Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Get Moving in 2015

By | December 30th, 2014|Exercise|

What activity goals have you set for 2015? Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first but if you put your mind in the right place, anything is possible. Here is a helpful guide to help you build up the endurance to become a runner! Remember to strive for 150 minutes of exercise [...]

Weekly Challenge: Take Time for Family and Friends

By | December 29th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

Let’s make a list. Who are the people in your life who have a positive impact on what you do and how you live? How can you carry out this season’s holiday cheer into the New Year? Appreciate those around you and set yourself up for success for 2015!

Weekly Challenge: Moderation of Holiday Treats

By | December 23rd, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

On average, during holiday celebrations, people eat 3 to 4 times more than they do on a normal day. Avoid mindless or emotional eating at holiday gatherings. Focus on why and with whom you are celebrating instead of the food and drinks. A helpful tip to avoid over eating is to slow down when you eat and enjoy each bite. Try putting down your fork while chewing or take a drink between each of your [...]

Wellness Tip Wednesday: Eat Avocados

By | December 17th, 2014|Nutrition, Wellness Tips|

The winter weather can be harsh on our skin. Try battling dry skin by incorporating more avocados into your diet. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches, and even in smoothies. 

Battling the Board of Directors

By | December 16th, 2014|Motivational Interviewing, Uncategorized|

By: Erik Gordon "We're sorry Mr. Smith, but despite your compelling argument, the Board of Directors has determined that your reasons for joining the gym just aren't enough to sway our vote at this time. You'll have to try again at our next hearing..." The creative side of my mind sometimes like to envision our mental decision making process to be like a hearing in front of a committee or a board of directors. Lots of [...]

Complimentary Incentive Design Webinar TODAY!

By | December 15th, 2014|OMC News|

The day has arrived and there is still time to sign up. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in OMC's fact-filled presentation on Incentive Design by WellnessWorks™ director, Ellie Udeh and Larry Catlett, M.D. This webinar will help you understand how to build a progressively tiered incentive program that fosters positive behavior change and favorably impacts outcomes. The Incentive Design webinar will take place from 1-2 pm EST. Please contact Sarah Taylor at staylor@omcwellness.com for the [...]

Weekly Challenge: Give Back This Holiday Season

By | December 15th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

Ignore the commercialism of the season.  Discover what you value about the holidays. Give back this holiday season in a way that helps others such as volunteer, sponsor a needy family, or buy gifts from a gift/wish tree. Giving can be more rewarding than receiving. 76% of people who volunteer during the holiday say that it has helped them feel healthier and 94% say it improves their mood. Help your health by helping others!  

Weekly Challenge: Manage Your Holiday Stress!

By | December 9th, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

90% of Americans stress over at least one thing during the holiday. Use physical activity to relieve tension and manage stress this holiday season. Schedule at least 21 minutes of movement each day this week. This is just 1.4% of your day! The magic of regular aerobic exercise includes relaxing and calming feelings while countering depression and dissipating stress. Get moving today!

OMC Complimentary Incentive Management Webinar

By | December 2nd, 2014|OMC News|

Have you had a discussion about the importance of effective incentive design to your wellness program participation? OMC’s third webinar will provide a fact-filled presentation on Incentive Design by WellnessWorks™ director, Ellie Udeh and Larry Catlett, M.D. The webinar will help you understand how to build a progressively tiered incentive program that fosters positive behavior change and favorably impacts outcomes.The Incentive Design webinar will take place Monday December 15th from 1-2 pm EST. If you [...]

Weekly Challenge: Create a Holiday Budget

By | December 1st, 2014|Weekly Challenges|

Save yourself from financial stress in January by planning how you will be spending your money this month. Be sure to budget for gifts, food, parties, travel, decorating, etc. When you go shopping, take your budget with you, & keep it next to your computer for on-line purchasing. This will help ensure your success of sticking to your budget!