The mission of the Wellness Committee is to Educate, Empower, and Encourage staff and the families we serve to reach optimal health. In doing so, the Wellness Committee develops health and wellness initiatives to increase staff awareness and participation regarding recent health trends and practices.
Nick, a member of The Wellness Team has developed a Monthly Calendar of Events. Each month come back to see what is happening throughout Cape May and Atlantic Counties. Please review here . . .
Biggest Winner Challenge!
Today marks once week since we have commenced the Biggest Winner Challenge! I’d like to remind you all that hydration is a major aspect of health and weight management. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:,
- About 15.5 cups (124 ounces) of fluids for men
- bout 11.5 cups (92 ounces) of fluids a day for women
Now this may seem like a lot of water, but, I would start with 4-6 water bottles (64-96 ounces) a day and work your way up. As per the CDC, here are some tips that may help increase your water intake:
- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work of running errands.
- Freeze some freezer safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This can also help with weight management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories. For example, during the school day students should have access to drinking water, giving them a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
- Add a wedge of lime or lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.