A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in this quarter’s Exercise Wellness Challenge and to Francisco Lovera, Cat Crum, Jennifer Kamienski, David DiGioia, Eric Haflett, Emily Buck, and Natalie Raffol for being our Exercise Champions!
We had a lot of great participation and look forward to doing it again in the future.
Drew McKiernan was the winner of the $100 Gift Card!
Spring is officially here and the warmer weather is great for getting out and being more active!
During Q2, we will be focusing on the Exercise portion from of our LEARN Wellness program and what better way to enjoy the nice weather than with an exercise challenge! An exercise challenge is a fun way to develop a habit for “springing into movement.” From April 15th to May 21st, the Wellness Committee invites you to participate in our exercise challenge by selecting one of the below exercise groups that interests you the most. Check your email to vote to let the Wellness Committee know which group you would like to join. Please send your preferences by Friday, April 9th.
To keep track of your progress, we will be using Challenge Runner which syncs up with your personal fitness device. You can find the invitation link and QR code for Challenge Runner below.
Each group will have a wellness committee member(s) (otherwise known as an “Exercise Champion”) participating along with you and to keep you motivated. Additionally, your group will have its own Zoom channel community to share ideas, advice, pictures of your workouts, and other related resources throughout your exercise journey.
We hope that this activity will aid with any personal health goals you may have set for yourself. If you have any questions about the challenge, please share them with a member of the Wellness Committee.
We hope everyone will join us!
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in this quarter’s Lifestyle Wellness “Giving Scavenger Hunt”. We had a lot of great participation and look forward to doing it again in the future.
This quarter is the LIFESTYLE segment of our LEARN Wellness program. We all know that giving is a very positive lifestyle enhancement, so from February 16th - March 5 the Wellness Committee is organizing a GIVING SCAVENGER HUNT. This is your opportunity to hunt in your closets and pantries searching for items to donate to a local charity organization. We have already researched locations in each office area so all you have to do is click on the materials list and GO HUNTING! Many organizations are actually scheduling pick-ups of materials, but if it is only a drop-off that is available and you cannot do that yourself, please contact your Wellness Committee member in your office to make arrangements.
MAKE IT A WIN-WIN! $100 Gift Card
Take an image or video of gathering and/or making your donations and send to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amex gift card!
DONATION ORGANIZATIONS FOLLOW
Office Charity Options - Click name to go to website Materials Needed Drop-off or Pick-up
Fort Washington Bucks County:
East Providence - Drop-off
Warwick - Drop-off
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.
VIRTUAL CLASS: EVERYDAY EATS FOR HEALTHY FAMILY MEAL PLANNING
You may recall that we were revamping the cooking class and we have our new format. We want to make this interactive! For those of you that would like to cook along please feel free - turn your phone or laptop cameras on in your own kitchen! If you’re not cooking, still join us on video, ask questions and join in the conversation. It’s a great opportunity to speak with a nutritionist.
Mocktail - Pomegranate Champagne Punch (non-alcoholic)
Sun Butter Banana Ice Cream
Click here for ingredients and instructions for your reference and grocery shopping needs. Feel free to pre-cook or chop anything that you’d like. We recommend at least the farro (or whatever grain or pasta that you’d like).
Hope to see you there! Please let Jennifer Kamienski know if you have any questions.
LOGIN INFORMATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU ACCEPT THE MEETING!
2020 SAFE Halloween Fun
Huge thanks to all who shared their Safe Halloween Fun. We are happy to announce that Maddie Callaghan has won the drawing for the $100 Amex gift card. Congratulations Maddie!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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: