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U.S. employees are welcome to participate in any or all of these online challenges and can earn up to 60 wellness points. All challenges must be completed on the wellness website by August 31, 2020.
Brain Break (July 15-August 12)
Your brain is on the go 24/7 and the added stressors of these difficult times can make your brain’s job even harder. Giving your brain a break to relax and recharge can help it function its best and help you feel better.
In Brain Break, track 5 minutes of brain relaxation at least 21 times between July 15 and August 12, and you’ll earn 25 wellness points. Be sure to start no later than July 23, so you can get all your minutes in and hit the goal.
To join Brain Break, simply start tracking your daily 5 minutes of meditation, gardening, playing music — whatever gives your brain a break — through the wellness website or app.
Steps Challenge (through August 31, 2020)
Walk your way to a healthier you. Any form of physical activity counts — running, cycling, swimming, rowing, skiing or dancing — whatever keeps you moving. You can manually input your steps or link a device for easier step tracking.
- Complete 1 million steps to earn 10 wellness points. A good weekly goal is 30,000 steps.
- Complete 2 million steps to earn an additional 10 wellness points. A good weekly goal is 70,000 steps.
Strength Training Challenge (through August 31, 2020)
Strength training specializes in the use of resistance. You can begin with just your body weight. Aim for a balance between movements that feel like pulling and ones that feel like pushing. Check out the workout videos in the Resources section of the wellness website to get you started. You’ll earn 20 wellness points for tracking the time you spend on strength training for 30 days. A good weekly goal is one hour of strength training.
Fruits and Vegetables Challenge (through August 31, 2020)
Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories and may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. Track your fruit and vegetable intake for 30 days to earn 20 wellness points. A good goal is 35 servings per week.
Hydration Competition (April 15-May 15)
Proper hydration helps your body and mind perform their best – our bodies are 60% water after all. In the Hydration Competition, drink and track 5 cups of water a day for 21 days between April 15 and May 15, and you’ll earn 25 wellness points. Get started no later than April 24 to get all your days in and hit the goal.
To join the Hydration Competition, simply start tracking your daily water intake through the wellness website (from the Challenges tab) or on the My StayWell app. You can participate on your own or you can create a team — it’s a great way to get support to reach your goal.