October: 2015 Wellness Challenge Updates

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Week 1: Hydration 
Week one of the Living Above the Bar Wellness Challenge asked participants to drink 104 ounces of water for men and 72 ounces of water for women daily. Together, SC Bar members drank over 63,838 ounces of water last week; that's almost 500 gallons! Congratulations to this week's Wellness Challenge prize winner, Janie Borden of City of Charleston in Charleston. 

Week 2: Strength
Week two of the Challenge asked participants to complete two or three days of strength workouts for 20-30 minutes each. Together, bar members did 4,580 hours of strength training! Congratulations to this week's Wellness Challenge prize winner, N. Keith “Chip” Emge Jr. of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP in Charleston.

Week 3: Cardio
Elizabeth Holland of Gibbes Burton, LLC, in Spartanburg was the Wellness Challenge Week 3 winner. The group did a total of 7,140 minutes of cardio for the week 3 challenge. 

Week 4: Mind/Body
Lucy Grey McIver of BlueCross BlueShield in Columbia was the Wellness Challenge Week 4 winner. The group incorporated a total of 2,140 minutes of mindfulness into their regular routine for the week 4 challenge. 

Week 5: Nutrition
Samantha Luck of Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was the Wellness Challenge Week 5 winner. During this challenge, members kept a food journal for 142 days. 

Week 6: Sleep
Dana M. Lahey of Dana M. Lahey, LLC in Greenville was the Wellness Challenge Week 6 winner. On average, members had between 7-9 hours of sleep for 6 out of the 7 days. Members slept around 1,300 hours for the week.

Week 7: Partner Workouts
Anthony Charles of Finkel Law Firm LLC, in Columbia was the Wellness Challenge Week 7 winner. On average, members incorporated at least 3 partner workouts for the week. 

Week 8: Variety in Your Workouts
Amy Olson of Olson Immigration Law, LLC in Greenville was named the week eight challenge winner. 

Final Challenge Review:
Over the course of eight weeks, 377 attorneys and law students focused on their overall health and participated in the challenge. A huge congratulations goes out to Sarah Cronin of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP in Charlotte, NC, Lucy Grey McIver of BlueCross BlueShield in Columbia, Makenzie Polston, a student at USC School of Law, Jennifer Greene, a student at USC School of Law and Lindsay Joyner of Gallivan, White & Boyd in Columbia for completing all eight of the challenges. The Wellness Committee thanks all of the participants and hopes that all Bar members will strive every day to continue #LivingAbovetheBar