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Healthier You Sponsored Activities & Weekly Challenges

Healthier You Sponsored Activities and Weekly Challenges are designed to allow participants to learn and explore new things. Healthier You Sponsored Activities are free and open to the public, promoting healthy lifestyles through an activity or education session. Weekly Challenges encourage participants to discover new ways to improve their overall well-being and health through other dimensions of wellness.

Healthier You Sponsored Activities will be EVERY Saturday morning this year!

Week 1 Challenge Stay Hydrated- Drink your recommended water intake each day!
Saturday, Jan 31 PiYo workout with Nani Hunter at PWSCC Health & Fitness Center
Week 2 Challenge You Are What You Eat- Eat 5 servings of fruits & veggies each day!
Saturday,  Feb 7 Packing Healthy Lunches with Gianna McCune at Teen Center
Week 3 Challenge Be Heart Smart- Determine your target heart rate and reach it at least 3 times within the week!
Saturday,  Feb 14 Spin Class with Sarah Histand at PWSCC Health & Fitness Center
Week 4 Challenge Safety First- Check your home, yard, classroom, or job site for safety hazards- report (if necessary) or fix the safety concerns.
Saturday,  Feb 21 Avalanche awareness demonstration and tour up Benezene Alley with Sarah Carter (AAIC)- Meet at PWSCC Atrium
Week 5 Challenge Help Your Community- Find 1 way to volunteer, mentor someone, or improve your community. (Hint- go to the HYSA!)
Saturday,  Feb 28 Door-to-Door Flyer Distribution with Relay for Life- meet at Teen Center
Week 6 Challenge Teamwork Makes the Dream Work- Spend 30-60 minutes doing an activity together with your HY team, classmates, or co-workers!
Saturday,  Mar 7 Kickball Tourney (all ages) with Hope Finley at HHES
Week 7 Challenge Show Those Pearly Whites- Brush & floss at least once everyday all week! *Try to make this a daily habit by doing it through the rest of HY.
Saturday,  Mar 14 Open Rock Wall- at the Rock Wall (GMS)
Week 8 Challenge Take a Deep Breah- Take 5-10 minutes each day to stretch, reflect, breathe, meditate, or pray!
Saturday,  Mar 21 Behavioral Health Discussion with Providence Valdez Counseling Center at Teen Center.
Week 9 Challenge Families that Play Together, Stay Together- Spend 30-60 minutes doing a physical activity with your family, close friends, or HY team. (Hint- go to the HYSA!)
Saturday,  Mar 28 Valdez Winter Games - Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing & Ski/Archery Biathlon Presented by PRCS, Compassion International, & PWSCC at Valdez Glacier
Week 10 Challenge Let It Snow, or Rain, or Shine- Spend 10 minutes outside each day, enjoying nature or a physcial activity!
Saturday,  Apr 4 Beacon & Eggs Hunt with Sarah Carter & Alaska Avalanche Information Center at Salmonberry Ski Hill
Week 11 Challenge Go Wash Your Hands- strive to improve habits of hand-washing after being in contact with your face, coughs, sneezes, and other contagions.
Saturday,  Apr 11 Water Aerobics at the Swimming Pool
Week 12 Challenge Finish Strong- get your Final Check-In for Program Completion.
Saturday,  Apr 18 Healthier You 5K Fun Run & Finale (Sorry no points given, but awesome prizes awarded!) See you there!

The Healthier You Sponsored Activities and Weekly Challenges will also be listed weekly in the E-Newsletter, on the Special Events Calendar, on the Welcome page at, and on our Facebook page.

By attending and participating in Healthier You Sponsored Activities, participants receive 4 Sponsored Activity points. Participants will add 4 total points to their Weekly Log total for each Sponsored Activity they attend, not 4 points plus activity points for the sponsored event.

By accomplishing a Healthier You Weekly Challenge, participants receive 5 Weekly Challenge Activity points. Participants will add 5 total points to their Weekly Log, by selecting the correct Weekly Challenge from the Activity drop-down box at

Parks & Recreation has final say on approval of all Healthier You Sponsored Activities. If you have an activity that you think should be a Healthier You Sponsored Activity event, please contact Healthier You Admin

Biometric Screenings
 As part of their "Know Your Numbers" campaign, SWAN provides Biometric Screening twice during Healthier You. Biometric Screening sign up will be available at the Kick Off and late registration, and again towards the last few weeks of the program. This year, Biometric Screening will take place February 3rd- 6th and April 7th-10th. Participants wishing to have Biometric Screening need to sign up during the Kick Off, Late Registration, and the first week of April to secure their time slot.

The Rock Wall will be CLOSED thru February 3rd
We want to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time at the Rock Wall, this closure will allow us to get additional volunteers and staff to help operate the Wall consistent with the attendance numbers we experienced on our opening week. Read on...
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