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OSU Extension offers online wellness challenge



The OSU Extension Office is gearing up for its 2016 Spring Wellness Challenge, a free, six-week online email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods and practicing sound fitness suggestions.

Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing research-based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be available for download to help participants document their progress, and participants will receive access to supplemental research-based information available on the LHLW Blog and Facebook page.

A pre- and post-assessment online survey will be used to gather comments to improve future challenges and track members’ progress.

Participants will learn about six dimensions of wellness and the following healthy lifestyle behaviors:

  • Vegetables and fruits – find ways to eat vegetables and fruits on half your plate.
  • Fitness Focus – learn ideas to move more to reduce stress.
  • Local Foods – visit a farmers market or local foods section of your store.
  • Gardening with herbs – plant an herb, vegetable or fruit in a container or plot garden.
  • Seasoning with herbs – use herbs instead of salt to season foods.
  • Take it outside– spend time enjoying nature this Spring.
  • Stress relief – manage stress with a new strategy.
  • Positive attitude – enjoy a positive attitude by practicing gratitude.

Interested in joining this online challenge? Follow this link to sign-up online. You’ll be enrolled and receive e-communications during the Challenge dates April 11- May 22.

For questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Treber, your OSU Extension Educator in Pickaway County, at [email protected] or 740-474-7534.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal