Check. Change. Control – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

A BIG thanks to all that attended the kick-off event yesterday!  We had 24 employees sign up for the program.  If you were unable to attend, but would still like to join I have linked instructions for creating the online account and setting up Blood Pressure reminder texts.  The Campaign Code for our group is WIND1.  If there are any questions please email windom.wellness@windommn.com

Participant CCC Tracker Account – Set UP

CCC Account Preferences

 

EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The City of Windom is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer an evidence-based wellness and blood pressure management program called Check. Change. Control. (CCC).  All employees are encouraged to sign up regardless of whether they have high blood pressure or not!  This 4 month educational program focuses on simple changes you can make to improve your overall health and wellness! The only requirement for the program is to commit to entering blood pressure readings into your personal online tracker at least twice a month for four consecutive months. The City will provide each department with blood pressure monitoring equipment to make it easy and convenient for employees to participate in the program.  In conjunction with the program, there will be optional monthly educational seminars hosted by the Hy-Vee dietician.

To Learn More and Get Registered…….

Check. Change. Control Kick-Off Open House

Date: September 25th

Time: 11:30-1:30

Location: Council Chambers

Stop in between 11:30-1:30 to take your blood pressure reading, register for your personal online tracker account, and SIGN UP FOR DOOR PRIZES!!! 
The Hy-Vee Dietician will be onsite during this event to answer questions related to blood pressure control and monitoring.

 

NOTE: Participation will count toward earning $250 VEBA Incentive for 2018

 

 

In the United States, high blood pressure accounts for the second-most
heart disease and stroke deaths among preventable causes.

It’s second only to smoking.

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

 

 

Reminders – September 25, 2018

1. Check. Change. Control Program

Stop in Council Chambers any time between 11:30 and 1:30 to register for the Check. Change. Control Blood Pressure program.  It will only take 15 minutes.  This program will be used for participation credit for 2018 VEBA incentive AND 2019 $500 VEBA incentive.  This is an easy way to get participation credit!!

2. YOGA – Community Center

YOGA starts tonight at the Community Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  All employees and spouses are welcome to attend!

 

Email Windom.Wellness@windommn.com with any questions.

 

 

 

WOW – Word of the Week Wellness Challenge

Don’t have time to workout? Short bursts of intense exercise can be just as effective as longer periods of moderate activity!  Use this challenge to add short periods of activity into your day!

WOW – Word of the Week

HEALTH

H=20 Squats
E=20 Mountain Climbers
A=40 Jumping Jacks
L=25 Lunges
T=30 Second Wall Sit
H=20 Squats

Have fun and see how many times you can perform “health” during the week. Modify the exercises if needed.  Encourage your co-workers and family members to join you. Challenge yourself to complete more rounds each week!

OPTIONAL: Email Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report your completed rounds OR if you want to pick the next WOW word!!!

Earn VEBA Incentive participation by emailing Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report completed rounds for at least one week.

 

2019 BCBS Member Bulletin

Please review the 2019 BCBS Member Bulletin discussing changes made by BCBS for 2019.  More information will follow regarding new Health and Wellness Programs.

Note: BCBS is discontinuing the current Fitness Discount program and replacing it with a Fitness Incentive Program through the new Sharecare solution.

2019 Member Communication – final

 

September 25th Event – Don’t Miss it!

Reminder to stop by our kick-off event on September 25th- only takes 15 minutes.  Earn participation for VEBA incentive and sign-up for door prizes!

Checkout these Blood Pressure Videos

 

 

EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The City of Windom is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer an evidence-based wellness and blood pressure management program called Check. Change. Control. (CCC).  All employees are encouraged to sign up regardless of whether they have high blood pressure or not!  This 4 month educational program focuses on simple changes you can make to improve your overall health and wellness! The only requirement for the program is to commit to entering blood pressure readings into your personal online tracker at least twice a month for four consecutive months. The City will provide each department with blood pressure monitoring equipment to make it easy and convenient for employees to participate in the program.  In conjunction with the program, there will be optional monthly educational seminars hosted by the Hy-Vee dietician.

To Learn More and Get Registered…….

Check. Change. Control Kick-Off Open House

Date: September 25th

Time: 11:30-1:30

Location: Council Chambers

Stop in between 11:30-1:30 to take your blood pressure reading, register for your personal online tracker account, and SIGN UP FOR DOOR PRIZES!!! 
The Hy-Vee Dietician will be onsite during this event to answer questions related to blood pressure control and monitoring.

 

NOTE: Participation will count toward earning $250 VEBA Incentive for 2018

 

 

WOW – Word of the Week Wellness Challenge

WOW – Word of the Week

SMILE

S = 15 Mountain Climbers
M = 20 Burpees
I = 30 Jumping Jacks
L = 25 Lunges
E = 20 Mountain Climbers

Have fun and see how many times you can perform “smile” during the week. Encourage your co-works and family members to join you. Challenge yourself to complete more rounds each week!

OPTIONAL: Email Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report your completed rounds OR if you want to pick the next WOW word!!!

Earn VEBA Incentive participation by emailing Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report completed rounds for at least one week.