Live Healthy, Live Well is a team of Ohio State University Extension Educators in Family and Consumer Sciences who encourage improved health through research based information. This program is designed to encourage individuals to make informed choices about healthy eating, active living and overall improved wellness.

Are you ready to shake off the sluggishness of winter, identify your super powers, and explore ways to make progress toward a healthier YOU? Spring is the perfect time for renewal! This Spring renew your commitments to eat more fruits and vegetables, be more active, reduce stress, and learn how to maximize your efforts to strive for wellness.

Steps to Get Started on the Challenge:

Take the pre-challenge survey. Survey link: http://go.osu.edu/Sp18Pre This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and will be open until April 18th at midnight.

Print the attached Activity Log. The Super Powers for Super You Challenge Log may be used to help you track your health habits. Each day you can record your physical activity, vegetable and fruit intake and any bonus activities you complete.

Using the log is optional but most participants find it helpful to record their progress and stay on track. If you are able to use your completion of this challenge to earn points for your employee wellness program, you will need to complete the log to turn in to your Wellness Coordinator.

Physical Activity – Plan ways to be active for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week. On your log, record the minutes and type of activity.

Vegetables and Fruits - Aim to fill your plate ½ full of vegetables and fruits every day. Plan ahead so that you have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of vegetables and fruits each day.

Weekly Bonus Activity - Mark your log when you complete the bonus activities listed on the back section of the calendar. Bonus activities include:

  • Sign up for LHLW365 Text Messages
  • Unplug from phone and social media
  • Find/Visit a Farmer’s Market
  • Try a Mindfulness Activity
  • Practice a Time Savings Activity
  • Try a Super Food

You will receive your first wellness email message the week of April 9, 2018. It will contain additional Challenge directions.

As with any physical activity program, you should talk with your physician or health care provider if you haven’t exercised recently and start new health habits slowly. It won’t help you if you haven’t been exercising at all, and next week you do a 5K – you will probably spend the week after that recuperating.

We are excited to begin this wellness challenge with you. We hope that this spring you will enjoy making lifestyle changes that help you engage Super Powers for Super You!

Other Social Media Opportunities:

Live Healthy Live Well Facebook page http://go.osu.edu/PRP

Live Healthy Live Well Blog http://livehealthyosu.com/

Live Healthy Live Well Text Messages - send a Text message to 81010 and put @lhlw365 in the message.

Use the hashtags #LHLW, and #LiveSmartOhio to tag your photos, comments or tweets for Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.