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November 2023

Challenges

Shred Your Stress

Nov. 6-17

Join us as we aim to complete different daily activities to help shred our stress! Sign up for the challenge at https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/wfhtn_shred_your_stress_challenge_signup by Friday, Nov. 3! Five participants chosen at random will win a prize!

 

Planksgiving Challenge

Nov. 1-30

Do planks and give thanks! Gradually build your core strength and stability by completing planks for an allotted amount of time provided on the challenge tracker. Can’t hold a plank the designated length of time? Do what you can! There’s a plank for all fitness levels. See How to do a Plank for tips and modifications. Five participants chosen at random will win a prize! Visit https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/wfhtn_planksgiving2023 to sign up by Friday, Nov. 3!

 

Activities

Healthier Holidays

Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 12-12:30 p.m. CT

Learn how to have a happy and healthier holiday season! Wellness Coordinator Morgan Blake will lead this interactive holiday event. We’ll be using the platform Mentimeter and provide a link to join on the day of the event. Two participants chosen at random will win a prize!

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Meditation Break with Nat

Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT

Give your mind a break with live, virtual meditation.

This class is brought to you by volunteer instructor and state employee Nat Chapman from the Department of Human Services in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

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Workouts

How to do a Plank

Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 12-12:20 p.m. CT

The plank is a great exercise to strengthen your core muscles. Join this session to learn how to do traditional, forearm and wall planks, along with modifications to help you prevent injuries while strengthening your core muscles. If you want to practice planking during this session, please complete this liability waiver prior to the event:

https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/wfhtn_liability_waiver

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Every Monday: Yoga for All

Monday, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join this 15-minute live virtual yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels. Poses will be either seated in a chair or standing. No special equipment or attire is needed.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teacher and state employees Denise M. Galben, Robin Littlefield and Sophia DeMarse in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.
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Tuesday: Dance Break

Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 12–12:15 p.m. CT

Join this 15-minute live, virtual dance class that’s fun for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer dance instructors and state employees Adrienne Hackney, Denise M. Galben and Kendra Thomas in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.
Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment needed: Nothing, except plenty of space to move around
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​Every Wednesday: 10-minute Fitness Break

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

This class is brought to you by the Department of Human Services Wellness Council.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment needed: Varies

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Every Thursday: Department of Children’s Services Fitness Break

Thursday, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30 from 10-10:15 a.m. CT

Give your body a break with the Department of Children’s Services Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestreamed workout video handpicked by DCS Wellness Council members.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment needed: Varies (None to light/medium hand weights)

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