holidays

The final week of Healthy Holiday Challenges ended with a life balance challenge. If you were off that week, this wasn’t a problem for you. If not, it was the perfect opportunity to ensure you left work on time, whether you were at the office or telecommuting, end your day when you were supposed to and take time to enjoy your family and friends. Thrive in the Telecommuter World For more resources or to join the Healthy Holiday Challenges, visit https://get-connected.fnal.gov/recreation/HolidayChallenges/….

Santa (Dan Lambert) has parked his sleigh and is opting for a bike ride back to the North Pole. Happy New Year!

Week 4 of Healthy Holiday Challenges begins the week of December 13 with a stretch challenge. Take a break from the computer, get out of your chair, take a 10-minute walk or incorporate some stretching into your day. Set a reminder on your calendar if you have to. Check out these easy stretches to do at work. Easy Stretches to Do at Work Take A Break and Stretch Weekly Healthy Holiday Challenges will continue to take place through the end…

Happy Holidays! This month on the Stay Connected calendar you will find plenty of festive (and educational) fun for the kids! Each week features a story time video, snack, craft, kids exercise, a science experiment and more. Today, check out the “pine branch hardiness STEM activity.” Next week is all about reindeer! For adults, there are daily activities for good health in addition to the Healthy Holiday Challenges (have you signed up yet??) Check out the Stay Connected calendar and…

Week 3 of Healthy Holiday Challenges begins the week of December 6 with a snacking challenge. Research suggests that your body burns calories less efficiently later in the day. This week’s challenge is to skip the holiday treats and snacks after 8 p.m. Enjoy the foods of the holidays in moderation, but there’s no need to overindulge for the next three weeks. For more resources related to this challenge and others click on the link below. Weekly Healthy Holiday Challenges…

Week 2 of Healthy Holiday Challenges begins the week of November 29th with a Community Challenge. Giving Tuesday is known as a day when people come together to do something to support the causes and communities they care about. You could offer a simple act of kindness that makes someone smile, donate to those in need, or volunteer your time. Not sure where to start? VolunteerMatch.org is a site where local non-profits post their volunteer needs. Volunteer Match has virtual opportunities…

Beginning the week of Nov. 22, join us for some simple Healthy Holiday Challenges. Through the end of December, there will be a new weekly challenge.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an outdoor winter prize. To join the Healthy Holiday Challenges, visit https://get-connected.fnal.gov/recreation/HolidayChallenges/. For more information contact Jeanne Ecker or Jessica Jensen in Recreation & Community Engagement.