Happy Health & Wellness Month!

Health and Wellness Month takes wellbeing to the ‘Next Level’

When it comes to getting healthy, there’s no time like the present.

July is State of Indiana Employee Health and Wellness Month, and offers plenty of fun ways to take your personal wellbeing to the next level.

Deskercise Video Series

Did you know that sitting for long periods of time can have a negative impact on your health? From the onset of the dreaded “muffin top” to more serious health concerns including increased blood pressure and higher cholesterol, remaining seated for hours at a time can be harmful to one’s overall wellbeing.

Luckily, there are ways to “get up and get moving” during the workday – and you don’t have to hit the gym or walking trails on your lunch hour to do it!

Invest In Your Health Indiana brings you a series of short “Deskercise” videos during Health and Wellness Month. The easy-to-do stretches and movements are designed to exercise parts of the body that tend to get neglected while you’re seated throughout the workday.

Watch the Deskercise Video Series

12 chances to win a FitBit

fitbitThe first 12 days of July will see daily drawings where one lucky entrant will win a Fitbit activity tracker. To enter, fill out this sign-up form, then cross your fingers and wait for the results. Winners are randomly selected.

In order to be eligible, you must be an employee of the State of Indiana currently enrolled in a state health benefits plan.

Run (and hike) the State!

5K and Hike SeriesTwo of the 2018 Run the State 5K and Hike Series events take place this month.

Ouabache State Park is next on the agenda with a 5K July 14. There are plenty of reasons to explore the park after you finish the run/walk.

It’s not too late to sign up, so get registered today!

Meanwhile, the series’ second and final hike heads to Clifty Falls State Park July 28.

Stay connected with #HAWM

Is your office doing something unique or special to celebrate wellness in the workplace?

Don’t keep it to yourself! Share photos. Share stories. Share local events!

Post photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages highlighting steps your agency is taking to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Tag us and Tweet to us to your heart’s content! Write on our wall and @ us until your smartphone’s battery runs out! Just remember to use the #HAWM2018.

Step to the Next Level

Step to the Next LevelAre you getting your steps in? The positive health implications of walking are many, and the annual statewide steps challenge in Go365 (called “Step to the Next Level”) is filled with incentives to make a daily stroll the best kind of habit. SIGN UP BY JUNE 30 to participate.

The steps challenge continues through the end of the July. Check out https://www.go365.com/ for more information.

Health & Wellness Month