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The Lift Project with the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD)

NYS AHPERD is partnering with The Lift Project to provide tools and tips to help you take control of your wellbeing and live a happier life. It’s FREE for NYS AHPERD members and their families – now that’s something to be happy about!

Good health is one of the foundations of a happy life and that is why we are so excited to partner with the internationally-recognized wellbeing initiative, The Lift Project. For those seeking out attainable ways to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, this is a great place to start! Valued at $99, The Lift Project is being offered to you, your family members and friends, at no cost.

Accessing The Lift Project
If you registered for The Lift Project Challenge between October 3rd – November 18th 2022, you would have received an email with a password that allows you to continue accessing the lessons on this page until 30 June, 2023.

If you are new to The Lift Project, please complete the short registration form below to gain access.

How does The Lift Project work? We recommend taking one lesson each week, over ten weeks. You’ll learn a scientifically-proven way to lift your mood and your life – and at the end of each lesson, you will be given some simple and fun challenges to try out for yourself. Here are some tips for getting the most out of The Lift Project:
>> Do it with others! The Lift Project is family friendly so we strongly encourage you to take your family on this wellbeing adventure with you. Watch the weekly video together or organise a weekly “walk and talk” or meet-up to chat about what you are learning and how the challenges are going.
>> Be sure to get started straight away each week so you don’t fall behind!
>> Remember that the more you put in the more you will get out, so give the challenges your best effort. Be sure to have fun with it!

If you’ve got questions about Lifting the School Community please contact Smola Consulting Wellness Coordinator, Dan Justis. If you are having trouble accessing the course or would like more information about The Lift Project, contact us. The Lift Project is free for NYS AHPERD members and their families. For corporate enquiries, and to find out how it can be used in education, healthcare, the workplace, and whole communities please contact us.

Download the workbook!

If you registered for The Lift Project challenge in October, use the password you received by email to unlock the lesson below. If you’re new to The Lift Project, register below:

The Lift Project is an educational program designed to support you to lift your mood and your life. The Lift Project does not take the place of personal professional care from your doctor. Changes in medication(s) should only be made in consultation with your doctor.

Week 1: Your Limbo is listening.

Say hello to your ‘Limbo’ (the nickname for your Limbic System), which is your ’emotional brain’ also in charge of motivation, memory and many automatic bodily processes. Learn why how you speak to yourself and others influences how you feel and how you can increase your speech positivity ratio.

Week 2: Motion creates emotion.

You have millions of nerves distributed throughout your body called ‘proprioceptors’ that tell your Limbo how you are moving. Learn how to give your Limbo a lift by moving dynamically!

Week 3: Blue and green should often be seen.

What’s so great about the great outdoors? In this lesson discover why it is so uplifting to get outside where the light is right.

Week 4: Together feels better.

Happiness is socially contagious. Find out why in this lesson and what you can do about it.

Week 5: Feelings follow your focus.

Want to discover a simple technique for boosting your emotional wellbeing for the next 6 months? Learn how in this lesson as you discover ways to look to the positive in the past, present and future.

Week 6: Food feeds your mood.

One of the most fascinating areas of current medical research has lead to the discovery that your gut is your 'second brain'. If you want to be happy, you need a happy gut and in this lesson you discover the magic ingredient for making it so.

Week 7: Rest to feel your best.

Most people are sleep deprived and are suffering for it. In this lesson learn the cure for the three sleep-stealing culprits of our time.

Week 8: Stress less.

Do you need to turn down the heat and open the values on stress? Learn how in this lesson as well as what might be the most powerful and profound way to establish work-life balance.

Week 9: Giving is living.

You have a unique contribution to make, and doing it can fill your life in every way. Discover how in this lesson.

Week 10: What does it take to flourish?

There are five things you need in life to flourish. Discover what they are in this lesson. Do all five to thrive.

Yay! You've completed The Lift Project! We genuinely hope you enjoyed the journey and benefitted from the course. We are on a mission to lift 10 million lives and we are glad that you joined us! We value your feedback because it helps us improve how The Lift Project is delivered! Thank you for taking the time to answer a few simple questions.