Past Challenges

4th Annual Sweetheart Challenge

 

1. The Be Well Sweetheart Challenge is open to all USU employees and their spouse/partner. This year the Sweetheart Challenge will be a team challenge (minimum of 5 people on a team, no maximum limit). If you cannot find 4 other people to team up with, let us know so we can find a team for you!  Please encourage your spouse/partner to join you!

 

2. Points are awarded for walking and water intake. Example:  If you drink 64 ounces in one day, enter 64 points for that day. Even modest lifestyle changes can greatly improve your health and well-being. Our wellness goals are 48-64 oz of water and 10,000 steps each day, but don’t stop there! We won’t limit the number of points you can earn each day. 

 

3. This challenge runs from February 10, 2014 to March 23, 2014.

 

4. Use Health Advocate (www.healthadvocate.com/members) to track your progress throughout the challenge.

 

5. Each person on the top 3 teams will receive their choice of a Be Well T-shirt, a water bottle, a tote bag or a 15 minute massage. (We will calculate the average steps and water from each team and add these numbers together to determine the top 3 teams). The top person on each team will receive a Be Well T-shirt and your choice of one of the following; a pedometer, a first aid kit, a Be Well Class Registration (does not include Indoor Spinning or Yoga), three 15 minute massage coupons, or a Be Well gym bag.

 

6. You are always welcome to work out in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109) with the Be Well staff. We 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. As always, we encourage you to come do a fitness assessment (email nicole.jackson@usu.edu for an appointment) as well as take your online Health Risk Assessment through Health Advocate if it’s been over a year.

 

Lifestyle Habit

    Points Earned               

Goals

Drinking water

1 point per ounce       

6-8 cups per day (48-64 oz)

Walking

1 point per step   

10,000 steps per day (5 miles)

 

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).

 

6th Annual Be Well Holiday Challenge

6th Annual Be Well Holiday Challenge

Earn prizes for your wellness efforts!!

Register today on the Health Advocate web page: http://www.healthadvocate.com/members

Program rules: wellness/files/uploads/6thHolidayChallenge.pdf

Step Into Fall

Step Into Fall

Program rules: wellness/files/uploads/StepIntoFall2013.doc

If you have any questions or concerns please contact skie.h@aggiemail.usu.edu

Just a Little Bit Faster Reincarnated

Tandem Bike

Just a Little Bit Faster Reincarnated

In an effort to encourage everyone to increase their fitness levels just a little bit more over the summer we have created this challenge.  It is a spin off of our previous challenge and has you compete against yourself, no one else.  If you did not participate in our Walk, Run, Bike, or Swim challenge or our Just a Little Bit Faster challenge you can still participate in this one.

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>Tracking Sheet

Just a Little Bit Faster

Tandem Bike

Just a Little Bit Faster

In an effort to encourage everyone to increase their fitness levels just a little bit more over the summer we have created this challenge.  It is a take off of our previous challenge and has you compete against yourself, no one else.  If you did not participate in our Walk, Run, Bike, or Swim challenge you can still participate in this one.

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>Tracking Sheet

Walk, Run, Bike, or Swim for Boston

Yellow shoelace ribbon

Walk, Run, Bike, or Swim for Boston

The recent events in Boston have affected all of us, in some way.  There are those of us whom it has affected more than others.  Even as many of us watched what happened that fateful day from our homes and work, we had some of our own running in the Boston marathon that day.  There were both staff and students running in the marathon and we thought that this would be a good way to show them we are there for them, while improving our health at the same time.

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>Tracking Sheet

 

3rd Annual Sweetheart Challenge

3rd Annual Sweetheart Challenge

1. The Be Well Sweetheart Challenge is open to all USU employees and their spouse/partner. This is an individual challenge; however working in groups may improve success by providing support and encouragement.

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

3. Register for the challenge at https://usu.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e4ZUa9857IoyRp3. Due to problems with the entry scorecard this challenge will run from February 25, 2013 through April 8, 2013.

4. Use the online scorecard to track your progress throughout the challenge. Enter your weekly points on your scorecard to keep track of your daily steps.

5. If you qualify for at least 70% of the total challenge possible points you will receive a choice of Be Well T-shirt, a Be Well water bottle, a Be Well mug, or a coupon for a 15 minute massage for your efforts. If you get 90% of the total challenge possible points you will receive a Be Well T-shirt and a choice of one of the following; a Be Well multi-tool flashlight, a Be Well tote bag, a Be Well water bottle, or a coupon for a 15 minute massage for your efforts.

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. As always, we encourage you to come do a fitness assessment as well as take your online Health Risk Assessment through Health Advocate if it’s been over a year.

Lifestyle Habit (Goals):

Walking (target 10,000 steps per day) 1 point per 500 steps 20 pts/day; 140 pts/week


Maximum Points Possible: 20 per day, 140 per week, 840 for the challenge.

Walking: To help track your steps, pedometers are sold in the Wellness Center (HPER 109) at our cost ($21 plus tax for Omron HJ-112). They will become your new favorite little walking buddy!

 

4th Annual Be Well Holiday Challenge

Be Well Holiday Challenge

4th Annual Be Well Holiday Challenge

Due to problems with the registration site we will start Nov. 19th, 2012 and go through January 13th, 2013

Register at http://xmpie3.aggies.usu.edu/HolidayChallenge-site/landing.aspx

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In Tune Take Charge of Your Health

 In Tune take Charge of Your Stress

In Tune Take Charge of Your Health

The USU In Tune challenge is starting and will run for 6 weeks. Eliminating everyday stressors like work deadlines, obnoxious coworkers, or traffic congestion is not realistic for most individuals. Learning how to change our response to these stressors, however, is a realistic goal. And one that will help us to keep day-to-day stress levels out of the danger zone.

Americans are feeling stressed. Many are being asked to do more with less, for less. Thanks to 24/7 connectedness some feel tethered to work even when they are at home. And who hasn't felt a sense of "cerebral burnout" from information overload? It's time to get In Tune with the stressors in our lives and begin establishing good stress management habits that can be practiced regularly and will help provide protection from the ill effects of too much stress. By employing a variety of methods to get In Tune with what is causing us stress, we will better be able to manage our response to those stressors and better appreciate the symphony of life!

For more information please visit this site.

 

Take Charge Challenge

Take Charge of Your Health Your Personal Health ManualTake Charge Challenge

What if we had a “user’s manual” that gave us the info we needed, at a moment’s notice, when it was time to seek health care services? The kind of document that would give health care providers the info they needed about us to make care more efficient. And what if we committed to keeping that document — or “manual” — updated? That is what this challenge involved.

For more information please visit http://xmpie3.aggies.usu.edu/takecharge/register.

 

2nd Annual Be Well Sweetheart Challenge

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2nd Annual Be Well Sweetheart Challenge

This challenge involved drinking water and walking.

This was our first challenge with tracking all done online.  We had 73 people participate at some point in the challenge.

 

Center for Women and Gender Holiday Challenge

Center for Woman and Gender Holiday Challenge image

Center for Women and Gender Holiday Challenge

This challenge involved drinking water, stress management, exercise, walking, and eating fruits and vegetables through the Holidays.

We had 17 people sign up.  Due to the stress of the Holidays we had a number drop, but out of the 8 that stuck with it we  had 7 that earned a prize!

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Be Well Holiday Challenge

Holiday Challenge image

Be Well Holiday Challenge

This challenge involved drinking water, exercise, walking, and eating fruits and vegetables through the Holidays.

We had 105 people complete the minimum to earn a prize!

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Registrar's Office Summer Challenge

Registrar's Office Summer Challenge

I felt we started off strong, but then as the summer progressed the participation dropped. I think that it was too drawn out (4 months) but we did have one person lose 7.40% of their body weight from when we started the challenge!

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Be Well Summer Challenge

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Be Well Summer Challenge

We had 109 people complete the minimum to earn a prize!

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International Students and Scholars Step Challenge

Walking routes

International Students and Scholars Step Challenge

As an office we walked a total of 1,009,233 steps

during the month of July 2011!

 

 

Women's Center 6-Week Walking Challenge


Walking routes map

Women's Center 6-Week Walking Challenge

We had 27 of the 34 that signed up meet the minimum and earn their pedometer!

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TAESE Walking Challenge


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TAESE Walking Challenge

Five of the seven that stayed with the challenge met the minimum, and the winner had only three days in the six weeks of less than 10,000 steps.  Two people had several days over 20,000 steps.
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Sweetheart Walking Challenge


Couple displaying pedometerSweetheart Walking Challenge

We had 106 meet the minimum number of steps, only 2 who stayed with the challenge didn't!

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Holiday Challenge

Holiday Challenge participantsHoliday Challenge

Thanks for participating and inspiring your coworkers. Modest lifestyle changes can greatly improve health and well-being. 
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Facilities Employee Challenge

Facilities Employee

Facilities Employee Challenge

Individuals and teams competed by exercising, drinking water, eating veggies, and reading leisurely. The winners received MP3 players. 
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Dining Services Employee - Biggest Loser Challenge

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Dining Services Employee - Biggest Loser Challenge

USU Dining Services sponsored a 3-month weight-loss challenge to their employees. Winners were based on percent of weight loss based on their starting weight. 
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Lisa's Lifestyle Challenge

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Lisa's Lifestyle Challenge

Participants lost 400 pounds, donated 12 pints of blood, and got 18 vehicles off the road. Thanks to all who participated! 
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Exercise to Hawaii Challenge

participant imagesExercise to Hawaii Challenge

Led by Naomi Weeks, Northern Region Extension exercised to Hawaii. The challenge ended in a Be Well luau celebration catered by USU Dining Services.

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