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Challenges

What Are TrustWellness Challenges?

 

Your TrustWellness program provides tools, resources, and programs to help you live a healthier life.  This includes annual Challenges that focus on three primary areas of health: increased physical activity, better nutrition, and stress management.  They are designed to educate and motivate participants to incorporate healthy behaviors in your everyday routine.  Below you will find information about all Challenges and requirements for participation.

 

TrustWellness District Activity & Well-Being Challenge

Here’s How It Works: The district to win possession of the coveted Winged Foot Trophy, along with bragging rights, must record the most (averaged) well-being miles at the end of this  NEW 4 week Challenge.  The Challenge starts September 19th thru October 16, 2022.  Here's how to earn well-being miles:

Here's How It Works: The district to win possession of the coveted Winged Fott Trophy, along with bragging rights, must record the most (averaged) well-being miles at the end of this New 4 week Challenge.  The Challenge starts September 19th thru October 16, 2022.  Here's how to earn well-being miles:
All physical activity during the day can be added to your profile .  New for this year, consuming a mimimum amount of fruits, vegetables, and water, and engaging in at least one stress less activity earns up to 5 well-being miles per day, for each one. The following daily amounts are below:
  • Stress Less Activity: 1 activity  = 1 mile, up to 5/day
  • Vegetables: 1 serving = 75g or approximately 1/2 cup = 1 mile, up to 5/day
  • Fruits: 1 serving = 75g or approximately 1/2 cup = 1 mile, up to 5/day
  • Water: 1 serving = 8 ounces = 1 mile, up to 8/day                                                                                           
 
Note:  Total miles are based on the average of all district participants each week during the 4 week Challenge.  Each district's miles are calculated using a minimum of 5% of district member population.  If 5% are not registered, weekly miles will be calculated using the number that equals 5%.  This allows smaller districts to compete fairly with larger districts.

Here's How To Win Weekly And Grand Prizes:

Each week a prize drawing will be conducted for participants that logged any activity.  Weekly prizes include massage guns, yoga mats, workout kits, running socks, and more. To be eligible for the Grand Prizes including: a $100 Fleet Feet gift card, 1 of 3 FitBit Versa 2's, or a $50 grocery gift card, must log the corresponding well-being miles f in each participation level who have logged the following activity miles qualify for the drawing:

                        Beginners:            Log well-being miles equivalent to walking (125 miles),

                        Intermediate:       Log well-being miles equivalent to walking (175 miles),

                        Advanced:            Log well-being miles equivalent to walking (275 miles).

Note: Participants cannot drop to a lower activity level if you have participated in a higher level in any past Challenges.

Who Can Participate:

All district employees are eligible to participate and log your activity.  However, you must be enrolled in the school’s medical plan to be eligible for prizes.

How To Participate:

Register at: trustwellnessactivitychallenge.com  Click on “Register” if you have not participated in the past, or “Sign In” if you have. NOTE: You can register to participate at any time during the Challenge and still be eligible for prizes.

Disclosure

By registering to participate in the TrustWellness District Activity Challenge you agree to allow the CSD Insurance Trust’s TrustWellness Program to photograph, videotape, and use your name, and to use such media for any and all purposes including advertising, print publications, public relations displays, posters, and promotional displays in public venues.  There is no financial compensation for the use of the media.  It is understood that this consent remains valid until I withdraw my consent in writing and I hereby release The CSD Insurance Trust from any and all claims that may arise out of the use of such media.  See our TrustWellness Program Notice at csdinsurancetrust.com.

 

Nutrition Intuition Trivia Challenge 

 This 3 week Challenge is designed to answer questions about health, nutrition, available resources and tools to help you stay focused on healthy habits this holiday season, and a chance to win prizes!!

When:  November - December

How:   

  • Send your name and school district to: [email protected]
  • Answer weekly questions (provided upon registration)
  • Finally, send your answer sheet back to [email protected] at the end of each week to be entered in weekly prize drawings.  You can win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice!       

Who:    All members of the CSD Insurance Trust are eligible to participate and win prizes.  If you are not a member               you are welcome to participate, however, non-members are not eligible to win prizes.  Sorry. 

 

Nutrtition Intuition Trivia Week 2 Winners and Answers

Week 2 winners of a $25 grocery gift card!!
Amy Cote                  Wentzville
Caitlin Morgan           EdPlus
Kandace Ortiz            Ritenour
Kyle Sauerwein          Lift For Life 
Katherine Clooney     Hazelwood
Rachael Tripp            Ritenour 

Answers

1.  T. Sedentary activities, such as sitting on the couch watching TV, are common holiday traditions for many families. Doing some type of physical activity with your family may prove beneficial for weight control. Even something as simple as a family walk can get your mind off food and allow you to bond with your loved ones.

2.  T. When the holidays arrive, it can be easy to overload your plate. The best way to overcome this is to control portion sizes or use smaller plates. To determine an appropriate portion size, read food labels and the recommended serving sizes listed on recipes. If you can’t do either, use your best judgment to fill your plate with a reasonable amount of food.

3.  T. Studies show that those who eat while distracted are more likely to overeat. This is because they’re unable to pay attention to their body’s fullness signals. To prevent this, eat mindfully and minimize distractions — including work and electronics. Try to chew slowly and thoroughly, which will allow you to better recognize your body’s fullness signals and consume fewer calories. It can also be helpful to take a few deep breaths before you start eating. This can induce relaxation and help you keep your full attention on your plate, rather than your to-do list.

4.  T. Sleep deprivation, which is quite common during the holidays, may cause weight gain. This is because those who do not sleep enough tend to be hungrier, consume more calories, and exercise less. Sleep restriction may increase your hunger hormone levels, ultimately leading to higher calorie intake. Additionally, inadequate sleep has been linked to lower metabolism. This may be caused by alterations in your circadian rhythm — a biological clock that regulates many of your bodily functions.

5.  T. Keeping up with the demands of the holidays can be stressful. Stressed individuals commonly have high levels of cortisol, a hormone that’s released in response to stress. Chronically high cortisol levels may cause weight gain, as they have been linked to greater food intake. Additionally, a stressful lifestyle may cause more cravings for junk foodFor these reasons, it’s important to keep stress levels under control in general — but especially during the holidays, when you might be busy and surrounded by unhealthy foods.  Plenty of techniques can help you reduce stress. Some options include exercise, meditation, yoga, and deep breathing.

6.  T. Holiday meals are typically rich in carbs but low in protein. However, it’s important to include some protein with every meal, as it promotes fullness and may be useful for weight maintenance. In fact, eating protein with meals may automatically reduce calorie intake by reducing hunger and appetite.  Protein is also beneficial for weight control because it increases your metabolism and levels of appetite-reducing hormones.  For these weight-management benefits, you should include at least 1 ounce (25–30 grams) of protein in each meal.  Good sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, and some plant foods like beans and quinoa.

7.  T. Fiber is another important nutrient that induces fullness. Some studies show that increased dietary fiber can reduce total calorie intake, which may help prevent weight gain over the holidays. Unfortunately, many common holiday foods lack adequate amounts of fiber. Do your best to eat fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

8.  T. During the holidays, alcohol, soda, and other calorie-rich beverages are prevalent. These drinks can contribute a significant amount of sugar and empty calories to your diet, which can cause weight gain.  Additionally, alcohol consumption is often linked to increased appetite and is a risk factor for weight gain.  If you’re trying to control your weight, it’s best to limit your intake of high-calorie beverages.

 

 

Stress Less Challenge

Official Rules

The TrustWellness Stress Less Personal Challenge is a stress management initiative.  It provides participants the opportunity to practice and adopt a variety of simple daily activities that you can do anytime, anywhere to address the physical effects of stress. 

 

This is a three week activity, April 8th thru April 28th, 2023, where participants earn points for practicing stress relieving techniques for a minimum of 10 minutes each day .  Stress reducing activities can include more than one, but should equal at least 10 minutes.

 

Use activities from the list provided to you upon registration, or, use your own (each activity is worth 1 point).  At the end of each week send a copy of the Challenge Log to: [email protected] to be eligible for the weekly prize drawing.

 

Who Is Eligible 

All staff are eligible to participate in the Challenge, however, only members of the CSD Insurance Trust are eligible for prizes.

If you have questions email Laura at: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Winners Nutrition Intuition Trivia Challenge 2022