Monday, October 14, 2013

Oregon Moves: fitness and fundraising

Leading a healthy lifestyle is pretty important to me - that includes staying active and making healthy choices with foods, exercise, and medical care. LifeWise of Oregon is a local health plan that is working to encourage people in getting more active in their lives. Starting this month, they've got a program called Oregon Moves. So what is it? It's a little boost to help motivate and reward you and the community for being active.

Oregon Moves is a 4 week fitness challenge created through EveryMove. You can sign up NOW and throughout the duration of the program, which runs October 21-November 17. The earlier you sign up, though, the more you will benefit. The EveryMove app can be downloaded to your Android or Apple device for free, and you can log in your activity each day - anything from a several mile run to simply cleaning your house.

Here's the best part, for every day you are active and log your activity with the app or on their website, LifeWise will donate $1 to your choice of one of 5 local charities up to a total of $50,000! You can choose between the following organizations:

·         American Heart Association
·         American Lung Association
·         United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
·         United Way of Deschutes County
·         Brian Grant Foundation


You do not need to be a member of LifeWise to participate, you only need to be an Oregon resident. To sign up or for more information, go HERE.

And if you don't live in Oregon, you can still sign up with EveryMove for opportunities to help other organizations (as well as earn personal rewards).

A little more about the parties involved, in case you're curious:

About EveryMoveEveryMove is helping consumers get recognized and rewarded for their active choices. On EveryMove, consumers can log hundreds of different daily activities and workouts and earn points towards valuable rewards sponsored by their employer, health plan and favorite retail brands. EveryMove also offers opportunities for health plans, employers and brands to ignite a fitness movement within their communities through sponsored challenges and activity focused events. Come join the movement at www.everymove.org.
About LifeWise Health Plan of OregonThousands of people turn to LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon for their individual, family or group health coverage. And the reason is simple: we actively support all of our members' healthy decisions. From the healthy foods you eat to the activities you take part in, LifeWise is a health partner that provides tips, tools and encouragement you can use to live the healthiest life possible.
Founded in 1986 and based in Portland, Ore., LifeWise is part of a family of companies that cover more than 1.7 million people. Together, we provide a number of products and services that include health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability and workforce wellness programs. For more information, please visit www.lifewiseor.com.
About VivacityVivacity is a national leader in providing innovative wellness solutions to engage consumers in enhancing their own health and wellness. Vivacity services range from personal health support solutions to customized wellness programs for employers.  The company's personal health programs are designed to empower individuals to learn about their health and support them in making healthy lifestyle choices. Vivacity's workplace wellness offerings help organizations build and maintain a healthy workforce leveraging data and analytics with tailored programs that deliver measurable results. Vivacity's programs are proven to contribute to employee satisfaction and morale, while helping employers reduce overall healthcare costs through enhanced wellness. Visit www.vivacity.net to learn more about the company and its offerings.
I am not a member of LifeWise, nor am I being compensated in any way for this post. I am an Oregon resident, however, and I have signed up for this program. I think it's an awesome opportunity to get back on track with my running while helping out a great charity in my area.

Are you signed up with EveryMove? Have you ever heard of it before? What fitness related fundraisers have you been involved with lately? Please leave a link below - I'd love to help promote what you're up to!

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