5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Winter can really throw a wrench in your fitness plans. We’re all coming off a long stretch of holiday parties, and the big game is right around the corner. Add in shorter days and frigid weather, and it’s no wonder it’s so difficult to stick to our healthy ways.

But, at the end of the day, exercise and a healthy diet should be part of your daily routine – no matter the weather. Use these tips to stay active, improve your mood and boost your quality of life this winter:

Number 1 Ditch the gym. Let’s be real. Most of us aren’t gearing up for a run or clamoring to get to the gym when it’s -10 degrees outside. Don’t leave the house. Use our gym-free workout to get your blood flowing.

Number 2 Reinvent meal time. Cold weather often ignites cravings for comfort foods. Pick one of our favorite healthy recipes to try instead. They’re quick, tasty and easy to put together.

Number 3 Fight the flu. Wash your hands, get enough sleep and protect yourself from colds and the flu with our expert tips.

Number 4 Make TV time active. Turn commercial breaks into working breaks. See our guide: 10 ways to make TV time more active.

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Number 5 Join HAP’s Winter Workout Challenge. Throughout February, we’re challenging you to move more and stay active for an average of 25 minutes per day. The best part? You’ll have a chance to win a $50 gift card as a reward for your healthy choices.*

How to participate:

  1. Go to hap.org/istrive and log in.
  2. Click "iStrive for Better Health" in the My Health and Wellness Tab
  3. Click “Enroll in the Winter Workout Challenge” on the iStrive® for Better Health home page
  4.  Each day, record the total number of active minutes in your day. You must log in to record your totals for at least 21 days.
  5. At the end of the challenge, on February 28, you’ll be entered to win one of 20 gift cards worth $50 each.*

2018 01 17 13 18 01Reward Your Health Eligible. Participating in the Winter Workout Challenge qualifies as a wellness activity milestone for the Reward Your Health wellness program**.

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*HAP, Henry Ford Health System, OptimEyes employees and family members and Medicare members are not eligible for the reward.

**To check to see if your plan includes Reward Your Health, log in to your hap.org account, and click My Health and Wellness. You will see an icon called Reward Your Health if your plan includes it.



Categories: Get Healthy, Get Moving

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