Wellness Institute Community Partners achieve TEN MILLION STEPS! "Explore Buffalo" Leads the Way!
Explore Buffalo, an Affiliate of the nonprofit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, provides 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.
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."
Phil Haberstro of the Wellness Insitute adds, "The steps from the Explore Buffalo Walks, the 16 BeActive Erie County Park and Mall Walks, the Rapha Family Medicine Summer Walk, the Erie County Downtown Walk at Lunch walk, and the 19 BNMC Wellness on Wednesday WOW Walk series, the total steps are in the tens of millions." The Explore Buffalo Team and all of the Wellness Institute's Community Partners are to be commended for helping to get Greater Buffalo moving!!
Buffalo Bills and Independent Health announce a Health & Wellness Challenge for all
Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills are teaming up to give our community extra incentive to get healthier. Join their Health & Wellness Challenge and you can earn points for making healthy choices. You'll have a chance to win some great prizes-including a trip to the Super Bowl. The Challenge starts October 6th and run through November 16th.
Participants will earn points by meeting three weekly goals:
Exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes, Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, 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 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 a trip for two to the Super Bowl in Phoenix.
Phil Haberstro, Executive Director of the Wellness Institute, is happy to serve on the Advisory Committee for The Challenge.
Sign up today at www.BuffaloBills.com/TheChallenge