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Wellness Bulletin December 7, 2015
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Happy Monday!

The first week of December is complete and the holiday season is in full swing! We all may have some time off work for the upcoming holidays, but that is no reason to take time off from a healthy lifestyle. Last week my blog discussed fitness apps to inspire you to remain active and health conscious, it provides free and informative information so be sure to check it out! This week’s blog focuses on additional winter workout and health tips to continue to stay motivated during the colder months. You can share this information with your department and community by using Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep everyone active during the festive winter season. Read my blog for workout and nutrition ideas to build unity among your department and bring together coworkers for engaging activities. 

Please note our Wellness Webinars is taking a break for the month of December. Our January Wellness Webinar will be hosted by Greg Walker, Fletcher Parks and Recreation, and Mark Scott, owner of Fleet Fee Sports in Asheville. The webinar will focus on organizing a 5k run/walk in your own community, as well as discussing benefits of partnering with a corporate partner for a race. The webinar will take place onTuesday, January 12 at 1:00pm. To register please click the link:

If you’re not aware yet,this coming April 2016, NCRPA is hosting the first ever statewide 5k! If you have never organized a 5k race in your community, then participating in the 5k Webinar will be extremely useful information! For more information on how to get your department involved in our NC Recre8 5k race, visit the race page:, or contact myself ( or matt (

I challenge all of you during the rest of December to engage yourself in healthy holiday eating practices and to exercise regularly. Set a goal to ring in the New Year, and maintain these holiday nutrition and exercise tips throughout the year for a healthy lifestyle. If you have any healthy eating ideas or exercise tips during the holiday season then please email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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