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Week 3 Winners
Each week 20 participants are chosen to award a local food pantry of their choice $20. All participants with a score of 21 were entered in a drawing for week 3.

Winners can be selected several ways.

  • Weekly - each week 20 participants with the highest weekly point total will be chosen to award a local food pantry of their choice $20. Any ties will be entered in a drawing.
  • Challenge conclusion - 20 participants with the highest scores (84 maximum points) will be selected to award $50 to their favorite local food pantry. 
  • Additionally another 20 local food pantries will receive $20 from participants that report points all four weeks, regardless of their point totals. Those that qualify will be entered in a random drawing.

Once all of the winners have been chosen the selected food pantries will receive a check for the total amount awarded to them. Remember a link to report points and challenge updates can also be found on the GHT website.

REMEMBER---The final point totals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3. Please click here to report your points.
Winter Exercise
The temperature has dropped and the hours of daylight have declined. That does not mean you have to give up on exercise. There are many ways to stay active during the winter months. 

An obvious choice is to join a gym or health club. If that is not an option try an at-home workout like squats, jumping jacks, sit-ups and push-ups. Thirty minutes of exercise a day will be beneficial to your health. 

You can also bundle up and enjoy the winter wonderland. It is best to dress in layers. Be sure to wear a hat and gloves. You should wear sturdy footwear with good traction. If you are walking on a road or street wear reflective clothing or devices so vehicles will notice you. 

If there is too much snow to walk or run you could try snowshoes or cross country skiing. If you are a beginner start slow and on shorter routes until you can build up your endurance. For those seeking more speed, downhill skiing is an option.

Of course with snow, comes snow removal. If you are able you can use snow shoveling as a workout. Do you have children that like to play in the snow? Grab your warm clothes and join them as they run and play in the snow. 

When the weather is too cold, do not under estimate the advantage of taking the stairs more often or walking around your office or home to get active time in. Commit to exercising or walking while you watch a favorite TV show or movie. Use your imagination and find an activity you enjoy. You could use exercise DVD's or gaming systems with fitness programs. If you like to dance, turn on your favorite music and just dance. Remember three, ten-minute intervals each day will go a long way to helping you maintain a healthier lifestyle!
If you have questions, please contact us.

Kelly Hageman
Wisconsin Counties Association
22 East Mifflin, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-663-7152
Fax: 608-663-7189

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