Log in and navigate to the Blue Cross member portal > Health & Well-Being tab > Earn Rewards to access the program. From the rewards page, you will have access to the challenge schedules.
The wellness challenges are designed to be fun activities that encourage you to maintain or adopt a healthy behavior while you compete against fellow employees. Challenges can either be individual or group-based participation. Participants earn reward points as milestones are completed. There are a variety of challenges available. Overall, the objective of a challenge is to help you achieve your health goal while having fun.
"Take A Stand"
The “Take A Stand” challenge encourages you to take 8 breaks from sitting at least 3 days each week of the four week challenge. Periods of inactivity associated with sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart and lung disease. Taking just five minutes to stand up and walk around every hour could prevent some of the health issues associated with prolonged sitting. Join the Take a Stand Challenge and start standing up to inactivity. You must take 8 breaks from sitting for a minimum 3 days a week, for all four weeks of the challenge to earn 10 credits.
"Nix Your Sugar Fix"
The “Nix Your Sugar Fix” challenge encourages you to substitute 4 healthy choices for sugary foods and drinks for at least 3 days each week of the four week challenge. Addicted to sugar? It can be a tough habit to kick as it’s in many foods and beverages. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the maximum amount of sugar consumed should be 9 teaspoons for men and 6 teaspoons for women. An effective way to begin to reduce your sugar intake is to start reading food labels as sugar is often disguised as sucrose, dextrose, rice syrup, and high fructose corn syrup. You must substitute 4 healthy choice for sugary foods and drinks for a minimum of 3 days a week, for all four weeks of the challenge to earn 10 credits.
Additional Challenge Details
For questions regarding the Total Wellness Program, call 215-926-2285 or email TotalWellness@temple.edu.