Current Challenges

Step Into Fall 2014 Rules

Be Well Step Into Fall Program Rules

1. The Be Well Step Into Fall Challenge is open to all USU employees and their spouse. This is an individual challenge, however working in groups may improve success by providing support and encouragement.

2. Points are awarded for drinking water and walking. Even modest lifestyle changes can greatly improve your health and well-being.

3. This 6 week challenge runs from September 15, 2014 to October 26, 2014.

4. To register for the challenge, log on to www.HealthAdvocate.com/members, click on the Wellness button at the bottom of the screen. You will then scroll down and click on “Step Into Fall” under the “Health Competitions” category. .  You’ll enter your alias (there is a leaderboard that everyone can see, so if you don’t want anyone to know it’s you, you can use whatever name you’d like), and then you will be set to start the challenge.  Be sure to track your progress through Health Advocate throughout the challenge. There is a convenient tracking system under your Health Trackers.  Your totals will be added for you as you participate and log your steps and ounces.


6. ***Please note*** When entering your data into Health Advocate, you will only need to enter the total amount of ounces and steps each day. For example, if you drink 58 oz of water on any given day, you would enter 58 as your data. Employee Wellness will then calculate the points on our end. We feel this will be the best way to ensure there is no confusion on how to enter the data in correctly. The steps will be entered in the same fashion.

5. If you qualify for at least 85% total challenge possible points you will receive a choice of Be Well T-shirt, a water bottle, a tote bag or a 15 minute massage. If you get 95% total challenge possible points for the challenge you will receive a Be Well T-shirt and a choice of one of the following; pedometer, gym bag, first aid kit, or a FREE Be Well Class registration (Bootcamp, Water Aerobics, Fit Club, Stability Ball). If you do not feel that you can reach 85% of the total challenge points we can make accommodations.  Contact Skie (skie.h@aggiemail.usu.edu) and we will be happy to work with you. *Note: Reaching 100% of the total possible points would be the equivalent of walking 10,000 steps/day plus drinking 64 ounces of water every day.

6. You are always welcome to work out in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109) with the Be Well staff. They have cardio machines, weights, a stretching mat, a weight scale, and a body fat analyzer. The Wellness Staff is there to support you in your wellness efforts, so use them!

7. You can earn an extra 10,000 points for each of the following: Taking the Online Personal Health Profile or by completing a Fitness Assessment (email nicole.jackson@usu.edu for an appointment).


Lifestyle Habit (Goals):

Points Earned              

Maximum Points Possible:

Drinking water (64 oz per day)

100 point per oz       

6400 pts/day (44,800/week)

Walking (target 10,000 steps per day)

1 point per step

10,000 pts/day (70,000/week)

Water: Fresh, local water in reusable containers is recommended. Sorry, but coffee, juice, sugar soda, milk, crystal light, diet soda, tea, lemonade, etc. do not count. (That’s why this is a challenge!)

Walking: Pedometers are sold in the Wellness Center (HPER 109) at our cost ($21 plus tax for Omron) HJ-112).

 

Be Well One Step at a Time Challenge

This is a personal challenge and can be started at any time!  This challenge starts with just water, building up over time until you are tracking similar to many of our other challenges.  It is a great starter challenge!

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4-Week Be Well Challenge

  1. The Be Well Challenge is open to all USU employees and their spouse.  This is an individual challenge, however, working in groups may improve success by providing support and encouragement.
  2. Points are awarded for drinking water, exercising, and eating veggies and fruits throughout the month. You may choose 1 area to improve upon, or all 3, depending on your wellness goals. Even modest lifestyle changes can greatly improve your health and well-being.
  3. The Be Well Challenge runs for 4 weeks. You may start at any time. 
  4. Use the provided Excel spreadsheet to track your progress throughout the month.  Submit your weekly points, and final results in an email or on paper to: Skie Jenson HPER 109 or skie.h@aggiemail.usu.edu.
  5. If you qualify for at least 50% of the total (504) possible points you will receive a Be Well T-shirt for your efforts.  If you achieve 100% of the total possible points you will receive your choice of a pedometer or a utility knife.  Contact Skie Jenson at skie.h@aggiemail.usu.edu if you would like to arrange a group challenge.
  6. You are always welcome to work out in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109) with the Be Well staff. They have cardio machines, weights, a stretching mat, a weight scale, and a body fat analyzer. The Wellness Staff is there to support you in your wellness efforts, so use them!
  7. You can qualify for an additional 50 points if you have a fitness assessment with our wellness staff. To schedule your appointment, please contact:  Nicole.jackson@usu.edu. Info at: www.usu.edu/wellness.

 

Sign-up Form

Personal Tracking Sheet

 

Lifestyle Habit (Goals):

Points Earned

Maximum Points Possible:

Drinking water (6-8 cups per day)

1 point per cup

6 pts/day (42 pts/week)

Exercise (30-60 minutes per day)

1 point per 10 min

6 pts/day (42 pts/week)

Eating Veggies & Fruits (5-9 servings per day)

1 point per ½ cup

6 pts/day (42 pts/week)

 

Water:  Fresh, local water in reusable containers is recommended.  Sorry, but coffee, juice, sugar soda, milk, crystal light, diet soda, tea, lemonade, etc.  do not count. (That’s why this is a challenge!)

Exercise:  A variety of aerobic activity, strength training, and stretching is recommended. It’s OK to accumulate 30-60 minutes of activity throughout the day in 10 minute sessions. Pedometers are sold in the Wellness Center (HPER 109) at our cost ($21 plus tax for Omron HJ-112). Personal training is also available.

 Veggies & Fruit: Fresh, frozen and canned qualify. Please do not count corn, potatoes, or ketchup as a veggie. Please do not count juice (which is high in calories and has NO fiber) as a fruit. What qualifies as a ½ cup serving? Any of the following:  ½ cup celery, ½ medium tomato, 1 small apple, ½ large banana, 6 baby carrots. Here are some ideas to increase your daily servings: choose 1 medium banana (2 servings) at breakfast, enjoy ½ cup lettuce and tomato slices (1 serving) on a sandwich, have 1 cup raw veggies for an afternoon snack (2 servings) and a small apple (1 serving), try 1 cup steamed broccoli for dinner (2 servings), or add ½ cup berries (1 serving) to a yogurt for a dessert parfait.

 

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