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.

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


Fast Break to Fitness Physical Activity Challenge
March 14th - April 8th, 2016

Fast Break to Fitness Flyer

Fast Break to Fitness Paper Tracker

With March Madness upon us, we encourage you to take part in the Fast Break to Fitness Challenge to boost your time spend being active! Regular physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers increasing your chances of living longer, and even improve your mental health and mood!!

Choose the right level of physical activity for you during this 4 week challenge.

How the Challenge Works:

  • Level 1:
    • Take a break - Step away from your desk for 15 minutes (1 point)
    • Exercise for 30 minutes or more (2 points)
    • Do HITT (High-Intensity Interval Training) for 5 minutes or more OR 15 minutes of more of Strength Training (3 points)
  • Level 2:
    • Take a break - Step away from your desk for 15 minutes (1 point)
    • Exercise for 60 minutes or more (2 points)
    • Do HITT (High-Intensity Interval Training) for 10 minutes or more OR 30 minutes of more of Strength Training (3 points)

Earn 105 activity points by April 8th 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 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, April 15th, 2016.

www.kansashealthquest.com


Eat Move Sleep Wellness Challenge
March 14th - April 8th, 2016

EAT MOVE SLEEP Flyer/Tracker

Join EAT MOVE SLEEP and practice the basic building blocks of health. This is a 4 week challenge focused on nutrition, physical activity, and adequate rest!! Don’t forget to enter a drawing on the wellness portal for a free copy of Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing your Work and Life by Tom Rath or The Rechargeables the children’s Eat Move Sleep book by Tom Rath.

How the Challenge Works (all activities are worth 1 point):

  • Eat a Serving of Vegetables – (1 point per serving/max 3 points daily)
  • Eat a Serving of Fruit - (1 point per serving/max 2 points daily)
  • Eat a Serving of Whole Grains - (1 point per serving/max 2 points daily)
  • Exercise 30 minutes or more
  • Sleep at Least 7 Hours a Night

Earn 160 activity points by May 27th 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 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, June 3rd, 2016.

www.kansashealthquest.com