Exercise without Exercising - Go 100 for Health Update

Attend a fitness fun night in your community by joining our Go 100 for Health. We have walks and events scheduled across the region. The health tip this week has you working out without the work.

Go 100 for Health: Exercise Without Exercising!

Mark Your Calendars to Attend your Community's Fitness Fun Nights!

Fargo
You won't want to miss the walk on Monday. Two pairs of WE Fest tickets will be given away by Go Radio following the walk!
Monday, August 4, 7 p.m. MeritCare Southpointe 2400 32nd Ave. S
Fargo Go 100 event

Monday, August 11, 6 p.m. Island Park Pool 616 1st Ave S (note time and location change)

Bemidji, MN
Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. Cameron Park, Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji Go 100 event

Christine, ND
Monday, August 4, 6 p.m. 105 5th St Christine, ND
Christine Go 100 event

Detroit Lakes, MN
Monday, August 4, 5:15 p.m. MeritCare Detroit Lakes, 1245 Washington Ave.
Detroit Lakes Go 100 event

East Grand Forks, MN
Monday, August 11, 7 p.m. MeritCare East Grand Forks, 929 Central Ave. NW
East Grand Forks Go 100 event

Tell us about your week
Tell us about the healthy choices you made this week and win prizes! Five lucky winners received prizes for completing the last survey. Enter your healthy choices you made into this survey to win prizes. Winners will receive their prizes in the mail.
(Note: This survey will close Monday, August 4, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.)
Weekly Go 100 Survey


Exercise Without Exercising and Workplace Wellness
Read about the benefits of walking and how many activities you do are considered exercising and the benefits of a healthy workplace in the meritcare.com Health Library:

Walking for wellness

Walking for a healthy heart

Office Ergonomics

Finding Balance: The keys to maintaining a healthy workplace

Physical fitness in the workplace is a win for companies and employees

Many of you report doing these activities each week by filling out our healthy choices survey. Here are a few more ideas for getting more exercise in:

  • Park farther away

  • Use the stairs

  • Walk briskly

  • Walk during lunch, breaks

  • Tap your toes and rock heel to toe to increase leg circulation during prolonged sitting

  • Stretch

  • Walk down the hall instead of email/calling

  • Wash the car

  • Garden

  • Play with the kids

  • Mow the lawn

  • Clean!

  • Commute (walk or bike)

  • Stand not sit

  • Take a walk during breaks instead of unnecessarily snacking

  • Trade office chair for fitness ball

  • Keep exercise equipment at work area

  • Organize a group of other dedicated co-workers to do all of the above with you

  • Put motivational signs in break room and office area

  • Increase your steps (Use a pedometer) 10,000 steps=5
  • miles/day


Pass this message along to friends and tell them it is not too late to sign up!
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