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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!

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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 wellness@mcmahonassociates.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.

Rules:

  1. Pick one of the Bingo cards as your playing board  

  2. As you complete the indicated activities, mark that space

 

Materials you and your household members/family will need:

Check your email each Thursday for the new Bingo Pattern! This week's pattern is:

Have Fun & Good Luck!

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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!”

 

Click the image or HERE to view it!

 

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 marketing@mcmahonassociates.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.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GugsCdLHm-Q

 

 

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

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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.

 

To Begin:

 

  • 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

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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.  

Congratulations to our Summer 2019 Hydration/Eat-A-Rainbow Challenge Winner:
Drew McKiernan!

The McMahon Wellness Committee - 2019 hydration/eat-a-rainbow challenge is complete and the top three winners are:

 

Drew McKiernan                       557.8 points

Steven Karaszkiewicz                555.8 points

Alyssa Bressi                            419.4 points

 

 The winners will have a choice of the prizes below and should contact Jessica Rogers with their prize selection:

  • Reimbursement towards a one-month membership

  • NutriBullet

  • Standing Desk & Mat

  • Yoga ball Chair

Congratulations to Drew, Steven and Alyssa for accumulating the most points and Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Summer 2019 Challenge

Summer presents the perfect opportunity to increase your hydration level and to embark on a new food journey by enjoying a variety of colorful summer produce. 

 

The abundant energy and longer days of summer are inspiring.  We want everyone to win this challenge and be inspired to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables.  To share this winning spirit and enthusiasm for summer, we are giving prizes to all employees.

The top three challenge participants will win an additional prize.  See below for a list of prizes and details.

Ways to Hydrate: 

  • Treat yourself to a fun new water bottle and fill throughout the day

  • Filter your water with a Brita brand or similar pitcher or bottle

  • Take water with you when you are on the go

  • Make infused waters by adding fruit and herbs

  • Fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, watermelon, grapes, berries, and tomatoes add to your hydration level

  • Sparkling water, herbal teas, and fruit smoothies can also add to your hydration level

 

A Few Rainbow Food Benefits:

  • White/Brown– Immune System  & Lowers Cholesterol

  • Yellow/Orange – Heart Health & Supports Eye Sight

  • Red – Heart Health & Cancer Protector

  • Purple/Blue - Healthy Blood Vessels & Helps Memory

  • Green – Boosts Immune System & Improves Digestion

 

For This Challenge:

  • Enter how much water you drink per day in ounces (fruit infused water and water varieties such as sparkling can be included) Every 10 oz.= 1 Point

  • Enter the quantity of fruit and vegetable servings per day.  Every serving = 1 Point

 

The Top Three Participants will receive a prize of their choice from the below list:

  • Reimbursement towards one-month gym membership

  • NutriBullet

  • Standing Desk & Mat

  • Yoga Ball Chair

Rainbow Foods Links and Recipes:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/phytonutrients-paint-your-plate-with-the-colors-of-the-rainbow-2019042516501

 

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/how-eat-rainbow

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/article/275617/why-you-should-eat-the-rainbow-when-it-comes-to-fruits-and-vegetables/

 

https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/rainbow-layered-salad-recipe

 

 

Infused Water Recipes:

https://wellnessmama.com/3607/herb-fruit-infused-water/

Congratulations to our Spring Fitness 2019 30 Day Walk Challenge
Winner: Conor Murphy!

 

The McMahon Wellness Committee 2019 walking challenge is complete.  The results are in and 23 participants reached the 200 points goal.

 

Prizes for reaching the 200 points goal are a choice of:

  • A Standing Desk

  • A Yoga Chair Ball for your Desk

  • A Fitbit

  • A Three Month Gym Membership

Conor Murphy is the overall winner with 566.08 points.  
Congratulations to Conor for leading the walking pack!

And The Winners Are:

  • Conor Murphy 

  • Drew McKiernan 

  • Ann Mark 

  • David Moyer 

  • Paul Furgal 

  • Sue DeMarino 

  • Bob Smith 

  • David DiGioia 

  • Helen Lam 

  • Jodie Evans 

  • Dave Cassell 

  • Lindsay Sienkiewicz 

  • Stephanie Butler 

  • Nickolas Holder 

  • Stephanie MacDonald 

  • Christopher Bauer 

  • Gorette McDonald 

  • Teresa Lord 

  • Emily Buck  

  • Timofey Tverdokhlebov 

  • Kyle Kessler 

  • Philip Viveiros 

  • Bob Wright 

 

Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who participated in this challenge!   

April 2019 Challenge

Our start date of April 24th is National Walk at Lunch Day.  We encourage everyone to start this challenge by going for a walk at lunch.  You will earn double challenge points by logging your steps on this day.

 

Get motivated to take a walk:

 

  • 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.

To Begin:

  • 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 walking 10,000 steps (or 5 miles) per day

 

Walk daily and log your steps here:

https://www.ChallengeRunner.com/login/challenge/def3c3-1iwi


Prizes for our top tier walker will be a choice of:

-A Standing Desk

-A Yoga Ball Chair for your Desk

-A Fitbit

-A three month gym membership

Below is a link to McMahon Office walk & bike path maps:

 

https://www.mcmahon-wellness.com/exercise

 

Other Motivating links to help you on your walking journey:

 

https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/cardio/walking/walking-workouts-for-a-greener-planet/

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/5-surprising-benefits-of-walking

 

Health.gov recently released new guidelines for physical activity.  One of the key guidelines for adults is:

 

Adults should move more and sit less throughout the day.  Some physical activity is better than none.  Adults who sit less and do any amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity gain some health benefits.  To see the full guidelines, click on the link below:

 

https://health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/

March 2019 Challenge

TO BEGIN:

 

You can use these wonderful apps. The first few sessions are FREE!

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  • You can find quiet space in your home or in the office and just breathe deeper by lengthening the inhale and the exhale.   This will relax the mind.

 

  • You can find a meditation class near you and take what you learn home with you to practice every day.

  • You can find a book or an online course in meditation and begin to explore the many forms of meditation to start from a place that feels natural.  

Prizes for the most frequent meditator will be a choice of:

  • Yoga Studio Class Pass

  • Meditation Cushion

  • Meditation App Subscription

  • Essential Oils Diffuser

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