Monday, July 18, 2011

5K the FCMC Way Finale!

On May 9th, Floyd County Medical Center and 256 community members embarked on an 8-week activity challenge – to get active and train to walk, jog, or run a 5K!  Our mission was three-fold:  To encourage and involve the community around an event that promotes health and well being, to improve the health of our community by increasing awareness and encouraging activity, and to have some fun!

Each week participants were asked to track their activity distance, activity time, water consumption and fruit/veggie servings.  Participants turned their activity sheet in at a different local business each Monday and received an incentive to encourage them along their journey. Along with a weekly incentive participants received a health tip from FCMC.  Our health tips have been on topics such as staying hydrated, injury prevention, and motivation. 
In 8 weeks, the participants logged 8815 miles, over 2500 hours of activity, drank over 30,000 cups of water, and ate over 18,000 servings of fruits and veggies!
Congratulations to our big winners:  Sue Baker for logging 421 miles; Lisa Schwickerath for logging over 73 hours of activity; James Tupy for drinking the most water – 814 cups; and Dan Hugh for consuming 550 servings of fruits and veggies!

We would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful local businesses who participated as work groups, hosted our participants on Mondays, or donated an incentive along the way.  Your generous participation and support is very much appreciated!  Here is a list of our generous sponsors:
Artwear                                                                                    Healthquest
Blush Salon                                                                              HyVee
Boundless Network                                                                 KCHA
Cambrex                                                                                  Kwik Star
Charley Western Firecracker 5K Committee                           Pfizer
Charles City Chamber of Commerce                                       Radio Shack    
Comprehensive Systems                                                         Rivers Edge Salon
Curves                                                                                     Runners Flat/Rocket Science Coaching
First Security Bank & Trust                                                     Slinger Chiropractic
Floyd County Extension Office                                                Subway

And to all who participated in the program – we thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication.  We hope you enjoyed the program, were able to increase your activity level and are on your way to a healthier, happier you!  

Article compliments of Dori Myers

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