Let’s Cook Together!
Get out your pots/pans and spatulas. We have a unique chance to do a cooking class TOGETHER!
The Wellness Committee has engaged a registered dietitian from Well Concepts to offer a VIRTUAL cooking class. We encourage you and your household members to a participate in the first of two virtual cooking classes that are being hosted in November.
VIRTUAL CLASS: QUICK, EASY, FRESH: MEALS IN MINUTES (EVERY DAY)!
On Friday, November 6th, we will learn how to cook quick, easy fresh meals in minutes!
Participants learn how to prepare quick easy meals, healthfully! The program includes information on how to build a heart smart pantry to prepare quick, healthful meals in minutes! Recipes and meal planning information is included.
VIRTUAL CLASS: EVERYDAY EATS FOR HEALTHY FAMILY MEAL PLANNING
On Friday, November 13th, we will learn how to cook quick, easy fresh meals in minutes!
Participants learn about practical tools and strategies to change the way you look at food to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable food choices. The program includes an interactive activity (how to eat a piece of chocolate) on eating mindfully. Featured Recipe & Samples: Bite Size Brownies.
Login details will be sent to your email. Don’t miss out on these events!!! Fun prizes will be raffled off to participants!
SAFE Halloween Fun
As we continue to navigate through the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the recent CDC guidance on celebrating Halloween, the Wellness Committee invites you and your families/ household members to join in the FUN by participating in at least one of these SAFE Halloween activities. Be sure to share your pictures and videos with the Wellness Group at by November 2nd.
All entries will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amex gift card.
Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household and display them
Carve or decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
Decorate your front door, house, apartment, living space and work from home space
Do a Halloween scavenger hunt where children or household members are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
Have a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
Healthy Selfie Winner
Huge thanks to all who shared their July Healthy Selfies. We had a large assortment of activities that we were participating in to manage stress and create a healthier lifestyle. Keep it up!
Also, we are happy to announce that Lori Drelick has won the drawing for the $100 Amex gift card. Congratulations Lori!
Healthy Selfie Wellness Collage
JOIN THE JULY HEALTHY SELFIE WELLNESS COLLAGE!
The Wellness Committee invites you to join the Healthy Selfie Wellness Collage!
Participating in fun and healthy activities is a great way to destress. How about sharing your favorite activities - running, biking, baking, swimming, hiking, etc. as we assemble a companywide collage of selfies? All entries will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amex gift card so you can get new accessories to support your healthy worlds.
How it works:
1. Take a healthy selfie:
During a workout/activity
Practicing stress management
Enjoying a healthy meal, snack, or baking project
With the people you are leaning on during this challenging time
2. Email the selfie to email@example.com anytime during the month of July (all entries must be submitted by July 31).
If you socialize your Healthy Selfies on your favorite channels, don’t forget to tag McMahon and use #McMahonHealthySelfie
Wellness Bingo Winners
Thank you again to everyone who participated in Wellness Bingo. A few raffle tickets were drawn for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes so we have a few winners for Wellness Bingo who will be receiving Amazon gift cards!
1st place - Jodie Evans
2nd place - Jessica Bellow
3rd place - Bob Wright
Let's Play Bingo Together!
Looking for an activity to do with your household members/family? Bingo is a fun way to pass leisure time, so McMahon’s Wellness Committee has created our own bingo cards so we can continue to focus on helping our employees and their family members on our wellness goals.
Every Thursday, we will announce a new game pattern that a player must achieve on his/her Bingo card in order to win Bingo. Whoever gets the first Bingo in your household wins! Each week, the winners will submit their “on-your-honor” completed cards to Lauren Hales and will receive a raffle ticket entry with your name into a drawing that will later be drawn by the Wellness Committee to win a prize.
Be sure to include everyone in your household! There are Bingo boards for adults and children!
Below you will find the Bingo cards for adults (age 18 and up), younger children (age 4 – 10), and older children (age 11 to 17) which includes different wellness related activities to complete in the pattern instructed for the week.
Over the 5 week period, as the winning Bingo patterns change weekly, we request that the Bingo cards used by each individual playing do as well. So keep the cards rotating weekly to provide each player a new Bingo board to go with a new weekly pattern.
Pick one of the Bingo cards as your playing board
As you complete the indicated activities, mark that space
Materials you and your household members/family will need:
1 Bingo Board - Click Below
Marker, Bingo Dabber or something to mark your card e.g. coins, buttons, dried pasta, popcorn, etc.
Check your email each Thursday for the new Bingo Pattern! This week's pattern is:
Have Fun & Good Luck!
National Bike Month
The McMahon Wellness Committee invites you and everyone in your household to join others at McMahon in celebrating May’s National Bike Month from now through Sunday, May 31st. Established in 1956, May’s National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try. Biking is good for the planet, it’s good for your community, can improve your mental well-being, and it’s good for your physical health in so many ways .
Bonus: A bike is a “happiness machine” that brings joy to even the shortest trips, and is a good alternative means of transportation that helps promote sustainability.
Check out this video from Jen Kamienski (Fort Washington) and Natalie Raffol (Boston) kicking off the month-long celebration. Even though Natalie’s bike trip through Italy’s wineries has been postponed, her motto is:
“If you can’t be biking through Italy, bike though Massachusetts. It’s the next best thing. Happy bike month!”
Join the entire Wellness Committee, and put on your favorite McMahon gear and get pedaling!
Remember to take photos and/or video and please send them to the marketing group via email, McMahon’s FTP site, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 1st. Video will be for internal purposes only. Here is a tune to get you motivated, which we will also be using for the video.
For more info on biking check out these links from the League of American Bicyclists.
Join the National Bike Challenge to log your miles and see how united people are across the country by biking
Watch and share the League’s videos about how to improve riding skills
Connect with League member state and local advocacy groups, bike clubs, and local bike shops to discover virtual events in your area using the League’s map
If you have the ability, consider supporting your local bicycle advocacy organization and Bicycle Friendly Businesses in your community - find them on the League’s map
We are looking forward to getting great company-wide participation for another successful McMahon Wellness event!
Be well and happy pedaling!
We have added the ability to YOUR MILEAGE on our McMahon Page in the Love to Ride APP. Don’t let the Philadelphia part fool you - it’s based off of our headquarters location. Everyone, companywide, can add your mileage there. Just get an account and join us! More info here: https://www.lovetoride.net/philly?ic=c1986f43&locale=en-US and company site https://www.lovetoride.net/philly/companies/32672?locale=en-US
National Walk at Lunch Day
Wednesday, April 29th is National Walk at Lunch Day and McMahon’s Wellness Committee is encouraging you and your entire family/household members to participate in the fun including your furry ones!
Put on your favorite McMahon shirt along with comfortable attire & sneakers and get moving! Remember to take photos and/or video and please send them the marketing group. ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR VIDEO - depending on how much we get we are trying to do something special with it (internal purposes only).
If you want to LEARN more about the wellness benefits of walking and physical activity, please read on.
Walking increases our overall health and well-being.
Compared to running, walking places less stress on our bones, joints, and connective tissue.
Walking, like any exercise, improves our overall mood and promotes better brain function.
Start by walking at a pace that allows you to walk and talk at the same time
Walk for as many steps as you are comfortable walking
Work up to your own personal walking goal e.g. 10,000 steps (or 5 miles) per day
Below are links to help you on your physical activity journey:
Earth Day 2020
The McMahon Wellness Committee honors Earth Day. Earth Day started on April 22nd, 1970. It is now the largest, focused-action Earth Day in the world. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, we focus on the theme of action and change in our climate. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. While it might be an enormous challenge, there are also vast opportunities and we can all take small steps due to our part.
The McMahon Wellness Committee would like each employee to consider honoring Earth Day by growing your own indoor or outdoor garden. All employees are encouraged to get your families or household members involved in the fun, and besides we all have lots of time at home this year!
Emily Buck, from McMahon’s Taunton, MA office, proudly shares a “how to” video below for one fun way you can celebrate Earth Day. Enjoy and Happy Gardening! Click the image or HERE to view it!
If you want to LEARN more about other sustainable indoor gardening ideas and hacks, feel free to check out pic.twitter.com/b4qaejYLbn or https://www.earthday.org/earthday for more information on Earth Day.