Congratulations to our WellPower Weekly Prize Winners!

WellPower 100
Derek Francois - $10 Scheels Gift Card
Teresa Bentley - Baseball Cap
Casey Morrison - Blanket
Dave Cronin - Stocking Hat

WellPower 50
Tim Hanley - $10 Scheels Gift Card
Mylon Larsen - Baseball Cap
Jennifer Barsetti - Blanket
Lee O'Doherty - Stocking Hat
WellPower 25
Kathy Pitzl - $10 Scheels Gift Card
Sue Roeder - Baseball Cap
Kathy Sands - Blanket
Julie Yuhas - 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 2 weeks 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
Sleep for mental health
It is a very commonly known fact that adults need 6-7 hours of sleep consistently to improve our health. Proper sleep helps maintain the immune system, metabolic functions, body weight, and impacts brain functions. These include responses to stress, regulating emotions, and keeping memories intact. Even though the amount of sleep we get is important, the quality of sleep is what makes the difference in our physical and mental health. If you are not feeling rested the next day or wake up frequently throughout the night you may not be getting good quality sleep. Waking up frequently, not being able to fall asleep, not feeling rested could be caused by a sleeping disorder. Sleeping disorders often go hand in hand with those who have a mental health diagnosis such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, and ADHD. Furthermore, it is still being researched but sleep deprivation could also be one factor leading to mental health disorders.

Outdoor physical activities to try:
It’s mud run season again! Go play in the mud at the Mud Factor Omaha 2021 at the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch. This fun run occurs on Sunday May 23rd from 10am to 12pm. Bring the whole family to tackle the obstacles (slides too) and get muddy with you as there is a kid and family wave/course as well. Register before it sells out.

Want to get muddy in Iowa? Never fear, The Ridge Run is coming to Garwin Iowa on June 12th. They describe their run as an “obstacle course race that is designed for every athletic condition in mind with the goal of perpetual improvement no matter where you are at in your conditioning”, even if that starting from nothing. It may have mentioned free beer. Find out when you register yourself or a team.

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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