Wellness has many definitions, but essentially, wellness is practicing healthy habits to attain better physical and mental health. No matter what your background, age, or lifestyle, everyone can benefit from learning more about wellness and how to incorporate small wellness practices into our daily lives. The purpose of the Transit Agency Wellness Program is to provide wellness related topics and practices and make them easier to understand and more attainable to add into your daily routine. This will be achieved through a video series and a newsletter.
5 Minutes of Wellness
Within rural public transit in Nebraska, most jobs involve sitting down for long periods of time throughout the work day. Often, we don’t take the time to get up and stretch or move with intention. This can have negative effects on the body including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and joint swelling. In the long-term, these negative effects can lead to costly medical bills. 5 Minutes of Wellness is designed so everyone can take just a few minutes out of their day to consciously get that movement squeezed into their schedule and take a small step toward wellness. The introduction video below further explains the series. View other videos in the series using the menu in the far right corner of the video below.
Welcoming Wellness in Rural Transit
There are so many facets of wellness to consider that it can become overwhelming at times. Welcoming Wellness in Rural Transit is a short, quarterly newsletter that can help everyone take some small steps into incorporating wellness into their daily lives at an attainable level. Issues will feature a wellness challenge for agencies to participate in, a delicious and health-conscious recipe to try out, and two featured wellness topics.
January-March 2022 Wellness Challenge
An activity that may get pushed to the side due to the lure of social media or binge-watching a TV show is reading a physical book. According to Healthline there are many benefits of reading.
Individuals or agencies who wish to should sign up by Friday, January 14, 2022. The challenge will run from January 17-March 25, 2022. Participants will track the number of days they read at least 30 minutes for leisure. You may use the supplemental tracking document for individuals to track their reading throughout the quarter.
At the end of the quarter, participants will be asked to email tracking materials. The participant who reads the most days out of the quarter will win a prize! If you have any questions about the challenge, please reach out to us.
Rural Transportation Manager
Nebraska Safety Center – UNK