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News : Wellness Challenge In Mercer County Set For April 5 Through June 2nd
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/20 9:48:21 (338 reads) News by the same author

The Mercer County Health Department is holding a Wellness Challenge based on a point system for several components of healthy lifestyle rather than total weight loss.
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The Wellness Challenge is April 5th through June 2nd. It's open to everyone. Participants do not have to reside in Mercer County.

There's a kickoff event the morning of Saturday, April 5th at 9 o'clock at the Mercer County Health Department in Princeton. It includes registration, a weigh-in, and a physical activity. Although Health Department Administrator, Phyllis Johnson, is not saying what the physical activity is, she says it's not a difficult activity. Persons are asked to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes for the activity.

The point system to determine the top finishers of the Wellness Challenge includes 1 point for signing up and 4 points for participating in the unspecified physical activity at the kickoff event.

The Wellness Challenge also includes daily points for the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten, the amount of water consumed, and activities raising a person's heart rate.

Points also are given for attending a weekly activity, turning in a weekly form, and for a weekly weigh-in.

Bonus points are given for having tests for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. They can be done at the Health Department or at a person's doctor's office. The blood sugar checks are separate from daily tests for diabetes. Lab work done during the Wellness Challenge will receive credit. So will the Lab Fair offered by the Health Department on March 1st.

There's a 5 kilometer run/walk the morning of Saturday, May 31st, at 7:30 at the Mercer Park. Persons participating in that receive 5 points. The point system also includes 1 point for every 1% of body fat lost.

A final weigh-in is June 2nd at the Mercer County Health Department. The hours are 7:30 until 4:30.

A complete list of points will be given when persons register for the Spring Into Action Wellness Challenge.

The entry fee is $20, which includes a t-shirt and registration for the 5 kilometer Fun Run/Walk. $10 of the entry fee goes into a jackpot for weekly prizes and the overall top finishers of the Wellness Challenge.

In addition to the entry fees, the jackpot includes $1,000 from a grant received from the
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Chronic Disease Primary Prevention.

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