Congratulations to our WellPower Weekly Prize Winners!

WellPower 100
Anna Kirshenbaum - $10 Scheels Gift Card
Fang Cao - Baseball Cap
Jason Cyboron - Blanket
Tanya Lesbock - Stocking Hat

WellPower 50
Hannah Omoto - $10 Scheels Gift Card
Amy Sand - Baseball Cap
Eric Sandquist - Blanket
Sheena Helgenberger - Stocking Hat
WellPower 25
Bruce Ernest- $10 Scheels Gift Card
Camden Suggitt - Baseball Cap
Aubrianna Gerdes - Blanket
Jacee Roseberry - Stocking Hat

These winners became eligible by logging at least 25, 50, or 100 miles at 

Follow the WellPower Movement on Facebook, and post photos, stories and tips using #WellPowerUp to become eligible for additional prizes!  

There’s only 1 week left in the WellPower Challenge. Congrats on your progress so far and best wishes for a strong finish!
Remember to keep moving and keep logging those miles to earn your WellPower 100 badge and be eligible for the top-tier prize drawing.
Also, plan for an active summer, and register for the Cornhusker State Games. With more than 70 sports, including lots of mile-earning events, the Games has something for everyone. Register today and save!

May Mental Wellbeing Challenge
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, from May 1 – May 31 Challengers are invited to log miles for various mental wellbeing activities, which have been assigned a mileage value. For example, 30 minutes of meditation = 1 mile, or 8 hours sleep = 1 mile.

These activities and others have been added to the Activity Log and are listed at the top, each beginning with “Mental Wellbeing”. For example, Mental Wellbeing – Gratitude Journal (30 minutes = 1 mile). To log, simply select the completed activity and enter miles achieved below, same as physical activity miles.

Those who achieve at least 25 mental wellbeing miles will earn the Mental Wellbeing 25 badge and be eligible for one of 50 drawing prizes, including WellPower Movement apparel, Scheels gift cards and other items. Mental Wellbeing 50 and Mental Wellbeing 100 badge-earners qualify for higher-value prize drawings.
Wellness Tip of the Week
Laughter for mental health 
Humor can make you feel good in more ways than you can count. Laughter can improve your immune system, your mood, and protect you from the effects of stress.  When you are laughing and happy your burdens are lightened, you become connected to others, and you release anger.  Furthermore, laughter relaxes the whole body and triggers the release of endorphins, the happy hormones.  All these mental health boosts come from laughter.  Becoming connected to others is especially important so watching a funny movie or YouTube video with others is highly encouraged as well as inviting friends to a comedy club and sharing jokes and funny stories with those around you.   

Attend a comedy club near you 
Outdoor physical activities to try: 
It’s time for the annual Trek Up the Tower event. While there is not the in-person element the fun element is all there. This year has been designed with everyone in mind and especially includes a category for families.  The traditional competitiveness can be found in the vertical challenge, while others can sign up and compete to finish the steps and other challenges over the entire week. Sign up now as the start date is arriving quickly on May 8th 2021. 
If stairs are not your thing try out a triathlon in Iowa. Three events = three times the fun. Waverly Iowa is hosting the TryByKnight Triathlon on May 1st. And Sioux Center Iowa's is hosting the Siouxperman Triathlon on May 8th.

2021 virtual Trek Up the Tower registration is open NOW through May 5!

Don't forget your checklist:
·         Create a team and share your team name with employees, coworkers, family, and friends so they can join your team during registration.
·         Register for a discount code so your organization can fund a portion or all of the cost of registration for employees.
·         Volunteer to receive a $5 discount on Trek registration and/or an entry to receive a $50 Amazon gift card!
·         Request an 11x17 poster!

*Bonus WellPower Trek Badge & Gift Card Drawing – WellPower Movement account holders who complete the Trek and log their trek miles will be automatically eligible for a bonus prize drawing for WPM gear and gift cards! Be sure to select Trek Up the Tower 2021 in the Location field to achieve the Trek badge! 
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