Interested in learning more ways to help improve employee health and wellness? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has put together a Worksite Wellness Toolkit that has all the resources your business needs to begin implementing wellness into every day on the job.
Want something that can change someone's decision in an instant? Use re:TH!NK's point of decision prompts that gently encourage healthier behaviors right when a decision is going to be made.
If your business wants to take the next step to investing in the health of your employees and save on health care costs, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin has tools and resources to get you started.
To get more activity incorporated into your school, use the Active Schools Toolkit develped by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.
Also, a Community Recreational Use law was passed in 2012 to help remove the barrier of liability from schools, making it easier to open up school spaces for community use. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Public Health Law Center and Transform Wisconsin collaboratively developed two sample recreational agreement/facility use forms, a reference checklist, and a fact sheet that provides a general explanation of the liability protection provided by recreational agreements. Click this link to view the resources on the PHLC's website.
The Winnebago County Health Department coordinates a Strong Bones Program, a 12-week strength training program for middle-aged and above men and women. Classes are held throughout the county at various days/times. A class session recently began at Marian Manor in Oshkosh and another session will begin in the fall in the Neenah/Menasha area. Check the WCHD website for mored details or call Barb at 920-232-3018.
|LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week small group program designed for cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Visit www.ymcafoxcities.org or www.oshkoshymca.org for more details or download the brochure.|
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...And the Community
Area parks and recretaion departments offer a variety of classes and programs for all ages and great places to be active. Take advantage of these opportunities!
Want to find out what is happening in your community to make it more biker and pedestrian friendly? Check out the updated Oshkosh Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan. Don't live in Oshkosh? East Central Regional Planning Commission is your one-stop-shop for everything related to planning, especially open space recreation plans.
Check out re:TH!NK's Active Recreation Guide where you can search by location or type of activity. The ARG is an inventory of anything and everything related to physical actvity in Winnebago County.