Get Healthy for the Holidays

Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season by participating in Employee Wellness’ quarterly challenge—Health for the Holidays.

In this six-week program, employees will practice three healthy behaviors: physical activity, eating well and filling a “gift box.” Participants may fill their gift box by volunteering, doing a nice deed for a neighbor or really anything that spreads holiday cheer and goodwill.

As participants log their activities online, they create an animated holiday scene. The more activities logged, the more festive the winter wonderland scene grows. Just imagine yourself dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh.

While this is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be stressful too. Employee Wellness Coordinator William Erese explained that this challenge can actually help relieve stress and set you up for a happy and healthy New Year.

“Exercise and healthy eating are the simple things that you can do each day to contribute to a brighter, jollier outlook this holiday season,” he said.

Registration is Oct. 23 through Nov. 10. The campaign runs Nov. 6 through Dec. 17.

Don’t forget to link your wearable fitness devices such as Fitbits and Jawbones to record steps.

This is the last online challenge employees need to participate in to qualify for the Employee Wellness stationary bike giveaway.

Employees requiring accommodation should email