Challenge Accepted: Thriving in 2019

Here at Moore, we are committed to making 2019 another energetic, productive year for our team - and we want to help you and yours do the same!

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Shannon Colavecchio

Associate Managing Director

After all, health is part of our DNA: We’re ranked by O’Dwyers as the No. 1 healthcare public relations firm in Florida, where we are based; and among the top 30 healthcare firms in the country.

And for the past eight years, our in-house employee wellness program has been making the team healthier and happier -- while catching the attention of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In a recent case study, the CDC highlighted our Thrive Moore program as an example of how firms of all sizes can successfully build wellness programs that have a significant impact, on a modest budget.

So as we talked about the best way to kick off this new year, we decided to share Thrive Moore with you and your business, just as we have shared with some of our Fortune 500 and non-profit clients alike. For the next 8 weeks, we invite you to follow along with us as we embark on the Thrive Moore Challenge.

Each week, we will take on a different healthy habit to gauge how it affects our energy, sleep, skin, cravings and overall well-being. One week we’ll focus on cutting out added sugars; another week we will avoid red meat.

The challenges will help you establish lasting habits for overall health and energy. Does eliminating dairy lead to clearer skin and fewer stomachaches? Does drinking more water lead to less snacking or more alertness to focus on servicing clients?

This challenge will help answer those questions!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we share tips for success, as well as some insights and experiences from our own team members as they do the Thrive Moore Challenge. #ThriveMoore

  • Week 1: Eliminate dairy. Try almond or coconut milk, and nut milk yogurts.
  • Week 2: Cut out added sugars. Read labels – sugar is in everything, from ketchup and cereal to soups! And it comes by more than a dozen names - brown rice syrup, dextrose, tapioca syrup, cane juice, barley malt, etc.
  • Week 3: Hydrate and sleep properly. Get in those 8-10 glasses of water, and you’ll find your energy is up and hunger is down. Cut out the evening TV and electronics and get 7-8 hours of solid sleep.
  • Week 4: Cut out red meat. Aim for lower fat poultries and fish.
  • Week 5: Go meatless! Amp up your fruit and veggies and get protein from sources like chickpeas, broccoli, black beans, spinach and more! Fun fact: 100 calories of broccoli has MORE protein than 100 calories of steak, and none of the saturated fat or cholesterol.
  • Week 6: Eliminate mindless snacking. Pay attention to your body’s hunger signals – snacking between meals only when hunger really sets in, and on healthy options like almonds, fruit, veggies and hummus, and more.
  • Week 7: Meal prep. Take 1-2 hours on Sunday to prepare lunches and/or dinners for the week. This cuts down on the stress of meal planning during the busy work week, and ensures you have healthy options even on the craziest of days.
  • Week 8: Floss every day. Dental health impacts overall health and risk factors for things like heart disease. And we know it’s easy to put off flossing even if you brush daily.
  • After Week 8: Put all the other steps together! How different do you feel now, versus 8 weeks ago? What changes will you stick with, because you can tell they are making you healthier?
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