The fall 2010 Wellness Challenge begins Monday, Oct. 11. SPC employees are encouraged to participate to enhance their lifestyles. The challenge no longer is required for discounted health insurance but instead is an opportunity to earn prizes through the Wellness Warrior’s Rewards Program (details to follow in the Oct. 6 Blue & White).
This program fits the needs of all employees. Employees may participate individually or as part of a six-person team, and will complete a survey tracking progress in wellness activities and healthy lifestyle choices. Although the survey is electronic, a paper copy also is available from Wellness Coordinator Steve Malla.
Employees interested in being part of a team but do not yet have one have the opportunity to be paired with five other employees from the same campus. And unlike previous wellness challenges, employees can create goals and award themselves bonus points this term. Many of the wellness links have been updated for new opportunities to stay motivated. The links provide helpful information on such topics as nutrition, physical fitness and mental well-being.
The Wellness Challenge will continue to record activities and choices on a daily and weekly basis to award wellness points. Government recommendations through websites such as U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control are used to determine goals and the points system. The goals are valuable guides that every American can use to tailor his or her lifestyle. The point system is a strategic incentive to reach your goals.