Fit Together in Action- October

Fit Together in Action October News

Partner Highlight  Winchester Walks

Research shows that movement breaks can help awaken the brain by increasing blood flow and activating learning centers.  Barbara Silvero, principal at Pearson School in Winsted, is incorporating these movement breaks every Monday through the “Winchester Walks” program. Teachers at Pearson and Hinsdale schools take their classes on a 10-minute walk up and down the hallways of each floor. Movement sessions are coordinated with each classroom to ensure all students get a chance to get in their steps. Teachers monitor and record steps for each session.

In addition to the hallway walking sessions, every Friday the schools play a dance song during the morning announcements.  Students have the option of getting out of their seats and dancing along to the song.

Students look forward to these movement opportunities and their teachers appreciate the mental and physical benefits of these breaks. To promote this collaboration with Fit Together 5210, a bulletin board will be created to encourage students to participate and uphold the Fit Together 5210 mission.

Tips for a Healthy Halloween Party

Halloween is a fun day full of costumes, imagination and, of course, tons of candy. Here are some tips to make your at-home party fun and balanced with a bit of healthy.

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Worksite Wellness Tip October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection saves lives! A new Connecticut law expands coverage for breast and ovarian cancer screenings. The state law that took effect on January 1 fully insures individuals and those in group health policies to now have the additional diagnostics covered by insurance. The law mandates coverage under certain plans for mammograms for people under the age of 35 with a family history of breast cancer, and also those with genetics that put them at a higher risk for the disease.

If you are an employer, offering an incentive to pay your employees for the time they need to get to and from wellness physicals and screenings is a way to show how much you value their health.

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18 Fall Soups You'll Want to Make Forever

These bowls of soup are perfect for snuggling up with on a cool fall evening. They also embrace the season's flavors—think carrots, cauliflower, butternut squash and pumpkin. With four and five star ratings, it's no surprise that recipes like our Slow-Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Stuffed Pepper Soup are so delicious, you'll want to make them forever.

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