*It's All About Wellness*
A wellness challenge is a fun addition to any wellness program that helps increase user engagement. A wellness challenge cultivates healthy competition among employees while encouraging positive lifestyle behaviors, such as working out or eating right.
Every wellness program should be using incentives. They are an important part in helping people stay motivated to make long-term behavior change. But sometimes wellness incentive programs become THE wellness program. The wellness program management, or the tracking, awarding, and processing of the incentives, consumes the wellness budget and personnel time.
The challenge is how to administer and manage an effective wellness program that does not consume too much time and resources. The nation’s best wellness programs are able to find a balance between the requirements needed to deliver an incentive program and the need to help employees improve their health. Here are 10 ways they do wellness incentive management.
Gamification of challenges boosts participation and increases user satisfaction. Employing a platform that incorporates individual profiles, social walls, and achievement badges helps to engage employees and encourage their progress. Many wellness programs and challenges incorporate data gathered from personal wearables, such as FitBits, to streamline the process and reduce unnecessary participant effort.
*Eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being*
Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight and reduces our risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the risk of developing cardiovascular
disease and some cancers.
*Can a 15 minute workout be effective?*
A study found that just 15 minutes of exercise a day increased longevity and decreased the risk of death in older adults. And another study found that a 10-minute workout with one minute of high-intensity activity had a similar effect as a longer workout.
*HOW DRINKING MORE WATER CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT*
By: E.C. LaMeaux
You’ve probably heard it more than once: drinking more water will help you lose more weight. But does water really help weight loss? The short answer is yes. Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. Also, drinking more water helps your body stop retaining water, leading you to drop those extra pounds of water weight. What can you do to make sure you’re drinking the recommended eight to ten eight-ounce glasses per day to keep yourself hydrated and encourage weight loss?
six popular types of meditation practice*