November is the time to get moving! This challenge is for all the faculty and staff at GHC and has been divided up by divisions/offices. The division of groups can be found below. By completing the challenge, you are helping your division/office win the bragging rights and accumulate points for the prestigious "Forrest Gump Award" (as well as others).
The Challenge: Walk, Jog, or Run a 5k (3.1 miles) by Dec. 17th. You don't have to be ultra fit to do this. You can walk your dog, walk around a track, sign up for a local 5k that is fundraising for cancer awareness, etc. If you go longer than 3.1 miles, you can use that as well. You may complete multiple attempts and submit your best time. The point is to go out, get moving so you can enjoy the benefits healthy activities.
Awards: There will be 3 trophies awarded. More importantly, bragging rights will be a natural consequence division-wide participation.
How to Receive Credit for Your Participation: Below you will find a document where you can complete with all the information you need. In short, if you participate in a community event, simply write the link to the results in the appropriate space and we can verify your participation that way. If you are going the distance on your own, you can download an app to your phone that will keep track of your distance and pace and write in the link to that file in the adequate spot (Strava or MapMyRun are the two I recommend-both are free). If you don't have access to either of those, simply get a witness to sign your form and submit your time. Most importantly, you need to keep track of your time.
Teams have been divided up with the hopes that there is no overlap in personnel who may be serving in multiple areas. If that is the case, please select one and stick with it.
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Flynn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Log your wellness activities in the new logging system and qualify for prizes! Just use your GHC credentials to access the online form. You can get to the form on your laptop, desktop or mobile device. Just click on the photo or follow the link below! https://www.highlands.edu/site/misc/wellness_program/
The Spring 2013 Wellness Program was a huge success. The program tallied 187 participants over all five campuses including more than 50 prizes for its inaugural members.
Physical fitness classes included yoga, walking, spin, strength training, and zumba. There were also informative sessions including Kelly MacFarland (Biggest Loser Season 1) and a nutrition session from GHC's very own Ken Weatherman.
The Health Fair kicked off the program in Cartersville. The success of over 200 drifters in and out of the student center ballroom, proved the interest the students had in the program. The health fair hosted Bartow County businesses promoting good health along with the classes and educational opportunities Georgia Highlands offers it's faculty, staff, and students. The wellness program, partnered with GHC Intramurals and Recreation, plan to provide a local wellness fair to all campuses in the 2013-2014 school year.
The program has the initiative for the GHC community to 'Take Charge' of their overall health and wellness and to partner all departments promoting health and wellness under one umbrella. GHC Departments involved in the success for this year's program included the human resources department, physical education, intramurals, student life, and various clubs across all five campuses.
The 2013 wellness campaign will begin in the fall of 2013. If you or anyone you know has interest in wellness related activities or events please contact Melissa Wood at email@example.com.