Work Well Challenges
Bike It Challenge
Let's get rollin'! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), getting regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health! It can help control weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and improve your mental health and mood. That's where the bicycles come in! Biking is a simple way to help reach the CDC's goal of at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. It's easy on the joints and environmentally friendly! Challenge a co-worker or your department to get those wheels moving.
Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2019
Lace up those shoes and Get Moving! This challenge is open to UND staff, faculty, students, and friends and family. You can register as an individual or a team. The Get Moving Challenge is a 4-week challenge created to increase your daily activity and social connectedness.
Each week, you will log your steps into the digital step calendar or convert other forms of activity (swimming, strength training, stair climbing, yoga) through the Steps Conversion Chart. The ultimate goal is to get you moving MORE!
At the end of every week, there are chances to win individual or team prizes. There will be TWO $100 Grand Prizes given away at the end. Look for an email in the coming future to Get Moving!
Dates: August 25 - September 21, 2019
Hey! WATER you up to?! Drinking enough water everyday is good for overall health. As plain drinking water has zero calories, it can also help with managing body weight and reducing caloric intake when substituted drinks with calories like regular soda.
Drinking water can prevent dehydration; a condition that can cause unclear thinking...resulting in mood change, causing your body to overheat, constipation or kidney stones. In fact, the National Hydration Council attributes that 1 in 10 cases of tiredness are caused by dehydration.
Dates: You just missed it!
Good Nutrition is our mission. According to myplate.gov, eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors. No matter your stage of life, food preferences, living situations, access to foods, traditions, cultures, and personal decisions, everything we eat affects our body.
Being able to find your personal healthy eating style and maintaining it for a lifetime can be overwhelming. Work Well can help! Take part in this month-long challenge to learn about MyPlate, proper serving sizes, fun ways to eat healthy foods, and a chance to win prizes! We will give you tips and guidelines aimed to help you make healthy, lifelong food choices the easy choices.
Dates: May 19 - June 15, 2020
Wear Red Day
Grab your coworkers and find something RED to wear on the first Friday in February. The UND community is encouraged to show support for heart health in women by wearing red to work and taking a photo to submit online to Work Well.
There are three photo categories to submit your photo in: Digitally Enhanced, Wellness Theme, and Most Fun. Photos can be submitted online for 1 week. After the submission period, you have a chance to vote for your favorite photo in each category! 1st place winners receive a fruit and yogurt parfait party for 20. The 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive a framed photo for their office.
Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Because when we come together, there's nothing we can't do.
Date: February 7, 2020
Does your mouse move more than you do?! Recent research has shown that people in the United States are becoming more sedentary. Those employed in sedentary occupations were inactive for almost 11 hours per day. Doing exercise with a buddy/coworker makes exercise fun and easy to complete! Break up your sitting time and join Work Well in Wellness BINGO! You'll stretch, socialize, relieve stress, and get your blood circulating throughout this 4-week challenge.
Dates: You just missed it!
12 Days of Wellness
The holidays are full of cheer & good spirits AND stress, hectic schedules, and overeating. All the extra activities and expectations can throw you off your routine. The 12 Days of Wellness challenge is an opportunity to keep wellness at the top of your to-do list, and the chance to win prizes! You don't have to wait until New Year's to make a resolution to take care of yourself.
Complete a different activity each day for 12 days from the activity list provided. It's that simple. Once the activity tracking sheet is returned, you're entered into a drawing for a holiday goodie basket!
Dates: December 2-14, 2019