Healthy Living in the North

Challenge #2 winner!

public health nurses stretching together

Liz Lodge’s winning entry – Dawson Creek public health nurses stretching together during their morning huddle.

We received a lot of great entries in the Week 2 Challenge – great to see so many people thinking about ways to fit activity into their work days! I’ve shared some of the tips we received below. But first, we selected this week’s contest winner, by random draw, earlier today…

The winner in the second Healthy Living Challenge is Liz Lodge, a public health nurse from Dawson Creek. She sent in a photo of her group of public health nurses stretching together in their morning huddle. Good work ladies! (Hopefully the Fit Kit items will help with your stretching during your next morning huddle!)

Make sure you check out the blog, or visit us on Facebook, tomorrow when we will announce the third Healthy Living Challenge!

We asked how you add activity into your work day. There were a lot of fantastic entries, but here’s a selection of photos and tips that came through:

  • Take the stairs when visiting colleagues on different floors – never take the elevator!
  • Use a pedometer to track your daily steps.
  • Do spine, neck and shoulder stretches in your chair.
  • Stretch during conference calls.
  • Do lunges in your office.
  • Get up and out of your desk every half hour.
  • Use smartphone apps to help you track your fitness goals.
  • Challenge your co-workers to get healthier with you.
  • Bring running/walking shoes with you to work and go for a walk during lunch and breaks.
Jessica Quinn

About Jessica Quinn

Jessica Quinn is the regional manager of health promotion and community engagement for Northern Health, where she is actively involved in promoting the great work of NH staff to encourage healthy, well and active lifestyles. She also manages NH's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). When she's not working, Jessica stays active by exploring the beautiful outdoors around Prince George via kayak, hiking boots or snowshoes, and she has recently completed her master's degree in professional communications from Royal Roads University, with a focus on the use of social media in health care. (NH Blog Admin)

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Adding activity to your work day – it’s easier than you think!

Fit Kit

Take on our Week 2 Challenge for your chance to win this Fit Kit!

Yesterday, we introduced your Week 2 Challenge in the September Healthy Living Challenge. Tell us how you fit activity into your work day, enter our contest, and you could win your very own Fit Kit, including the great items pictured here!

In order to show you how some of these items work,  Christine Glennie-Visser, NH HEAL Coordinator, met with Michael Leisinger, Regional Director of Board and Administration Services. Together, they show you how you can fit activity into your work day!

Jessica Quinn

About Jessica Quinn

Jessica Quinn is the regional manager of health promotion and community engagement for Northern Health, where she is actively involved in promoting the great work of NH staff to encourage healthy, well and active lifestyles. She also manages NH's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). When she's not working, Jessica stays active by exploring the beautiful outdoors around Prince George via kayak, hiking boots or snowshoes, and she has recently completed her master's degree in professional communications from Royal Roads University, with a focus on the use of social media in health care. (NH Blog Admin)

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