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Spring Email Wellness Challenge April 6 – May 18, 2020 Sign up for the Ohio State University Extension, Live Healthy Live Well 6-week Email Wellness Challenge. Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from an OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional. During this six-week challenge you will consider ways that “time” affects your life. You will be encouraged to fill your plate ½ full of vegetables & fruits for two meals each day. For activity, you will aim for 30 minutes of movement at least five times a week. You will focus on strategies to improve sleep. You will also explore ways to enhance your work/life balance and enjoy more “me” time. You will learn tips and strategies to help you utilize time management tips to reduce stress in your life. By practicing wellness habits over the 6-week challenge, you will begin strengthening positive lifestyle behaviors. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:
  1. Manage Time Constraints
  2. Enjoy Mealtime with Family
  3. Enhance Sleep
  4. Find Time and New Ways to Connect with Family and/or Friends
  5. Fit Creative Time into your Life
  6. Reduce Screen Time
  7. Focus on Work/Life Balance
  8. Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
  9. Add more Movement your Day
What does it cost? Nothing – it is free! Who can participate? Any adult with an email account. How do I sign up? Look at this chart and find your county. Go to the link listed beside your county and register. Allen         Belmont    Butler        Carroll       Champaign Clark         Clermont   Cuyahoga  Darke        Fairfield    Fayette      Franklin     Fulton        Hamilton   Hancock    Hardin       Hocking    Holmes      Licking      Lucas         Mahoning  Miami        Montgomery Morrow     Ottawa      Perry          Pickaway   Pike           Putnam      Ross          Sandusky  Trumbull    Tuscarawas Vinton       Warren      Washington Wayne       Wood        If your county isn’t listed, you may register with this link: Sourced from: Family and Consumer Sciences OSU Extension Pickaway County Ohio State University Extension
While a lower percentage of rural residents have acquired COVID-19, the disease is spreading in rural America at about the same rate as urban counties. The most recent data from shows the number of coronavirus cases in rural (or nonmetropolitan) counties increased by 16% in the last 24-hour period, from March 30 to 31. The nationwide rate of increase was 15% during the same period. Deaths in rural America grew by 40% (from 95 to 133) from March 30 to 31. While the rate of increase was sharp, those deaths still account for only a fraction of the national death toll of 3,506 as of March 31. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: The Daily Yonder