Congratulations to our WellPower Weekly Prize Winners!

WellPower 100
Danny Steffensmeier– $10 Scheels Gift Card
Kevin Doucet – Baseball Cap
Yvonne May – Blanket
Mike Helgerson – Stocking Hat

WellPower 50
Shelly Herrod – $10 Scheels Gift Card
Carla Engel – Baseball Cap
Brittany Heybrock – Blanket
Jeannie Hannan – Stocking Hat
 
WellPower 25
Trisha Murphy – $10 Scheels Gift Card
Jeanette Rose – Baseball Cap
Joe Rodgers - Blanket
Nancy Wilson – Stocking Hat


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

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

There’s less than 30 days 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!
 

Wellness Tip of the Week
Gardening for mental health

Exposure to plants is a surprisingly highly studied topic. It has been studied for mental health and many other subjects, including the healing of individuals after an surgical operation. There is a therapy type that exposes people to plants and gardening which is referred to as green care. It has been tested and proven that exposure to plants or even viewing plants can reduce stress, fear, anger, sadness. On the more physical side this can reduce blood pressure, pule rate, and muscle tension. Furthermore, gardening usually involves being outdoors in the sunshine to help soak up some vitamin D to help improve mood.


Outdoor physical activities to try:

Equestrian trails are available at many Nebraska state parks including Branched Oak near Raymond Nebraska. Don’t own a horse? In May, you can ride the horses at Mahoney State Park near Ashland Nebraska.

Hiking sounds nice, but hiking with llamas sounds even better. Head to Prairie Patch Farm in Cedar Rapids Iowa Friday April 9th. Take a 1.5 mile hike across their 50 acre Nature Preserve & Wildlife Refuge from 10am to 1pm on Friday. This is a one- of-a kind experience is 90 minutes with 20 minutes in the barn leaning about the animals, their history, care, handling, and uses today.




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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