This month, our team of educators are caregivers are participating in a 4 week “Healthy Heart” Challenge. February is known as “American Heart Month” to promote awareness of heart disease and ways people can keep their heart healthy. Sonnet is supporting heart health and total wellness for our team, which includes physical and mental health.
All month long, our teachers can win more than $1,000 in prizes provided by Sonnet Montessori, Sonnet parents, and local businesses, as they track their activity (exercise and steps), nutrition (fruits and vegetables), self-care, sleep, hydration and personal goals!
Check out our graphics for some inspiration for your wellness journey, and get the details below!
Experts recommend 7-9 hours of sleep each night – our minimum goal is at least 7 hours 3 nights a week!
Our minimum goal is at least 5,000 steps, 5 days a week. Experts recommend 10,000 steps per day!
Our goal is 64 ounces, 5 days a week! While experts vary in their recommendations for how much water to consume, total fluid intake is recommended to be between 9 and 13 cups per day!
Fruits & Vegetables
Our goal is 2-1 cup servings of both fruits and vegetables 5 days a week. Experts recommend 3-1 cup servings of vegetables and 2-1 cup servings of fruits every day.
Our goal is at least 30 minutes of exercise, 3 days a week! Experts recommend 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity in a week.
Wellness encompasses body, mind and spirit: all three deserve our attention and care! Our goal is 1 self-care activity 5 days of the week. We have created a fun “self-care bingo” of different self-care activities for our team to try all month long! Self-care is all about activities that contribute to wellness of mind and spirit and include: gratitude, generosity, kindness, recreation, hobbies, personal development, goal-setting, connection, relationships and more!
We want to express our gratitude to all our community partners who have made this challenge possible by their generous gifts!
- Jessica Johnsen, CEO of Sonnet
- Kylie Schrader, COO of Sonnet
- The Budde, Den Herder, Halland, Halligan, Hood, Laniado, Marine, and Schober families
- Barley + Vine Restaurant, Lakeville
- Enlighten Lakeville Chiropractic, Lakeville
- Emily Franks, Mary Kay Consultant and parent of Sonnet alumni, Prior Lake
- Stems & Vines, Burnsville & Prior Lake
- Whimzy Toy Store, Lakeville