What Is The NYNY Challenge?
The New Year, New You Wellness Challenge 2012 is a community wide 8 week Wellness challenge that encourages participants to exercise and make healthy lifestyle changes in addition to promoting health awareness, education and screenings. The mission of this program is to make Jamestown the healthiest city in North Dakota. Participants will create teams and gain points for healthy activities. They then report point weekly totals to the appointed team CEO, or leader. The teams aggregate point totals are reported weekly in the Jamestown Sun along with the upcoming challenge for the week.
Who Is It For?
All citizens in the Jamestown area. We have 3 divisions, Large Businesses, Small Businesses and a Friends and Family division. A small business is 15 or fewer participants; a large business is over 16 participants. We had 490 participants last year and hope to reach out to more each year.
Why Do It?
The goals of this program are to motivate citizens of Jamestown to make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use and to assist each individual to attain their highest health potential.
Who Sponsors This Event?
Our sponsors this year are Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Orriginals, and Farmers Union Insurance
What Does Each Week Entail?
Participants gain points each day by eating 5 fruits and vegetables as well as accumulating minutes of physical activity. Additionally, each week corresponds with a focus to get participants thinking about different types of wellness. There will be an article in the Jamestown Sun each week about the focus. Some weeks you can receive points for reading this article, other weeks you can receive points by viewing videos on Jamestown Colleges Collegian website. We have weekly challenges prepared as an opportunity to gain even more points each week.
What Are The Weekly Topics?
Weekly topics include: My Life Check which is an online assessment tool through the American Heart Association, Knowledge is Power, Focus on Nutrition, Focus on Form, Focus on Cholesterol, Focus on Stress Reduction, Focus on Variety and Stay the Path.
What Is The Cost?
Cost is $8 per participant and includes a T-shirt. This is ran as a non-profit challenge through the JRMC Wellness Center. Money is used to purchase the T-shirts and to buy prizes for the teams with the highest accumulated points each week as well as overall prizes for each division at the end of the 8 week Challenge.
How Do I Get Involved?
Review the registration forms above for each of the 3 divisions. Once your group is together, and money collected, the paperwork and one check can be brought to the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center will serve as the hub for communication throughout the NYNY Challenge. Weekly points can be submitted via email or fax each week. Wellness staff will track all points and submit them to the Jamestown Sun to be printed every Thursday along with an article that ties into the weekly focus. Deadline January 6, 2012
Visit JRMC Wellness online for more details and registration forms: