This summer at CIP Long Beach our Occupational Therapy and Wellness Departments are challenging students and staff with an Olympic Games event featuring various activities including a 28 day marathon. CIP staff are collaborating as usual to assist students holistically through this fun challenge.
What is it?
The 28 day marathon is essentially a 28 day healthy habits challenge. We are encouraging our students to reconfigure their plate by eating more fruits and vegetables and to participate in 60 minutes of being active. Swimming, X-Box Kinect, the local gym, and Frisbee are all examples of healthy activities to choose from.
Students have the opportunity to earn points for their Olympic teams by keeping a food journal, keeping an activity log, and getting measurements each Thursday with the wellness department at CIP Long Beach. CIP’s academic department will assist students in logging their activities and keeping a food journal. Residential staff are assisting with individual cooking, menu planning and grocery shopping assistance, providing extra reminders and insights to students on how to get extra points and how to prepare some of those new dishes they may be unfamiliar with. Weekend activities are also being structured so that students have ample opportunities to get their blood flowing and be outside.
Everyone at CIP Long Beach is working as a team to promote healthier lifestyles; trying new types of exercise, new types of foods, and having fun while doing it!