Wellness Challenges

Each Challenge is Worth 5 Credits for the HealthQuest Rewards Program

Challenges are designed to give eligible members the opportunity to practice healthy behaviors. Challenges focus on key behaviors such as physical activity, nutrition, weight management and stress management that help to lower health risks. Research shows these behaviors enhance the health and quality of life for individuals that include them in their daily lifestyle.

Below are the wellness challenges being offered during the 2016 HealthQuest program year (November 16, 2015 - November 15, 2016). Each challenge can only be accessed through the wellness portal during the timeframe specified. Participants track their progress daily or weekly on the portal while working toward the goal of the challenge. Credits will be awarded on the portal automatically upon completion of each challenge.

Water Works January 18 - February 12, 2016
Fast Break to Fitness March 14 - April 8, 2016
EAT MOVE SLEEP May 2 - May 27, 2016
Finding Focus July 18 - August 12, 2016
"The Great Outdoors" October October 3 - October 28, 2016


Who is Eligible to Participate in Challenges?

  • Benefits eligible State and Non State employees who are enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan or who have waived coverage in the plan

  • Retirees and spouses who are enrolled in the medical portion State Employee Health Plan

Water Works Hydration Challenge
January 18th - February 12th, 2016

Water Works Flyer
Water Works Paper Tracker

Staying well hydrated is beneficial for both your body and your mind. Mild hydration can impair your ability to concentrate, impair short-term memory, cause fatigue and decrease cardiac output. Water helps cushion joints, keeps muscles working properly and preserves skin elasticity. Hydration is a vital part of life.

How the Challenge Works:

Participants will earn 1 point per activity per day by drinking half of your body weight in water.

    Body weight divided by 2 = ounces of water to drink daily = 1 activity point

Earn 18 activity points by February 12th for 5 HealthQuest credits.

How to Track Points:

Log your activity points on the portal at www.kansashealthquest.com via computer, tablet or smart phone with the NEW mobile-friendly design or use the paper tracker and enter online later. You will find the Challenge listed under the bulletin board on the lower right.

All activity points need to be entered on the HQ wellness portal by Friday, February 19th, 2016.