembering activity that never happened. The only way to know for sure is to track goals regularly with a checklist or journal.

DO reward your success. DON’T beat yourself up over failure.
This is the step that trips up most people. Negative thoughts are usually in our heads, telling us every day what we’re doing wrong. This is not the approach to take to succeed with your goals. Why not focus on what you’re doing right instead? If you take a step back, learn from it and take two steps forward.

DO find a support system. DON’T try to do it alone.
A goal buddy can make all the difference this time. People that can help are all around you – friends, online, at work, even in your own family. Just add one person to your support group, and you double your motivation, double your energy, double your commitment – and double your FUN.

TASTY RECIPES – HUMMUS
Serve this delicious and easy Mediterranean spread with warmed whole-wheat pita bread.  To view this recipe click here.
IMPORTANT REMINDER
Don’t forget to log in each week and select the challenges you have completed by MONDAY at 11:00pm.  If points are not logged by this time they will NOT be able to be added to your account.

THE SHELBY COUNTY KENKO CHALLENGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Shelby County Kenko Partners

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