Exercise: Stay Motivated this Winter

Stay Motivated This Winter Read Time: 1 min 20 sec The temperatures are starting to plummet, which means motivation for exercise can go down as well. If you’re feeling bored or unmotivated, this can be the perfect time to change things up and find a spark. Keep in mind, the goal of being active is for at least 30 minutes nearly every day, but the 30 minutes should never feel boring. If it does, add some variety to keep things fresh.   Try Something New Schedules change as fast as the weather this time of year, but that can provide you the opportunity to change your workout routine. Variety is important when it comes to exercise. Diverse exercise routines target different muscle groups and reduce the risk of overuse injuries. Altering your training can help you get over those pesky [...]

Wellness plan moving along for Stark employees

Tim Botos for the Canton Repository County commissioners continue path toward implementing program. CANTON Stark County commissioners continue a move toward creation of a wellness program for county government employees. They’d previously published a request for proposals, seeking third-party vendors to implement and run what likely will be a voluntary program for more than 1,500 workers. After sorting through responses from 11 companies, they’ve narrowed the field to three. They plan to meet with each — BeWell Solutions, Interactive Health and Aultcare — in two weeks. The depth and breadth of such an offering has yet to be shaped, but it’s likely to be gradually phased in. Employers Health of Jackson Township, hired as a consultant, helped create and shepherd through the proposals to get the plan to this point. $16 MILLION PER YEAR The county spends $16 million per [...]