Incentive campaigns and wellness challenges are designed to create awareness around healthy behaviors, while providing rewards for achieving goals. Typically ranging in length from 3–12 weeks, these programs target risk areas such as physical activity, weight management, stress management, and nutrition.
Below are just a few of our popular incentive campaigns. All programs include everything you need: customization, tracking card, promotional materials, education materials, plus a follow-up evaluation of your program. AdvantageHealth can also provide weekly administrative support.
NEW in 2018! Deep Sleep Challenge (3 weeks): During this challenge, you will track your current sleep habits for the first week to discover how much you are actually sleeping and what habits are helping or hindering you. For the following two weeks, you can try at least 10 out of 12 new techniques to help improve the quality of your sleep.
NEW in 2017! Self-Care Bingo (3 weeks): Self-Care is what you can do for yourself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to maintain health, treat minor ailments and manage chronic disease. It includes these seven pillars: health literacy, self awareness, physical activity, healthy eating, risk avoidance, good hygiene, and optimal use of products and services. Self-Care Bingo will help you take active steps to improve your overall well-being and healthcare consumerism.
NEW in 2017! Rethink Your Drink (4 weeks): During this challenge, you will track your current drinking habits for the first week to discover how healthy or unhealthy they are. For the following three weeks, you will learn about the hidden calories and sugars in drinks and how to replace them with healthier drink options. You will be challenged to cut your sugary beverages in half for three weeks.
NEW in 2017! Stress Less Challenge (7 weeks): Learning the simple techniques presented in this 21-day challenge will help participants to reduce their stress on the spot. The eight techniques presented in the challenge will allow participants to note their stress level pre and post activity, while allowing each person to determine what works best for him or her.
NEW in 2017! Happy ‘n Healthy Challenge (21 days): There are proven ways we can improve our moods and raise our levels of happiness throughout the day. Each activity listed in this 21-day challenge not only provides a quick boost of positive emotions, improving participants performance and focus in the moment; but if performed habitually over time, each has been shown to help permanently raise participants happiness baselines.
NEW in 2017! The Amazing Race To Wellness (6 or 8 weeks): This program offers participants 3 wellness challenges to complete each week. Weekly themes include healthy eating, physical activity, social wellness, happiness & joy, stress management and emotional well-being. Answer questions / clues correctly each week for additional points.
NEW in 2017! Clean Eating Challenge (21 days or 7 weeks): Clean eating is based on enjoying whole foods – fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins instead of pre-packaged, processed foods or fast food. Participants are given one clean eating challenge each day. If they complete 17 out of the 21 challenges, they win!
NEW in 2017! Wellness Survivor (8 or 12 weeks): Most of us are stuck in a state of simply surviving. Not thriving. Eating on the go, stressing out at work, fueling up on caffeine, sitting in front of the TV at night. Repeat. This challenge will offer participants new opportunities that can turn into healthy habits while participants try to stay on Resilience Island! Choose a new wellness goal each week or stick with the same wellness goal throughout the challenge.
FALL / WINTER SEASONAL CHALLENGES:
(SEASONAL) Hold the Holidays (4 weeks): Participants weigh in with their pre-Thanksgiving weight and sign a contract stating that they will practice healthy diet and exercise habits over the holidays. Participants commit to entering the New Year weighing less, the same, or within two pounds of their initial weight. Weigh-ins are then conducted on a weekly basis.
(SEASONAL) New Year, New You (8 weeks): This program focuses starting the year off stress-free. Each week focuses on goals like sleep, community involvement, organization, nutrition, physical activity, relationships and spiritual health. Participants keep track of goal progress.
SUMMER SEASONAL CHALLENGES:
(SEASONAL) Dog Days of Summer (10 weeks): Teams of four compete to earn points based on exercise, proper nutrition, sleep, and other healthy behaviors during the summer months. Participants keep track of points on their tracking card each week that can be earned through recreational activity, and exercises such as aerobics and strength training.
Slim Down Challenge (12 weeks): Move over Biggest Loser, there’s a new challenge in town! The goal of this program is losing weight, either as individuals or teams. Each individual or team is weighed confidentially, the total weight is recorded each week, and percent of change is calculated. At the final weigh-in, the greatest percentage wins! You can also offer bonus points for completing a weekly food log, or attending a nutrition seminar or group exercise class.
Deskercise Challenge (4 weeks): This challenge is designed to add more physical activity and fitness into the workday. Each day, participants will challenge themselves to do one desk exercise and one desk stretch. Participants record a point for each day, and earn extra points by completing bonus challenges.
Fitness Clue: This “murder mystery” program encourages healthy behaviors. Participants track their fitness activity in exchange for clues. The more participants exercise, the more clues they receive! As clues are accumulated, participants try to solve the case. If successful, they are entered into a drawing for prizes.
JustStep! (10 weeks): Teams work to accumulate as many steps as they can, through any type of physical activity. A tracking device works best for this program and so wear your Fitbit or other device to keep track of your steps. Can be set up as individual or team-based.
S.H.A.P.E. Weight Management Program (12 weeks): Stands for Support Healthy Eating And Promote Exercise, and is led by a trained nutrition professional skilled in weight management and behavior change strategies. A cognitive and behavioral approach to weight management is taught to improve participants’ well-being by helping them shift the way they think about nutrition, physical activity and their weight.
Strong Bodies (10 weeks): Strength training is important for almost any fitness goal. Each week, participants learn an “exercise of the week,” plus workout tips to achieve their fitness goals. After 10 weeks, all exercises can be combined into a complete workout routine!
The Skyscraper Challenge (6 weeks): This program focuses on climbing six of the tallest buildings in the United States. Participants identify the number of steps in their workplace, and track their steps. Each week focuses on a different building. Prizes can be given out weekly to those who completed the building, and to those who completed all six buildings by the end.
Wellness Bingo (4 weeks): This program is designed for individuals to branch out and try activities that they wouldn’t normally try. It is also a great way to encourage participants to switch up their workout routines. A “bingo” game card is created with various fitness and wellness activities in the squares. Participants receive one stamp for each activity, and a prize for each row completed. Do you have a specific theme or incentive campaign idea for your organization? Let us customize a unique program just for you!