Health and Wellness

  • 30-Day Fitness Challenge

    30-Day Challenge: Move a Mile a Day 

    There are days when working out seems more like a chore. Instead of going through the motions, why not switch up your routine and make it more interesting? One way to boost your motivation is to take on a 30-Day Challenge. This is a great to mix up your regular routine, find motivation, prevent boredomStudies say it takes 21 to 30 days to break old habits and create new ones. A 30-day challenge allows you to build healthy habits that may stick with you for life. It also helps to prevent boredom from your daily routine.

    A mile a day may sound easy or it may sound hard. Either way it's a killer challenge. All you have to do is move your body forward for at least 1 mile, every day, for 30 days. You can run, jog, walk, crawl, bike or swim. Just break out of your normal routine and move a mile a day.

    Why a Mile a Day?

    The primary goal is to create better habits. Real success comes from real change, and that requires a re-patterning of your lifestyle. Lacing up every day will help you learn how to make time for fitness.

    For newbies, this is a great place for you to start a new fitness routine and create healthy habits. For veterans, this is a great test to either increase distance or build speed.

    Use these tools to assist you along the way! Be sure to send in your tracking calendar to Angie Bennett for the month for special recognition of your Wellness Efforts!

    30-Day Move A Mile Challenge Calendar

    Activity Conversion Chart

    As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury cannot be entirely eliminated. If you experience any pain or discomfort while participating in the day’s events, listen to your body and discontinue the activity. If you have any medical condition or injury that may limit your ability to safely participate in the activities, please seek medical advice prior to participation. All challenges are completely voluntary.


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    Sick. Click. Cured.

    Getting access to care 24/7 is important. virtuwell is our online clinic and you can get care anytime. Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat common medical conditions like colds, sore throats, sinus infections and more.

    The best part? You can get the diagnosis you need without leaving home. If a prescription is needed, it’ll be sent to your pharmacy.

    Not all doctors and clinics are set up to do the services described below. If you’re interested, ask your doctor if remote access technology is an option.


     HealthPartners youpower


    ISD 728 has joined the Healthpartners You Power to help engage employees and their families in healthy living. 

    Take advantage of free resources, participate in wellness challenges and learn more about keeping yourself and your family healthy!

    How healthy is your daily routine? 
    Complete the 10-minute health assessment to get a snapshot of your current health. Take action and YouPower will donate $50 to Autism Speaks, First Book or Second Harvest Heartland. It’s your choice.  If your spouse is covered by the district health plan, they can earn $50, too!

    Poor eating habits and lack of physical activity are the leading causes of obesity in our country. Because childhood habits usually carry on into adulthood, it’s important to inspire kids and families to create healthy ones. Establishing daily routines that include healthy eating and exercise will go a long way.


    Employee Assistance Program

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    Your EAP provides immediate, and confidential assistance for any work, health, or life concern.


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    Classroom resources

    Keep the School Challenge going in your classroom by downloading these fun tools. Students try for five fruits and vegetables each day for three weeks. The challenge inspires kids and families to eat well and move more. So check out these free resources! They’re open to all educators to use.

    Teacher coordinator guide(PDF) | School environment checklist(PDF) | Why should my school participate?(PDF) | School challenge report 2017(PDF)




    We know that maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding sickness and increasing energy are important to you. 

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