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.

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

Finding Focus Wellness Challenge
July 18th – August 12th

Finding Focus Flyer/Tracker

Some studies indicate when we think we’re multi-tasking, we’re actually getting less done. It may be better to focus in on just one task at a time, and be mindful of what we’re doing. Practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health.

Earn 1 activity point per day for completing each of the following activities:

  • Make a daily to-do list
  • Take a 15-minute technology break
  • Take a break for deep breathing/meditation
  • minutes of exercise/stretching
  • No electronics 60 minutes prior to bedtime.

Earn 90 activity points by August 12th for 5 HealthQuest credits.

How the Challenge Works:

  • During the Challenge, keep track of these 5 healthy behaviors.
  • You will receive 1 point for every behavior you practice each day. Daily opportunity of up to 5 points.
  • The goal of this Challenge is to obtain 90 points in 4 weeks

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, August 19th, 2016.