Spare Tire Week Four: Healthy Gardening

Gardening can be a great hobby for many reasons. Besides a yield of delicious and healthy vegetables, fruits, and herbs, working with your hands outdoors is built-in exercise. However, another component of gardening that many people overlook is how it can be good for your mental health. Read more about garden therapy from Summer Winds Nursery: Therapeutic Gardening | Horticulture Therapy.

Many people grow herbs to use in their cooking. There are also many herbs you can grow for medicinal or aromatherapy purposes. Consider a garden dedicated to herbs; read more from Summer Winds Nursery: Herb Themed Gardens.

Weigh in weekly
Remember, the Spare Tire Contest is a journey; stay positive and stay on track by submitting your weight online each week. It’s easy! The weigh-in site is open from Tuesday to Friday (except for the final weigh-in) for your convenience and accessible via the Knowledge Center and in the weekly email sent to all participants.


The 2019 Spare Tire Contest runs from April 16 – June 25, 2019. This voluntary weight-loss competition for full-time employees can help you commit to long-term health choices and an active lifestyle. To help motivate the contestants, we’re providing weekly tips for eating healthy and burning more calories. For more details on the contest, see the Spare Tire page here. Even more details are accessible from the Knowledge Center at your work location.

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