Health & Safety

March 28, 2014

AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

afmc-fitness
During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge.

Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active.

Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct the challenge.

How to Participate in Spring Into Shape:

  1. Enroll online at AFMCwellness.com between March 24 and April 11 (appropriated fund Department of Defense civilians need to have completed the online Health Risk Assessment when they enroll).
  2. Complete an official weigh-in by CHPS staff between April 2 and April 11, and receive your free Mayo Clinic weight loss DVD (while supplies last).
  3. Perform 540 minutes (9 hours) of physical activity and log results on your AFMCwellness.com account between April 14 and May 27.
  4. Get weighed-out by CHPS staff between May 28 and June 6.
  5. To be eligible for the completion award, participants need to:
    • log 540 minutes (9 hours) of physical activity at AFMCwellness.com
    • Lose 2 percent of their beginning weight

Example calculation:

  • Beginning weight 200 pounds
  • 2 percent of 200 pounds (.02 x 200) = 4 pounds

Participants that complete the Spring Into Shape challenge requirements will receive a FREE copy of the CalorieKingÆ Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter book, 2014 edition. Contact your physician before beginning any physical activity program to be sure it is safe.

For more information, visit www.afmcwellness.com or contact your local CHPS team.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Brief October 31, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators at 661-277-0824, or self-register online at the American Red Cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation using sponsor code: “Chapel1″ If you...
 
 
holiday-meal

Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility holiday meals

The Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility is pleased to announce that The 2014 holiday meals at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility will be served Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. †The meals...
 
 
library

Edwards Library tops for successful summer program

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber In children’s reading programs, there are many ways to track their progress such as number of books read or length of time spent reading. During the summer reading program, the Base L...
 

 
health-fair1

Health fair

  Senior Airman Dominique Lyles, 412th Medical Group medical technician, places her hand under the glow germ demonstration at the Kern County Environmental Health Division booth during the 412th MDG Health Fair held Oct. 2...
 
 
soccer

Soccer league

The Edwards co-ed adult soccer team is accepting new players ages 16 and up. The team is self-funded and plays in the co-ed Antelope Futbol League. †Practices are held on Wings field each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:15...
 
 

Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>