Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Water Fuels your Health

Drinking water is imperative to your overall wellness and to everyday body function. By drinking 8 glasses of water daily (or more if you exercise regularly), you will feel more energized and reduce your risks of headache and muscle cramping. Water is also important for normal muscle function, and overall homeostasis in your body.

Buy a refillable SkyWell water bottle - not only can you increase your awareness about wellness, but you are also doing yourself a big favor by helping your body become healthier. SkyWell water bottles are available in the Health & Medicine magnet for $10, and soon available in the SkyStore. To purchase one either talk to Mr. Bradley or contact Jonathan Gurkan or Alli Schulcz. $2 from each sale will be applied to a new wellness project that will benefit the entire school.

Jonathan Gurkan: jonathangurkan@gmail.com
Alli Schulcz: aschulcz16@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SkyWell Annual Meeting April 30, 2015 at 10:00am

All SkyWell Stakeholders

If you are unable to attend the SkyWell annual meeting on April 30 at 10am, 
please print out the proxy form to cast your vote.

The Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy
can be found on the Documents Tab.

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wellness Meets Technology

All About Health: Trackers, Risk Appraisals, and Apps

Current technology lets us monitor just about anything. In the wellness industry, we can use technology to build awareness, change attitudes, and ultimately shape our health behaviors.

This year, SkyWell had the opportunity to use the Personal Responsibility Health Record (PRHR™) courtesy of myNutratek. More than 100 students registered during the SkyWell Wellness Expo, and can now access the web portal to monitor up to 17 different trackers, including activity, sleep, water, nutrition, BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and migraine headaches. According to myNutratek CEO Tim Codd, “Our portal drives education and awareness of positive behaviors by measuring and tracking observations of daily living. With the help of technology, our tool has evolved beyond the classroom.”

In the corporate setting, companies offer health risk appraisals to help employees and retirees plan and execute personal wellness plans. By analyzing a combination of health history information, biometric data, and self-reported health behaviors, health risk appraisals help companies plan wellness interventions and predict future health trends and care costs.

Today, more than 5,800 medical, health, and fitness apps are available for smartphones and mobile technology, including meal planners, diet and exercise trackers, restaurant finders, and nutrition label scanners. These apps quickly and conveniently help individuals find information and measure status and progress.

The future offers limitless opportunities for mobile health and wellness technology. Do you have a great idea for a new mobile wellness app? Come to a SkyWell Club meeting and share it.

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell 
Contact us at A2Skywell@gmail.com