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1 State Agency Wellness Conference October 14, 2014

2  GetFitTexas! (GFT!) is a free online physical activity tracking tool and is the official tracking tool for the annual state agency challenge.  GFT! provides you with a method to record and track your physical activity, which helps you stay motivated, accountable and committed to your exercise routine.  GFT! encourages people to meet the current physical activity recommendations of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

3  2013 GetFitTexas State Agency Physical Activity Challenge took place from January 14 to March 23. ◦ Total of 20,909 state employees participated  2014 GetFitTexas State Agency Physical Activity Challenge took place from January 13 to March 22. ◦ Total of 16,579 state employees participated  2015 GetFitTexas State Agency Physical Activity Challenge coming soon! ◦ Lets make 2015 a record breaker!

4 What’s New?

5 It’s accessible!

6  The navigation for GetFitTexas! is now at the top of the page instead of both on the top and left hand side.

7  Teams can be affiliated to employers. This allows employers the ability to create teams for regions that only the employees can see.

8 Chelsea Couch, GetFitTexas! P: E: Chelsea Couch, GetFitTexas! P: E:

9 State Agency Wellness Conference October 14, 2014 Austin, TX Age Like a Champion

10 Adults and children with medical or physical disabilities, Older adults (60+) and caregivers, and.Adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) oversees the provision of long-term services for: DADS also: Regulates nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and Provides other services and opportunities for community involvement.

11 The Changing Face of Texas From 2011 to 2040, the population age 65 and over is projected to increase from 2.6 to 7.5 million. A growth rate of 188%!

12 The Changing Face of Texas Currently between the ages of Represent 26% of the US population, and 20.2% of the Texas population Every 8 seconds one of 78 million boomers turns 60 Baby Boomers:

13 Challenges of an Aging Population The U.S. spends more on health care than any other industrialized nation in the world In 2012, U.S. health care spending increased 3.7 percent to $2.8 trillion = $8,915 per person. In 2010, personal health care spending for people 65 and older was $18,424. By 2022, national health spending is expected to comprise 20 percent of the gross domestic product

14 In 2009 –67 percent of adult Texans were overweight or obese –29.5 percent obese By 2030 the Texas adult obesity rate will reach 37 percent. The obesity costs (health care, absenteeism, presenteeism, disability) to Texas businesses – $9 billion – $32.5 billion The Cost of Obesity/Overweight in Texas Adults

15 Cardiovascular diseases are among the 10 most frequent causes of hospitalization of people 45 years and older in Texas More than 1.3 million Texans have diagnosed diabetes and an estimated 343,000 additional Texans with undiagnosed diabetes Challenges of an Aging Population

16 The High Cost of Inactivity Preventable illness makes up approximately 80% of the burden of illness and 90% of all healthcare costs.

17 People who participate in physical activity on a regular basis lower their risk of developing a chronic disease by 30–50%. Benefits of Exercise

18 Texercise, a statewide health promotions program, educates and involves individuals and communities in physical activities and proper nutrition.

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20 Age Like a Champion, a training program that promotes healthy habits through four training components: 1.Train Like a Champion 2.Eat Like a Champion 3.Think Like a Champion 4.Live Like a Champion Age Like a Champion Resources for Host Sites:  How-to guide  Planning calendar  Texercise resources and incentives

21 TRAIN Like a Champion Offers programs to educate participants on the importance of physical activity and to motivate them to engage in regular physical activity. Programs and Resources:  Texercise Classic and Select*  Matter of Balance  Walk Across Texas  GetFitTexas!  Texercise DVD  Lunch and Learn guest speakers Benefits of Exercise:  Promotes healthy muscles, bones, and joints  Increases stamina  Reduces the cost of medical care  Improves sense of well-being  Enhances social life  Improves mental health related symptoms

22 EAT Like a Champion Provides programs and resources for healthy eating to educate participants on the importance of a healthy diet. Programs and Resources:  Texercise nutrition resources  Dinner Tonight  Do Well Be Well  Famers Markets/Farm-to-Work  Lunch and Learn guest speakers Benefits of Eating Healthy:  Reduces risk of chronic diseases  Promotes energy  Improves sense of well-being

23 THINK Like a Champion Focuses on memory retention and stress reduction through programs and resources that exercise the mind and alleviate stress. Programs and Resources:  Master of Memory  Meditation  Sudoku  Lunch and Learn guest speakers Benefits of Brain Health:  Improves sense of well-being  Enhances social life  Improves mental health related symptoms  Improves quality of sleep

24 LIVE Like a Champion Includes information and resources on preventative health such as flu shots, health screenings, tobacco cessation and other preventative health behaviors. Programs and Resources:  Texercise Resources  DSHS Building Healthy Texans Program  Tobacco Cessation programs  Lunch and Learn guest speakers Benefits of Prevention Efforts:  Reduces risk of illness  Increases early detection of illness  Reduces medical care cost  Increases awareness of importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors

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26 Age Like a Champion for Everyone Tools and resources to help people make healthy lifestyle changes. Educational resources to help create understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle behaviors. Motivational resources to encourage participation and adoption of healthy habits. Recognition resources to formally recognize participants efforts.

27 The DADS vision is that older Texans and persons with disabilities will be supported by a comprehensive, cost-effective service delivery system that promotes and enhances individual well-being, dignity, and choice. DADS accomplishes its vision by providing a variety of programs and resources to help Texans age well and live well. Age Like a Champion Programs and Resources:  Texercise Classic – a 12-week program in which group participants meet weekly and exercise together.  Texercise Select – an evidence-informed program in which group participants meet twice a week for 10-weeks and learn about healthy lifestyle behaviors while exercising.  GetFitTexas! – a free, online physical activity tracker.  Age Well Live Well – resources to educate Texans on health and wellness, volunteerism and information awareness.  Volunteer…You’ll be Amazed! – resources to help Texans find out how and where to volunteer.

28 Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service helps improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas through high-quality, community-based education. AgriLIFE programs ensure Texans are better prepared to eat well, stay healthy, manage money, and raise their children to be successful adults. Age Like a Champion Programs and Resources:  Dinner Tonight – weekly video demonstrations of healthy meals, includes recipes.  Master of Memory – a six-lesson series that helps people evaluate and improve their memory function.  Walk Across Texas – a fitness program to help participants adopt the habit of regular, moderate intensity exercise.  Medication Management – a program that helps people comply with instructions for taking medications, as well as how to safely sort and store their medications.  Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes – a series of classes that teach participants how to manage diabetes.  Master Wellness Volunteers – a 40-hour training course with certification. Certified Master Wellness Volunteers give back a minimum of 40 hours in volunteer outreach and training.

29 Texas’ 28 area agencies on aging help Texans 60 and older, their family members and/or other caregivers receive the information and assistance they need to locate and access community services to help them live with dignity and choice in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The Texas area agencies on aging offer an array of health and volunteer opportunities in their communities. Age Like a Champion Programs and Resources:  Matter of Balance – Eight, two-hour sessions designed to help people 60 and older reduce their fear of falling through group discussion, problem solving strategies and increasing their physical activity levels.  Lunch and Learn guest speaker – representatives from the area agencies on aging make great guest speakers and can provide sessions on caregiver supports, medication screening, care coordination and health/wellness supports available.

30 The Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) provide information as well as help with state and federal benefits for individuals who have questions about aging and disability services in Texas. The ADRCs also help educate residents on local programs and services. Age Like a Champion Programs and Resources: Lunch and Learn guest speaker – representatives from the ADRCs make great guest speakers on Disability and long-term care services and living arrangements, Health and behavioral health, Adult protective services, Employment and training for people with disabilities, Home maintenance, Nutrition, and Personal care and attendant services.

31 What resources does your worksite offer?

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33 Take Age Like a Champion Challenge 1.Contact Texercise to get the Age Like a Champion how-to guide. 2.Decide the duration and the start/end dates for your training program. 3.Identify the programs you will offer for the four key areas. 4.Create awareness of your training program and start recruiting participants.

34 Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Texercise Program Phone: Web: Contact Us


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