In Week Four of the New Year, New You community wellness challenge we take another “Blue Zone”exploration to Loma Linda, Calif. To read the background and life lessons from a group of Americans living 10 years longer than our national average, visit www.bluezones.com/expedition/loma-linda/ . Receive 5 bonus points for taking the exploration online. Further enhance your social wellness by completing three good deeds over the course of Week Four. Big or small, doing a few good deeds improves your life satisfaction as well as another’s.
The New Year, New You community wellness challenge begins Monday, Jan. 12. If you have not yet signed up your team, there is still time! Registration is accepted through Monday at midnight. Late registrations are accepted, but T-shirts are not guaranteed. Visit www.jrmcnd.com/nyny for details and to complete your online registration and payment. Week one of the 2015 challenge runs Monday, Jan. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 18. Our focus in week one is to initiate proper hydration and carry this healthy habit throughout the eight-week challenge.
Congratulations to the 400 participants and 27 teams who participated in the 2014 New Year, New You Community Wellness Challenge. You have each made excellent strides to improving your health, wellness and lifestyle. Be proud of yourself as you have also helped make Jamestown a healthier community! I would like to thank each of you for supporting our annual community wellness challenge and hope to work with you all again next year. And now for our overall point winners! Hats off to the Snowflakes, who led almost every week in our Friends and Family division.