This year it's easier than ever to use F&M's Wellness Rewards program, brought to you by the FPS Wellness Committee and Highmark Blue Shield.
Physical Activity completion should be entered into the Wellness Rewards Program at the end of each month. At the end of each month, a new tile will be shown for the current month. The tiles will be labeled “Monthly Physical Activity- with the current month.” Previous months will also be shown. If you forget to enter a month’s activity, you can always go back and choose the tile, but you will not be able to flip a new tile before the actual month of activity.
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Franklin & Marshall College and Highmark invite you to participate in the ‘TIS THE SEASON TO LIGHTEN UP, an 8-week self-directed newsletter campaign designed to help you enjoy the fun and festivities of the upcoming holiday season, while maintaining a lifestyle that supports good health, well-being and your weight.
If you are interested in receiving valuable information and resources to eat well, get and stay active and manage stress during this busy time, join us for this exciting wellness campaign. To participate, you can register by completing the form below and sending it to Tia Guinivan or by sending an email to Tia at by
Friday, October 25, 2013.
The wellness committee will be sponsoring the 10,000 Step Challenge. Active participants will receive 10 points on Highmark Wellness Rewards Program. The challenge will run for 5 weeks starting on October 20th to November 24th. To register please e-mail Christina Fried, by October 18th.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to schedule regular checkups and preventative exams. As you get out the calendar to start planning commitments for the year, take some time to invest in yourself and schedule recommended exams.
Preventative exams help to maintain your body and good health throughout your entire lifetime. You'll also be investing in one of best methods to prevent illness from happening in the first place, and to detect a disease in the earliest stages so that it will not become serious enough to negatively affect your life.
When you're sick, you have no choice but to think about your health. However, with preventative care, you are in control to plan and follow through ahead of time. That's more convenient than dealing with an illness that could have been prevented.
Preventative exams, screenings, immunizations and flu shots are vital elements of F&M's employee Wellness Rewards program. Employees can earn these points that add up quickly toward rewards:
Colorectal exam -- 10 points
Mammogram -- 5 points
OB/GYN exam -- 5 points
Vision exam -- 5 points
Dental exam -- 5 points
Preventative exam -- 10 points (other preventative exams that do not fall into the other categories, such as a bone density test for osteoporosis, or thyroid disease screening, or general physical checkup, for example)
Flu shot -- 5 points
As an investment, preventative care is worth the time and sacrifice to keep you and your family on the road to good health.
Lencaster General Health offers the following flier on free programs to help make a quit plan that works for you.
Y members enjoy access to fitness facilities and equipment; indoor and outdoor pools; indoor and outdoor tracks; a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool; a variety of fitness classes and recreation activities for all ages; and an "I-Zone" fitness room and child watch area for kids. Please visit http://www.lancasterymca.org/ for more information about the Lancaster Y.
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Franklin & Marshall College has been awarded "Fit Friendly Company" status by the American Heart Association. The status recognizes employers who display progessive leadership and "who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health."
Think that you don’t have time for a strength workout along with your aerobic program? Looking for a new program? Try this circuit program at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center.