Current and Upcoming Programs
Get ready for the holidays by challenging yourself to avoid sugar and sugar substitutes for 27 days in November. The objective is to avoid adding sugar or sugar substitutes to your food or consuming any foods with sugar. This will be a great challenge to complete right before the holiday season to see how your body reacts to not having sugar in your diet. The challenge begins November 1 and will end just in time for Thanksgiving. For more information, view the Sugar-Free Challenge brochure.
Maintain Your Health Holiday Challenge
The holidays are a time of celebration, but all those family gatherings, holiday parties, and great food can also make it harder to stick to healthy habits. Many Americans gain weight over the holiday season. Most of them never lose it. Those pounds add up year after year. And with every added pound, the risk goes up for health problems.
That’s where the six-week Maintain your Health Holiday Challenge comes in. Each week between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, you’ll get easy-to-follow tips and information for healthy eating, regular physical activity, stress management, and more. To register, contact Liz Stovall at sto077 or 501-7556. For more information, view the Maintain Your Health Holiday Challenge flyer.
Six Sessions in Six Months to Reduce Your Diabetes Risk
Every day we make choices affecting our health and wellness. If you are at risk for diabetes, making the right choices becomes even more important. Over six months, we hope to help you learn to make the best choices possible for you and your family to be heathy and active. For more information on the classes and how to register, view this flyer.
Henrico F.I.T.T. Club
(Focused, Informed, Team Training)
The Department of Human Resources’ Fitness & Wellness Division announces a new social fitness campaign!
Teams of employees will work together to create the dedication needed to achieve individual health goals. Initially each team will be created by two people (i.e. the team captains). The team captains will be able to add co-workers to their team each month of the campaign. Team members will set goals and share achievements with their team captains and the Fitness & Wellness Division.
Who will be winners? The Fitness & Wellness Division will recognize teams each month of the campaign. Possible recognition could include the most hours spent exercising or most weight lost in a month. With team captain encouragement, all teams and team members are sure to win the best prize possible: improved health! Accomplish your health and fitness goals by registering for Henrico F.I.T.T. Club!
Registration begins on June 1, 2013.
Wellness Programs from Optima EAP
The County offers self-guided programs through its Employee Assistance Program, Optima EAP. Each program offers a unique package of materials to help you reach fitness and wellness goals. The packages include items like DVDs, written information, and a detailed program to achieve success in your chosen program. Topics include, but are not limited to: Smoking Cessation; Yoga; Heart Health; Healthy Eating and Weight Management; and Back Pain Prevention. These programs are free and you can order as many different programs as you like! To get more information, please visit the Employee Assistance Program Web page.
- Congratulations to the County’s top runners in the Connects FCU Corporate 4 Miler!
- TEAM HENRICO Corporate 4 Miler poster
- Congratulations to the County’s top runners in the Monument Avenue 10K!
- TEAM HENRICO Monument Avenue 10K poster
Henrico County Games