Emily Kjelland, For the Sun
Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s eighth annual New Year, New You community wellness challenge wrapped up on March 8 with great success. Each division had some very solid, competitive leaders from the start. Congratulations to the Legacy Snowflakes in the Friends and Family Division with an overall average of 105.26, the Mighty Losers in the Small Business Division with an overall average of 87.36, and the Jamestown High School Blue Jays in the Large Business Division with an overall average of 77.62! Your dedication to your health and wellness is inspiring.
Have you attained true happiness?!? As participants reach the midway point of the 2015 New Year, New You community wellness challenge, we take the “Blue Zones’” best happiness test on the Internet. This happiness test measures how you remember your life, how you experience your life, and the effect your environment has on your life. Get your own True Happiness Grade and receive personalized recommendations at http://apps.bluezones.com/happiness/ , plus earn 5 bonus points! Another dimension of wellness is spiritual wellness.
In Week Three of the New Year, New You community wellness challenge we take an exploration into our first “Blue Zone:” Ikaria, Greece. To read the background and life lessons from the island where people forget to die, visit www.bluezones.com/expedition/ikaria/ . Receive 5 bonus points for taking the exploration online. Enhance your social wellness and earn another 5 bonus points by calling a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in some time or by making special plans to enjoy the company of a friend or family member.
If you are looking to improve your health, performance or appearance, you need to understand and measure your body composition. Learning about your body composition can help you achieve your goals. Body composition tells you how much of your body is fat, and how much is lean tissue — muscle, water, bones and organs. This lean tissue is metabolically active, which means it burns calories all day long. The more lean tissue you have, the higher your metabolic rate and the more calories you burn even at rest.