WI's Haberstro is Certified Trainer for CDC's Work@Health Program...
In 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Work@Health Employer Training Program. The Work@Health Program is designed to train employers , from all sectors how to establish, expand and improve science- and practice-based health promotion strategies that lead to specific, measurable outcomes to reduce employee chronic disease rates in the work place.
The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo's Executive Director,Philip L.Habersto was selected by CDC as one of 60 participants for the National training program that featured a Train-The-Trainer module, intended to provide trainers with the skills and most current tools to provide employers with training to promote health in their workplaces to prevent or reduce chronic illness and disability, improve productivity and the competetiveness of participating employers through the CDC's Work@Health program.
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Wellness Institute Community Partners announce 15 MILLION +STEPS in 2015 Initiative! "Explore Buffalo" Leads the Way!
To positivly impact our community's health and economy the nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and its many community partners have set a community wide physical activity goal of achieving 15 Million+ Steps in 2015 among all age groups in WNY ! With a primary focus on community walks The Institue will track and report quaterly the number of steps talen by participants in the walks that the Institute, its afiliates, community partners and friends achieve in 2015.Wellness Institute Executive Director Phil Haberstro noted "The 15 Million+ Steps initiative,while having merit on its own, supports other community initiatves like the Erie County Department of Health"s cardiovascular health improving MILLION HEARTS CAMPAIGN ,the IHA /BILLS Community HEALTH AND WELLNESS CHALLENGE and a wide range of community walks/runs that the Institute either leads , is a partner or supporter of. The strategic path to a healthier community population is built on sustainable inter-sector and inter-disciplinary collaboration."
Leading the collaborative way is "Explore Buffalo", an Affiliate of the nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Explore Buffalo provides walking, biking and kayaking opportunities to discover Buffalo's great architecture, history, and neighborhoods. Their mission is accomplished by providing guidance and encouragement to participants to develop their interest and skills in educating others on these valuable assets. Children are also offered the opportunity to learn about the history of Buffalo and their role in the future while offering health enhancing, social capital building, and environmentally friendly activities.
Explore Buffalo Executive Director Brad Hahn says, "Adding up all of the people who have taken an Explore Buffalo tour in 2014 - currently about 4,000 - and multiplying it by an average of 3,000 steps per tour, we are currently over 12 MILLION steps! At one event alone, our "Architectural Pursuit" downtown scavenger hunt on October 11th, one participant with a pedometer counted 11,130 steps - and with 51 participants, that would equal over 567,000 steps in one afternoon alone. That is real evidence of a community becoming healthier not only physically, but also socially, as everyone on our tours gains a greater appreciation of all that Buffalo has to offer."
Buffalo Bills and Independent Health announce 2015 Health & Wellness Challenge!!
Independent Health ,the Buffalo Bills and Community partners(including The Wellness Institute of greater Buffalo) are teaming up to give our community extra incentive to be healthier. Join the SPRING 2015 Health & Wellness Challenge and earn points towards exciting prizes by making healthy choices. You'll have a chance to win great prizes by enrolling in the free on-line Spring 2015. The Challenge starts MARCH 16th and run through APRIL 26th 2015.
Participants will earn points by meeting three weekly goals:
Be physically active three times a week for at least 30 minutes each session, Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and drink eight glasses of water ever day. You can also complete one daily challenge for additional points to gain more chances to win. Each challenge integrates health tips that help you learn about fitness and nutrition, to stay healthy even after the community Challenge is completed.
You'll receive daily emails as a reminder to log in and learn about each daily challenge. Weekly prizes include Bills items or game tickets, with the grand prize being awarded inthe Sprinh 2015 and Fall 2015 Challenge
Phil Haberstro, Executive Director of the Wellness Institute, is serving on the Community Advisory Committee for The Challenge.
Sign up today at www.BuffaloBills.com/TheChallenge
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