Share Your Favorites

Here are the top responses from employees who answered the Share Your Favorites question. A new question is posted every other month. The next question will be posted in June, 2019!

June's Feature

Share your favorite quote, saying, or mantra that keeps you motivated to be your healthiest. Brittany’s favorite is “Anything worth doing takes hard work”. What’s your favorite?  Everyone who submits will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Amazon gift card!


Submit Your Favorites!

April's Feature

Topic: Share the name of your favorite app that helps you stay on track with your health/wellness goals and why it’s your favorite. The Wellness Team will review the apps and select the best ones and share them on the website. Everyone who submits their favorite app will be entered into a drawing for a $15 iTunes or Google Play gift card!

Number of Different Apps Submitted: 40

Total Responses: 119

April's Share Your Favorites Winner

Congrats to Ann Lucido from Grayling! She won her choice of a $15 gift card to iTunes or Google Play! Her favorite app that helps her stay on track to reaching her health goals is Samsung Health.

Most Popular Apps Submitted

  1. My Fitness Pal (36) “It helps to not only track my food intake, but also exercise. It has great recipes to help me stay on track and lots of blogs from fitness experts that I can utilize to help me reach my goal.” — Lonnette Bissett, Kalkaska
  2. Fitbit (17) “I enjoy reaching my daily step goal. It reminds me to keep busy and move each day. It is also fun when my friends start step challenges on the app. The most steps win!” — Mary Sanford, Manistee
  3. Weight Watchers (8) “It helps me by providing healthy recipe ideas, track my food and also has quick scanning to determine points and if a food fits your program.” — Dawn Gilbert, TC
  4. Strava (6) “It tracks how far I’ve gone, calories burned, where I have gone, and who else is out on the trails with me so I know who I can meet up with. It lets me know if I have beaten my previous time in the same segment. And gives me little badges for beating my time.” — Kacey Scott, TC
  5. Samsung Health (6) “It automatically keeps tract of my steps, calories burned, and notifies me if I have been sedentary for too long. I can keep tract from my watch or phone.”  — Rebecca Krolczyk, Manistee

15 Great Wellness Apps and Why Employees Like Them

  1. ShopWell “Helps me buy the right kind of food.” — Elizabeth Glasser, Gaylord
  2. Lose It “Helps me keep track of total food and activity daily.” — Aimee Simerson, TC
  3. Runtastic “I love how it tracks all my activities and keeps me striving for just that little extra each time.” — Kris Sutten, Cadillac
  4. See How You Eat “I enjoy taking pictures of pretty and nourishing food. As well, I like to reflect back on the day as a whole and see cumulatively what I ate.” — Tara Rybicki, TC
  5. Charity Miles “Allows me to donate to charities. I can earn points easily by doing what I love.”  Erica Harrell, TC
  6. Noom “It digs into the psychology behind why we do or don’t do things. They have daily short 2-3 minute lessons so you learn a lot about habits, tips, tools, etc.” — Angela Gee, Charlevoix
  7. Calm “The calm app is great if you have trouble falling asleep or you just need to take some time for relaxation.” — Erin Rose, TC. 
  8. Peloton “It has multiple different ways to be active from meditation to cycling and running. There are also accountability groups that are attached to it on FaceBook and Instagram that help keep you on track, share issues, concerns, or if you just need a pick me up.” — Belinda Lemcool, TC
  9. Map My Walk “Visual GPS as you walk, connects to your music, can change your run or snow shoe, etc. Auto emails with health related articles.” — Penny Hawkins, TC
  10. 7 Minute Workout “It has workouts between 7-20 minutes. The majority of them are done without equipment. It’s a great app to use on breaks or lunch if you want to get some activity in.” — Randi Hunter, Charlevoix
  11. Simple Habit “Helps me to be able to focus on meditation for 5-10 minutes if I need a break. My kids also use it too!” — Hanna Dubord, Frankfort.
  12. Spark People “I can keep track of all my fat/calories/protein for the day, to make sure I’m sticking to my goals.” — Jenni Fensch, Gaylord. 
  13. Omada “Good lesson plans, weight check ins, listing of daily foods eaten, etc.” — Robin Graham, TC
  14. Jillian Michaels “You have tons of workout plans. You can completely customize your workouts. It also gives you tons of meal ideas and full recipes, and helps you track your calories. You can take progress pictures and track your weight loss. I use it almost every day.”  Elizabeth Heinz, TC
  15. Interval Timer “Ben Watson recommended. Great for circuit training. Mine is set for 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds. For 45 seconds, you do an exercise; it sounds a beep; then 15 seconds of rest or changing to the next exercise. You also set the length of time you want it to go (20 minutes, 30 minutes--whatever you want). You can set the intervals for any length of time also.” — Catherine “Kate” Gallagher, TC

February's Feature: Healthy Recipes

The Munson Healthcare Wellness Team will select the top 3-5 recipes to be shared on the myWellness website. The person with the #1 recipe won a $15 gift voucher to their local Munson Healthcare hospital cafe!

Coconut 'shrimp' cauliflower tacos from Plantifully Based

Source: Plantifully Based

Looking for healthy cooking ideas? Here are some of Brittany's favorite recipes:


Top 10 Healthy Recipe Submissions from Munson Healthcare Employees

  1. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese (Pictured here)
  2. Lemon Energy Balls
  3. Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
  4. Three Sisters Soup
  5. “Cheater” Pad Thai
  6. Egg Roll in a Bowl
  7. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
  8. Minnesota Winter Chili
  9. Pulled Chicken Ancho Chili and Black Bean Soup
  10. Parsley Pesto

Submit Your Favorite App

Share your favorite quote, saying, or mantra that keeps you motivated to be your healthiest. Brittany’s favorite is “Anything worth doing takes hard work”.

What’s your favorite? Everyone who submits will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Amazon gift card! 
Name  *Employee ID Email  *Please select your hospital/facility location  *My name may be published on the Munson Healthcare myWellness website if my entry is selected.