Week 2 – STRONG Knowledge Challenge

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Week 2 of the STRONG Knowledge Trivia Challenge starts TODAY!

This three-week challenge tests your wellness knowledge. Each week there is an internet “scavenger hunt” with clues to answer wellness related questions. The weekly trivia questions are posted on the HarbinSTRONG portal midday on Wednesday. Complete the weekly quiz correctly to earn 7 points. Complete all three quizzes to collect bonus points for a total of 26 points.

Quizzes are only available for one week. You can jump in to participate at any time during the challenge but you cannot take the quiz from previous weeks.

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Take Your Breakfast to a New Level

Let’s talk about the typical American breakfast: namely toast, bagels, muffins, waffles, pancakes, “cereal,” biscuits and bread. Basically just white flour and sugar. Stripped carb. For example, “cereal” really means grain (like oatmeal, millet, kasha, bulgur wheat), and not boxes of sweetened, dyed, highly processed products of limited nutritional value.

Even people who have made the switch to real food and who have rid their kitchens of items from that list of typical American breakfast foods above (at least most of the time) can still be strongly influenced by the list.

Click here for inspiration to re-image your breakfast.

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Q4 Blood Drive – December 4th and 5th

HarbinSTRONG 4th Quarter Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 4th  

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


9 a.m. – 2 p.m.                       

550 Gentilly/Cartersville                    

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                                  

Cancer Center                                      

12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, December 5th

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

504/550 – SCI/Specialty Center

Donors receive a FREE Blood Assurance blanket (see image above) and will be entered into a raffle for a KitchenAid Mixer.  Donors also receive 15 HarbinSTRONG points. 

Registration available on the HarbinSTRONG portal.

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Acts of Kindness Challenge

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This time of year provides a wonderful opportunity to slow down and show appreciation through small acts of kindness. HarbinSTRONG encourages you to take time to spread kindness and look for specific ways to do small things with great love for those around you.

Consider completing ONE intentional Acts of Kindness weekly from today to December 6th.

In appreciation of your kindness, you will receive 5 points for sharing one Act of Kindness weekley (up to 15 points).

To share your Acts of Kindness:

  1. Login to the HarbinSTRONG portal
  2. Go to the Healthy Habits page under the “Incentives” tab
  3. Check the Acts of Kindness Healthy Habit and enter the description of your kindness
  4. Click “save” at the bottom of the page

You can add one Act of Kindness weekly (Monday – Sunday) during the challenge.  ALL Acts of Kindness must be submitted by December 6th.

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Hike 2 Health on Saturday

Hike to Health on Saturday at Bridgepoint Plaza!

Meet Brian Price in the parking lot at Bridgepoint Plaza in Downtown Rome at 9 a.m.

Family and friends are welcome to participate. Friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome.

10 HarbinSTRONG points

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Healthy Holidays with HarbinSTRONG

Check out the new Healthy Holidays with HarbinSTRONG workshop on the portal. This engaging two-week workshop was created by our own Marcy Pugliese, RD.

The workshop provides tasty menus idea, perfect party portions, and simple holiday strategies to eat well and be STRONG this holiday season.

10 HarbinSTRONG points.

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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

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This Chicken Taco Chili is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at your house. The best part is you can prep dinner before leaving for work and it is waiting on you when you return!  This recipe makes plenty to feed a family with leftovers for a healthy lunch the next day.

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Hike 2 Health in November

HarbinSTRONG offers two Hike 2 Health gatherings monthly on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Hike 2 Health is led by Brian Price and provides a wonderful opportunity to explore our beautiful community by foot.

Group nature walks are associated with a whole host of mental health benefits, including decreased depression, improved well-being and mental health, and lower perceived stress.

This month both Hike 2 Heath walks will begin from Bridgepointe Plaza in Downtown Rome. Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Saturday, November 16th and Saturday, November 30th.

Family and friends are welcome to participate. Friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome.

10 HarbinSTRONG points

photo credit to esseredonnaonline.it

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