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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Q1 Blood Drive – March 4th and 5th

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Hike 2 Health on Saturday @ Berry

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Heart Walk in the Snow

Kelley Roberts (Vascular), Denise Sims (Urology), Elizabeth Martinez (Urology), Tammy Smith (Gastro), and Sarah Canessa (ENT) showed up STRONG for the Rome Heart Walk in the snow last Saturday!
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Desk Stretches for a Midday Refresh

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Good posture is important regardless of your profession, but it becomes even harder to maintain when you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk for eight (or more) hours a day. A Microstep of setting an hourly posture reminder can help, but additional stretches are useful, too. If you’re sitting more often than not, check out these posture-improving stretches you can try right now at your desk, during your commute, or wherever you find yourself sitting for an extended period of time. 


Shoulder and side straightener 

A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that a series of posture-correcting movements and stretches reduced pain levels in participants’ necks, shoulders, and backs — and this was one of them. To give this a try, put your left hand on your waist while you’re seated. Then, the study authors recommend that you “incline your body toward the left side while counting ‘one, two, three, four’” and then return to a neutral position while counting slowly, “five, six, seven, eight.” Then, do the same on your right side.

A three-part stretching sequence 

Rachel Nicks, a celebrity personal trainer, recommends side bends to open your ribs, arm circles directed toward your back to open your chest and adjust posture, and neck circles to give yourself a much-needed massage. The added bonus? These quick stretches will give you a boost of energy when you’ve hit your midday slump. 

Pelvic tilt 

Authors of the Journal of Physical Therapy Science study suggest a seated pelvic tilt. Sit all the way back in your chair, so that your back is touching the back of your seat. Once you’re properly situated, cross your arms at your chest level and grab onto your opposite shoulder, spread your legs as you arch your lower back downward, and let your neck fall so your chin is touching your chest. Hold this posture for 10 seconds as you inhale and exhale through your mouth. 

 originally published on January 31, 2020 at thriveglobal.com

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Vanguard Webinar – TODAY at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Vanguard’s Principles of Investing Webinar
TODAY at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Highly Recommend!

This webinar is for anyone that wants to take their knowledge of investing to the next level and gain a stronger understanding of Vanguard’s investment philosophy… in four steadfast principles. It is generally intended for folks that already have a basic level of comfort in saving and wish to increase their investment acumen.

Review: This webinar is informative, easy to follow and full of useful information. Highly recommend!

Registration for the webinar is available on the HarbinSTRONG portal. Earn 5 HarbinSTRONG points for participating in the webinar.

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Vanguard’s Principles of Investing Webinar

Vanguard’s Principles of Investing Webinar

This webinar is for anyone that wants to take their knowledge of investing to the next level and gain a stronger understanding of Vanguard’s investment philosophy… in four steadfast principles.  It is generally intended for folks that already have a basic level of comfort in saving and wish to increase their investment acumen.

The webinar is offered on the following dates and times:

Friday, February 7th – 9 a.m., 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Monday, February 10th – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Registration for the webinar is available on the HarbinSTRONG portal. Earn 5 HarbinSTRONG points for participating in the webinar.

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Great turnout for Hike 2 Health at Berry

Hike 2 Health was the place to be this morning! Love seeing so many employees and their families out for a brisk walk around the Berry College campus.


Mark your calendar for the next Hike 2 Health on Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 a.m. Meet Brian at the Frost Chapel parking lot on the Berry College Mountain Campus.

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