LiveWell Vermont State Employees’ Wellness Program facilitates “Challenges” throughout the year to support behavioral change in the workplace. Challenges are focused on all aspects of health and wellness including, but not limited to:
- Physical Activity
- Emotional / Personal Growth / Capacity for Change
- Healthy Worksite Culture
- Relaxation & Stress Management
- Sleep (NEW!)
Workplace Wellness Challenges are activities that engage employees in becoming happier, healthier, and more energetic at work. The purpose of our wellness Challenges is to encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors. Challenges help to promote a supportive, positive climate of fun and camaraderie in both the workplace and personal life, and may help participants to adopt or maintain a healthy way of living. The net result is an engaged and productive workforce that performs at a higher level – everybody wins!
The following challenges will be offered in 2017, which are administered through the LiveWell Vermont Wellness Portal:
Completion requirements varied with each challenge, however, all included similar components including:
- 4-weeks in duration
- This is the measurement that the “goal” of the challenge is based upon
- Examples include: physical activity; dietary intake; sleep, etc.
- Completion of Weekly Tasks
- All tasks must be completed prior to the end of the challenge in order to earn incentive points
- Tasks are grouped weekly. You must complete one week’s tasks prior to the new week to appear. Please note: there is a 24-hour re-set for new tasks to appear. Don’t wait until the end of the challenge to complete tasks, as you may not have time to complete them before the end of the challenge!
- Examples include: reading an article or educational document; completing a survey; visiting a website; taking a quiz; or watching a video
The first challenge of 2017, Reshape Your Plate, closed on Monday, February 27, 2017. Please join us in our second challenge of the year, Live Strong, which will focus on physical fitness! This challenge will open for registration between Monday, March 27, 2017 and Sunday, April 16, 2017 and will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. See the challenge poster below for more details: